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Glenstone II Museum – Potomac, Maryland

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Building: Glenstone II Museum
(new building, part of Glenstone Museum)
Address: 12100 Glen Rd. Potomac, MD 20854 [map]
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Landscape Architect: PWP Landscape Architecture
General Contractor: DPR Construction and Hitt Contracting Inc.
Civil Engineering: VIKA, Inc.
Façade Design: R.A. Heintges & Associates
M/E/P/FP Engineering: Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC
Natural Lighting Design: ARUP 
Sustainability: Buro Happold

AEInterests:
204,000 total sf of new building which includes 50,000 sf of new gallery space.
Rectilinear galleries arranged in water-garden courtyards.  Daylighting includes skylights, clerestories.  Cast in place architectural concrete structure with some steel+conc. hybrid solutions.
“Clad in cast-concrete blocks, which measure approximately six feet long, one foot high and one foot deep (1.8 by 0.3 by 0.3 metres). These were left to cure outdoors, causing variations in their tone”

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 27, 2019 at 10:56 am

Posted in Built

California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, California

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Building: California Academy of Sciences
Location: San Francisco, California
Architect: Renzo Piano, Stantec
Landscape Architecture: SWA Group
MEP Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Arup
Living Roof: Rana Creek
Sustainability: Arup
General Contractor: Webcor
Completion: 2008

AE Interests: Platinum LEED; extreme sustainability design; natural ventilation; natural lighting; piazza skylight; planetarium domes; ground anchors; solar roof; living roof

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

Also written by Alec Gagnon August 30, 2009

Written by Devin Kumar

December 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Posted in Built

Zalando Headquarters – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Zalando Headquarters
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architect: HENN Architects
MEP Engineer: BuroHappold
Strucutural Engineer: BuroHappold
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: Reduction of carbon footprints by limiting finishes; exposed structural elements, fair-faced reinforced concrete; DGNB Gold certification; sustainability design

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Written by Devin Kumar

December 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Posted in Built

One Melbourne Quarter – Melbourne, Australia

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Building: One Melbourne Quarter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Architect: Denton Corker Marshall
Structural Engineer: Arup
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: multipurpose building; elevated park; sustainability design; 6 star green star rating; outdoor extension of interior workplace; concrete design

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Written by Devin Kumar

December 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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National Bank of Kuwait – Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Building: National Bank of Kuwait
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Lighting Engineers: Claude Engle
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: structural innovation with a highly efficient passive form, tower’s cylindrical form opens like a shell to the north to avoid solar gain, southern façade is shaded by a series of concrete fins providing structural support also, achieved LEED Gold rating in temperatures that can rise to 45°C

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by shukanbhakta

December 11, 2018 at 2:54 am

Posted in Built

Kuwait International Airport – Sabhan, Kuwait

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Building: Kuwait International Airport
Location: Sabhan, Kuwait
Architect: Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: Gulf Consult
Structural Engineer: Arup
Completion: 2020

AE Interests: glazed openings that filter daylight while deflecting direct solar radiation, large expanse of roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, each façade spans 1.2 kilometers, extends from a 25-meter-high central space, tapering concrete columns, organic forms draw inspiration from the shape and movement of Kuwait’s traditional dhow sailing boats

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by shukanbhakta

December 11, 2018 at 2:54 am

Posted in Built

Apple Dubai Mall – Dubai, UAE

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Building: Apple Dubai Mall
Location: Dubai, UAE
Architect:Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: WSP
Structural Engineer: Foster + Partners, WSP
Completion: 2017

AE Interests: celebration of the sun, using the abundant daylight to create a special ambiance within, carbon-fiber shutters fold around the oriel window, movement of these “solar wings” echo’s the motion of an eagle flapping its wings, edges give customers a place to admire the view

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by shukanbhakta

December 11, 2018 at 2:54 am

Posted in Built