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Wuhan Center Tower – Wuhan China

Posted in Built by Tanxing Ouyang on March 3, 2021

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Name: Wuhan Center Tower
Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Architect: East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI)
Structural Engineer: ECADI
MEP & Service Engineer: ECADI
Façade Engineer: ATL Limited
Landscape: SWA Group
Interior: CTG Design
Contractor: China State Construction Engineering
Construction Period: 2011-2019
Floor Count: 88
Height: 438 m (1437 ft)
Floor Area: 343,900 m^2
Award: Highest Building of Central China

AE Interest: Tulip-like apex structure, Hundreds of individual glasses arranged in certain angle for maximum light efficiency and minimum wind force, Implementation of solar panels, Environmental friendly

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Vanke The Next City – Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Posted in Built by Tanxing Ouyang on March 3, 2021

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Name: Vanke The Next City
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Lead Architect: Feng Cheng
Design Team: Feng Cheng, Qi Zhou, Zhaohui Ma, Changchun Wang
Contractor: UCGD 有乘
Award: 2020 Architecture Masterprize
Year: 2020

AE Interest: Lego-like Structure, Rectilinear shapes, Gives a sense of multifunctional divided spaces, Living space blends harmoniously with the surroundings, Large transparent glasses allowing the view of first-floor indoor social interaction while louvers and shades blurs it on the second and third floor

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Allianz Tower / Il Dritto – Milan Italy

Posted in Built by Adam Meyer on March 2, 2021

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Building: Allianz Tower/Il Dritto – CityLife
Address: Piazza Tre Torri, 3, 20145 Milano MI, Italy
Completed: 2015
Client: CityLife SpA
Architects: Arata Isozaki & Associates and Andrea Maffei Architects
Structural Engineers: ARUP and Sasaki and Partners
Façade Engineer: ARUP
Plant Engineer: Ariatta
Project Managers: J&A Consultants and Ramboll
Construction Manager: In.Pro s.r.l
Lighting Design: LPA – Light Planners Associates
Contractors: Colombo Costruzioni S.p.A. and Focchi S.p.A.

AE Interests:
50 floors, 686ft tall, 878,500 sf, LEED Gold, cold bent triple glass curved façade, external struts reinforcing slender structure against wind, a part of CityLife, 8 modules of curves, short sides are glazed showing elevators going up and down, tallest building in Italy (including spire)

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He Art Museum – Shunde, Guangdong Province, China

Posted in Built by Adam Meyer on March 2, 2021

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Building: He Art Museum
Address: Yixing Rd, Shunde District, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China
Completion Date: 2020
Client: He Art Museum
Architect: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Landscape and Interior Design Architect: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Architect of Record: Midea Real Estate Holding
Contractor: China Construction Eighth Engineering Division. Corp. LTD
Design Consultant: CA-Group
Lighting Design: Sanxin Hongri Lighting Co., LTD

AE Interests:
172,000sf museum space, concrete double helix spiral staircase, stacked discs, cantilevering floors, central skylight, reflecting pond surrounding structure, curvilinear concrete, sleek concrete cast structure

Awards:
2020 Architecture Masterprize Architectural Design of the Year

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

Alpine Branch Library – Alpine, California

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 2, 2021

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Name: Alpine Branch Library
Location: Alpine, CA, USA
Address: 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901
Architect: Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects
MEP Engineer: McParlane & Associates, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: ELEN Consulting
Energy Engineer: Brummitt Energy Associates
Wall R Value: R20
Roof R Value: R60
Cost: $10,000,000
Size: 12,681 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2016
Certification Status: Zero Energy Certified, LEED Gold Certified
Awards: DBIA National Award of Merit in Civic/Assembly (2018), ENR Magazine Best Green Project (2016), CC SARA Design Award of Honor (2015)

AE Interests: First library to achieve certification through the Zero Energy Program, focuses on air tightness and ensuring no air leakage, high insulation levels, loose fill cellulose vented roof deck, lighting system to control use of LED fixtures during the day and night, building oriented to achieve zero-net energy.

