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Louvre Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted in Built by Noel Yi on December 13, 2022

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Building: Louvre Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Started: 2007
Completed: 2017
Cost: $1.4 billion
Area: 24,000 m^2(260,000 ft^2)
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Supervising Architect: KEO International Consultants
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold
Geotechnical Engineers: Buro Happold
Water Engineers: Buro Happold
Construction: Bauer Group
Acoustics: Studio DAP

AE Interests: dealing with flooding when open to the sea, having to figure out the path of the sun and manage geometry to manipulate light, dealing with unique structural systems, passive cooling where there aren’t clear walls

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

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*Original Post by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

FIH (Finance for Danish Industry) – Langelinie, Denmark

Posted in Built by Madison Steffes on December 5, 2022

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Building: FIH Domicile

Location: Langelinie, Denmark

Completion: 2002

Size: 12,000 square meters

Architect: 3XN Architects

Shutter Design: Art Anderson & Copenhagen

Client: FIH 

AE Interests: This building has a unique, ever-changing facade, consisting of a pattern of red brick tiles and large glass windows. Shutters move back and forth in front of the windows or the bricks, depending on the amount of sunlight desired inside. These shutters are the only sliding shutters in the world where the same electric motor drives both the frames and the tilting slats.

Articles [1, 2, 3, 4]

Laban Dance Centre – London, England, U.K.

Posted in Built by Ronald Cristino on November 17, 2022

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Building: Laban Dance Centre

Location: London, England, U.K.

Architect: Herzog and de Meuron  

Structural Engineer: Whitby Bird and Partners

Main Contractor: Ballast Construction

Acoustic Engineer: ARUP Acoustics

Project Management: ARUP Project Management 

Client: Laban Centre

Completed: 2003

Site Area: 88,264 sf

Construction Cost: £23.8 million


AE Interests: Created with large fluid spaces, perfect for dancing. Designed with two exterior facades, one of polycarbonate and one of glass that allow for viewing into, while still maintaining privacy. Has the first ever brown roof in the area, which helps with sustainability.


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

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The original article for this building was posted on August 31,2009 by Chris Krenek.

Saїd Business School, Oxford University – Oxford, U.K.

Posted in Built by Rahul Karuturi on November 16, 2022

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Phase 1 Completed: 2001
Phase 2 Completed: 2012
Architect: Dixon Jones Architects
Client: University of Oxford
Structural engineer: Alan Baxter and Associates
M&E consultant: Hurley Palmer Flatt
Quantity surveyor: Gleeds
Acoustic engineer: Sandy Brown Associates
Landscape consultant: Grontmij
Interior design: Nina Campbell
Catering consultant: Coverpoint Foodservice
Project manager: Oxford University Estates
Project manager: Gardiner & Theobald
CDM coordinator: HCD Management
Approved Building Control Officer: HCD Building Control
Main contractor: Chalegrove Properties

AE Interests: The two phases of this building reference classical and traditional features with elements such as a copper-clad ziggurat tower. The first phase of the building contains impressive noise reduction features given the high density of large capacity lecture halls. The second phase of the project matches the finish styles of its predecessor.

Articles [1, 2]

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Original post by Cristina Calderon on January 26, 2010

Saxon State and University Library – Dresden, Germany

Posted in Built by Grant Miller on November 9, 2022

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Building: Saxon State and University Library
Location: Dresden, Germany
Address: Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Client: City of Dresden, Free State of Saxony
Started: 1999
Completed: 2002
Cost: €3,250,000
Area: 42,000 m2
Cost per Area: €77.38 / m2
Architecture: Ortner & Ortner
Structural Engineering: Gmeiner | Haferl
Project Management: Achammer-Tritthart & Partner
Landscape Design: Burger + Tischler

AE Interests: Central space is underground; sunlit atrium; symmetrical site layout; grooved façade reminiscent of bookshelves; blending traditional and contemporary styles; conversion of a football field into public greenspace; central space functioning as the “heart” of the building with hallways and footbridges serving as arteries; effect of architecture on visitor experience.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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The original article for this building was posted by Mina Akhavan on January 25th, 2010.

Bodegas Protos Winery – Peñafiel, Spain

Posted in Built by Galilea Gutierrez on November 8, 2022

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Building: Bodegas Protos
Location: Peñafiel, Valladolid, Spain
Address: Cam. Bodegas Protos, 24-28, 47300 Peñafiel, Valladolid, Spain
Cost: £15,000,000 (around 17,195,910 USD)
Started: Design began in 2004, but construction did not begin til Spring 2005
Completion: September 2008
Size: 19,450 m2

Client: Bodegas Protos
Architect: RSHP and Alonso Balaguer and Arquitectos Asociados
Structural Engineer: Arup
Services Engineer: BDSP, Grupo JG, and Agroindus
Project Manager: CEM Management
Quantity Surveyor: Tecnics G3 and Agroindus
Lighting Consultant: Biosca y Botey

Awards: RIBA European Award, Shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize, Chicago Atheneum Award, World Architecture Festival – Production, Energy, and Recycling, Civic Trust Award, Conde Nast Traveller ID & D, Gourmet Category – IStructE Award.

AE Interests: Use of local materials, timber parabolic arches, simple and modular form, function, natural lighting, thermal groundmass, nighttime cooling, recycling of stone for walls.

Articles: [1,2,3]
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*Original post by Ashley Pietzsch on September 1, 2009

MoMA QNS – Queens, New York, U.S.A

Posted in Built by Mia Hauffe on October 31, 2022

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Building: The Museum of Modern Art, Queens
Location: Queens, New York, USA
Address: 45-20 33rd Street Long Island City, Queens, New York
Executive Architect: Cooper Robertson
Design Architect: Michael Maltzan Architecture
Structural Engineer: De Nardis Engineering, LLC
MEP Engineer: Goldman Copeland Associates
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company
Interior Design: Lori Weatherly LLC
Lighting: George Sexton Associates
Building Envelope: Associated Construction Services, Inc.
Client: The Museum of Modern Art
Completed: 2002
Site Area: 163,700 sf
Construction Cost: $35 million ($214 per sf)
AE Interests: Designed for flexible gallery space — 21-ft-high ceilings in the galleries and only the perimeter wall is fixed, temporary walls can be custom-made for specific exhibitions. Blue stucco exterior, polished concrete floors, exposed ductwork on the ceiling. Double height and extra wide corridors in spaces for moving art.
Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
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The original article for this building was posted on January 26, 2010 by Joyce Chiu.

Library of Birmingham – Birmingham, U.K.

Posted in Built by Olivia Gordy on October 31, 2022

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Building: Library of Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, England
Address: 309 Broad Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Completed: 2013
Cost: £188 million
Size: 39,000 square meters

Architect: Mecanoo
Civil Engineer: Buro Happold
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Building Services Engineer: Buro Happold
Lighting Designer: Happold Lighting
Acoustics Consultant: Buro Happold Acoustics
Design Manager: Davis Langdon Schumann Smith
Project Manager: Capita Symonds
Main Contractor: Carillion
Client: Birmingham City Council

AE Interests: largest library in Europe, multi-use building with exhibits, 300 seat auditorium, lounges and terraces, large cantilevers, complex aluminum façade that creates interesting interior shadows, multi-level rotundas, BREEAM excellent rated building, gray water systems and ground source heat pumps. 

Articles: [1,2,3]

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*Original post by Stacy Chu on September 1, 2009

Mercedes Benz Design Center – Sindelfingen, Germany

Posted in Built by John Withers on October 27, 2022

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Building: Advanced Design Center Sindelfingen
Location: Sindelfingen (Stuttgart), Germany
Completed: 1998
Site Area: 5 acres

Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Arup, IFB Dr. Braschel & Partners
Acoustic Engineer: Müller BBM

Client: Mercedes-Benz

AE Interests: Complex Geometries in an industrial setting, Delicate roof structure without center columns. Unique lighting solutions

Articles [1, 2]

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*Original Post by Alec Gagnon on August 31, 2009

School of Architecture – Marne-la-Vallee, France

Posted in Built by Olegario Garcia on October 26, 2022

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Building: École d’architecture Marne-la-Vallee (School of Architecture – Marne-la-Valle)
Location: Marne-la-Vallee, France
Address: 12 Avenue Blaise Pascal, Champs-sur-Marne, France
Architect: Bernard Tschumi – Bernard Tschumi Architects
Client: University of Marne-la-Valle
Started: 1994
Completed: 1999
Area: 275,000 sq. ft.
Cost: 15,000,000 USD ($54.55/sq. ft.)
Materials: steel, concrete and glass

AE Interests: Uses concepts such as the “box inside a box”, cantilever and open spaces. The “box inside a box” concepts can be seen in the 400-eat amphitheater covered in extruded metal which is situated in the center of the building elevated fromthe ground creating a sort of floating box. Additionally the circulation of the building is possible through staircases and walkways to get from point A to point B. The amphitheater can also be accessed by several of these stairs and walkways. Wood was used to absorb much of the sound.

