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Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho – Kericho, Kenya

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Name: Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho
Location: Kericho, Kenya
Architects: John McAslan + Partners, Triad Architects
Structural Engineering: EngPlan
M & E Consultant: EAMS
Multidisciplinary Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Esteel Construction
Furniture Design & Entrance Doors: Studio Propilis
Lead Artist: John Clark
Awards: Light and Interior Surface category in the Surface Design Awards 2017 (Lighting), Judges Special Award in BCIA 2016 (Engineering)
Cost: $2.6 M
Size: 30,139 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2015

AE Interests: African Roman Catholic Cathedral, finger-jointed cypress timber slats, naturally ventilated roof, acoustically moderating space, ascension of roof towards the altar

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


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

June 8, 2020 at 3:25 pm

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Bentway Park – Toronto, Canada

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Name: Bentway Park
Location: Toronto, Canada
Address: 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9, Canada
Architect for Strachan Gate: Gensler
Architect for Skating Building: Kearns Mancini Architects
Structural Engineering: Blackwell
Structural Engineering for Skating Building: RJC
Electrical Engineering: DPM Energy, E-Lumen
Civil and Mechanical engineering: WSP
Geotechnical Engineering: Amec Foster Wheeler
Design Lead/Landscape Architect: Public Work
Lighting Design: Tillett Lighting Design Associates
Construction Manager: Kiewit
Fountain Design: DEW
Funding: City of Toronto and Judy & Wilmot Matthews
Awards: 2019 ASLA Professional Awards (Honor Award)
Year: 2018

AE Interests: supportive concrete columns, multifunctional space, public work that ties seven neighborhoods together, reuse of infrastructure to support new forms of public life, use of recycled construction debris, skating trail, water play zone in summertime

Art Featured in Bentway Park: [1]

Videos: [1, 2]

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

June 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm

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Koper Central Park – Koper, Slovenia

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Name: Koper Central Park
Location: Koper, Slovenia
Address: 6000 Koper, Slovenia
Architect: Enota
Structural Engineering: Ivan Ramšak s.p.
MEP Engineering: Nom Biro
Landscaping: Spicy Garden
Project Value: $3,300,582
Awards: 2019 Architecture Masterprize in Landscape Architecture/Public, 2019 City Brand & Tourism Landscape Award (Milan, Italy), 2019 The Plan Awards in Landscape (Rome, Italy), 2019 Big SEE Architecture Award in Landscape & Urban Space (Ljubljana, Slovenia), 2018 The Plans Awards in Landscape (Venice, Italy), 2016 Architizer A+ Awards (New York, USA)
Constructed Area: 279,862 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: monolithic building blocks, undulating urban elements, partially built, extensive unoccupied surfaces, Mediterranean vegetation

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Video: [1]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

May 28, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Posted in Built

Kooroomba Chapel – Mount Alford, Australia

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Name: Kooroomba Chapel
Location: Mount Alford, Australia
Address: 168 F M Bells Rd, Mount Alford QLD 4310, Australia
Architect: Wilson Architects
Landscape Architect: Wilson Landscape Architects
Engineer: Kelvin Crofton & Associates
Consultant Contractor: Kowald Builders
Geotechnical Consultant: East Coast Geotechnical
Building Certifier: GMA Certification Group
Project Value: $300,000
Awards: 2019 QLD Architecture Awards – Darling Downs Regional Commendation (Small Architecture Project)
Size: 1291.67 sq. ft.
Year: 2018

AE Interests: hollow timber walls, vines growing along walls to blend structure in with surrounding nature, symbolic glass door, chapel nave aligned with mountain peaks

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Video: [1]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

May 25, 2020 at 12:36 pm

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Navakitel Design Hotel – Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

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Name: Navakitel Design Hotel
Location: Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Address: 10 Saphan Yao Road, Pho Sadet, Muang, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80000, Thailand
Architect: Junsekino Architect and Design
Interior: Junsekino Interior Design
Client: Suchada Navakitpaitoon
Size: 41,979.25 sq. ft.
Year: 2019

AE Interests: reinforced concrete structure, perforated metal to let light in, thin and sharp steel plates to melt the thickness of the building, use of steel, wood, cement, and rope

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


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Written by Abbey Zapalac

May 25, 2020 at 12:17 pm

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Bosjes Chapel – Western Cape, South Africa