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Qiyun Mountain Hermitage Resort – Anhui, China

Posted in Built by livpineda on February 26, 2021

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Name: Qiyun Mountain Pine Hermitage Resort
Location: Anhui, China
Address: Qiyunshan Town Qiyun Mountain Resort, Xiuning County 245400 China
Architects: Shanghai Jund Architects Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Atelier Design Continuum
Structural Engineer: Yingkou Xiaoyu Integrated Houses Co., Ltd.
Landscape Architects: WISTO DESIGN
Size: 82 sq. ft.
Year: 2019

AE Interests: treehouse, steel and red cedar wood mixture, organized around a living pine tree, World Architecture Festival Award Finalist, tiny house, 25 sq. meters

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

CapitaSpring – Singapore, Singapore

Posted in Built by livpineda on February 26, 2021

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Name: CapitaSpring
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Address: 88 Market Street, Singapore
Design Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati
Architect of Record: RSP
Structural Engineer: Carlo Ratti Associati
MEP Engineer: Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (SE Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Contractor: Dragages
Stormwater Management: Fast Flow Systems
Client: CapitaLand

AE Interests: Bjarke Ingels Group, 919 feet tall, 51-story high-rise, 4-story interior green space, urban farm, concrete, steel, 12,500 sq. ft. public park,

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Thammasat Urban Farm Rooftop – Bangkok, Thailand

Posted in Built by May N. Pham on February 26, 2021

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Building: Thammasat Urban Farm Rooftop
Location: Greater Bangkok, Thailand
Year of Completion : 2019
Client: Thammasat University
Architect: Landprocess (Kotchakorn Voraakhom)
Landscape Architect: Landprocess (Kotchakorn Voraakhom)
Structural Engineer: Degree System Co., Ltd
General Contractor: CM49
Cost: $31M
Size: 22,000 sq. ft.


AE Interest: largest urban rooftop farm in Asia, tackles climate impacts by incorporating modern landscape architecture with traditional agricultural ingenuity, the green roof, urban farming, solar roof and green public space.

Award: MasterPrize 2020


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Fairmont Austin – Austin, Texas

Posted in Built by May N. Pham on February 26, 2021

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Building: Fairmont Austin
Location: 101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Year of Completion : 2017
Owner: Manchester Texas Financial Group
Architect: Gensler
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
General Contractor: AECOM Hunt
Cost: $370M
Size: 1.4M sf
Floor Count: 37
Height: 595 ft.


AE Interest: 3rd tallest building in Austin, sky bridge that connects the tower’s second level with the Convention Center across Red River Street, targeting LEED Gold certification with high-performance exterior façade shading devices, rainwater harvesting and guest room occupancy monitoring.


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Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza – Zhengzhou, China

Posted in Built by Thomas Sehlke on February 25, 2021

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Building: Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Structural Engineer: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
MEP Engineer: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Project Manager: East China Architectural Design and Research Institute
Wind Engineering Consultant: RWDI
Completed: 2012
Height: 280 meters (919 feet)
Project Area: 2.59 million ft²
Floor Count: 56 
Awards: 2014 AEI Professional Project Awards, 2012 ASHRAE – Illinois Chapter Excellence in Engineering,  2012 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, 2011 Architect Magazine R + D Award, 2011 Asia Pacific Property Awards Mixed-Use Architecture China: Highly Commended

AE Interest: Tallest building in central China when completed, shape reflects circular manmade lake, pagoda inspired structural system, hotel/office space, 18-story atrium, tilted louvers enhance interior daylighting reducing artificial lighting, smart-control system utilizes wind pressure and stack effect for ventilation, low-E glass, heliostat maximizes natural light reflection into hotel atrium.

