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We encourage you to watch this playful two-minute animated voyage through some of the most iconic masterpieces of modern architecture by product and graphic designer Matteo Muci. He did all of the illustration, animation and music himself. Featuring Ville Savoye by Le Corbusier, Rietveld Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld, Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Glass House by Philip Johnson and Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright, the video is certainly worth spending two minutes

Architects: Pro-Form Architects Location: Shanghai, China Design Team: Wang Fangji, Xue Jun, Song Zhuoer, Li Peng Year: 2011 Photographs: LV Hengzhong From the architect. The Daidai Pavilion is designed as a service building, a cafeteria in the Yuanxiang Lake Park, Jiading New Town. Yuanxiang Lake Park is formed by several of public open spaces surrounding the Yuanxiang Lake. Daidai Pavilion sits on the south-east corner of the park. Divided by water and roads, its site is isolated and n

Architects: HUB Location: Gaucheretstraat 3, 1030 Schaerbeek, Belgium Design Team: BB, BAS, D’Hondt ingenieurs Area: 1725.0 sqm Year: 2007 Photographs: Ilse Liekens, Sarah Blee From the architect. The ‘Fabriek’, located on a corner in Schaerbeek bordering Noordwijk is renovated into the home base for the organisation Art Basics for Children. The location of the old industrial complex is characteristic of the friction between the corporate office environment of Noordw

Making use of a tight, narrow space, h2o architects designed and built an extension of a nursery in the center of Paris. Epée de Bois is a nursery for 24 children that’s set against an existing building towards the end of a courtyard. Unlike the rest of the buildings that surround it, the nursery’s light and unique exterior gives it a distinct identity. The glass building is protected by a perforated shell that creates the look of a pleated curtain blowing up around the e

Architects: modostudio Location: Laives Bolzano, Italy Design Team: Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia Area: 1,450 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Laura Egger Structural Engineer: Gilberto Sarti Mechanical Engineer And Klimahaus Consultant: p.i. Thomas Dissertori, Arch. Alberto Micheletti Site Manager: Marco De Fonzo Contractor: Kargruber-Stoll GmbH Steel Structures: Premetal Spa Wooden Structure And Wooden Floor: Thoma Holz GmbH Special Automations: Meccatronica D.B.D. srl

Architects: Francisco Candel + Luis Carratalá Location: Burjassot, Valencia, Spain Architect In Charge: Francisco Candel, Luis Carratalá Area: 33,248 sqm Year: 2011 Photographs: Arturo Ferrer, Paula Aparicio Collaborators: Diego Carratalá, Juan Valverde, Javier Matoses, Eduardo Armero Constructor: Grupo San José Structure: SEG Technical Architect: Juan Martinez, Jose Ramón Roca, Vicente Perpiñá, Andrés Carratalá From the architect. The project resolves a lecture room building program, Re

Architects: LVPH Location: Fribourg, Moselle, France Year: 2013 Photographs: Jérôme Humbert, Courtesy of LVPH From the architect. Windig park is located on a private property in Fribourg, France. It contains a manor house built in 1830, which was originally a hunting lodge. The park is currently in a state of degradation; maintaining its 30 hectares requires significant funding. The Windig project proposes to create small habitable structures scattered throughout the park. The rental of

Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz Location: Córdoba, Spain Project Team: Hugo Berenguer, Belén Rivera, Fernando de la Fuente, Zaloa Mayor, Álvaro Rivero, Susanne Forner, Monika Kussewska, Laura Díaz, Silvia Villamor, Ángel Rolán Area: 5,448 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Javier Callejas Graphic Design: Luis Muñoz, Daniel Roris Models: Fernando Mont, Víctor Hugo Coronel Quantity Surveyor: Rafael García Santaella Managing Works: Rafael de La-Hoz and Clemente Lara de la Peñaq Construction Company: UT

Considering Julia Morgan was overlooked for over 100 years and has been dead for over 50, naysayers may consider her recent accolade as the first woman to receive the AIA Gold Medal something of an empty gesture. However, the prestigious group of supporters who compiled her nomination package – among them Michael Graves, Frank Gehry, and Denise Scott Brown - would beg to differ. To find out how and why the trio championed Morgan’s case, check out this article on SFGate. Why We Can

Architects: Pepe Gascón Location: Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain Area: 593 sqm Year: 2011 Photographs: José Hevia Collaborators: Jesús Gallego Client: Metrònom Inversions, SL Cost: 35,000 € From the architect. An industrial building in the premises of an old early twentieth-century textile factory in Terrassa, a leading city in Catalonia’s textile industry, has been refurbished and equipped as an office. Prior to the intervention, the whole building had false ceilings, plaster-covered walls

It is a curious fact that architects do not put their signature on buildings. While even a novice architecture enthusiast can pick out a Frank Gehry building in any given city, there is no physical statement within that building identifying Frank Gehry as the designer. But why not? This article by Planetizen asks explores this interesting question. Why Don't Architects Sign Their Buildings? originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 12 Jul 2014.send to Twit

Architects: Sohrab Zafari Location: Waisenstraße 30, Berlin, Germany Collaborators: Thomas Zeissig, Daniel Behnke, Roger Mandel Year: 2014 Photographs: Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar From the architect. between Osaka and Cadiz Yazd and Santorini old Berlin and new Berlin between lost and bygone existence and identity longing and hope present and future between fragments and blocks simple and complex abstract and concrete open and closed inside and outside between space and structure a

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