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The Galleria Luxury Hall West – Seoul, South Korea

Posted in Built by Kimble Horsak on September 28, 2022

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Name: The Galleria Luxury Hall West

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Address: 343 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu

Design Architect: Ben van Berkel, UNStudio

Facade Design: RAC – Rah Architecture Consulting Executive architects

Construction: Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corp., Dongshin C G E Co. Ltd

Structural Engineer: ARUP

Lighting Design: Arup Lighting, Eon/SLD

Completion: 2004

AE Interests: Everchanging facade with limitless capabilities, and seamless integration of overlapping panels around a curved surface. 

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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The Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales – Carmarthenshire, U.K.

Posted in Built by Nickolas Boekhoudt on September 28, 2022

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Building: The Great Glasshouse
Location: Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Client: National Botanic Garden of Wales

Started: 1995
Completed: 2000
Area: 5,800m2
Cost: £8,940,800 (Around $9,590,528)
Architect: Foster + Partners

Landscape Architect: Gustafson Porter
Structural Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates
Environmental Engineer: Max Fordham & Partners

AE Interests: The Great Glasshouse is the largest single-span glasshouse in the world, with a glazed roof with a length of 99 meters and a width of 55 meters. Prime example of sustainability in design by the consideration for rainwater collection and biomass boiler usage to burn timber trimmings as the greenhouse’s primary heat source. A computer system monitors the climate of the inside and outside of the glass and reacts to exterior conditions by adjusting individual glazing panels’ angles to minimize energy consumption when controlling the interior climate. The dome is supported by tubular steel beams and aluminum glazing that maximizes light transmission for the plants it houses while minimizing the necessity of materials for the project.

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*Original post by Cristina Calderon on January 26, 2010

Educatorium – Utrecht, Netherlands

Posted in Built by John Enlow on September 26, 2022

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Building: The Educatorium
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Client: Utrecht University
Started: 1992
Completed: 1997
Area: 11,000m2
Cost: €10,900,000
Architect: OMA, Rem Koolhaas
Structures: ABT
Acoustics: TNO, TU/e
Ecological Consultant: W/E Adviseurs

AE Interests: Folded/molded concrete slab which accommodates the functions of the building, laminated glass auditorium that allows view while retaining privacy, spaces with different atmospheres created in cafeteria by sloped roof and staggered columns, easily-accessible bike parking

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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*Original post by Lindsey Lohberg on 09-01-2009

Zlota 44 – Warsaw, Poland

Posted in Built by Tarek Salem on September 26, 2022

Photo by Sylwester Ficek on Pexels.com

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Building: Zlota 44
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Completed: 2016
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural & MEP Engineer: Arup
Developer: Amstar and BBI Development
Project Management: Hill International
Cost: $160,000,000
Square Footage: 850,000 sq ft (79,000 sq m)
Cost per Square Foot: $188

AE Interests: 192 meter luxury apartment building, post-modern, sail shaped glass facade and bending walls, luxury amenities, high level of sustainability, optimal solar design, natural ventilation 

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Original post by Kenny Greaves on 01-25-2010 

Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse-Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Posted in Built by Merrick Zey on September 22, 2022

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Building: Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Completed: 2000
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
General Contractor: Dick Corporation
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners
Facade Consultant: Heintges

AE Interests: passive cooling system, civic projects, minimalist, indoor courtyard, passive downdraught evaporative cooling, glass facade, desert architecture, modern architecture
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*Original post by Nick Williams on 09-01-2009

Bathing Pavilion – Girona, Spain

Posted in Built by Liliana Garcia on September 21, 2022

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Name: Bathing Pavilion (Pavelló del bany)
Location: Girona, Spain
Address: Carrer Sant Narcís, 32, 17800 Olot, Girona, Spain
Architect: RCR Arquitectes
Structural Engineer: Blázquez-Guanter SLP
Contractor: Mecàniques Bassegoda
Client: Olot City Hall & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone National Park
Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Oxidized finishing on metal exterior, curvilinear form to mimic nearby river, raised platform to prevent flooding, minimal use of materials, use of steel lintels to reinforce roof.