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Nocenco Cafe – Vinh City, Vietnam

Posted in Built by Thomas Sehlke on February 25, 2021

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Building: Nocenco Cafe
Location: Vinh City, Vietnam
Address: 23 Quang Trung, Thành phố Vinh, Nghệ An 460000, Vietnam
Completion Date: 2018
Architect: VTN Architects
Bamboo Contractor: VTN Architects
Site Area: 438 m² (4,715 ft²)
Floor Count: 2
Awards: 2020 Architecture MasterPrize Interior Design of the Year

AE Interests: Icon of the City, renovated middle-rise concrete building, bamboo is a self-supporting structure, extremely long curved bamboo members, large dome, cave-like spaces, top floor café and rooftop club,  interweaving bamboo ceiling, extensive view of city, recognizable space from the street.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

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Lakhta Center – Saint Petersburg, Russia

Posted in Built by Sahil Patel on February 25, 2021

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Building: Lakhta Center
Location: Lakhta, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Completion Date: 2019
Client: Gazprom
Lead Architect: Tony Kettle
Architect: RMJM-(until 2011), GORPROJECT
Structural Engineer: GORPROJECT, Inforceproject
MEP Engineer: Samsung C&T, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Façade Engineer: ARUP, Priedemann Facade Experts, Permasteelisa Group
Contractor: Rönesans Holding
Interior Design: Exclusiva Design
Foundation Engineer: Bauer Group
Geotechnical Engineer: Geostroy, NIIOSP, Geoizol
Project Manager: AECOM, Samsung C&T
Contractors: Renaissance Construction (foundation), Arabtec Construction
Project Area: 1,312,336 sq. ft.

AE Interests:
LEED Platinum Certification, 75% of workspaces inside building utilize natural lighting, ample bicycle parking lots and roadways, 90 floors, 1516 ft. tall, tallest building in Russia and Europe, large-scale mixed use development with public facilities and offices, one of the five most eco-friendly skyscrapers in the world, curtain wall is also the world’s largest cold-bent façade by area, 16,500 pieces of curved glass (most on high-rise building ever), each floor rotates about 1 degree for a 90 degree difference between bottom and top of building

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

One Sino Park – Chongqing, China

Posted in Built by Sahil Patel on February 25, 2021

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Building: One Sino Park
Location: Chongqing, China
Completion Date: 2020
Developer & Owner: Sunac
Architects: aoe
Lead Architect: Larry Wen
Design Team: Shixin Gao, Gen Li, Jiarui Li, Liuqing Liu, Ye Wang
Structural Engineer: CMCU Engineering Co., Ltd.
Project Management: CMCU Engineering Co., Ltd.
MEP Engineer: CMCU Engineering Co., Ltd.
Landscape: INTO
Interior Design: Matrix Design
Project Area: 3210.56 sq. m.

AE Interests:
Integrates geometric form of surrounding rock formations with its sculptural elements, unique deconstructivism-inspired structure, mixed use with commercial and office spaces across 4 floors, double-height ceilings and extensive use of windows to create a ‘light’ space, aluminum-formed thousand-paper crane façade to integrate Asian culture, utilizes deconstructivist design elements for window shading

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

School Group René Beauverie in Vaulx-en-Velin – Strasbourg, France

Posted in Built by benjaminonan on February 25, 2021

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Building: School Group René Beauverie in Vaulx-en-Velin
Location: Strasbourg, France
Architects: Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos, Jean Scherer
Assistant Architects: Sarah Brebbia, Javier Gigosos, Lukas Unbekandt, Yannick Signani, Ali Ozku, Benjamin Rocchi, Margot Machin, Diego Bastos-Romero
Intern Architect: Santiago Cañete
Structural Engineering: Batiserf Ingénierie
Mechanical Engineering: Solares Bauen
Electrical Engineering: BET G.JOST
Landscape: Bruno Kubler
Acoustician: Euro Sound Project
Ergonomist: Defacto
Surface: 6,168 sqm

AE Interests: hollowed out block form, variation of color and light with time of day and angle of sun

Articles: [1]


