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Fine Arts Museum of Asturias / Francisco Mangado

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute + 23

Oviedo, Spain

Yanqing Grape Expo / Archea Associati

© Cristiano Bianchi © Cristiano Bianchi © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli + 41

  • Architects: Archea Associati
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

Stone Art Gallery / O-office Architects

© LIKYFOTO © LIKYFOTO © LIKYFOTO © LIKYFOTO + 22

Guangzhou, China
  • Architects: O-office Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1270
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Heavenly Water Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition 2014 / HHD_FUN

© DuoCai Photograph
© DuoCai Photograph
Qingdao, China
  • Architects: HHD_FUN
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6539
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

© Zhenfei Wang © Zhenfei Wang © Zhenfei Wang © Zhenfei Wang + 14

Two Moon / Moon Hoon

© Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun © Namgoong Sun + 41

  • Architects: Moon Hoon
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  598
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Galeria Adriana Varejao / Tacoa Arquitetos

© Eduardo Eckenfels © Vicente de Mello © Vicente de Mello © Eduardo Eckenfels + 22

Brumadinho, Brazil
  • Architects: Tacoa Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  558
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008

EVOA - Environmental Interpretation Center / Maisr Arquitetos

© Filipa Miguel Ferreira
© Filipa Miguel Ferreira
Lezíria, Portugal
  • Architects: Maisr Arquitetos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  470
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

© Filipa Miguel Ferreira © Filipa Miguel Ferreira © Filipa Miguel Ferreira © Filipa Miguel Ferreira + 18

Tree Art Museum / Daipu Architects

©  SHU He ©  SHU He ©  SHU He ©  SHU He + 24

Beijing, China
  • Architects: Daipu Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

The Pinch Library And Community Center / John Lin + Olivier Ottevaere

Courtesy of Olivier Ottevaere + John Lin Courtesy of Olivier Ottevaere + John Lin Courtesy of Olivier Ottevaere + John Lin Courtesy of Olivier Ottevaere + John Lin + 37

Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1

© Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen + 21

Beijing, China
  • Architects: aterlier100s+1
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1257
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Jade Museum / Archi-Union Architects

© Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia
Shanghai, China

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 26

Maranello Library / Andrea Maffei Architects

Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects
Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects
Maranello, Italy

Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects + 21

Environmental Interpretation Centre in São Jorge Island / Ana Laura Vasconcelos

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 28

  • Architects: Ana Laura Vasconcelos
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  256
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

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

Nogunri Peace Museum / Metaa Architects & Associate

© Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim + 30

Yeongdong-gun, South Korea

Songpa Micro Housing / SsD

Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD + 31

Seoul, South Korea
  • Architects: SsD

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

AD Classics: Vitra Design Museum / Gehry Partners

This article was originally published on April 27, 2017. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Even at the Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein—a collection of furniture factories, offices, showrooms, and galleries, many of which are the products of iconic architects—the Vitra Design Museum stands out as exceptional. With its sculptural form composed of interconnected curving volumes, the museum is the unmistakable work of Frank Gehry – an architect who has built a legacy for himself upon such structures. What may not be immediately apparent is the crossroads that this serene white building represents: it was in this project at the southwestern corner of Germany (close to the Swiss border) that Gehry first realized a structure in the vein of his now signature style.

© Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng + 10