Article: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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The original article for this building was posted on January 25, 2010 by Ben Ash.

Ara Pacis Museum – Rome, Italy

Posted in Built by Luke Pyle on September 19, 2022

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Name: Ara Pacis Museum
Location: Rome, Italy
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners
Project Architect: Simone Giostra
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners
Consulting Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
General Contractor: Calosi e Del Mastio
Cost: ~ $24,000,000
Cost per square foot: ~ $525
Area: 45,750 ft2
Completed: 2006

AE Interests: Glass curtain wall that is 150 feet long and 40 feet tall, maximizing lighting to best represent exhibition space, elimination of “false shadows”, natural flow and traffic circulation, maximizing viewing space.

The original article for this building was posted on September 15th, 2009 by Carolyn Swann.

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture – Washington, DC, United States

Posted in Built by rachelgelfand1 on June 3, 2022


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Name: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Location: Washington, DC, United States
General Contractor:  Clark / Smoot / Russell, A Joint Venture
Design Architect: Adjaye Associates
Executive Architect:  Freelon Group/ Adjaye Associates/ Davis Brody Bond/ Smith Group
Structural engineer: Robert Silman Associates/ Guy Nordenson
MEP Engineer: WSP
Civil Engineer: Rummel Klepper & Kahl, LLP
Completion: 2016
Area: 400,000 ft²

AE Interest: LEED Gold, 3,600 bronze colored panels, 60% underground, Smithsonian, 98.4kW photovoltaic panels, Green roof, Long span canopy, $504 million

Article: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

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The Helix Amazon Headquarters – Arlington, Virginia

Posted in Built by kkanagaki on May 5, 2022

Name: The Helix
Location: Arlington, Virginia
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group
Design Architect: NBBJ
Area: 2.8 million ft2

AE Interest: LEED Platinum, landscape integration, sustainable design

World of Volvo – Gothenburg, Sweden

Posted in Built by kkanagaki on May 5, 2022

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Name: World of Volvo
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
General Contractor: BRA Bygg
Design/Landscape Architect: Henning Larson
Structural Engineer: Optima Engineering AB and BRA Teknik
Wood Structure and Façade Consultant: Lindner Scandinavia AB
Area: 237,000 ft2
Estimated Completion: 2023

AE Interest: LEED Gold and WELL Gold, use of mass-timber, exterior canopy, landscape integration

Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture Campus Center Building – Gashora, Rwanda, Africa

Posted in Built by rachelgelfand1 on April 27, 2022

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Name: Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture
Location: Gashora, Bugesera District, Rwanda
Address: Southwest corner of lake kilimbi
Design Architect, Executive Architect, and Landscape Architect: MASS Design Group
Structural Engineer, MEP Engineer, and Civil Engineer: ARUP
Visual Design Consultant: PEBL Design
General Contractor:  Remote Group
Client: Howard G Buffet Foundation
Completion: 2022
Area: 20,350 m²

AE Interest: Carbon positive by 2044, Sustainability, Stone foundation, Timber framing, Compressed stabilized earth blocks, 1500kHW solar array supplies 100% of power, UN sustainable development goals, Solar principles, Minimizing use of concrete and steel.

Article: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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Investcorp Building – Oxford, England

Posted in Built by ryandennis26 on April 26, 2022

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Name: Investcorp Building
Location: Oxford, England
Address: St Antony’s College, Oxford OX2 6HR, United Kingdom
Design Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Architect: Oliver Parks Consulting
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Contractor: BAM
MEP Engineer: Max Fordham Engineering
Landscape Design: Gross Max
Façade Consultants: ARUP
Lighting Design: ARUP
CDM: Andrew Goddard Associates

Completion: 2015

AE Interest: 1,127 m^2 building, reflective façade, stainless steel tube, climate-controlled space, in-situ reinforced concrete frame, braced glulam wood beams, passive air-cooling strategy, BIM, finite element analysis

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Kontum Indochine Café – Kon Tum, Vietnam