443 Queen Street – Brisbane, Australia

Posted in Built by benjaminonan on February 25, 2021

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Building: 443 Queen Street
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Architect: WOHA Architects, Architectus
Structural Engineer: Arup
Project Manager: Duo Projects
Façade Engineers: Hera Engineering, Inhabit

AE Interests: post-tensioned concrete floor slabs, jump-form fast track concrete columns, catches breezes and shade to create habitable subtropical climate, generous walkways, gathering places, and viewing places

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Laboratory for Shihlien Biotech Salt Plant-Huaian, China

Posted in Built by Jack Roberts on February 24, 2021

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Building: Laboratory for Shihlien Biotech Salt Plant
Location: Huaian, China 
Architecture Firm: WZWX Architecture Group
Lead Architect: Stephen Wang
Design Team: Richard Wang, Chiou-Huei Lin
Construction Engineers: Shenzhen Wenhua Architectural Construction Co. Ltd
Glass Design: Taiwan Glass
Concrete Manufacturing: FUDELI

AE Interests: Rainwater collection and evaporation for natural cooling effects, underwater lighting and structure, natural geologic lighting techniques.

Avenir-Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Built by Jack Roberts on February 24, 2021

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Building: Avenir (730 N Milwaukee)
Location: Chicago, Illinois 
Timeline: 2017-2019 
Architect: Antunovich Associates 
Concrete Design: Adjustable Forms, Inc. 
Structural Engineer:  Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc. (BASE)
Construction Manager: MAPS

AE Interests: Concrete slab and shear wall design, property line cantilever, amenity deck fire safety, limited property line footing structure and column support 

Beijing Greenland Center – Beijing, China

Posted in Built by Grayson Porter on February 24, 2021

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Building: Beijing Greenland Center
Location: Beijing, China
Completion Date: 2016
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Structural Engineer: SOM
MEP Engineer: SOM
Civil Engineer: SOM
Interior design: SOM
Developer & Owner: Greenland Group
General Contractor: Beijing Liujian Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Project manager: Michael Pfeffer
Project Area: 172,734 sq. m.

AE Interests:
trapezoidal glass curtain that capture and reflect light, 55 stories, 260 meters tall, rectangular design around central atrium, windows provide self shading that is sustainable & efficient, mixed use with commercial & residential.

Awards:
2017 Gold Award: Real Estate Design China Award, 2017 Award of Merit: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), 2016 China Construction Award – Honorable Distinction: China International Exchange Committee for Tall Buildings (CITAB) – Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 2016 Design Excellence Award: AIA – Chicago Chapter

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Aria Hotel – Nashik, India

Posted in Built by Grayson Porter on February 24, 2021

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Building: Aria Hotel
Location: Nashik, India
Completion Date: 2020
Architect – Sanjay Puri Architects
Developer – Aditya Parakh
Lead Architect – Sanjay Puri
Structural Engineer: Dr. Kelkar Designing Private Limited
Design team – Toral Doshi, Manjeet Khatri, Sudhir Ambasana, Dipti Patil.
Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Asian Paints
General Contractor: Studio MK
Furniture Suppliers: Studio MK
Service Consultants: Noesis
Interior Design: Sanjay Puri Architects
Landscape: Sanjay Puri Architects
Cost: $700,000
Project Area: 150,000 sq. ft.

AE Interests:
150,000 sq ft area, black basalt stone and stucco structure, angled rectangular form, stepping up with with the countor of the landscape, large open interior courtyards with solar shading, stucco painted to look like terracotta, solar panels provide half of hotels energy, open courtyard lets in natural light and fresh air, improved energy efficiency, 60 rectilinear rooms, rainwater harvested and reused, building materials sourced locally.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

Videos: [ 1 ]

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Taipei Nan Shan Plaza – Taipei, Taiwan