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Name: Bosjes Chapel
Location: Bosjes Farm, Western Cape, South Africa
Address: R43, Worcester, 6849, South Africa
Design Architect: Steyn Studio
Project Architect: TV3 Architects
Landscape Architect: CNdV
Structural Engineer: Henry Fagan & Partners
M & E Engineer: Solution Station
Formwork Scaffolding Engineer (responsible for roof solution): PERI
Contractor: Longworth & Faul
Size: 4,628 sq. ft.
Year Completed: 2016

AE Interests: self-supporting roof with dynamic curvature, thin shell concrete, terrazzo floors and glass walls to internally reflect light, emulation of God’s wings and mountainous backdrop

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

Video: [1]



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Written by Abbey Zapalac

May 25, 2020 at 11:46 am

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Namaste Tower – Mumbai, India

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Building: Namaste Tower
Location: Mumbai, India
Architect: Atkins
Year: 2011-Current

AE interests: Canopies that support solar thermal collectors will be able to provide energy to heat water in the hotel. The two sides of the hotel are clasped together, resembling hands greeting the city. Facade shows Mehndi patterns.

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Written by gboes26

May 15, 2020 at 1:22 pm

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Statoil Regional and International Offices – Fornebu, Norway

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Building: Statoil Regional and International Offices
Location: Bjørvika, Oslo
Architect: a-lab (Arkitekturlaboratoriet AS)
Landscape Architecture: Ramboll Norway
Contractor: Skanska (office building above ground) / PEAB (ground work and basement)
Year: 2012

AE Interests:
prefabricated superstructure in steel and concrete, facades in glass and aluminum. “structure consists of five blocks, each one of them three floors high, 140 meters long and 23 meters wide, stacked on top of each other” (4). 85% recycled heat energy.

Articles: 1, 2, 3, 4

Written by Maddey Collins

May 14, 2020 at 9:03 pm

Posted in Built

Taiyuan Botanical Garden – Taiyuan City, China

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Building: Taiyuan Botanical Garden
Location: Jinyuan District, Taiyuan City, China
Architect: DMAA
Structural Engineer, Facade Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
HVACR/ Electric: Cody Energy Design
Landscape Design: Valentien+Valentien Landschaftsarchitekten und Stadtplaner SRL
Year: 2019

AE Interests:
Gridshell made out of timber, design to integrate natural landscape with technological and ecological solutions

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Maddey Collins

May 14, 2020 at 8:36 pm

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Linxia Grand Theater – Gansu, China

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Building: Linxia Grand Theater
Location: Nanbinhe East Road, Linxia, Gansu, China
Architect: DUTStudio
Structural Design: Xiang Fang, Mao-ming Zhang
Year: 2013-2016

AE Interests:
Welded steel beams to “weave” overall structure like the “Bird’s Nest” National Olympic Sports Center. Steel structure is fully exposed.

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Maddey Collins

May 14, 2020 at 8:16 pm

Posted in Built

Sandcrawler – Singapore

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Building: Sandcrawler
Location: One -North, Singapore
Architect: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

AE Interests: glass, steel, concrete, response to site, 100-seat cinema, landscape lush with foliage, aluminium louvres, external glass wrapping defines, strong civic dimension,

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Written by Jorge Luis Garza

May 14, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Posted in Built

Rossignol Global Headquarters – Saint Jean de Moirans, France

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Building: Rossignol Global Headquarters
Location: Saint Jean de Moirans, France
Architect: Hérault Arnod Architectes (Lead Architect), Florent Bellet, Alexandre Pachiaudi, Camille Bérar, Matthias Jäger with François Deslaugiers, (Architect for the panoramic lift)
Project Manager: Jérôme Moenne-Loccoz
Landscape Designer: Cap Paysages
Economy: Bureau Michel Forgue
Structure: Batiserf
Fluids: Nicolas Ingénierie
Client: Skis Rossignol SAS
Completion: 2009

AE Interests: energy-saving, steel structure, wood and glass external envelope, timber over-roof, natural larch, natural ventilation, automatic window openings, internal social communication, re-injection heating system

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Written by Jorge Luis Garza

May 14, 2020 at 3:27 pm

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Municipal Gym of Salamanca – Salamanca, Chile

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Building: Municipal Gym of Salamanca
Location: Salamanca, Chile
Architect: Carreño Sartori Arquitectos
Collaborators: Pamela Jarpa Rosa, Pia Mastrantonio Pedrina, Claudia Wagner Böhmer
Structural Calculation: SyS Ingenieros Consultores
Electric Project: ICG S.A.
Sanitary Project : Roberto Pavéz Mujica
Topographic Project: Ángel Espinoza Varas
Landscape Project: Carreño Sartori Arquitectos
Construction: Constructora Lohse y Villablanca ltda