Articles: [ 1, 2 ]

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Original post by Matt McCarthy on January 26, 2010

56 Leonard Street – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by molinaacarlos on October 25, 2022

 

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Building:  56 Leonard Street
Location:  56 Leonard Street New York, New York 10013
Started: Initially designed in 2006
Completion:  Scheduled for 2010 but final details were finished in June 2017 (4 year delay)
Architect:  Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer:  WSP
Mechanical Engineer: Cosentini Associates
Lighting Engineer:  Schwinghammer Lighting
Facade Engineer:  Gordon H. Smith Corporation
Construction Management:  Lend Lease

AE Interests:  permeability, customized residences, staggered progression, pixelated, apartments, high-rise, central core

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3]

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The High Line – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by Carter Pruitt on October 24, 2022

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Name: High Line
Location: New York City, New York
Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) Completed: 2009
Section 2 (20th Street to 30th Street) Completed: 2012
Section 3 (30th to 34th Street) Completed: 2014
Overall Cost of the Sections: 228.3 million USD
Park Length: 1.45 miles

Design Project Lead: James Corner Field Operations
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Structural: Buro Happold
MEP Engineering: Buro Happold
General Contractor (Section 1): KiSKA
General Contractor (Section 2): CAC
Construction Manager (Section 3): Sciame

AE Interests: elevated steel rail system turned into a linear park, over 500+ species of plants and trees, historical significance, blending of man-made structure and nature

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

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*Orignal Post by Zaid Arzate on September 1, 2009

Diamond Ranch High School – Pomona, California

Posted in Built by Jay Swallow on October 20, 2022

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Building: Diamond Ranch High School
Location: Pomona, California
Design and Construction: 1994-1996; 1997-1999
Architect: Morphosis Architecture
Project Architect: John Enright
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup
Civil Engineer: Andreasen Engineering, Inc
Landscape Architect: Fong & Associates
Construction: Bernards Brothers

AE Interests: The surrounding topography impacted the design of the building’s form; the main spinal corridor facilitates interactions; solar panels cover the parking for space-efficient renewable energy; construction intended to minimize disruption of the surrounding environment.

Articles: [1, 2]

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*Original posts by Paul Carr on August 31, 2009 and Megha Murthy on October 31, 2018

Biosphere and Flower Pavilion – Potsdam, Germany

Posted in Built by Damian Pacheco on October 19, 2022

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Building: Biosphere and Flower Pavilion
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Address: George-Hermann-Allee 99, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Client: Stadt Potsdam (City of Potsdam)
Started: 2000
Completed: 2001
Area: 11,000 m2
Architects: Barkow +Leibinger
Construction Management: Assmann Beraten + Planen
Structural Engineer: Hörnick-Hock-Thieroff
Mechanical Engineer: Planungsgrupe M+M
Landscape Architect: Büro Kiefer

AE Interests: A large indoor botanical garden that includes a roaring waterfall, two lakes, an aquarium, an hourly artificial thunderstorm, and tropical wildlife. The low-rise building is formed by a series of concrete beams along the roof covered with skylights. The curtain glass wall adds more natural lighting to the environment inside. The indoor climate is kept warm and comfortable all year long.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Aurora Place – Sydney, Australia

Posted in Built by Christopher Daryoush on October 19, 2022

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Building: Aurora Place

Location: Sydney, Australia

Started: 1998

Completion: 2000

Area: 49,500 m²

Architectural Height: 218 m

Roof Height: 188 m

Cost: $485 million

Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Structural Engineer: Arup Group

Developer: Lend Lease Development

AE Interests: Unusual geometric shape, use of double-skin to regulate temperature, multi-use luxury building with large amounts of natural lighting

Articles [1, 2, 3]

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King Power Mahanakhon – Bangkok, Thailand

Posted in Built by Yvonne Chen on October 18, 2022

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Building: King Power Mahanakhon
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Started: June 2011
Completion: April 2016
Area: 150,000 m2
Height: 314 m
Architects: Ole Scheeren
Structural Engineers: Arup
Facade Engineers: Front, Inc.
Owner: King Power Group
Developer: PACE Development Corporation

AE Interests: mixed-use skyscraper, 77-story high rise, the building features a three-dimensional pixelated ribbon that swirls around the exterior, and the glass walls are divided horizontally and vertically, adding to the building’s “pixelated” and “unfinished” appearance, glass skyboxes with sweeping views and generous indoor/outdoor spaces with plunge pools and oversized terraces.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3]

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*Original post by lindseylohberg2009 on August 31, 2009

Burj Al-Arab – Dubai, UAE

Posted in Built by Javeed Abdul on October 17, 2022

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Building: Burj Al-Arab
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE
Client: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
Started: 1994
Completed: 1999
Area: 111,500 m2 (1,200,000 ft2)
Height: 321 m (1,050 ft)
Cost: $1 Billion (US Dollars)
Architect: Tom Wright
Supporting Architect: W.S. Atkins & Partners
Structural Engineer: W.S. Atkins & Partners
MEP: DSE Engineering Group
Developer: Jumeirah Group

AE Interests: The whole building is made on an artificial island which took three years to develop. The builders drove 230 40-metre-long (130 ft) concrete piles into the sand by drilling method. Among many luxuries, it also has one of Dubai’s highest helipads. Additionally, it used to have the worlds largest atrium at 180 m. The hotel was specially designed there to avoid covering the beach with its shadow. Additionally, the shape of the structure is designed to resemble dhow‘s (a traditional Arabic ship) sail to reflect Dubai′s seafaring heritage combined with a modern aspect moving forwards into the future.

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Articles [1] [2] [3] [4]

*Revised by Zahra Bhora on September 2, 2009

Hangar 14 – Bordeaux, France

Posted in Built by Rogelio Cruz on October 17, 2022

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Building: Hangar (Agora) 14 Location: Bodeaux, France

Address: Rue Jean Samazeuilh CS 20088 33070 Bordeaux Cedex France

Start of Project: 1930 (Building was retrofitted)

Completion: 1999 Client: City of Bordeaux

Owner: Bordeaux Events and More

Architects: Lanoire & Courrian

Project Management: Sarl Lanoire & Courrian – Eurl Flint, agent – ECCTA, technical design office

Director General of Planning: Michèle Laruë-Charlus

General Commissioner: YTAA – Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates

Cost: €3.35 M

Area: 6754 m2 (Ground floor: 3,000 m2 – 1st Floor: 2,400 m2 – Patio: 600 m2 – Other: 754 m2)

Cost per square meter: €558/m2

AE Interest: Frost glass facade covering the majority of the main entrance, 8 identical steel staircases allowing access to the top and bottom floors, Terrace facing the Garonne river creating a panoramic view of the landscape, Building was once used for harboring storage, Some of the building’s original facades were kept to highlight that it was converted into a venue hall.

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

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*Original post by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010*

Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany

Posted in Built by ricardojrao on October 13, 2022

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Building: Allianz Arena
Location: Munich, Germany
Address: Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 München, Germany
Started: 2002
Completion: 2005
Cost: €340 Million
Max Capacity: 75,000 Spectators
Architect: Alpine Bau Deutschland GmbH, Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer: ARUP
AE Interests: Luminous ETFE (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pillow Facade, dynamic building appearance, lightweight roofing system, procession through natural landscape, crater-like exterior and interior

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Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Douroux House – Venice, California

Posted in Built by Austin R Krueger on October 12, 2022

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Building: The Douroux House 
Location: Venice, California, USA
Architect: Antoine Predock
Completion: 1991
Builder: Robert Douroux
Owner: Robert Douroux
Square Footage: 3,356 SqFt

AE Interests: The 9 x 13ft, one-ton bright red cantilevered window pivots horizontally to foster interaction between the beach and the home. Structural design intended to withstand seismic activity. The structure consists of only concrete, glass, and steel.