Posted in Built by Huynh Vu on February 24, 2021

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Building: Taipei Nan Shan Plaza
Address: No.100, Songren Road, Xinyi District
Architect: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.
General Contractor: Fu Tsu Construction
Structural Engineer: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc. + Evergreen Consulting Engineering, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc. + GHIA Engineering Consultants Co., Jiesheng HVAC Engineering, Yuan Dah Fire Fighting Engineering Co.Ltd, Ming Shuei Engineering
Lighting Design: CMA Lighting Design
Construction Supervision: Archasia Design Group
FFE Coordinator: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.
Art Coordination: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.
Project Management: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.
Total floor area: 2,076,261 ft2
Completion date: 2018

AE Interest:
The overall design links the three buildings:
Ultra-high-rise office tower: 892-feet tall, 2 tuned mass dampers are located on 44th floor to reduce vibration.
Cultural building: polyhedron motif with the office tower, a trussed-shell entrance.
Commercial building: three large cubes offset in alternating layers, 3-D cast-stainless-steel façade with a motif of plum blossoms, the national flower of Taiwan.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]


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Vincom Landmark 81 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Posted in Built by Huynh Vu on February 24, 2021

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Building: Vincom Landmark 81
Address: 720A Dien Bien Phu, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Developer: Vingroup
Architect: Atkins
General contractor: Coteccons
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Aurecon
Façade Engineer: Aurecon
Fire Engineer: Aurecon
Lighting Engineer: Aurecon
Architectural height: 1,513 ft (1,540 ft including the tip), 81 floors
Total floor area: 2,590,000 ft2
Completion date: 2018

AE Interest:
Design was originated from a Vietnamese metaphor about a bamboo cluster, symbolizing strength and unity. The building’s structure is a bundled-tubes system, which comprised of 36 square tubes of different heights, clustered in a 6×6 matrix. The higher tubes are placed in the center of the matrix, surrounded by lower tubes. Roofs of the podium is a series of lively roof terrace with views over the nearby park and river, making the landscape appears to flow over the podium.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]


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Abenobashi Terminal Building – Osaka, Japan

Posted in Built by rylanstclair on February 24, 2021

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Building: Abenobashi Terminal Building
Location: Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
Address: 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
Architect:  César Pelli & Associates
Engineers: Takenaka Corporation, Obayashi Corporation
General Contractors:  Takenaka Corporation, Okumura Corporation, Obayashi Corporation, Dai Nippon Construction
Completed: March 2014
Floor Area: 28,700 m^2
Floors: 65
Building Height: 300 m
Cost: $718 million

AE Interests: Tallest skyscraper in Japan, multi-use, consists of two additional annexes along with the high rise, is the alternative station building for the train route, names after the Japanese word for “to clear, to brighten”, underground levels

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Boolean Birdhouse – Yangmingshan National Park, Taiwan

Posted in Built by rylanstclair on February 24, 2021

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Building: Boolean Birdhouse
Location: Taiwan
Address: Yangmingshan National Park, Taiwan
Architect: Phoebe Says Wow Architects, Shihhwa Hung
Structural Engineer: woodartworkteam藝創木構
General Engineer: Beyond Space Technology Co., Ltd
Contractor: woodartworkteam藝創木構
Client: Parks and Street Lights Office, Taipei City Government
Completed: 2020
Floor Area: 80 m^2
Cost: $50K-100K
Awards: Master Prize 2020

AE Interests: multiple wooden units, lumber, large open space with projectors, inside meant to create ambiance and feeling, multicolored wood, nature and surrounded by wildlife and greenery, small scale comforting experience

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The Independent – Austin, Texas

Posted in Built by Alec Ruiz on February 22, 2021

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Name: The Independent
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 301 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Architect: Rhode Partners
Structural Engineer: LAM+DCI
MEP & Service Engineer: Stantec Geotechnical Engineer: Terracon
Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Completed: 2019
Floor Count: 58

Height: 694 ft.
Floor Area: 968,000 ft^2
Award: 2017 Design Award from American Architecture

AE Interest: cantilevered pool, open roof crown, tallest building in Austin, engaging atmosphere, LEED certified