AE Interests: conceived from the site, controlled interior light, wood, metal, and concrete, faceted geometry, open to pedestrian sidewalks, incorporates originally closed lots

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Written by Jorge Luis Garza

May 14, 2020 at 3:27 pm

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CMA CGM Headquarters- Marseille, France

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Building: CMA CGM Headquarters
Location: Marseille, France
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural: Ove Arup & Partners 
Completed: 2010
Area: 94,000 m^2
Facade: Ove Arup & Partners

AE Interests: The building is divided into two parts: the main tower, and the annex which is connected by a curved glass footbridge as an extension of the tower’s exterior. The tower’s structural columns define and are enclosed within, a double facade system that reflects these centripetal vectors, generating a dynamic symbiosis between a fixed structural core of this Head Office and its peripheral array of columns. The annex houses necessary all equipment for the tower to function such as IT equipment, generators, cooling units, boiler rooms, and technical installations.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

May 12, 2020 at 2:32 pm

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Sinan Books Poetry Store / Wutopia Lab – Shanghai, China

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Building: Sinan Books Poetry Store / Wutopia Lab
Location: Shanghai, China
Architects: Shengrui Pu, Mingshuai Li
Structural Consultant: Junfeng Yu
Completed: 2019
Area: 388 m^2

AE Interests: Wutopia Lab has completed Sinan books poetry store with the concept of ‘Church in church’, using 45 tons of steel in the historic site of St. Nicholas Church in Shanghai. The steel bookstore was built by 30 workers in 80 days. Workers must first cut 5mm steel plates into 128 standpipes, 640 large steel plates, and 2921 small steel plates for 23 layers of crossbars according to the drawings. After pre-assembled correctly outdoor, the pieces were moved inside and welded together.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

May 12, 2020 at 2:32 pm

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Al Sharq Tower – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Al Sharq Tower
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Architect: SOM
Structural: SOM
Design Completion: 2008
Site Area: 1,300 m2
Project Area: 146,785 m2
Number of Stories: 102
Building height: 367

AE Interests:  The project is conceived as a cellular structure of nine bundled tubes, allowing a height of 360 meters with a challenging aspect ratio of 1:10. Each 12-meter diameter tube, with an individual aspect ratio of 1:30, amplifies the notion of slenderness as the structural cables wrap around each tube’s perimeter, and tie back to the tower’s core concrete structure. The cable structure allows for a column-free floor plate, providing complete flexibility of unit configurations and maximizing views.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

May 12, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Posted in Built

Maggie’s Centre Barts – London, United Kingdom

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Building: Maggie’s Centre Barts
Location: London, United Kingdom
Completed: 2017
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Engineer: Arup
Historic Building Advisor: Donald Insall Associates
Lighting Consultant: L’Observatoire International
Cost Estimator: Gardiner & Theobald
Construction Manager: Sir Robert McAlpine
Archeology: MOLA
Glass Consultant: Arup

AE Interests: Located in the square of St. Batholomew’s Hospital, the oldest hospital in London (founded in the 12th century). It was recently renovated to serve as a center that provides support to people with cancer and their families.

It was designed as a “vessel within a vessel within a vessel.” As seen in the top right picture, the main structure is a concrete frame. The inner “vessel” is perforated bamboo and the outer “vessel” is matte white glass with colored glass.

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Written by icarmona11

May 12, 2020 at 9:08 am

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London Centre for Music – London, United Kingdom

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Building: London Centre for Music
Location: London, United Kingdom
Estimated Completion Date: 2023
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Local Architects: Sheppard Robson
Acoustics: Nagata Acoustics
Theater Design Consultants: Charcoalblue
Engineering Consultants: Buro Happold
Cost Consultants: AECOM

AE Interest: The foyer is comprised of two levels. The second level connects Barbican Estate’s Highwalk to the Centre.

The hall (on the right) is built for excellent symphonic sound, yet it is flexible enough to accommodate creative work across multiple disciplines. There are exposed acoustically controlled pods integrated into the hall seating that provides an opportunity for education.