Posted in Built by ryandennis26 on April 26, 2022

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Name: Kontum Indochine Café
Location: Kon Tum, Vietnam
Address: Hùng Vương, TT. Đắk Tô, Đắk Tô, Kon Tum, Vietnam
Principal Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Project Architect: Dau Nhat Quang
Bamboo Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
Structural Engineer: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Climate Design: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Client: Truong Long JSC

Completion: 2013

AE Interest: 6,000 square foot open-air space, bamboo as a sustainable building material, passive design, prefabrication, cone shaped columns, and butterfly roof

Articles: [1,2,3]

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Millennium Tower – San Francisco, California

Posted in Built by Sherman Wong on April 25, 2022

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Name: Millennium Tower
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Address:  301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Architect: Handel Architects
Developer:  Millenium Partners
Structural engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Geotechnical Engineering: Langan Treadwell Rollo
General Contractor:  Webcor Builders
Façade Consultant: Enclos Corp, Vidaris Inc.
Cost Consultant: AECOM
Completion: 2009

AE Interests: height: 645 ft, 58 stories + 5 underground parking levels, 419 condominium units, floor area: 14000 sq ft, US$350 million project, glass façade and reinforced concrete structure, building has settled 16 inches and tilted 2 inches since completion (though not in danger), SGH retained to fix settlement and tilt issues

Articles: [1,2,3]
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Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Posted in Built by Sherman Wong on April 25, 2022

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Name: Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT)
Location: Hong Kong, China
Address: 11 Yuk Choi Road, Block V, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Developer: Hong Kong Polytechnic university
Structural, Civil, MEP, Geotechnical, & Façade Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Executive Architect: AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group; AGC Design
General Contractor: Shui On Construction Company Ltd
Façade Contractor: YKK AP Facade Hong Kong LTD / Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co., Ltd.
Landscape design: Team 73 Hong Kong Ltd
Acoustical Engineer: Westwood Hong & Associates Ltd.
Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
Completion: 2013

AE Interests: height: 78 meters, 15 floors + 1 basement level, construction floor area: 28,000 m2, net operable floor area: 15,000 m2, construction timeline: 966 days, louvres cover most areas of the curtain wall windows to assist with shading of the building, different materials make up the façade of different floors (eg. aluminum cladding and glass panels make up floors 2-5, while a curtain wall runs from floor 3-13)

Articles: [1,2,3]
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Fundação Iberê Camargo – Porto Alegre, Brazil

Posted in Built by josha3 on April 21, 2022

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Name: Fundação Iberê Camargo
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
General Contractor: Camargo Correa
Design Architect: Álvaro Siza Vieira
Structural engineer: Gop
MEP Engineer: Gop
Client: Iberê Camargo Foundation
Construction Year: 2003
Budget: $6,490,137
Area: 8,326 sqm

AE Interests: walkways cantilevered across the front facade, reuse of water, void on roof

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Singha D’luck Cinematic Theatre – Pattaya, Thailand

Posted in Built by josha3 on April 21, 2022

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Name: Singha D’luck Cinematic Theatre
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
General Contractor: Ritta Co.Ltd
Design Architect: Architects 49
Executive Architects: Prabhakorn Vadanyakul, Narongwit Areemit
Kinetic Facades Specialist / Fabricator: Structural Dynamics
Acoustics Consultant: CCW Associates
System Engineer: M&E Engineering 49
Clients: Panjaluck Pasuk
Construction Year: 2017
Area: 16,000 sqm

AE Interests: kinetic façade, cantilever façade, levitation illusion

Videos: [1]

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Suzhou Bay Cultural Centre – Suzhou, China

Posted in Built by antonysutanto on April 20, 2022

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Name: Suzhou Bay Cultural Centre
Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Address: China, Jiangsu, Suzhou, Wujiang, 苏震桃公路辅路顾家荡路 邮政编码: 215103
Architect: Christian de Portzamparc / 2Portzamparc
Structural and Façade Engineer: Arup
Lighting: Artill
Acoustics: Xu Acoustique
Client: Suzhou Wujiang City Investment Development Co Ltd
Cost: $422 Million
Completion: 2020
Area: 215,000 m2
Height: 40 m

