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California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, California

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Building: California Academy of Sciences
Location: San Francisco, California
Architect: Renzo Piano
MEP Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Arup
Sustainability: Arup
Completion: 2008

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

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

Written by Devin Kumar

December 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm

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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

Articles: [1,2]

Vidoes: [1]

 

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

Articles: [1, 2]

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

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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

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

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

Videos [1], [2]

Articles [1]

Written by Emily Pace

November 29, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Built