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Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa + 18

Spa
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 490.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Employment Centre SERVEF in Onda / Orts - Trullenque

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo + 21

Castellón de la Plana, Spain
  • Architects: Orts - Trullenque
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2008

Grotto Sauna / Partisans

© Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman + 35

The Archipelago, Canada

Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten

© RO&AD Architecten © RO&AD Architecten © RO&AD Architecten © RO&AD Architecten + 15

  • Architects: RO&AD Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 50.0

NOVA ISKRA Design Incubator in Belgrade / Studio Petokraka

© Relja Ivanić © Relja Ivanić © Relja Ivanić © Relja Ivanić + 18

Belgrade, Serbia
  • Architects: Studio Petokraka
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 350.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Naman Retreat Pure Spa / MIA Design Studio

© Oki Hiroyuki © Oki Hiroyuki © Oki Hiroyuki © Oki Hiroyuki + 22

Spa
Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Architects: MIA Design Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1600.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Spotlight: Pier Luigi Nervi

Known as both an architect and an engineer, Pier Luigi Nervi (June 21, 1891 – January 9, 1979) explored the limitations of reinforced concrete by creating a variety of inventive structural projects; in the process, he helped to show the material had a place in architecture movements of the coming years. Nervi began his career in a time of technological revolution, and through his ambition and ability to recognize opportunity in the midst of challenge, he was able to have an impact on several disciplines and cultures.

Oak Pass Main House / Walker Workshop

© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher + 44

Beverly Hills, United States
  • Architects: Walker Workshop
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 8000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Museum Rüsselsheim / Heinrich Böll Architekt

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 14

Rüsselsheim, Germany
  • Architects: Heinrich Böll BDA DWB 
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2011

Soumaya Museum / FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise

© Rafael Gamo                          © Adam Weisman © Adam Weisman © Adam Weisman + 32

Mexico City, Mexico

Tree House / 6a Architects

© Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin + 17

  • Architects: 6a Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 57.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

The Elastic Perspective / NEXT architects

© Sander Meisner © Sander Meisner © Sander Meisner © Sander Meisner + 13

Barendrecht, The Netherlands

Curno Public Library and Auditorium / Archea Associati

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli + 28

Bergamo, Italy
  • Architects: Archea Associati
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1960.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2009

House in Nada / FujiwaraMuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
Nada, Japan

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano + 13

Kiltro House / Supersudaka

Courtesy of Supersudaka Courtesy of Supersudaka Courtesy of Supersudaka © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma + 30

Talca, Chile
  • Architects: Juan Pablo Corvalán, Gabriel Vergara
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 104.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2008

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects

AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects AD Classics: Almere House / Benthem Crouwel Architects + 12

Almere, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 65.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 1984

AD Classics: Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Scharoun

Berlin, Germany
  • Architects: Hans Scharoun
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 1963

AD Classics: Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham

This article was originally published on May 25, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Before the impossibly “super-thin” tower became ubiquitous on the Midtown Manhattan skyline, Raimund Abraham’s Austrian Cultural Forum challenged the limits of what could be built on the slenderest of urban lots. Working with a footprint no bigger than a townhouse (indeed, one occupied the site before the present tower), Abraham erected a daring twenty-four story high-rise only twenty-five feet across. Instantly recognizable by its profile, a symmetrical, blade-like curtain wall cascading violently toward the sidewalk, ACFNY was heralded by Kenneth Frampton as “the most significant modern piece of architecture to be realized in Manhattan since the Seagram Building and the Guggenheim Museum of 1959.” [1]

The massing of the building is dictated solely by zoning laws and the immediacy of its neighbors. Image © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York The director's office that occupies the box-like protrusion on the southern facade. Image © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York East-facing section with the "scissor stairs" on the left-hand side + 7