Articles: [123, 4]

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Original post by Maggie Lawson on September 1, 2009

Euskalduna Conference Centre – Bilbao, Spain

Posted in Built by Ailene Castillo on October 12, 2022

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Building: Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Completed: February 1999
Owner: Euskalduna Jauregia
Architects: Federico Soriano & Dolores Palacios (Soriano y Asociados)
Area: 58,200 m2
Contractors: Construcciones Lauki, Jose Antonio Olabarri SL, Grupo Inbisa, Chemtrol
Steel Engineer: Goros S. Coop
Consulting Engineers: IDOM and SENER
Fit-Out Specialist: Frapont
Acoustical Consultant: Higini Arau

AE Interests: corten steel, patterned glazing, one of the largest reciprocal frame structures in the world, multifaceted and multifunctional, 1st infrastructure to implement a digital twin

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

*Original Post by Ben Ash on January 25, 2010

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Masdar City – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Under Construction by Bailey Releford on October 12, 2022

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Building: Masdar City
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Client: Masdar-Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company
Started: 2008
Expected Completion Date: 2025
Area: 6,000,000 m2
Cost: between $18.7 and $19.8 billion
Architect: Foster + Partners
Masterplanning, Sustainability Engineer: Arup
Landscape Architect: Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Environmental Engineer: WSP Group, E.T.A

AE Interests: Masdar City is a carbon-neutral, zero-waste city. It is self-sustaining using solar panels, biofuel, and wind towers. They also provide community pods that remain underground which are necessary for eco-friendly transportation across the city.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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*Original post by Stephen Mathai on September 27, 2009

Cartier Foundation – Paris France

Posted in Built by Nicholas Zuniga on October 11, 2022

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Building: Cartier Foundation
Location: Paris, France
Completed: 1994
Cost: $100 million
Habitable Area: 6,505 square meters (about 70,000sqf)

Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Facade Engineer: Arnaud DE BUSSIÈRE et Associés
Landscape Architect: Lothar Baumgarten
Project Leader: Didier BRAULT
Thermic: Sefca

AE Interests: 650 tons of steel and 5,000 square meters of glass, emptiness, transparency, the unity of interior and exterior, dematerialization, removable glass panels

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

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*Original post by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009.

GSW Headquarters

Posted in Built by Martin Rodriguez on October 9, 2022

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Name: GSW Headquarters
Location: Berlin, Germany
Address: Charlottenstraße 4, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Size: 50,000 m2, 22 floors
Architect: Sauerbruch Hutton
Structural Engineer: Arup
Landscape Architect: Strauma
Acoustic Engineer: Akustic- Ingenieiuro Moll GmbH
Construction: Bilfinger and Berger
Client: City of Berlin
Completed: 1999
AE Interest: GSW headquarters was the first skyscraper built after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Natural Ventilation Systems, double skin glass, solar chimney, sustainability, sustainable renovations, low-energy

Original post by Jimmy Principe on October 11th, 2009

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Federation Square – Melbourne, Australia

Posted in Built by Sofia Orozco on October 5, 2022

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Building: Federation Square
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Completed: 2002
Cost: $450 million
Site Area: 38,000 square meters (7.9 acres)

Joint Architects and Interior Designers: LAB Architecture Studio with Bates Smart
Principal Architects: Donald L. Bates, Peter Davidson
Landscape Architect: Karres en Brands
Structural Engineer: Hyder Consulting
Façade Engineer: Newtecnic
Environmental Design Consultant: Atelier Ten
Services Engineer: Waterman Group
Builder: Multiplex Constructions
Client: Government of Victoria, Australia

AE Interests: Urban renovation by building civic center on top of active rail yard; thermal cooling labyrinth to support passive-cooling system; pinwheel triangle grid façade; strategic urban design.

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

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*Original post by Maggie Lawson on August 31, 2009

New Synagogue – Dresden, Germany

Posted in Built by Tiffany Tran on October 5, 2022

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Name: New Synagogue
Location: Dresden, Germany
Architect: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Structural Engineer: Schweitzer Ingenieure
Acoustical Engineer: Zibell Willner & Partners
Lighting Designers: Wilms GmbH
Client: Jewish Community, Dresden
Completed: 2001

AE Interests: Built on the same site as the Semper Synagogue, which was designed by Gottfried Semper and consequently destroyed in 1938 during the Night of Broken Glass. Exhibits the polarity of stability and fragility through material dualism with an exterior structure of precast concrete and an interior structure of metallic, brass textile. Stone structure employs a curvilinear form that twists to the Jerusalem, the direction for prayer in Judaism.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Original post by Mina Akhavan on January 24, 2010

DZ Bank – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Built by Ben Claflin on October 4, 2022

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Name: DZ Bank
Location: Berlin, Germany
Design Architect: Gehry Partners
Project Architects: Marc Salette and Tensho Takemorie
Structural Engineers: Fischer und Friedrich, Ingenier Buero Mueller Marl GmbH, Schlaich, Bergmann & Partner
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Brandi Ingenieure GmbH
Lighting Consultant: Wilfried Kramb from AG Licht
Construction: DG Immobilien Management GmbH
Completed In: 2001
AE Interest: mixed-used building, design is focused on site around it, organic/sculptural shell for conference hall, natural lighting is used to highlight organic forms and materials

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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*Original Post by Matt McCarthy on August 30th, 2009*

Cathedral of Christ the Light – Oakland, California, U.S.

Posted in Built by Cade Morris on October 4, 2022

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Building: Cathedral of Christ the Light
Location: Oakland, California

Completed: 2008
Size: 2.5 acres, 136 feet tall, 250,000 ft2
Cost: $190 million ($760 per ft2 )
Client: Catholic Diocese of Oakland

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merril
General Contractor: Webcor Builders
Civil Engineering: Korve Engineering

AE Interests: Very light ecological footprint using fly ash and slag to decrease cement paste content in concrete. Cathedral is lit entirely by daylight creating luminosity with the exception of evening activities. Uses the advanced method of ancient roman technique of thermal inertia to maintain an appropriate building climate. Built to withstand earthquakes implementing laminated wood timbers and a matrix of friction pendulum base isolators.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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*Original post by Jillmon Holland on September 1, 2009

Shanghai Grand Theater – Shanghai, China

Posted in Built by Madison Steffes on October 3, 2022

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Building: Shanghai Grand Theater
Location: Shanghai, China
Address: Located at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Huangpi Road South

Completed: 1998
Size: 600,000 ft2, 131 ft tall
Cost: 1.3 billion yuan (Around $186,610)
Client: Municipal of Shanghai

Architect: Jean-Marie Charpentier
Acoustics: Kirkegaard Associates
Interior: Studios Architect

AE Interests:  Laminated Curtain glass facade suspended by cables, 7000 tons of steel structure, inverted arched steel roof, six reinforced concrete columns to hold up structure.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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*Original post by Cristina Calderon on January 26, 2010

College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Posted in Built by Sofia Leal Cavazos on October 3, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4]
Building: Rapson Hall; College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota
Status: Completed 2002
Awards: 1990 Progressive Architecture Award, 2002 AIA New York Chapter Design Award [5]
Design Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Associate Architect: Vincent James Associates Architects (VJAA)
Engineer: Ellerbe Becket (now AECOM)
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson & Associates
Lighting Consultant: L’Observatoire International
Contractor: Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
AE Interests: Library, Auditorium, Multi-use spaces, Renovation, Geometric Design, Natural lighting, Translucent material.

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*original post by Sophia Kim on August 30, 2009

Usera Public Library – Madrid, Spain

Posted in Built by Katrina Fierro on October 3, 2022

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Name: Usera Public Library

Location: Madrid, Spain

Address: Av. de Rafaela Ybarra, 43, 28026 Madrid, Spain

Architects: Juan Herreros, Iñaki Ábalos (formerly of the firm Abalos & Herreros)

Project Architect: Ángel Jaramillo

Collaborating Artist: Peter Halley

Structural: José Manuel Sierra, Juan Gómez

Services: José Cruz, Pedro Blanco

Construction: Dragados, S.A.

Client: Comunidad de Madrid

Completed: 2003

Area: 3500 sq m

AE Interests: Organization of space for user function, integration with surroundings, simplified construction, and creation of an atmosphere of delicate airiness. A structure concreted in the core and perimeter, with open, column-free middle, contributes to this airiness.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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The original article for this building was posted on January 25, 2010 by Zaid Arzate.