AE Interest: 1,600-seat opera house and 60,000 sqft opera house united by a 500m-long, 40-m-high metallic ribbon – the largest in the world; ribbons utilize space truss structures with rotating geometry and cantilevering 50m outwards; V-columns inserted into circular concrete columns and driven into the ground support the ribbons; in the opera theater, audience stands were used to help cantilever out many levels of seating; Rhino and Grasshopper were used to optimize design of curtain wall panels

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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T Park – Hong Kong, China

Posted in Built by antonysutanto on April 20, 2022

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Name: T Park/Sludge Treatment Facility
Location: Hong Kong, China
Address: 25 Nim Wan Rd, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Architect: Vasconi Architectes by Thomas SCHINKO
Civil Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Arup
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Arup
Fire Engineer: Arup
Water Engineer: Arup
Lighting: illumination Physics
Client: Veolia Water – Leighton Asia – John Holland, Joint Venture
Main Contractor: Veolia
Cost: $660 Million
Completion: 2016
Area: 70,000 m2
Height: 56 m

AE Interest: Largest facility of its type in the world; LEED Gold certification and BEAM Plus Provisional Platinum rating; completely self-sufficient; at full capacity, an excess of 2MW of power is produced daily and $25m in revenue annually; zero excess discharge of water from the facility; eco-friendly materials included recycled plastics and lower emissivity glass used to lower building’s embodied and operational carbon; 400m-long flowing roof spans over two incinerator plants and administrative tower

Article: [1, 2, 3]

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Axel Springer Campus Building – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Built by GianPaulo Garcia on April 19, 2022

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Name: Axel Springer Campus
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architects: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP: ZWP Ingenieur-AG
General Contractor: Ed. Züblin AG
Project Management: SMV (Bauprojektsteuerung Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH)
Manufacturers: UniFor
Elevators: Lerch Bates
Lighting: Les Eclaireurs
Acoustics: Kahle Acoustics
Façade Contractor: Dobler-Metallbau, GIG Fassaden
Geotechnical: GuD Geotechnik und Dynamik Consult GmbH
Building Physics: knp.Bauphysik GmbH
Furniture: Unifor, Lensvelt
Area: 52,000 sqm

A/E Interest: Large Open Atrium, Post Covid, Collaborative Office Space, Faceted Glass Atrium, Contemporary Architecture, 45 Meter Complex Glass Facade, Natural Lighting, Multiple Bridges Connect the Different Floors in the Building, Terrace-like Interior Feature to Promote open

Articles: [1, 2]

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POST – Houston, Tx

Posted in Built by GianPaulo Garcia on April 19, 2022

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Project: POST (Houston, TX)
Owner/Client: Lovett Commercial
Architect: OMA
Collaborating Architect: Powers Brown Architecture
Structural Engineer: IMEG Corp
MEP: DBR Engineering Consultants
Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt
General Contractor: Harvey Builders
Executive Architect (Food Hall): Lucid
Lighting: DotDash
Historic Advisor: MacRostic
Graphics/Signages: MTWTF with Formation
Area: 500,000
Completion: 2021

A/E Interest: ETFE roofing system in Atriums– fluorine based plastics (known for their durability, flexibility and fire resistant properties), Sky Garden, Large Atriums, Unique Staircases, Rooftop Garden, Column Free Music/Concert Hall, Renovation Project, Restoration Project.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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Lusail Stadium

Posted in Built by Aidan J Skipper on April 18, 2022

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General Contractor: HBK Contracting and China Railway Construction
Design Architect: Foster + Partners and ARUP
Executive Architect: AFK Architects
Structural Engineer: HBK Contracting
Civil Engineer: HBK Contracting
MEP Engineer: PHA Consult

Completion: November 2021
Capacity: 80,000

AE Interests: Arab architecture, temporary space, system of louvers, gold exterior facade, roof discreetly supported by columns, efficient water fixtures, leak detection systems

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Houston Endowment

Posted in Built by Aidan J Skipper on April 18, 2022

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General Contractor: Forney Construction
Design Architect: Kevin Daly Architects
Executive Architect: Kirksey Architecture
Structural Engineer: ARUP
MEP Engineer: ARUP and CMTA
Civil Engineer: BGE
Landscape Design: Tom Leader Studio TLS
Climate Engineer/Sustainability: Transsolar Klima Engineering
Envelope, Roofing & Waterproofing: Curtainwall Design Consulting
Acoustical Engineer: Newson Brown Acoustics
Lighting Consultant: George Sexton Associates