Source: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Green Piece Village Apartment – Da Nang Vietnam

Posted in Built by Alec Ruiz on February 22, 2021

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Name: Green Piece Village Apartment
Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
Address: 121 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Son Tra Ward, Da Nang City, Vietnam
Architect: Ho Khue Architects
Structural Engineer: ALPES
MEP & Service Engineer: ALPES
Contractor: Le Viet Long
Completed: 2019
Floor Count: 5
Floor Area: 8772 ft^2 (815 m^2)
Award: Architecture Masterprize

AE Interest: Stacked apartment complexes, green building, greenery in a concrete skyline, energy and thermal efficient

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San Jorge Church – Pamplona, Spain

Posted in Built by Eve Wang on February 12, 2021

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Name: San Jorge Church
Location: Pamplona, Spain
Address: Paseo Sandua, 2, 31012 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Architect: Tabuenca & Leache
Structural Engineer: GE & Asociados S.L., engineering
Contractor: Construcciones VDR
Completed: 2008
Floor Area: 2,746 m^2
Awards: 2009 Spanish Architecture Prize Finalist, 2010 Master Design Award for Architecture by the University of Navarre, Honorable Mention in 2006-2009 COAVN Award for Service Buildings (Construction), 2013 ‘Faith and Form’ Honor Award Religious Architecture

AE Interest: Building positioned to conform to the sequence of the existing row of buildings, A raised patio that runs the full length of the facade allows for illumination without disturbing the privacy of others, skylight provides dramatic lighting onto the pulpit, large scale congregation hall

Articles: [1, 2]

Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum – Xiamen, China

Posted in Built by Eve Wang on February 12, 2021

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Name: Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum
Location: Xiamen, China
Address: Yingliang 5th Impression Stone Culture Creative Park, Shuitou, China
Architect: Atelier Alter Architects
Interior Design: Atelier Alter Architects
MEP: Gong Cheng
Material Manufacturers: Yingliang Stone Group
Completed: 2020
Floor Area: 2,600 m^2
Cost: $1,325,965
Awards: Architectural Visualization Awards, Building of the Year 2020, Building of the Year 2019, Building of the Year 2018, Building of the Year 2017, EU Mies Van Der Rohe Award, German Design Council

AE Interest: Three intersected crystalloids in atrium space, quadrangular pyramid light well, vertical and horizontal crystalloids to bend light, orthogonal system of columns and beams, cubic cut stone dissection, geometric form, uniform material throughout

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Videos: [1]

Vessel Hudson Yards – New York, New York

Posted in Built by rschaner22 on February 11, 2021

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Building: Vessel Hudson Yards

Location: New York, New York

Address: 20 Hudson Yards, New York, New York, 10001

Developer:  Related, Oxford Properties Group

Architect: Heatherwick Studio

Architect of Record:  KPF P.C.

Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz

Structural engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

Public Health Engineering: ARUP

Design Engineers: AKT II

Crowd analysis: ARUP

General Contractor:  AECOM Tishman

Steel Contractor& Lift contractor: Cimolai

Cladding Contractor: Permasteelisa

Lighting designers: L’ Observatoire International

Size: 23,788 Sq ft

Year Completed: 2019

AE interests: 150 foot tall public structure,154 flights of stairs, 2500 steps, Rhythmic, Polished Copper, Painted steel,80 Platforms, inspired by ancient step wells in India, Building of the Year 2019, 86 modules.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Lantern House – New York, New York

Posted in Built by rschaner22 on February 11, 2021

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Building: Lantern House

Location: New York, New York

Address: 515 W 18th St. New York, NY 10011

Developer: Related Companies

General Contractor:  Related Construction

Design Architect: Heatherwick Studio Design& Architects

Executive Architect: SLCE Architects

Interior Architect:  March and White design

Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Landscape Architect: Hollander Design