Casa da Música – Porto, Portugal

Posted in Built by Thomas Almendra on September 29, 2022

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Name: Casa da Música

Location: Porto, Portugal

Address: Av. da Boavista 604-610, 4149-071 Porto, Portugal

Completed: 2005

Architect: OMA

Structural Engineer: Arup / AFA Lda

Acoustics: TNO Eindhoven / DHV

Local Architect: ANC Architects

AE interests: Avoiding the shoebox Auditorium design, Turning a design originally for a house to an auditorium, glass auditorium walls, optimizing acoustics, corrugated glass, angular geometry, unorthodox material choice

Articles [1] [2] [3] [4]

*Revised by Thomas Almendra on 9/29/2022

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center – Noumea, New Caledonia

Posted in Built by Haley Hernandez on September 28, 2022

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Building Name: Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center
Location: Noumea, New Caledonia
Completed: 1998
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Landscape Architects: Desvigne & Dalnoky
Area: 8,188 sqm

AE Interests: sustainability, relationship with nature, culture, natural building materials, low maintenance, termite repellent iroko wood, ten multifunction pavilions of different sizes separated into 3 categories, integrated tree filled spaces, which are all interconnected with a footpath, cooling and passive ventilation obtained through a double façade

Articles {1, 2, 3}

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*Original post by Alec Gagnon on 08-31-2009

The Galleria Luxury Hall West – Seoul, South Korea

Posted in Built by Kimble Horsak on September 28, 2022

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Name: The Galleria Luxury Hall West

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Address: 343 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu

Design Architect: Ben van Berkel, UNStudio

Facade Design: RAC – Rah Architecture Consulting Executive architects

Construction: Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corp., Dongshin C G E Co. Ltd

Structural Engineer: ARUP

Lighting Design: Arup Lighting, Eon/SLD

Completion: 2004

AE Interests: Everchanging facade with limitless capabilities, and seamless integration of overlapping panels around a curved surface. 

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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The Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales – Carmarthenshire, U.K.

Posted in Built by Nickolas Boekhoudt on September 28, 2022

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Building: The Great Glasshouse
Location: Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Client: National Botanic Garden of Wales

Started: 1995
Completed: 2000
Area: 5,800m2
Cost: £8,940,800 (Around $9,590,528)
Architect: Foster + Partners

Landscape Architect: Gustafson Porter
Structural Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates
Environmental Engineer: Max Fordham & Partners

AE Interests: The Great Glasshouse is the largest single-span glasshouse in the world, with a glazed roof with a length of 99 meters and a width of 55 meters. Prime example of sustainability in design by the consideration for rainwater collection and biomass boiler usage to burn timber trimmings as the greenhouse’s primary heat source. A computer system monitors the climate of the inside and outside of the glass and reacts to exterior conditions by adjusting individual glazing panels’ angles to minimize energy consumption when controlling the interior climate. The dome is supported by tubular steel beams and aluminum glazing that maximizes light transmission for the plants it houses while minimizing the necessity of materials for the project.

Articles: [1234]

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*Original post by Cristina Calderon on January 26, 2010

Educatorium – Utrecht, Netherlands

Posted in Built by John Enlow on September 26, 2022

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Building: The Educatorium
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Client: Utrecht University
Started: 1992
Completed: 1997
Area: 11,000m2
Cost: €10,900,000
Architect: OMA, Rem Koolhaas
Structures: ABT
Acoustics: TNO, TU/e
Ecological Consultant: W/E Adviseurs

AE Interests: Folded/molded concrete slab which accommodates the functions of the building, laminated glass auditorium that allows view while retaining privacy, spaces with different atmospheres created in cafeteria by sloped roof and staggered columns, easily-accessible bike parking

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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*Original post by Lindsey Lohberg on 09-01-2009

Zlota 44 – Warsaw, Poland

Posted in Built by Tarek Salem on September 26, 2022

Photo by Sylwester Ficek on Pexels.com

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Building: Zlota 44
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Completed: 2016
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural & MEP Engineer: Arup
Developer: Amstar and BBI Development
Project Management: Hill International
Cost: $160,000,000
Square Footage: 850,000 sq ft (79,000 sq m)
Cost per Square Foot: $188

AE Interests: 192 meter luxury apartment building, post-modern, sail shaped glass facade and bending walls, luxury amenities, high level of sustainability, optimal solar design, natural ventilation 

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Original post by Kenny Greaves on 01-25-2010 

Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse-Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Posted in Built by Merrick Zey on September 22, 2022

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Building: Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Completed: 2000
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
General Contractor: Dick Corporation
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners
Facade Consultant: Heintges

 

AE Interests: passive cooling system, civic projects, minimalist, indoor courtyard, passive downdraught evaporative cooling, glass facade, desert architecture, modern architecture
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Article: [1] [2] [3] [4]

*Original post by Nick Williams on 09-01-2009

Bathing Pavilion – Girona, Spain

Posted in Built by Liliana Garcia on September 21, 2022

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Name: Bathing Pavilion (Pavelló del bany)
Location: Girona, Spain
Address: Carrer Sant Narcís, 32, 17800 Olot, Girona, Spain
Architect: RCR Arquitectes
Structural Engineer: Blázquez-Guanter SLP
Contractor: Mecàniques Bassegoda
Client: Olot City Hall & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone National Park
Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Oxidized finishing on metal exterior, curvilinear form to mimic nearby river, raised platform to prevent flooding, minimal use of materials, use of steel lintels to reinforce roof.

Article: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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The original article for this building was posted on January 25, 2010 by Ben Ash.

Ara Pacis Museum – Rome, Italy

Posted in Built by Luke Pyle on September 19, 2022

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Name: Ara Pacis Museum
Location: Rome, Italy
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners
Project Architect: Simone Giostra
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners
Consulting Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
General Contractor: Calosi e Del Mastio
Cost: ~ $24,000,000
Cost per square foot: ~ $525
Area: 45,750 ft2
Completed: 2006

AE Interests: Glass curtain wall that is 150 feet long and 40 feet tall, maximizing lighting to best represent exhibition space, elimination of “false shadows”, natural flow and traffic circulation, maximizing viewing space.

The original article for this building was posted on September 15th, 2009 by Carolyn Swann.

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture – Washington, DC, United States

Posted in Built by rachelgelfand1 on June 3, 2022


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Name: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Location: Washington, DC, United States
General Contractor:  Clark / Smoot / Russell, A Joint Venture
Design Architect: Adjaye Associates
Executive Architect:  Freelon Group/ Adjaye Associates/ Davis Brody Bond/ Smith Group
Structural engineer: Robert Silman Associates/ Guy Nordenson
MEP Engineer: WSP
Civil Engineer: Rummel Klepper & Kahl, LLP
Completion: 2016
Area: 400,000 ft²

AE Interest: LEED Gold, 3,600 bronze colored panels, 60% underground, Smithsonian, 98.4kW photovoltaic panels, Green roof, Long span canopy, $504 million

Article: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

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The Helix Amazon Headquarters – Arlington, Virginia

Posted in Built by kkanagaki on May 5, 2022

Name: The Helix
Location: Arlington, Virginia
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group
Design Architect: NBBJ
Area: 2.8 million ft2

AE Interest: LEED Platinum, landscape integration, sustainable design

World of Volvo – Gothenburg, Sweden

Posted in Built by kkanagaki on May 5, 2022

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Name: World of Volvo
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
General Contractor: BRA Bygg
Design/Landscape Architect: Henning Larson
Structural Engineer: Optima Engineering AB and BRA Teknik
Wood Structure and Façade Consultant: Lindner Scandinavia AB
Area: 237,000 ft2
Estimated Completion: 2023

AE Interest: LEED Gold and WELL Gold, use of mass-timber, exterior canopy, landscape integration

Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture Campus Center Building – Gashora, Rwanda, Africa

Posted in Built by rachelgelfand1 on April 27, 2022

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Name: Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture
Location: Gashora, Bugesera District, Rwanda
Address: Southwest corner of lake kilimbi
Design Architect, Executive Architect, and Landscape Architect: MASS Design Group
Structural Engineer, MEP Engineer, and Civil Engineer: ARUP
Visual Design Consultant: PEBL Design
General Contractor:  Remote Group
Client: Howard G Buffet Foundation
Completion: 2022
Area: 20,350 m²

AE Interest: Carbon positive by 2044, Sustainability, Stone foundation, Timber framing, Compressed stabilized earth blocks, 1500kHW solar array supplies 100% of power, UN sustainable development goals, Solar principles, Minimizing use of concrete and steel.