AE Interests: CLT and Steel hybrid, radiant cooling, carbon negative, lattice system to provide sun control, visible vertical columns, moment frames to create space, light and transparency

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Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater – Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Posted in Built by sarahforthuber on April 13, 2022

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Name: Waterloo Park & Moody Amphitheater
Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Address: 500 E 12th St, Austin, TX, 78701
Client: Waterloo Greenway Conservancy
General Contractor (Sector 9): DPR Construction
Design Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Landscape Architects: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Architects (Bathroom facility): Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Local Landscape Architects: DWG
Structural Engineer (Moody Amphitheater): Guy Nordenson and Associates
Structural Engineer (Bridges & Pathways): Architectural Engineers Collaborative
Civil Engineer: WGI
MEP Engineer: EEA Consulting Engineers
Completion: 2021
Area: 11 acres

AE Interests: Canopy includes 15 layers of stacked steel truss elements, I-beams, and over 2,000 nonstructural members, most of which are aluminum, all crisscrossing each other to create heavier shading. shaped green space that cantilevers off a concrete structure that borders Waller Creek, following the tunnel designed to divert the overflow of water. 50,000-gallon water storage tank was placed at the base of the amphitheater, which connects to the irrigation system throughout the park.

Articles: [1]

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Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame – Natchitoches, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Posted in Built by sarahforthuber on April 13, 2022

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Name: Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame
Location: Natchitoches, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Address: 800 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Client: State of Louisiana, Office of Facility, Planning, & Control
General Contractor: VCC
Design Architect: Trahan Architects
Structural Engineer: LBYD
MEP Engineer: Associated Design Group
Civil Engineer: CSRS
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates
Interior Design: Lauren Bombet Interiors
Geotechnical Engineer: GeoConsultants
Completion: 2013
Area: 28,000 sqft

AE Interests: Interior involves over 1,100 cast-stone panels, each uniquely shaped and supported by internal complex steel structures to form smooth curved masses. Exterior copper strips wrap around the entire white stucco building to form louvres, which act in lighting, ventilation, and viewing control.

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ICC Sydney Complex – Sydney, Australia

Posted in Built by mvillago1234 on April 12, 2022

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Name: International Convention Center Sydney
Location: Sydney, Australia
Address: 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Client: New South Whales Government
General Contractor: Lendlease
Design Architect: Populous & HASSELL
Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group
MEP Engineer: AECOM
Civil Engineer: ARCADIS
Acoustic Engineer: Morris Goding Access Consulting
Landscape Architect: HASSELL Landscape
Interior Designer: Populous

Completion: 2016

A/E Interest: large indoor space, parametric glass design, curtain wall windows, mirrored glass façade, master plan

Articles [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Las Americas – Leon, Mexico

Posted in Built by mvillago1234 on April 12, 2022

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Name: Las Americas
Location: Leon, Mexico
Client: Imuvi Development City of Leon
General Contractor: COSEBA
Design Architect: SO-IL
Structural Engineer: ICNUM
MEP Engineer: Consultoría en Ingeniería Electromecánica SC

Completion: 2021

A/E Interest: cross ventilation, low income housing, concrete structure, natural ventilation, worker driven design, low cost project

Articles [1, 2, 3]

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Denver Westin Hotel and Transit Center – Denver, Colorado, United States

Posted in Built by kaylaellen24 on April 11, 2022

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General Information
Name: Denver Westin Hotel and Transit Center
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Architect: Gensler
Associate Architect: Iron Horse Architects
Structural Engineer: S.A. Miro Inc.
Civil Engineer: Hartwig& Associates Inc.
MEP Engineer: ME Engineers
Mechanical and Plumbing: The CE Group
Electrical Engineers: BCER Engineering Inc.
Acoustics and Vibration Control: Shen Milson &Wilks Inc.