Articles: 1, 2

Written by icarmona11

May 11, 2020 at 10:46 am

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Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre – Wuxi, China

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Building: Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre
Location: Wuxi, China
Completed: 2019
Architect: Steven Chilton Architects
Architecture and design management: Sunac Group
Concept engineer: Buro Happold Engineering
Theatre consultant: Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Show design: Dragone
LDI: Tongji Architectural Design

AE interests: angled steel columns, shade canopy, building envelope, aluminum louvres, passive cooling, painted block-work, curtain wall glazing, organic form

Articles: [1],[2]

Written by Tiffany Gilkes

May 11, 2020 at 10:40 am

Posted in Built

nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel- Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Building: nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Address: Europaboulevard
Completion: 2020
Architect: OMA
Partner-in-charge: Reinier de Graaf, Rem Koolhaas
Associate in charge: Michel van de Kar
Contractor: Pleijsierbouw
Structure: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
MEP & vertical circulation: Techniplan Adviseurs BV
BREEAM consultant: Techniplan Adviseurs BV
Fire consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV
Acoustic consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV

AE Interests: mixed-use high rise, aluminum and glass facade

Articles: [1], [2]

Written by Tiffany Gilkes

May 11, 2020 at 10:38 am

Posted in Built

Guangxi Culture and Art Center – Nanning, China

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Building: Guangxi Culture and Art Center
Location: Nanning, China
Completed: 2018
Architect: GMP Architects & Schlaich Bergermann Partner
Local Architect: ECADI Shanghai
Contractor: China State Construction Engineers Cooperation, Nanjing China Construction Chemical Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Awards: 2014 SEAoNY Excellence in Structural Engineering

AE Interests: Comprised of 3 venues – opera house (1,600 seats), concert hall (1,200 seats), and multi-functional hall (550 seats). All are connected by a “floating” steel roof comprised of large louvers on a steel frame substructure.

Articles: 1

Written by icarmona11

May 11, 2020 at 10:22 am

Posted in Built

Beijing Daxing International Airport: Beijing, China

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Building: Beijing Daxing International Airport
Location: Beijing, China
Architectural Engineers: Buro Happold & Arup (Arup did fire engineering)
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Construction: 2014-2019

AE Interest: The Beijing Daxing International Airport has the largest single terminal in the world, covering 700,000 square meters, and is second only to the Istanbul New Airport in terms of overall size of the airport. It is absolutely massive, and is growing even as more terminals get added.

Written by Max Ballard

May 6, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Posted in Built

Istanbul Airport: Istanbul, Turkey

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Building: Istanbul Airport
Location: Istanbul,Turkey
Architectural Engineer: Arup
Architect: Grimshaw Architects, Haptic Architects, Nordic Architects
Construction: 2015-2019

AE Interest: Arup was influential in the program design of the airport, making the circulation through the building, which is important in an airport, a top consideration throughout the design process. Earthquake design includes innovative base-isolation system.

Written by Max Ballard

May 6, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Posted in Built

Kuwait International Airport: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Building: Kuwait International Airport
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Architectural Engineering: Arup
Architect: Foster & Partners
Construction: 2015-2020

AE Interest: The Kuwait International Airport aims to achieve LEED Gold Certification while maintaining functionality as an airport for both public and military use.

Written by Max Ballard

May 6, 2020 at 12:19 pm

Posted in Built

Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts

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Building: Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Architects: Fabrizio Barozzi, Alberto Veiga (BAROZZI VEIGA)
Local Architect: Fruehauf Henry & Viladoms
Structural Engineering: INGENI
MEP: BA Consulting
Facade Design: Xmade
Completed: 2019

AE Interest: brick facade, site response, structural core, museum design


Written by Anthony Adame

May 6, 2020 at 10:32 am

Posted in Built

Palazzo Della Civiltà Italiana

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Building: Palazzo Della Civiltà Italiana (Square Colosseum)
Location: Rome, Italy
Completion: 1940, Renovation: 2014
Architect: Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula and Mario Romanoas
Architect (Reconstruction): Marco Costanzi
Engineering (Reconstruction): ESA Engineering

AE Interest: facade, concrete, cast in situ portal framing, clad, travertine marble

Written by Anthony Adame

May 6, 2020 at 10:08 am

Posted in Built

The Church on Tidal Flats

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Building: The Church on Tidal Flats
Location: Douyuan Village, Fuqing, China
Architecture: CWXD
Lead Archiect: Wenxing Chen
Completion: 2017

AE Interest: glass, steel, concrete, roofing system, religious architecture

Written by Anthony Adame

May 6, 2020 at 9:47 am

Posted in Built

Seattle Asian Art Museum- Seattle, Washington

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Building: Seattle Asian Art Museum
Location: Seattle, Washington
Completion: 2019
Architect: LMN Architects
Civil Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
General Contractor: BNBuilders
Landscape Architect: Walker Macy
Lighting Design: Fisher Marantz Stone
Mechanical Engineer: Rushing Company
Electrical Engineer: Stantec
Envelope Consultant: RDH Building Science, Inc.
Historic Preservation Consultant: BOLA Architecture and Planning
Owner’s Representative: OAC Services, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates

AE Interests: artificial daylighting, renovation, art deco facade,facade restoration, precast concrete and glass structure

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

Written by Tiffany Gilkes

April 30, 2020 at 12:32 pm

Posted in Built

House for the Elderly in Palaudàries – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: House for the Elderly in Palaudàries
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect: Codina Prat Valls l Arquitectes Associats
Structural Engineer: BIS Structures
Engineering: PGI
Construction: C.P.M.
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: Energy rating A (maximum energy efficiency), 200% thermal insulation, aerothermia, cross-laminated wood panels, reduced emissions from wood and recycled materials.

