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Art Pavilion in Videbaek – Videbaek, Denmark

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Building: Art Pavilion in Videbaek
Location: Videbaek, Denmark
Architect: Henning Larsen
Structural Engineer: Jørgen Holm
Construction: 2011- 2012

AE Interests: two seemingly floating plates connected by diagonal members, curtain wall is pulled back from the exterior structure, reminiscent of Japanese tea house as it is situated between a park and a lake, interior illuminated by skylights to allow for flexibility in display arrangements 

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Written by Emma Williams

November 16, 2018 at 12:13 am

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Mill Owners’ Association Building – Ahmedabad, India

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Building: Mill Owners’ Association Building
Location: Ahmedabad, India
Architect: Le Corbusier
Completion: 1954

AE Interests: represents Le Corbusier’s proposal for modern Indian architecture, use of brises soleil to prevent sun from reach facade, oriented to allow breeze from river to passively cool building, combines Le Corbusier’s visions of rigidity and curvilinear forms, use of deep perforated walls and exposed concrete 

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Written by Emma Williams

November 16, 2018 at 12:12 am

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Villa Müller – Prague, Czech Republic

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Building: Villa Müller
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Architect: Adolf Loos
Associate Architect: Karel Lhota
Contractor: Podnikatelství Staveb (Entrepreneurship Buildings)
Landscape Architects: Camillo Schneider, Karl Förster, and Hermann Mattern
Completion: 1930

AE Interests: harmony between modern Functionalism and the classic English style, built on sloping terrain that gives views across the valley of the Vltava with Trója Château, access by staircase that allows visitors to interact with the site, idea that structure is for inhabitants not viewers, application of Raumplan conception of buildings, each room is distinctively finished and has different character, interior colors emphasize use of specific space 

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Written by Emma Williams

November 16, 2018 at 12:07 am

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Fletcher Hotel – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Building: Fletcher Hotel
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects  
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum
Facade Engineer: Octatube
Fire Suppression: Mariof
Building Physics: moBius consult
Contractor: Strukton
Interior Design: Robert Kolenik
Completion: 2013

AE interests: In order to reduce the total weight of the building, the partitions between rooms were fit with light structural steel trusses. The hotel was built in a very noisy area, right next to the A2, which is one of the busiest highways, the glass facade that hangs on the outside also creates a lot of noise. To fix these problems, they designed a glass reinforced polyester (GRP) interior facade that blocks out all noise and keeps the heat load from the sun low.
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Written by Madison L Smith

November 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Stockholm Public Library – Stockholm, Sweden

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Building: Stockholm Public Library
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Architect: Gunnar Asplund
Completion:  1928

AE Interest: Made of Plastered brick walls. Floors and the roof are made of iron girders and concrete.

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Written by Madison L Smith

November 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Castelvecchio Museum -Verona, Italy

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Building: Castelvecchio Museum
Location: Verona, Italy
Architect: Carlo Scarpa
Completion: 1964

AE Interest: Castelvecchio was originally built in 1354. Scarpa’s restoration combined the original style with reinforced concrete and steel.

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Written by Madison L Smith

November 15, 2018 at 12:29 pm

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Huaku Sky Garden – Taipei, Taiwan

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Building: Huaku Sky Garden
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: WOHA
Completion: 2017
Local Architect: C.C. Jen Architects and Associates
Structural Engineer: NEW STRUCTURE GROUP
Construction: Pin Hsing Construction
Lighting Design: chroma33 – architectural lighting design

AE Interests: 38-story residential building, designed to maximize cross-ventilation through interlocking form, the symmetrical structural screen provides earthquake-resistance, large external columns and bearing walls allow for no interior columns, ornamental facade is inspired by the rectangular asymmetry of traditional Chinese joinery, each balcony has a recessed garden
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Written by Elizabeth Washburn

November 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

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