AE Interests
LEED Platinum certified building, glazed exterior curtain wall of glass and aluminum, steel and glass curved canopies in transit center, optimization of natural light, advanced real time building performance monitor.

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New Munch Museum – Oslo, Norway

Posted in Built by kaylaellen24 on April 11, 2022

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General Information
Name: New Munch Museum
Location: Oslo, Norway
Architect: Estudio Herreros
Local Architect: LPO Arkitekter
Facade Engineering: ARUP, Bollinger + Grohmann
MEP Systems: Multiconsult, Hjellnes Consult, Brekke & Strand Akustikk
Year Completed: 2021
Area: 26300 square meters

AE Interests
Reinforced concrete box with steel framed atrium, Innovative construction process to place glass panels, Exterior aluminum panels to reflect or retain light, Made of low carbon concrete and recycled steel, Only emits half the greenhouse gasses of similar sized buildings.

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Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center – Kamikatsu, Japan

Posted in Built by amisuzuki0 on April 11, 2022

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Name: Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center
Location: Kamikatsu, Tokushima, Japan
Address: Shimohiura-7-2 Fukuhara, Kamikatsu, Katsuura District, Tokushima 771-4501, Japan
Architect: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Structural Engineer: Yamada Noriaki Structural Design Office Co.,Ltd
Contractor: Kitajima Corporation
Furniture design & Production: Wrap architect office
Completion: 2020
Floor Area: 1,176 m2

AE Interest: zero-waste; sustainable; cedar logs; recyclable; waste materials; local sources; minimal waste; joint method; linear architecture with repeated frames and identical cross-section

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Matsubara Civic Library – Matsubara, Japan

Posted in Built by amisuzuki0 on April 11, 2022

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Name: Matsubara Civic Library
Location: Matsubara, Osaka, Japan
Address: 3-chōme-1-46 Taijō, Matsubara, Osaka 580-0044, Japan
Architect: MARU。architecture
Main Contractor: Konoike Construction
Structural/Civil Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup
Lighting Design: Arup

Completion: 2020
Floor Area: 2,987.33 m2
Height: 18.55 m

AE Interest: 600mm reinforced concrete; inner steel floor framing; crack control bar method; natural ventilation from pond; earthqauke-resistant design; heat insulation from thick concrete wall

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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The Seventy-Six — Albany, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by Lucien (Frederik L.) Overweel on April 11, 2022

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Project: The Seventy Six
Location: 76 Second Avenue, South End, Albany, New York, U.S.

Developer: South End Development (SED) (CEO/Founder Corey Jones)
Sustainability Lead: South End Development (SED) & EnergyLink L.L.C. & Garrison Architects
Design Architect: Garrison Architects
Executive Architect: Garrison Architects
Structural Engineer: TBD
MEP Engineer: EnergyLink L.L.C. & TBD
Civil Engineer: TBD
Landscape Design: Garrison Architects
Lighting Consultant: TBD
Energy Consultant/Construction: EnergyLink L.L.C.

Status: In Progress
Total Area: 450,000 sq. ft.
Key Descriptor: World’s first triple net-zero (net-zero water, waste, and electricity) sustainable development featuring residential and mixed-use spaces

AE Interests: Passive house design (through orientation, shading, ventilation, etc.), modular construction (factory-built steel-brace-framed units with MEP built in), transformable spaces, sustainable systems, low energy lighting design, circular economy, triple net-zero (net zero-water, waste, and electricity), advanced MEP systems (flexible refrigerant flow), future-proof, solar energy (2,750 Mwh solar through monofacial and bifacial panels on roofs and car parks), urban wind energy, solar thermal water heating, sustainable materials, energy efficient (R-50 roof, triple-pane windows, R-38 walls, continuous insulation around modules), BTES borehole thermal energy storage, geothermal heat pumps, hydroelectric technology, insulation, rooftop water collection, on-site greywater and stormwater filtration, aquaponic natural water filtration, biophilic/natural design methods and materials, zero landfill (recycling, composting, incineration), project focuses on the advancement of society (environmental, social, and economic) while providing affordable housing and employment to the local area

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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The Sustainable City — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by Lucien (Frederik L.) Overweel on April 10, 2022