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Written by Katherine Berger

March 30, 2020 at 11:13 am

Posted in Built

Vivid Planet Software Offices – Henndorf am Wallersee, Austria

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Building: Vivid Planet Software Offices
Location: Henndorf am Wallersee, Austria
Architect: LP architektur
Structural Engineer: Bauingenieure Lackner Egger ZT GmbH
Electrical Engineer: Ingenieurbüro Müller-Uri GmbH
Wood Construction: INNOVA Holz GmbH
Construction: EBSTER Bau
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: sustainable materials, wood construction, two-story solitaire based on the slope of the landscape.

Articles:
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Written by Katherine Berger

March 30, 2020 at 11:13 am

Posted in Built

The Gates – Dolphin Coast, South Africa

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Building: The Gates
Location: Dolphin Coast, South Africa
Architect: Bloc Architects
Engineering: Escongweni BPH Engineers
Landscape: Uys & White Landscape Architects
Contractor: North Global Group
Consultants: Kaljon, Ogilvie Engineering, Mvelo Air
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: locally sourced and sustainable materials, cantilevered concrete green roof, natural stone spine walls.

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Written by Katherine Berger

March 30, 2020 at 11:13 am

Posted in Built

Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center – Changsha Shi, China

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Building: Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center
Location: Changsha Shi, China
Architect: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Structural Engineers: Guangzhou Pearl River Foreign Investment Architectural Designing Institute
Acoustic Consultants: Zhang Kuisheng Acoustical Design Research Studio
Construction: 2019

AE Interests: flexible design, organic form, community, museum space

Articles: [1]

Written by Corey Barker

March 24, 2020 at 12:03 pm

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Arm Holdings Headquarters – Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Building: Arm Holdings Headquarters
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Scott Brownrigg
Civil/Structural Engineers: Ramboll
Mechanical/Electrical: Hoare Lea
Construction: 2019
Manufacturers: Optima, SchücoUnited Anodisers, Robert McNeel & Associates

AE Interests: Shading screen, Kikuchi bands, silicon material, community, energy efficiency

Articles: [1]

Written by Corey Barker

March 24, 2020 at 11:51 am

Posted in Built

Hunters Point Library – Queens, New York

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Building: Hunters Point Library
Location: Queens, New York
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural Engineers: Silman
Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
MEP Engineer: ICOR Associates
Construction: 2019

AE Interests: composite systems, natural light, load-bearing concrete, energy efficient

Articles: [1]

Written by Corey Barker

March 24, 2020 at 11:26 am

Posted in Built

Ssiger International Plaza Phase II

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Project: Ssiger International Plaza Phase II
Location: Cixi City, China
Architect/Engineer: SOM
Completion: 2016
AE Interest: Vertical, copper cladded fin shading. Multi story sky bridges/lofts. Large wind breaks. Glazed roofs on sky lofts.

Written by Ethan Hobbs

March 12, 2020 at 11:46 am

Posted in Built

8850 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, California

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

Written by Ethan Hobbs

March 12, 2020 at 11:46 am

Posted in Built

Réalimenter Masséna – Paris, France

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Building: Réalimenter Masséna
Location: Paris, France
Date: Expected in 2019, delayed
Architect: DGT Architects, Lina Ghotmeh – Architecture
Electrical Engineer: Engie Ineo
Facade Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann
AE Interest: Response to nature. Takes us through the life cycle of plants and other vegetation. Houses experimental labs. Integrated vegetation. Goal is to create a food culture that displays life from seed to product to seed again.