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

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Investcorp Building – Oxford, England

Posted in Built by ryandennis26 on April 26, 2022

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Name: Investcorp Building
Location: Oxford, England
Address: St Antony’s College, Oxford OX2 6HR, United Kingdom
Design Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Architect: Oliver Parks Consulting
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Contractor: BAM
MEP Engineer: Max Fordham Engineering
Landscape Design: Gross Max
Façade Consultants: ARUP
Lighting Design: ARUP
CDM: Andrew Goddard Associates

Completion: 2015

AE Interest: 1,127 m^2 building, reflective façade, stainless steel tube, climate-controlled space, in-situ reinforced concrete frame, braced glulam wood beams, passive air-cooling strategy, BIM, finite element analysis

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Kontum Indochine Café – Kon Tum, Vietnam

Posted in Built by ryandennis26 on April 26, 2022

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Name: Kontum Indochine Café
Location: Kon Tum, Vietnam
Address: Hùng Vương, TT. Đắk Tô, Đắk Tô, Kon Tum, Vietnam
Principal Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Project Architect: Dau Nhat Quang
Bamboo Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC
Structural Engineer: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Climate Design: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Client: Truong Long JSC

Completion: 2013

AE Interest: 6,000 square foot open-air space, bamboo as a sustainable building material, passive design, prefabrication, cone shaped columns, and butterfly roof

Articles: [1,2,3]

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Millennium Tower – San Francisco, California

Posted in Built by Sherman Wong on April 25, 2022

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Name: Millennium Tower
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Address:  301 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Architect: Handel Architects
Developer:  Millenium Partners
Structural engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Geotechnical Engineering: Langan Treadwell Rollo
General Contractor:  Webcor Builders
Façade Consultant: Enclos Corp, Vidaris Inc.
Cost Consultant: AECOM
Completion: 2009

AE Interests: height: 645 ft, 58 stories + 5 underground parking levels, 419 condominium units, floor area: 14000 sq ft, US$350 million project, glass façade and reinforced concrete structure, building has settled 16 inches and tilted 2 inches since completion (though not in danger), SGH retained to fix settlement and tilt issues

Articles: [1,2,3]
Essay: [1]

Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Posted in Built by Sherman Wong on April 25, 2022

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Name: Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT)
Location: Hong Kong, China
Address: 11 Yuk Choi Road, Block V, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Developer: Hong Kong Polytechnic university
Structural, Civil, MEP, Geotechnical, & Façade Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Executive Architect: AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group; AGC Design
General Contractor: Shui On Construction Company Ltd
Façade Contractor: YKK AP Facade Hong Kong LTD / Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co., Ltd.
Landscape design: Team 73 Hong Kong Ltd
Acoustical Engineer: Westwood Hong & Associates Ltd.
Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
Completion: 2013

AE Interests: height: 78 meters, 15 floors + 1 basement level, construction floor area: 28,000 m2, net operable floor area: 15,000 m2, construction timeline: 966 days, louvres cover most areas of the curtain wall windows to assist with shading of the building, different materials make up the façade of different floors (eg. aluminum cladding and glass panels make up floors 2-5, while a curtain wall runs from floor 3-13)

Articles: [1,2,3]
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Fundação Iberê Camargo – Porto Alegre, Brazil

Posted in Built by josha3 on April 21, 2022

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Name: Fundação Iberê Camargo
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
General Contractor: Camargo Correa
Design Architect: Álvaro Siza Vieira
Structural engineer: Gop
MEP Engineer: Gop
Client: Iberê Camargo Foundation
Construction Year: 2003
Budget: $6,490,137
Area: 8,326 sqm

AE Interests: walkways cantilevered across the front facade, reuse of water, void on roof

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Singha D’luck Cinematic Theatre – Pattaya, Thailand

Posted in Built by josha3 on April 21, 2022

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Name: Singha D’luck Cinematic Theatre
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
General Contractor: Ritta Co.Ltd
Design Architect: Architects 49
Executive Architects: Prabhakorn Vadanyakul, Narongwit Areemit
Kinetic Facades Specialist / Fabricator: Structural Dynamics
Acoustics Consultant: CCW Associates
System Engineer: M&E Engineering 49
Clients: Panjaluck Pasuk
Construction Year: 2017
Area: 16,000 sqm

AE Interests: kinetic façade, cantilever façade, levitation illusion

Videos: [1]

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Suzhou Bay Cultural Centre – Suzhou, China

Posted in Built by antonysutanto on April 20, 2022

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Name: Suzhou Bay Cultural Centre
Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Address: China, Jiangsu, Suzhou, Wujiang, 苏震桃公路辅路顾家荡路 邮政编码: 215103
Architect: Christian de Portzamparc / 2Portzamparc
Structural and Façade Engineer: Arup
Lighting: Artill
Acoustics: Xu Acoustique
Client: Suzhou Wujiang City Investment Development Co Ltd
Cost: $422 Million
Completion: 2020
Area: 215,000 m2
Height: 40 m

AE Interest: 1,600-seat opera house and 60,000 sqft opera house united by a 500m-long, 40-m-high metallic ribbon – the largest in the world; ribbons utilize space truss structures with rotating geometry and cantilevering 50m outwards; V-columns inserted into circular concrete columns and driven into the ground support the ribbons; in the opera theater, audience stands were used to help cantilever out many levels of seating; Rhino and Grasshopper were used to optimize design of curtain wall panels

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Video: [1]

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T Park – Hong Kong, China

Posted in Built by antonysutanto on April 20, 2022

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Name: T Park/Sludge Treatment Facility
Location: Hong Kong, China
Address: 25 Nim Wan Rd, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Architect: Vasconi Architectes by Thomas SCHINKO
Civil Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Arup
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Arup
Fire Engineer: Arup
Water Engineer: Arup
Lighting: illumination Physics
Client: Veolia Water – Leighton Asia – John Holland, Joint Venture
Main Contractor: Veolia
Cost: $660 Million
Completion: 2016
Area: 70,000 m2
Height: 56 m

AE Interest: Largest facility of its type in the world; LEED Gold certification and BEAM Plus Provisional Platinum rating; completely self-sufficient; at full capacity, an excess of 2MW of power is produced daily and $25m in revenue annually; zero excess discharge of water from the facility; eco-friendly materials included recycled plastics and lower emissivity glass used to lower building’s embodied and operational carbon; 400m-long flowing roof spans over two incinerator plants and administrative tower

Article: [1, 2, 3]

Videos: [1, 2]

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Axel Springer Campus Building – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Built by GianPaulo Garcia on April 19, 2022

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Name: Axel Springer Campus
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architects: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP: ZWP Ingenieur-AG
General Contractor: Ed. Züblin AG
Project Management: SMV (Bauprojektsteuerung Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH)
Manufacturers: UniFor
Elevators: Lerch Bates
Lighting: Les Eclaireurs
Acoustics: Kahle Acoustics
Façade Contractor: Dobler-Metallbau, GIG Fassaden
Geotechnical: GuD Geotechnik und Dynamik Consult GmbH
Building Physics: knp.Bauphysik GmbH
Furniture: Unifor, Lensvelt
Area: 52,000 sqm

A/E Interest: Large Open Atrium, Post Covid, Collaborative Office Space, Faceted Glass Atrium, Contemporary Architecture, 45 Meter Complex Glass Facade, Natural Lighting, Multiple Bridges Connect the Different Floors in the Building, Terrace-like Interior Feature to Promote open

Articles: [1, 2]

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POST – Houston, Tx

Posted in Built by GianPaulo Garcia on April 19, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Project: POST (Houston, TX)
Owner/Client: Lovett Commercial
Architect: OMA
Collaborating Architect: Powers Brown Architecture
Structural Engineer: IMEG Corp
MEP: DBR Engineering Consultants
Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt
General Contractor: Harvey Builders
Executive Architect (Food Hall): Lucid
Lighting: DotDash
Historic Advisor: MacRostic
Graphics/Signages: MTWTF with Formation
Area: 500,000
Completion: 2021

A/E Interest: ETFE roofing system in Atriums– fluorine based plastics (known for their durability, flexibility and fire resistant properties), Sky Garden, Large Atriums, Unique Staircases, Rooftop Garden, Column Free Music/Concert Hall, Renovation Project, Restoration Project.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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Lusail Stadium

Posted in Built by Aidan J Skipper on April 18, 2022

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General Contractor: HBK Contracting and China Railway Construction
Design Architect: Foster + Partners and ARUP
Executive Architect: AFK Architects
Structural Engineer: HBK Contracting
Civil Engineer: HBK Contracting
MEP Engineer: PHA Consult