Size: 40,000 sqft

Year: 2020

AE Interests: 22 story tall luxury condominium building, 40,000 sf area, Humble bay windows, Victorian style, High line, LEED Silver certified, Robust materials, 181 residents, parking for 100 vehicles, retail spaces, 2 towers.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Inns Whiskey Bar, Chengdu – Sichuan, China

Posted in Built by Domanique S Williams on February 10, 2021

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Building: INNS  Whisky Bar
Location: Chengdu, China
Address: no.207 tie xiang si rd, chengdu, china
Design Company: WOOTON DESIGNERS
Lead Architect: Wunghombo
Design Team: Tina Hu, Hom-Bo Wong, Franchize Lee, Xiao- Hui Lee, Shan Hu, Honghong Zhu
Manufacturer: Private House, China 
Completion Date: 2019
Awards: Master Prize Winner; Golden Pin Design Award

AE Interest:
150 square meter (10.7 square feet), a lowered ceiling with organic curves and arches throughout, the interior is composed of leather and volcanic stone and covered in gold leaf, there is a small pond formed under a section of a floating wall spiked with whiskey 

M+ Museum Tower – Hong Kong, China

Posted in Built by Domanique S Williams on February 10, 2021

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Building: M+ Museum
Location: Hong Kong China
Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron Basel 
Executive Architect: TFP Farrells Limited
Landscape Design: Vogt Landschaftsarchitektur
Electrical Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong
HVAC Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong 
Mechanical Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong 
Structural Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong 
Facade Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong
Traffic Consultant: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong 
Lighting Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong 
Art Storage & Conservation Consultant: Prevart, Zurich
Facade Media Screen Design: iArt, Basel
Signage Design: Cartlidge Levene
Signage Execution: Atelier Pacific
Year of Completion: 2020
Cost: $9 billion
Site Area: 25,000 m²
Gross Floor Area (GFA): 60,000 m²
Number of Levels: 18
Length: 143 m, Width: 117 m, Height: 94 m
Facade: 24,000 sqm m²

AE Interest: 
Building shape is an upside down T, 178,900 pieces of dark green ceramic tiles on the face that are laid out in a horizontal louvre structure, The recesses in the louvres are embedded with LED light bars.

Toren – Brooklyn, New York

Posted in Built by Collin Wills on February 8, 2021

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Building: Toren
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Completed: 2009
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
General Engineer: SOM
Address: 150 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

AE Interests: Combination of metal and glass panels, LEED® Gold rating, 38 stories, 424 ft. tall, commercial and residential, energy efficient curtain wall, rain screen system, high end apartments, within a mile of 3 different parks

Articles [ 1, 2, 3]

División del Norte – Mexico City, Mexico

Posted in Built by Collin Wills on February 8, 2021
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Building: División del Norte
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Completed: 2009
Architecture Company: Iconico
Manufacturer: KÖMMERLING

AE Interest: Open center to let light in, great use of space in city that space is scarce, one apartment per floor for a total of five, 750 m², front of about 8m, beautiful use of glass to open up the areas, exposed structural elements like steel and concrete


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Edge – New York, New York

Posted in Built by shaileypatel on February 5, 2021

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Building: Edge (30 Hudson Yards)
Location: 500 West 33rd Street Manhattan, New York 10001
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox 
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Construction: AECOM Tishman Construction
Geotechnical, Foundational, Environmental and Survey: Langan
Completion: 2020

AE Interests:
cantilever from 100th floor (1,131 ft), highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, sleek and sharp design, additional foundations and columns threaded between tracks to support rail yard, sloping columns to create “mega trusses”

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Otemon Gakuin University Academic Ark – Ibaraki, Japan

Posted in Built by shaileypatel on February 5, 2021

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Building: Otemon Gakuin University Academic Ark
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Architect: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei 
Structural Engineer:  Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Incorporated
Environmental and Mechanical Engineer:  Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Incorporated
Lighting Design: akari+DESIGN associates
Textile Design: Yoko Ando Design
Construction: 2019