Written by Ethan Hobbs

March 12, 2020 at 11:46 am

Posted in Built

RÉN(People’s Building)- Shanghai, China

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Building: RÉN (People’s Building)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group and JDS Architects
Year: 2010 (IDEA)
Structural: ARUP

AE Interests: 2010 Shanghai Expo, two buildings merging into one, the first building emerging from water, the second building emerging from land, sport&hotel and conference center, large curved plaza, continuous recreational public space along the river,

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Written by Nadine Lu

March 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

Posted in Built

Panda House – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Panda House at the Copenhagen Zoo
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
Year: 2019
Consultants: MOE Consulting Engineers
Landscape: Schønherr Landscape Architects

AE Interests: unique solitary nature of design, relocation of giant pandas Mao Sun and Xing Er from Chengdu, resemblance of the natural habitat of pandas, protection of one of the rarest mammals, ground floor for dining, second floor for native Nordic plants and bamboo forest, total flexibility for two giant pandas to find shades and sun, water and foliage

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Written by Nadine Lu

March 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art – Chicago, USA

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Building: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Location: Chicago, USA
Architects: MAD Architects
Year: 2019 
Construction: VOA Associates
Landscape: Studio Gang Architects

AE Interests: Combination of theatre, gallery and education spaces, relationship between nature and urban environment, a place of education, culture and inspiration, futuristic and timeless design, 360 observation desk, architectural form mirrors the objective of the art inside, storytelling experience

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Written by Nadine Lu

March 12, 2020 at 10:59 am

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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art – Cape Town South Africa

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Building: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
MEP: Arup
Structural: Arup and Sutherland
Fire Consultant: Arup
Use: Museum
Awards: ArchDaily 2018 Building of the Year Awards
Year: 2017

AE Interest: It was a retrofit of an old silo which was a grain dissemination plant (originally built in 1921). The museum holds contemporary art of Africa, also showcasing art of artists from 54 nations. Constructed and carved from a series of forty-two sentinel-like concrete silos spanning the building’s height. Heatherwick scanned a corn kernel to use as the datum for the shape of the atrium’s void. The effect is a kaleidoscope of light and shadow into the floor space. The façade was inspired by Venetian blown-glass lanterns, geometric convex window. Leaving a windowless gallery, where spaces are carved out of the honeycomb interior exposing the building’s core.

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Written by Ofek Bruhis

March 11, 2020 at 10:24 am

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Q1 Tower – Queensland, Australia

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Building: Q1 Tower
Type: Skyscraper
Location: Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia
Architect: Innovarchi, Sunland Group Ltd, The Buchan Group
Façade: Arup  
Structural: Whaley Consulting Group
Glazing: G James
Awards:
2005 Silver Award winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award
2006 RAIA Gold Coast Regional Architecture Awards – Building of the Year
2006 RAIA Queensland

AE Interest:
Tallest self-supported structure in Australia at 1,058.07 ft with Highest Swimming Pool in Australia. Teardrop canopy wraps around base, echoing the “boat like” geometry. Along with providing a majestic entrance, it is an “urban gesture” to the neighboring buildings on the block by linking them together. Tapered roof with oval spire. Elevators are fastest in Australia, traveling at 1772 ft/min. The level 60 sky garden holds a 30 meter high rainforest with an outdoor terrace observatory (with panoramic views) 180 meters above street level.

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Written by Ofek Bruhis

March 11, 2020 at 10:20 am

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Eso Hotel – Antofagasta, Chile

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Building: ESO Hotel (Residencia)
Location: Antofagasta, Chile (Atacama)
Architect: Auer + Weber + Assoziierte
Interior: Paula Gutiérrez Erlandsen
Structural: Mayr + Ludescher
MEP: HL-Technik
Client: European Southern Observatory
Use: Located beneath summit of Cerro Paranal, where the VLT (Very Large Telescope) is located (largest telescope in the world) 2500 m above. ESO scientist and engineers stay here on roster system.
Construction: 2002
Awards:
2005 Cityscape Architectural Review Awards,
2004 Leaf Awards Kategorien “New Build Overall” 


AE Interest:
It fits in a depression in the ground, so it does not impede the view of the landscape. Therefore the only thing visible above Verizon is the steel skeleton (35 meters in diameter). Long Brick Entrance and skylit dome. Mostly Concrete Structure because it’s economical and combats heat. Mist-like water sprays in the garden and natural evaporation from the pool create a subtropical climate (feeling of oasis inside). Earthquake protection: Concrete blocks anchored to ground with fiberglass mats.