Completion: November 2021
Capacity: 80,000

AE Interests: Arab architecture, temporary space, system of louvers, gold exterior facade, roof discreetly supported by columns, efficient water fixtures, leak detection systems

Sources: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Houston Endowment

Posted in Built by Aidan J Skipper on April 18, 2022

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General Contractor: Forney Construction
Design Architect: Kevin Daly Architects
Executive Architect: Kirksey Architecture
Structural Engineer: ARUP
MEP Engineer: ARUP and CMTA
Civil Engineer: BGE
Landscape Design: Tom Leader Studio TLS
Climate Engineer/Sustainability: Transsolar Klima Engineering
Envelope, Roofing & Waterproofing: Curtainwall Design Consulting
Acoustical Engineer: Newson Brown Acoustics
Lighting Consultant: George Sexton Associates

AE Interests: CLT and Steel hybrid, radiant cooling, carbon negative, lattice system to provide sun control, visible vertical columns, moment frames to create space, light and transparency

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Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater – Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Posted in Built by sarahforthuber on April 13, 2022

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Name: Waterloo Park & Moody Amphitheater
Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Address: 500 E 12th St, Austin, TX, 78701
Client: Waterloo Greenway Conservancy
General Contractor (Sector 9): DPR Construction
Design Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Landscape Architects: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
Architects (Bathroom facility): Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Local Landscape Architects: DWG
Structural Engineer (Moody Amphitheater): Guy Nordenson and Associates
Structural Engineer (Bridges & Pathways): Architectural Engineers Collaborative
Civil Engineer: WGI
MEP Engineer: EEA Consulting Engineers
Completion: 2021
Area: 11 acres

AE Interests: Canopy includes 15 layers of stacked steel truss elements, I-beams, and over 2,000 nonstructural members, most of which are aluminum, all crisscrossing each other to create heavier shading. shaped green space that cantilevers off a concrete structure that borders Waller Creek, following the tunnel designed to divert the overflow of water. 50,000-gallon water storage tank was placed at the base of the amphitheater, which connects to the irrigation system throughout the park.

Articles: [1]

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Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame – Natchitoches, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Posted in Built by sarahforthuber on April 13, 2022

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Name: Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame
Location: Natchitoches, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Address: 800 Front St, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Client: State of Louisiana, Office of Facility, Planning, & Control
General Contractor: VCC
Design Architect: Trahan Architects
Structural Engineer: LBYD
MEP Engineer: Associated Design Group
Civil Engineer: CSRS
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates
Interior Design: Lauren Bombet Interiors
Geotechnical Engineer: GeoConsultants
Completion: 2013
Area: 28,000 sqft

AE Interests: Interior involves over 1,100 cast-stone panels, each uniquely shaped and supported by internal complex steel structures to form smooth curved masses. Exterior copper strips wrap around the entire white stucco building to form louvres, which act in lighting, ventilation, and viewing control.

Articles [1]

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ICC Sydney Complex – Sydney, Australia

Posted in Built by mvillago1234 on April 12, 2022

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Name: International Convention Center Sydney
Location: Sydney, Australia
Address: 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Client: New South Whales Government
General Contractor: Lendlease
Design Architect: Populous & HASSELL
Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group
MEP Engineer: AECOM
Civil Engineer: ARCADIS
Acoustic Engineer: Morris Goding Access Consulting
Landscape Architect: HASSELL Landscape
Interior Designer: Populous

Completion: 2016

A/E Interest: large indoor space, parametric glass design, curtain wall windows, mirrored glass façade, master plan

Articles [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Las Americas – Leon, Mexico

Posted in Built by mvillago1234 on April 12, 2022

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Name: Las Americas
Location: Leon, Mexico
Client: Imuvi Development City of Leon
General Contractor: COSEBA
Design Architect: SO-IL
Structural Engineer: ICNUM
MEP Engineer: Consultoría en Ingeniería Electromecánica SC

Completion: 2021

A/E Interest: cross ventilation, low income housing, concrete structure, natural ventilation, worker driven design, low cost project

Articles [1, 2, 3]

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Denver Westin Hotel and Transit Center – Denver, Colorado, United States

Posted in Built by kaylaellen24 on April 11, 2022

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General Information
Name: Denver Westin Hotel and Transit Center
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Architect: Gensler
Associate Architect: Iron Horse Architects
Structural Engineer: S.A. Miro Inc.
Civil Engineer: Hartwig& Associates Inc.
MEP Engineer: ME Engineers
Mechanical and Plumbing: The CE Group
Electrical Engineers: BCER Engineering Inc.
Acoustics and Vibration Control: Shen Milson &Wilks Inc.

AE Interests
LEED Platinum certified building, glazed exterior curtain wall of glass and aluminum, steel and glass curved canopies in transit center, optimization of natural light, advanced real time building performance monitor.

Sources: [1,2,3]

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New Munch Museum – Oslo, Norway

Posted in Built by kaylaellen24 on April 11, 2022

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General Information
Name: New Munch Museum
Location: Oslo, Norway
Architect: Estudio Herreros
Local Architect: LPO Arkitekter
Facade Engineering: ARUP, Bollinger + Grohmann
MEP Systems: Multiconsult, Hjellnes Consult, Brekke & Strand Akustikk
Year Completed: 2021
Area: 26300 square meters

AE Interests
Reinforced concrete box with steel framed atrium, Innovative construction process to place glass panels, Exterior aluminum panels to reflect or retain light, Made of low carbon concrete and recycled steel, Only emits half the greenhouse gasses of similar sized buildings.

Sources:[1, 2, 3, 4]

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Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center – Kamikatsu, Japan

Posted in Built by Ami Suzuki on April 11, 2022

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Name: Kamikatsu Zero Waste Center
Location: Kamikatsu, Tokushima, Japan
Address: Shimohiura-7-2 Fukuhara, Kamikatsu, Katsuura District, Tokushima 771-4501, Japan
Architect: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Structural Engineer: Yamada Noriaki Structural Design Office Co.,Ltd
Contractor: Kitajima Corporation
Furniture design & Production: Wrap architect office
Completion: 2020
Floor Area: 1,176 m2

AE Interest: zero-waste; sustainable; cedar logs; recyclable; waste materials; local sources; minimal waste; joint method; linear architecture with repeated frames and identical cross-section

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Matsubara Civic Library – Matsubara, Japan

Posted in Built by Ami Suzuki on April 11, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Name: Matsubara Civic Library
Location: Matsubara, Osaka, Japan
Address: 3-chōme-1-46 Taijō, Matsubara, Osaka 580-0044, Japan
Architect: MARU。architecture
Main Contractor: Konoike Construction
Structural/Civil Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup
Lighting Design: Arup

Completion: 2020
Floor Area: 2,987.33 m2
Height: 18.55 m

AE Interest: 600mm reinforced concrete; inner steel floor framing; crack control bar method; natural ventilation from pond; earthqauke-resistant design; heat insulation from thick concrete wall

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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The Seventy-Six — Albany, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by Lucien (Frederik L.) Overweel on April 11, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Project: The Seventy Six
Location: 76 Second Avenue, South End, Albany, New York, U.S.

Developer: South End Development (SED) (CEO/Founder Corey Jones)
Sustainability Lead: South End Development (SED) & EnergyLink L.L.C. & Garrison Architects
Design Architect: Garrison Architects
Executive Architect: Garrison Architects
Structural Engineer: TBD
MEP Engineer: EnergyLink L.L.C. & TBD
Civil Engineer: TBD
Landscape Design: Garrison Architects
Lighting Consultant: TBD
Energy Consultant/Construction: EnergyLink L.L.C.