AE Interests:
Inspired by ancient Japanese shrines (motif of cherry blossoms), triangular roof, floating library at the center, stainless steel exterior screens which reduce environmental load

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CITIC Tower – Beijing, China

Posted in Built by Anna Louise Sanders on February 4, 2021

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Name: CITIC Tower
Location: Beijing, China
Address: 10 Guanghau Rd, Chaoyang District
Year: 2018
Height: 1731 ft (527.7 m)
Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Design: WSP
Architect of Record: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Engineer of Record: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Cost Consultant: WT Partnership
Facade Consultant: ALT Limited
Fire Consultant: Arup
Lighting Consultant: Brandston Partnership, Inc.
Property Management: Jones Lang LaSalle
Vertical Transportation: WSP
Awards: 2019 CTBUH Awards of Excellence for “Best Structural Engineering” and “Best Tall Building 400 m and above”
2019 Structural Awards for “Best Tall and Slender Structure”
2020 CTBUH Award of Excellence for “Best Tall Building 400 m and above”

AE Interest: The office building is the tallest building in Beijing and the ninth tallest building in the world. The building uses belt trusses, mega columns, and a reinforced concrete core to achieve its curved architecture, designed to resemble the ‘zun’, an ancient Chinese vessel.

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St Regis – Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Built by Anna Louise Sanders on February 4, 2021

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Name: St Regis (Vista Tower)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Address: 363 E Wacker Dr, 60601
Year: 2020
Height: 1196 ft (101 stories)
Size: 1,900,000 sqft
Architect: Studio Gang Architects
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Civil Engineer: Mackie Consultants
MEP Design: dbHMS
Architect of Record: bKL Architecture
Interior Architect: HBA
Landscape Architect: OLIN
Hotel Architect: Gensler
Facade Consultant: Curtain Wall Design Consulting
Clients: Wanda Group and Magellan Development Group

AE Interest: The curved architecture leads external wind to the two story ‘blow-through floor’ on level 83. This vacant floor is encased with 24′ perforated vertical grates that allow wind to pass through. This in combination with the liquid mass damper on a higher floor cut wind sway down by nearly 25%

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18 Robinson Tower – Singapore, Singapore

Posted in Built by Thomas Varner on February 2, 2021

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Building Name: 18 Robinson Tower
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Lead Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Associate Architect: Architects A61 
Structural: KTP Consultants
MEP: TY Lin International
Façade Engineer: Meinhardt
Contractor: Woh Hup
Landscape: Grant Associates
Lighting: Lighting Planners Associates

AE Interest: 
259,400 sf office and retail space, angular massing, hovering crystalline office tower supported by concrete columns above retail platform, V – shaped site, angled walls to allow for maximum natural lighting in valley of surrounding high rises, publicly accessible parks on platform and roof

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Kohan Ceram Headquarters – Tehran, Iran

Posted in Built by Thomas Varner on February 2, 2021

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Building: Kohan Ceram Headquarters
Location: Tehran, Iran
Architect: Hooba Design
Structural Engineering: Hooba Design
MEP: Hooba Design
Lighting Design: FAD Lighting
Manufacturer: Kohan Ceram

AE Interest:
11,300 sf headquarters for brick manufacturer Kohan Ceram, façade and interior walls made from Spectacled Bricks – composed of two semi-transparent bricks with foam insert; passive thermal control with operable brick louvres regulate temperature, green spaces separate interior space from the façade to filter air and reduce noise pollution

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8850 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, California

Posted in Built by Ethan Hobbs on November 20, 2020

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Building: 8850 Sunset Boulevard
Location: West Hollwood, California
Architect: Morphosis
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates
MEP Engineer: Buro Happold
Landscape Architecture and Site Sustainability: KSA Design Studio
Construction: 2021-2023
AE Interest: Guided by WeHo Green Building Program Standards. Rooftop gardens and terraces. Expected LEED Gold. Draught-tolerant plantings that encourage a cooling microclimate.