Fun Fact: Bad guy lair in Quantum of Solace (James Bond)

 

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Written by Ofek Bruhis

March 11, 2020 at 10:17 am

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Valley – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Building: Valley
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Year: 2015 (Not completed)
Architect: MVRDV
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Facade Engineer: ARUP
AE Interest: Organic facade. Multi use space. Modern housing solutions. Construction intended to revitalize the Zuidas area of Amsterdam.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

March 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

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Baltyk Tower – Poznan, Poland

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Building: Baltyk Tower
Year: 2017
Architect: MVRDV
Mechanical: Termostudio S.C.
Façade: Akon S.C.
Greenery: Grupa Krajobrazowa
AE Interest: Multifunctional space, Scenic terraces, Form of the building changes completely with viewing angle, Glass facade.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

March 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

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Armager-Bakke Power Plant – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Armager-Bakke Power Plant
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Year: 2019
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Client: Armager Resource Center
AE Interest: Purely industrial building transformed into a personal experience. Multi-use building. Environmentally friendly. Low Emissions.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

March 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm

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L’Arbe Blanc – Montpellier, France

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Architects:  Dream Architects, OXO architectsNicolas LaisnéSou Fujimoto Architects
Structural Engineering: André Verdier
Environmental Consultants: Franck Boutté Consultants
Lighting Consultants: Les Eclaireurs 
Fire Performance: Efectis

AE Interests: ArchDaily 2020 Building of the Year, mixed-use, tree inspired, balconies provide shade, break up skew wind and increase air circulation, focus on public space, art gallery, rooftop bar, panoramic garden

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Written by colleenbjones

March 10, 2020 at 3:18 am

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The Heights Building – Arlington, Virginia

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Building: The Heights Building
Location: Arlington, Virginia, USA
Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group, Leo A. Daly
Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company
Structural Engineer: Silman
M/E/P: Interface Engineering

AE Interest: public education, secondary school, LEED Gold, vegetated roof, rainwater cistern, storm water detention tank

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Written by colleenbjones

March 10, 2020 at 3:18 am

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NUS School of Design & Environment – Singapore

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Name: National University of Singapore School of Design & Environment (SDE4)
Location: Singapore

Architects: Surbana Jurong, Multiply ArchitectsSerie Architects
MEP Engineer: Transsolar Klima Engineering
Civil & Structural Engineer: Surbana Jurong
Lighting Consultant: LPA
Contractor: Kajima Overseas Asia 

 

AE Interest: university, net-zero energy, photovoltaic panels, natural ventilation, thermal buffer spaces, biophilic design, hybrid cooling system, facade that can be dismantled and recreated, cross ventilation, natural water purification landscape, WELL Gold Certified

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Written by colleenbjones

March 10, 2020 at 3:16 am

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Poly International Plaza – Beijing, China

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Building: Poly International Plaza
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: SOM
Architect of Record: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
Structural Engineer: SOM
MEP Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Main Contractor: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd.
Façade: Jangho Group Co., Ltd.
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: #31 tallest building in Beijing, pre-certified as LEED Silver under the LEED v3 Core and Shell, project site comprises a main tower with two smaller supporting towers, landscaping covers garage ramps and egress stairs creating tranquil topography, diagrid pattern with jewel-like faceting, exoskeleton structural system that forms an outer thermal envelope around the office spaces which are enclosed within a second glazed interior envelope, column-free work environment, highly sustainable architectural/mechanical approach to address the climatic and air quality challenges in Beijing.

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Written by Timothy Domingo

March 9, 2020 at 11:42 am

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160 Leroy – Manhattan, New York, USA

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Building: 160 Leroy
Location: Manhattan, New York, USA
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Construction Management: Gorton & Partners
Mechanical Engineering: ADS
Structural Engineering: DeSimone
Façade Consultant: GMS
Completion: 2017

AE Interests: 12-floor residential building, curved concrete and glass façade, diamond faceted floor-to-ceiling, triple glazed, and insulated windows that reflect the sky and the water, windows are sound rated to 40 DB for 100% exterior noise reduction, elevator banks placed throughout the building, glass walls blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors, the entire building is on top of a plinth above the flood plane, integrates structure, façade, and space through glass and concrete.

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Written by Timothy Domingo

March 9, 2020 at 11:42 am

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City Center Tower – Manila, Philippines

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Building: City Center Tower
Location: Manila, Philippines
Architect: CAZA 
Structural Engineer: R.S. Ison & Associates
MEP Engineer: Isagani M. Martinez Consulting Engineers; RGJ Electrosystem Consultants Inc.
General Contractor: Manny Sy Associates
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: 27-story-tall mixed-use building featuring three floors of commercial retail and dining space
while also serving as the corporate offices for several prominent international companies, iconic wave-like façade, spacious elevated parking areas that align with a functional cooling tower that
accommodates a passive cooling system, double height lobby, lofted rooftop restaurant.