Status: In Progress
Total Area: 450,000 sq. ft.
Key Descriptor: World’s first triple net-zero (net-zero water, waste, and electricity) sustainable development featuring residential and mixed-use spaces

AE Interests: Passive house design (through orientation, shading, ventilation, etc.), modular construction (factory-built steel-brace-framed units with MEP built in), transformable spaces, sustainable systems, low energy lighting design, circular economy, triple net-zero (net zero-water, waste, and electricity), advanced MEP systems (flexible refrigerant flow), future-proof, solar energy (2,750 Mwh solar through monofacial and bifacial panels on roofs and car parks), urban wind energy, solar thermal water heating, sustainable materials, energy efficient (R-50 roof, triple-pane windows, R-38 walls, continuous insulation around modules), BTES borehole thermal energy storage, geothermal heat pumps, hydroelectric technology, insulation, rooftop water collection, on-site greywater and stormwater filtration, aquaponic natural water filtration, biophilic/natural design methods and materials, zero landfill (recycling, composting, incineration), project focuses on the advancement of society (environmental, social, and economic) while providing affordable housing and employment to the local area

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

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The Sustainable City — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by Lucien (Frederik L.) Overweel on April 10, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Project: The Sustainable City
Location: Al Qudra Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Developer: Diamond Developers (CEO Faris Saeed)
General Contractor: Jeet Building Contracting, L.L.C.
Sustainability Lead: Faris Saeed & Wassim Adlouni
Design Architect: Wassim Adlouni & Baharash Architecture
Executive Architect: Baharash Architecture
Structural Engineer: Diamond Developers
MEP Engineer: Diamond Developers
Civil Engineer: Faris Saeed
Landscape Design: Baharash Architecture
Lighting Consultant: Umaya Lighting
Energy Consultant/Construction: City Solar

Completion Date: 2015
Total Area: 46-hectares
Key Descriptor: Residential and mixed-use sustainable property development with 3,000 residents, spread across 500 villas, and 89 apartments

Video Tour: Link

AE Interests: Passive house design (through Northern orientation, shading, and a minimum reflective index of 78 on hardscaping), urban planning, reduced light pollution, sustainable systems, circular economy, zero-waste, advanced MEP systems (variable refrigerant flow), simple/smart construction (precast wall panels), modularity, future-proof, sustainable materials, evaporative cooling, energy efficiency, insulation, net-zero, construction waste reused, 10MW peak solar production, greywater filtration, biofiltration, biophilic/natural design methods, urban farming, larger buildings (such as the SEE Institute) are net energy positive (assisting the grid), project focuses on the advancement of society (environmental, social, and economic) while costing less than a traditional development project of this size

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One57 – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by aaron7101 on April 8, 2022

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Building: One57 

Address: 157 West 57th Street
Design Architect: Christian de Portzamparc
Executive Architect: SLCE Architect LLP
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Engineer: AKF Group LLC
Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering
General Contractor: Lend Lease Project Management & Construction (formerly Bovis Lend Lease)
Environmental Engineer: Langan Engineering
Façade Engineer: Permasteelisa Group
Interior Design: Residential: Thomas Juul-Hansen, LLC, Hôtel: Yabu Pushelberg
Zoning Consultant: Michael Parley, Development Consulting Services Inc

Completion: 2014
Program: Residential, Luxury
Floors: 75 floors above ground, 2 floors below ground level
Total Construction Floor Area: 79,299 sq.m. (853,567 sq ft) 
Height: 1004’5’’ ft 

AE Interests: 
High-performance concrete of 12,000psi (83MPa) was used for the shear walls | Liquid damping system to mitigate lateral movements | Facade imitates a waterfall design | Lower ¼ of facade ‘ripples’ through louvres and windows that alternate a curved metal place with a blue tinted glass | Rippled cantilevers/porch roofs at the bottom, the ‘splash’ of the waterfall | Sides are randomly alternated with lighter, whiter shades with darker, blue shades, imitating the color patterns of a genuine waterfall.

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Museum of the Future – Dubai, UAE

Posted in Built by aaron7101 on April 8, 2022

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Building: Museum of the Future
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Trade Centre – Trade Centre 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Design Architect: Shaun Killa, Killa Design
Executive Architect: Killa Design
Structural Engineer: Tobias Bauly, Buro Happold
MEP Engineer: Marko Ruljanovic
General Contractor: Bam Higgs & Hill, BAM International for the Dubai Future Foundation
Civil Engineer: Danjie Flores
Facade Engineer: Affan Innovative Structures
Calligrapher: Emirati artist Matar Bin Lahej
Steel Structure contractor: Danem Engineering Works
Structural Steel fabricator: Eversendai Engineering

Completion: February 22, 2022
Program: Museum, exhibition space, promotion of technological innovations
Floors: 7 Floors, 6 exhibit floors, 1 administrative floor, above a 3 story podium
Height: 252 ft.
Area: 17000 m2
LEED: Platinum Rating
Facade: Arabic Poem by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al.

AE Interests: Columnless interior | Parametric Design and BIM | Steel framework known as diagrid aka diagonally intersecting beams | lightweight facade instead of steel or concrete shell | reinforced concrete ring beam and tower to support diagrid | 1024 total unique fiberglass panels | passive solar architecture | fire retardant glass and carbon fiber reinforced epoxy prepreg | 2400 steel members | Designed through Rhino, AutoCAD, Tekla BIM, CATIA | Double Helix Fire stairs

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220 Central Park South – New York City, NY, U.S.

Posted in Built by aaron7101 on April 8, 2022

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Building: 220 Central Park South

Address: 220 Central Park South
Design Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Executive Architect: SLCE (Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron) Architects
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates
General Contractor: Lendlease Corporation
Environmental Engineer: Langan Engineering
Facade Engineer: Enclos Corp.
Client/owner: Vornado Reality trust

Completion: 2019
Program: Luxury, Residential
Floors: 65 floors above ground, 3 floors below ground
Height: 950 ft tall, though only 906 ft is occupied for intended use
Dimensions: 53 ft wide, 128 ft long, with plan area approximately 7500 ft2
Slenderness ratio: exceeds 18:1Square footage: 430,000 ft2

AE Interests: 
Facade Material: Alabama silver shadow limestone | Slab concrete strength: not exceeding 10ksi for slabs | Concrete for moment frames and shear walls strength: 10-14ksi | Reinforcing Steel grade: Grade 75 #11 to grade 80 #20 | Damper system: mass damper system of 1100 tons, 25 ft3, 6.5% damping | Steel elements are hidden in spandrel beams | emphasis on stiffer base, seen in how lower floors share shear walls as well as moment frames | upper floors use only moment frames | Architectural reasons push the building to have four columns for the moment frame.

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Glasir Tórshavn College – Tórshavn, Faro Islands

Posted in Built by nicknav74 on April 8, 2022

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Client: Mentamalaradid, Landsverk
General Contractor: Landsverk
Design Architect: Høgni Laksáfoss
Executive Architect: BIG
Structural engineer: Martin E. Leo SP/F
MEP Engineer: Lemming and Eriksson
Civil Engineer: KJ Elrad Radgevandi Verkfroendingar
Completed: 2018

AE Interests: 19,200m2, 206,667 sq-ft, colorized space, large percentage of glazing, exposed structure, radial design, central atrium, multipurpose space, cantilevers, large wind loads, harsh climate considerations, designed to sit comfortably against the hillside, three colleges of the university in one building.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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Maison de l’Ėconomie Crėative et de la Culture en Aquitaine (MĖCA) – Bordeaux, France

Posted in Built by nicknav74 on April 8, 2022

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Client: Castel & Fromaget
General Contractor: GTM Vinci
Design Architect: BIG
Executive Architect: Laurent de Carnière
Structural engineer: Incide Engineering
MEP Engineer: Alto Ingenierie
Civil Engineer: Khephren Ingenierie
Environmental Engineer: Alto Ingenierie
Completed: 2019

AE Interests: 18000 sq-m, concrete facade, sandblasted, multipurpose museum/opera/dance space, designed to connect the various areas of creative arts, exposed interior structure, honeycombed concrete slabs, pedestrian oriented.