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Project: The Sustainable City
Location: Al Qudra Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Developer: Diamond Developers (CEO Faris Saeed)
General Contractor: Jeet Building Contracting, L.L.C.
Sustainability Lead: Faris Saeed & Wassim Adlouni
Design Architect: Wassim Adlouni & Baharash Architecture
Executive Architect: Baharash Architecture
Structural Engineer: Diamond Developers
MEP Engineer: Diamond Developers
Civil Engineer: Faris Saeed
Landscape Design: Baharash Architecture
Lighting Consultant: Umaya Lighting
Energy Consultant/Construction: City Solar

Completion Date: 2015
Total Area: 46-hectares
Key Descriptor: Residential and mixed-use sustainable property development with 3,000 residents, spread across 500 villas, and 89 apartments

Video Tour: Link

AE Interests: Passive house design (through Northern orientation, shading, and a minimum reflective index of 78 on hardscaping), urban planning, reduced light pollution, sustainable systems, circular economy, zero-waste, advanced MEP systems (variable refrigerant flow), simple/smart construction (precast wall panels), modularity, future-proof, sustainable materials, evaporative cooling, energy efficiency, insulation, net-zero, construction waste reused, 10MW peak solar production, greywater filtration, biofiltration, biophilic/natural design methods, urban farming, larger buildings (such as the SEE Institute) are net energy positive (assisting the grid), project focuses on the advancement of society (environmental, social, and economic) while costing less than a traditional development project of this size

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One57 – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by aaron7101 on April 8, 2022

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Building: One57 

Address: 157 West 57th Street
Design Architect: Christian de Portzamparc
Executive Architect: SLCE Architect LLP
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Engineer: AKF Group LLC
Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering
General Contractor: Lend Lease Project Management & Construction (formerly Bovis Lend Lease)
Environmental Engineer: Langan Engineering
Façade Engineer: Permasteelisa Group
Interior Design: Residential: Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC, Hôtel: Yabu Pushelberg
Zoning Consultant: Michael Parley, Development Consulting Services Inc

Completion: 2014
Program: Residential, Luxury
Floors: 75 floors above ground, 2 floors below ground level
Total Construction Floor Area: 79,299 sq.m. (853,567 sq ft) 
Height: 1004’5’’ ft 

AE Interests: 
High-performance concrete of 12,000psi (83MPa) was used for the shear walls | Liquid damping system to mitigate lateral movements | Facade imitates a waterfall design | Lower ¼ of facade ‘ripples’ through louvres and windows that alternate a curved metal place with a blue tinted glass | Rippled cantilevers/porch roofs at the bottom, the ‘splash’ of the waterfall | Sides are randomly alternated with lighter, whiter shades with darker, blue shades, imitating the color patterns of a genuine waterfall.

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Museum of the Future – Dubai, UAE

Posted in Built by aaron7101 on April 8, 2022

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Building: Museum of the Future
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Trade Centre – Trade Centre 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Design Architect: Shaun Killa, Killa Design
Executive Architect: Killa Design
Structural Engineer: Tobias Bauly, Buro Happold
MEP Engineer: Marko Ruljanovic
General Contractor: Bam Higgs & Hill, BAM International for the Dubai Future Foundation
Civil Engineer: Danjie Flores
Facade Engineer: Affan Innovative Structures
Calligrapher: Emirati artist Matar Bin Lahej
Steel Structure contractor: Danem Engineering Works
Structural Steel fabricator: Eversendai Engineering

Completion: February 22, 2022
Program: Museum, exhibition space, promotion of technological innovations
Floors: 7 Floors, 6 exhibit floors, 1 administrative floor, above a 3 story podium
Height: 252 ft.
Area: 17000 m2
LEED: Platinum Rating
Facade: Arabic Poem by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al.

AE Interests: Columnless interior | Parametric Design and BIM | Steel framework known as diagrid aka diagonally intersecting beams | lightweight facade instead of steel or concrete shell | reinforced concrete ring beam and tower to support diagrid | 1024 total unique fiberglass panels | passive solar architecture | fire retardant glass and carbon fiber reinforced epoxy prepreg | 2400 steel members | Designed through Rhino, AutoCAD, Tekla BIM, CATIA | Double Helix Fire stairs

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220 Central Park South – New York City, NY, U.S.

