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Hanhai Luxury Condos – Zhengzhou, China

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Building: Hanhai Luxury Condos
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Area: 21500 square meters
Architects: Amphibianarc and Archimorphic
Design Team: Nonchi Wang (Lead Architect), Luoya Tu (Lead Architect), Ying Tao, David Rodriguez, Dennis Roney, Charles Liu, David Van Arsdell, Kisung Nam, Brandon Vickers, Brian Skowvron, Elana Pappoff, Xiaofeng Mei, Jiarui Liu, Zhexiong Hu, Michelle Lozano, Nicholas Poulos, Carey England
Landscape Design Consultant: AECOM
Curtain Wall Design Consultant: Zhongnan Curtain Wall
Constructor:Eastern Construction Group, China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corporation, Huaxia Construction Group

AEInterest:
The space is split into nine high rise residential building and three additional buildings surrounding a large garden. The condos are meant to combine nature and architecture, taking inspiration from the Vertical Forest. The building is also designed with natural cross ventilation and solar exposure.

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Written by Anna Louise Sanders

November 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

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Sapporo Dome – Hokkaido, Japan

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Building: Sapporo Dome
Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Completed: 2001
Architect: Hiroshi Hara
Structural Engineers: Osamu Hosozawa, Yoshio Tanno, Mutsuro Sasaki
Co-Contractors: Taisei Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, Bovis Lend Lease
Capacity: 41,000

AE Interests: first retractable pitch in the world, steel-shell structure, multi-sport facility (soccer and baseball)

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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IZU Velodrome – Shizuoka, Japan

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Building: IZU Velodrome
Location: Shizuoka, Japan
Completed: 2011
Architect: Gensler Architects
Capacity: 1,800; 4,300 with temporary seating

AE Interests: drum-shaped design, first 250-meter indoor cycle track built in Japan, wooden cycle track

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2019
Head Architect: Hidemichi Takahashi
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd. and Shimizu Corp.
Capacity: 12,000

AE Interests: bowl-shaped design, slanted walls resembling Engawa verandas in traditional Japanese homes, 394 x 295 ft arched wood roof, wooden poles extending from the cantilever of the roof to the ground plaza, uses timber from all throughout Japan

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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm

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Atago Nursery – Nagasaki, Japan

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Building: Atago Nursery
Location: Nagasaki, Japan
Year of Completion: 2016
Area: 970 sq meters
Architect: Intermedia, Kei Sasaki
Engineering and Construction: Nagasaki Daiken Co.
Structural Design Collaborators: Jun Sato Structural Engineering Co.
Equipment Design Collaborators: Seed Design Engineer Co.
Light Plan Collaborators: LIGHT・PLAN

AE Interests: Designed around natural terrain, inner rib structure through retaining wall and room separators, natural shaped play spaces to match terrain, rooftop garden

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by brittanyrussell1

November 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

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Escalier Gobancho -Chiyoda City

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Building: Escalier Gobancho
Location: Chiyoda City, Japan
Area: 340 sq meters
Year completed: 2019
Architect: ETHNOS
Contractors: Lixil Corporation, Nozawa, Sanshiba

AE Interests: green balconies promoting communication, exterior vertical circulation to maximize rentable space, facade of insulated glazing and fire preventing steel

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by brittanyrussell1

November 11, 2019 at 6:40 am

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Birch Moss Chapel – Nagano, Japan

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Building: Birch Moss Chapel
Location: Nagano, Japan
Year of Completion: 2015
Area: 66 sq meters
Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Design Team: Masafumi Yukimoto, Ayumu Shimotsukasa

AE Interests: religious architecture, steel columns covered in birch, glass and acrylic structure, camouflaged in nature

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by brittanyrussell1

November 11, 2019 at 6:03 am

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Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture Steel Hut – Imabari, Japan

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Building: Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture

Location: Imabari, Japan

Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates 

Completed: 2011

 

AE Interest: Steel sheeting skin. 6mm steel plate, different types of polyhedron modules, steel frame, reinforced concrete, interior cave or womb like structure

 

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Written by Deanna Rodrigues

November 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Built