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Arnhem Central Station – Arnhem, Netherlands

Posted in Built by Reiko J Corteza on April 7, 2022

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Name: Arnhem Central Station
Location: Stationsplein 38, Arnhem, Netherlands

General Contractor: Besix-Welling
Design Architect: UNStudio
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: BAM/Ballast Nedam
Structural engineer: Arup Associates
MEP Engineer: Arcadis
Civil Engineer: Arup Associates
Lighting Consultant: Arup Associates, Atelier LEK
Client: ProRail, Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment
Completion date: 2015
Area: 40,000 m2

AE Interests: Lightweight steel twisting central support, Klein bottle inspiration for daylighting and form, Seifert shell-roof, column-free underground car park

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TQL Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Posted in Built by Jadon Haynes on April 5, 2022

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Developer: Machete Group
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Design Architect: Populous
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: Populous
Structural engineer: Buro Happold
MEP Engineer: ME Engineers, Plumbing- Elevar
Civil Engineer: Kleingers

AE Interests: Structurally supportive system of 50 huge cantilever trusses supporting roof system. Skew-sloped horizontal-chevron brace system. Facade the adapts to the skylight levels.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Moody Center – Austin, Texas, United States

Posted in Built by Jadon Haynes on April 5, 2022

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Name: Moody Center
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
General Contractor: AECOM/Hunt
Design Architect: Gensler
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: Gensler
Structural engineer: Martinez Moore Engineers
MEP Engineer: Jose I. Guerra, Inc., Henderson Engineers
Civil Engineer: Stantec
Client: Oak View Group
Construction Finish: April 2022

AE Interests: The building has a very sustainable construction approach, diverting 95% of construction waste from landfills through recycling. LEED Gold certification. Cantilever Pavilion, louvers for structure and shading.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, Al-Asimah, Kuwait

Posted in Built by mmothaffar on April 4, 2022

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Name: College of Liberal Arts
Location: Sabah Al-Salem University City, Farwaniya, Kuwait
ArchitectSSH International
General Contractor: Al Hani Group
Structural EngineerSetec Group Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineerdsa ENGINEERING
Civil EngineerSSH International
Interior Design: SSH International
DeveloperAmiri Diwan of Kuwait
Completion: February 2016
Area: 214,000 km²

AE Interests: Expressionist architecture leading to unique placement of columns and beams, unique curtainwall

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College of Arts & Education – Sabah Al-Salem University City, Kuwait

Posted in Built by mmothaffar on April 4, 2022

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Name: College of Liberal Arts
Location: Sabah Al-Salem University City, Farwaniya, Kuwait
Architect: Perkins + Will
General Contractor: Arabtec Construction L.L.C
Structural Engineer: SSH International
MEP Engineer: SSH International
Civil Engineer: SSH International
Interior Design: Perkins + Will
Developer: Kuwait University
Completion: 2019
Area: 50,000 km²

AE Interests: Façade which allows glass curtainwall in intense desert climate, lateral stability designed to allow irregular form.

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Arrive East Austin Hotel – Austin, TX, U.S.A.

Posted in Built by Grayson Story on March 31, 2022

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Name: Arrive East Austin Hotel
Location: Austin, TX, U.S.A.
Address: 1108 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Architect: baldridge ARCHITECTS
General Contractor: Austin Commercial
Structural Engineer:
LEAP! Structures
MEP Engineer:
EEA Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: Big Red Dog (WGI)
Landscape Design: dwg.
Interior Design: Chris Pardo Design
Developer:
Arrive Hotel Group

Completion: 2019

Area:
77,338 ft2

AE Interests:
Cantilevered to cover the sidewalk according to code, dynamic structure to fit into neighboring structures

Sources:

http://baldridge-architects.com/work/arrive/
https://www.world-architects.com/en/architecture-news/reviews/arrive-hotel-east-austin
https://www.cntraveler.com/hotels/austin/arrive-east-austin
https://www.archdaily.com/965024/arrive-east-austin-hotel-baldridge-architects

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Block 185 – Austin, TX, U.S.A.

Posted in Built by Grayson Story on March 31, 2022

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Name: Block 185
Location: Austin, TX, U.S.A.
Address: 601 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701
Design Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Executive Architect: STG Design
General Contractor: DPR Construction
Structural Engineer:
Thornton Tomasetti
Civil Engineer: Civilitude
Lighting Consultant: One Lux Studio
Acoustical Engineer: JE Acoustics
Developer:
Trammell Crow Company

Completion: May 2022
Area:
800,000 ft2 office space

AE Interests:
Curved façade shaped like a sail, 35 stories, 594 feet tall office building, nearly 800,000ft2of office space, 70ft deep diaphragm wall, cantilevered crown structure

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpkAqMTaV3w&t=56s

Sources:

https://www.dpr.com/projects/block-185
https://austin.towers.net/googles-future-home-at-block-185-has-already-transformed-austins-skyline/
http://www.downtownaustinphoto.com/block-185-google-tower
https://www.thorntontomasetti.com/project/block-185

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Japan National Stadium – Shinjuku City, Japan

Posted in Built by joannelu12 on March 30, 2022

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Name: Japan National Stadium
Location: Shinjuku City, Japan
Completion: 2019
Design Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates, Azusa Sekkei, Taisei Corporation
Construction: Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Taisei Corporation
Civil Engineer: Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei
MEP Engineer: Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei

AE Interests: steel and timber roof truss, natural air circulation, sustainability, lateral stability for natural disasters
Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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Sky Green Residential and Retail Tower – Taichung, Taiwan

Posted in Built by joannelu12 on March 30, 2022

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Name: Sky Green Residential and Retail Tower
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Completion: 2019
Design Architect: WOHA
Architect of Record: Archiman Architects Planners Associates
Construction: Golden Jade Construction & Development Corporation
Structural Engineer: DAYAN Engineering Consultant CO.LTD
Civil Engineer: DAYAN Engineering Consultant CO.LTD
MEP Engineer: Jin Ding Electrical Machinery Industry Technician’s Office
Landscape Design: Feng Chia University Architecture Research Design Centre
Lighting Consultant: LHLD Lighting Design LLC

AE Interests: Low environmental impact, sustainability, lateral stability for natural disasters, deep glass cladding and sun shading
Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]
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Huanancheng Exhibition Centre – Nanning, China

Posted in Built by Amy Shannon on March 30, 2022

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Name: Huanancheng Exhibition Centre (Also known as Nanning China South City Convention & Exhibition Centre)
Location: Nanning, China
Address: China, Guangxi, Nanning, Jiangnan District
Architect: Aedas
Structural: Aedas
Civil/Constructor: Aedas
Client: China South International Industrial Material City (Shenzhen) Co Ltd

Completion: 2015
Number of Stories: 5-story shopping mall with exhibition space
Gross Area of Development: 911,098 square meters

AE Interests: Abstract design of a folding chair, façade separate from the shell of the building, baffles curve toward center of the building, parametric design principles used to create the façade

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Bó Mon Preschool – Sơn La Province, Vietnam

Posted in Built by Amy Shannon on March 30, 2022

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Name: Bó Mon Preschool
Location: Tú Nang Commune, Yên Châu District, Sơn La Province, Vietnam, Southeast Asia
Architect: Kientruc O
Structural: Kientruc O
Builder: Hung Phat Tradeco – (Bimexco)

Completion: 2019
Site Area: 237 square meters

AE Interests: Layered onduline roof, building oriented to maximize ventilation from valley breeze, windows in every room for cross ventilation, roof dips low to the ground in wave like pattern to shade occupants, functionality above aesthetics

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Building Video: Bo Mon Preschool
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WE3 at Water’s Edge

Posted in Built by twwalters on March 29, 2022

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Name: WE3 at Water’s Edge
Location: Playa Vista, California, U.S.A.
Year Completed: 2021
Architect: SPF:architects
Developer: Rockwood Capital
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Structural Engineer: Saiful Bouquet
MEP Engineers: Buro Happold
Civil Engineers: KPFF
AE Interests: Construction required a creative redistribution of portions of the inudstrial complex, external skin/facade that filters light, open-air corridors to take advantage of ocean breeze, uses locally sourced recyled steel and concrete, LEED Gold Certification.

River Center Branch Library – Baton Rouge, Lousiana, U.S.A.

Posted in Built by twwalters on March 29, 2022

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Name: River Center Branch Library
Location: Baton Rouge, Lousiana, U.S.A.
Year Completed: 2020
Design Archtitect: Schwartz/Silver
Executive Architect: WHLC Architecture
Developer: City of Baton Rouge
General Contractor: Buquet and LeBlanc
Structural Engineer: SCA Consulting
MEP Engineer: Assosciated Design Group, Inc.
Civil Engineer: CSRS
AE Interests: Catilevered top half, recycled steel and concrete used, modular layout, ribbon-like steel sunshades, rooftop oper-air terrace.

T3 Bayside- Toronto, Canada

Posted in Built by Louis Diara on March 29, 2022

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Name: T3 Bayside
Location: 261 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6, Canada
Architect: 3XN
Local Architect: WZMH Architects
Client: Hines
Civil/Structural Engineers: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Engineering Consultant: TMP Engineering
Landscape Design: Janet Rosenberg & Studio
Completion Date: 2023 (Estimated)
Cost: Not finalized
Area: 45,000 m2

AE Interests: Tallest office/mixed-use space constructed fully out of timber. Targeting LEED Gold Certification.

Articles: [ 123, 4, 5]

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Green Solution House- Rønne, Denmark

Posted in Built by Louis Diara on March 29, 2022