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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

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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

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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

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Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

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Building: Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden inside Dallas Arboretum

Location: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Architect: Dattner Architects

Structural Design: Datum Engineers (Texas Sky Walk and Tree house netting)

Landscape Design: MKW 

Lighting Design: Horton Lees Brogdan

Exhibit Design: VSRltd

Completed: 2013, 7-acre expansion

Building Area: 9600 sqft

Garden Map

AE Interests: Sky Walk is a 200 ft long, 20 ft high steel supported walkway over looking the gardens; Buildings used high-mass concrete construction as well as in ground construction to lower energy costs of the buildings; STEM education centers with 17 integrated outdoor learning spaces; Sustainable, low maintenance, durable, recycled materials, green roofs, rainwater collection, photovoltaic , and daylight sensitive construction

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Written by Emily Pace

November 29, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Built

Sendai Mediatheque- Sendai-shi, Japan

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Building: Sendai Mediatheque

Location: Sendai-shi, Japan

Architect: Toyo Ito

Structure: Sasaki Structural Consultants

Mechanical: Es Associates, Sogo Consultants, Otaki E&M Consultants

Construction: 1997- 2000

AE Interests: 13 independent steel-ribbed shafts (tubular columns) constructed with steel-tube truss system; steel-ribbed “honeycomb” slabs of sandwiched steel-plate construction; basement features seismic energy-absorbing mechanisms; the structural tubes also act as light wells, connectors for cables and wiring, elevator shafts and stairwells; structural glass to reinforce the curtain wall

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Articles [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]

Written by Emily Pace

November 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Built

Case Study House 22

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Building: Satahl House/ Case Study House 22

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Architect: Pierre Koenig

Completed: 1959

AE Interests: glass, steel, and concrete construction; steep sloped lot; architecture was designed to be “one large viewing box”

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Written by Emily Pace

November 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Built

Ford Foundation Headquarters – New York, New York

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Building: Ford Foundation Headquarters
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates
Structural Engineer: Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates
Landscape Architect: Dan Kiley
Completed: 1968

AE Interests: The offices only take up a portion of the space on site, the remainder is used as an indoor garden atrium. Structure is a hybrid of concrete and weathered steel, with steel beams spanning 84 feet. Concrete is clad in granite, so the colors of the stone and reddish-brown steel blend in with the natural colors of the garden. Structural design was influenced by highway and bridge construction techniques, where concrete is used as a bearing element to bring forces into the ground and steel is used as a spanning element. Also one of the first office buildings to combine indoor public spaces and community atmosphere with private individual office spaces. This is achieved by orienting the office levels in a step-back formation resembling the letter “C”. Occupants can see each other across the atrium, but still have the privacy of an individual office.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by John Weber

November 29, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Posted in Built