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AD Classics: Vitra Design Museum / Gehry Partners

October 18, 2018 Luke Fiederer 0

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.

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Remington YMCA / GEC Architecture

October 17, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

The Remington YMCA is among the newest and most striking wellness facilities in western Canada, serving the citizens of Calgary and the surrounding area as a polestar for health, wellness, and community spirit. The YMCA’s expansive glazing and bright, open spaces invoke a sense of connection, sparking interest and encouraging participation. As a bustling hub in a new urban community, the facility embodies the City of Calgary’s strategy to build vibrant communities, and features leisure and competition pools, a hot tub and sauna, a gymnasium, running track, fitness area, daycare, childminding, and public library.

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luciano kruk applies trademark concrete finish in buenos aires residence

October 17, 2018 macnadusa 0

located in la esperanza, a gated community of buenos aires, the rodríguez house by luciano kruk arquitectos is built for a young couple, with a pure external image, an uncomplicated inner distribution, and a close contact with nature. the residence sits in a corner lot surrounded by willow trees, and features an austere, exposed concrete finish, […]

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Designs Earthquake-Resistant Library in Christchurch

October 16, 2018 Eric Baldwin 0

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have announced the opening of Tūranga, the new central library for Christchurch, New Zealand. Built to address the earthquakes that damaged Christchurch in 2010 and 2011, the library is one of the first public buildings to open downtown after the disasters. Working with Architectus and the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand’s South Island, the design was made to celebrate rebirth in Christchurch.

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Salt and Pepper House / Kube Architecture

October 11, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

The Owners, a couple in their mid-70’s, purchased this home to start their lives together. They got engaged after they bought the house, and got married in the house while it was under construction. They love to cook and collect art, so the palette of white walls and black steel is both a metaphor for salt and pepper, as well as a setting for framing their artwork. Pops of color highlight the colors in their art collection.

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Salt and Pepper House / Kube Architecture

October 11, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

The Owners, a couple in their mid-70’s, purchased this home to start their lives together. They got engaged after they bought the house, and got married in the house while it was under construction. They love to cook and collect art, so the palette of white walls and black steel is both a metaphor for salt and pepper, as well as a setting for framing their artwork. Pops of color highlight the colors in their art collection.