Posted in Built by aaron7101 on April 8, 2022

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Building: 220 Central Park South

Address: 220 Central Park South
Design Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Executive Architect: SLCE (Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron) Architects
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates
General Contractor: Lendlease Corporation
Environmental Engineer: Langan Engineering
Facade Engineer: Enclos Corp.
Client/owner: Vornado Reality trust

Completion: 2019
Program: Luxury, Residential
Floors: 65 floors above ground, 3 floors below ground
Height: 950 ft tall, though only 906 ft is occupied for intended use
Dimensions: 53 ft wide, 128 ft long, with plan area approximately 7500 ft2
Slenderness ratio: exceeds 18:1Square footage: 430,000 ft2

AE Interests: 
Facade Material: Alabama silver shadow limestone | Slab concrete strength: not exceeding 10ksi for slabs | Concrete for moment frames and shear walls strength: 10-14ksi | Reinforcing Steel grade: Grade 75 #11 to grade 80 #20 | Damper system: mass damper system of 1100 tons, 25 ft3, 6.5% damping | Steel elements are hidden in spandrel beams | emphasis on stiffer base, seen in how lower floors share shear walls as well as moment frames | upper floors use only moment frames | Architectural reasons push the building to have four columns for the moment frame.

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Glasir Tórshavn College – Tórshavn, Faro Islands

Posted in Built by nicknav74 on April 8, 2022

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Client: Mentamalaradid, Landsverk
General Contractor: Landsverk
Design Architect: Høgni Laksáfoss
Executive Architect: BIG
Structural engineer: Martin E. Leo SP/F
MEP Engineer: Lemming and Eriksson
Civil Engineer: KJ Elrad Radgevandi Verkfroendingar
Completed: 2018

AE Interests: 19,200m2, 206,667 sq-ft, colorized space, large percentage of glazing, exposed structure, radial design, central atrium, multipurpose space, cantilevers, large wind loads, harsh climate considerations, designed to sit comfortably against the hillside, three colleges of the university in one building.

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Maison de l’Ėconomie Crėative et de la Culture en Aquitaine (MĖCA) – Bordeaux, France

Posted in Built by nicknav74 on April 8, 2022

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Client: Castel & Fromaget
General Contractor: GTM Vinci
Design Architect: BIG
Executive Architect: Laurent de Carnière
Structural engineer: Incide Engineering
MEP Engineer: Alto Ingenierie
Civil Engineer: Khephren Ingenierie
Environmental Engineer: Alto Ingenierie
Completed: 2019

AE Interests: 18000 sq-m, concrete facade, sandblasted, multipurpose museum/opera/dance space, designed to connect the various areas of creative arts, exposed interior structure, honeycombed concrete slabs, pedestrian oriented.

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Arnhem Central Station – Arnhem, Netherlands

Posted in Built by Reiko J Corteza on April 7, 2022

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Name: Arnhem Central Station
Location: Stationsplein 38, Arnhem, Netherlands

General Contractor: Besix-Welling
Design Architect: UNStudio
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: BAM/Ballast Nedam
Structural engineer: Arup Associates
MEP Engineer: Arcadis
Civil Engineer: Arup Associates
Lighting Consultant: Arup Associates, Atelier LEK
Client: ProRail, Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment
Completion date: 2015
Area: 40,000 m2

AE Interests: Lightweight steel twisting central support, Klein bottle inspiration for daylighting and form, Seifert shell-roof, column-free underground car park

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TQL Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Posted in Built by Jadon Haynes on April 5, 2022

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Developer: Machete Group
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Design Architect: Populous
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: Populous
Structural engineer: Buro Happold
MEP Engineer: ME Engineers, Plumbing- Elevar
Civil Engineer: Kleingers

AE Interests: Structurally supportive system of 50 huge cantilever trusses supporting roof system. Skew-sloped horizontal-chevron brace system. Facade the adapts to the skylight levels.

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