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Written by Timothy Domingo

March 9, 2020 at 11:41 am

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Dakar Congress Center – Dakar, Senegal

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Building: Dakar Congress Center
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Architect: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Structural Engineer: Meinhardt Group
Electrical Engineer: Okutan
Mechanical Engineer: Yurdakul
Fire Protection: Dr. Abdurrahman Kılıç
Lighting Design: ZKLD
Acoustics: Talayman Acoustics, PROSİSTEM
Landscape Architect: Zeynep Akgoze
Owner: République du Sénégal
Construction: SUMMA

AE interests: roof canopy, singular roof protecting against direct sunlight and wind loads, reflective pool providing passive cooling, metal envelopes linked by bridges, floor-to-ceiling windows

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

March 9, 2020 at 10:58 am

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Dachang Muslim Cultural Center – Dachang, China

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Building: Dachang Muslim Cultural Center
Location: Dachang County, Hebei Province, China
Architect: Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
Principal Architect: He Jingtang
Interior design: Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT, City Group
Design Team: Guo Weihong, Pan Yudan, Zheng Changbo, Li Kaixin, Chen Zong, Wang Renyu, Huang Guannan
Investor: China Fortune Land Development
Construction: 2015

AE interests: recreation center/cultural site, petal-shaped arches, petaloid shelled dome, semi-exterior roof garden, modern variations of traditional Islamic design

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

March 9, 2020 at 10:58 am

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Tribunal de Paris (Paris Courthouse) – Paris, France

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Building: Tribunal de Paris (Paris Courthouse)
Location: Paris, France
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Consulting Architect: Studio Akkerhuis
Structural Engineer: SETEC TPI
M/E/P Engineer: SETEC Bâtiment, Berim
Lighting Design: Guzzini, Artemide, Targetti, Bega
Windows: Schüco
Glass Glazing: Saint-Gobain, Guardian
Acoustic Design: LAMOUREUX acoustics
Facade Design: RFR
Sustainability: ELAN, Eléments Ingénieries
Owner: Etablissement Public du Palais de Justice de Paris + Bouygues Bâtiment
Construction: Bouygues Bâtiment

AE interests: fully glazed façade, photovoltaic panels lining the east- and west-facing façades, glazed skylights, roof terrace, daylighted atria, building form that creates a “visual corridor” of the city

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

March 9, 2020 at 10:58 am

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Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience – County Clare, Ireland

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Building: Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience
Location: County Clare, Ireland
Year: 2007
Architects: Reddy Architecture+Urbanism
Consultant: Nolan Ryan Partnership
Civil and Structural Engineer: Arup
Construction: Bam Building
AE Interest: subterranean, self-supporting concrete structure use of renewable energy systems including geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and grey water recycling

Written by siobhanocasey

March 6, 2020 at 2:50 pm

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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Dublin, Ireland

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Building: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Architects: Studio Liebskind, RHWL Architects (theatre specialists), McCauley Daye O’Connell
Area:148000 ft²
Year: 2009
Builder: John Sisk & Sons
Engineer: Arup
AE Interest: Double façade with angled column supports

Written by siobhanocasey

March 6, 2020 at 2:50 pm

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Titanic Belfast- Belfast, Ireland

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Building: Titanic Belfast
Location: Belfast, Ireland
Architects: CivicArts- Eric R. Kuhne
Area: 14000 ft²
Year: 2012
Lead Consultants: Todd Architects
Exhibition Design: Event Communications Ltd
Facade Consultants/Contractors: Metallbau Frueh, Spanwall
Engineering Consultants: RPS Consulting, Arup Acoustics, Tavakoli Associates, AECOM – M&E and IT/AV consulting engineers
Lighting Design/Lighting Strategy: Sutton Vane Associates
Early Concept Lighting Design Consultants: Bliss Fasman
AE Interests: 153′ tall aluminum cladding with ship building influence in design

Written by siobhanocasey

March 6, 2020 at 2:49 pm

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Incubator Building

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Building: Incubator Building
Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Architect: Foster & Partners

AE Interest: Ceramic fritting in the exterior filter light while minimizing heat, reducing solar radiation by almost 40%, Colors of fritting varies depending on intensity of solar radiation, Act as mirror to mimic surrounding architecture, Banked sides to maximize pedestrian space and minimize light, Built around a central core planted with drought-resistant plants to regulate temperature, Built from recycled structural steel and aluminum sheets.
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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

March 6, 2020 at 1:55 pm

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World WildLife Fund Headquarters

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Building: World Wildlife Fund Headquarters
Location: Zeist, Netherlands
Architect: RAU
Services Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: ABT
Acoustics Consultant: DGMR
Building Physics Consultant: DGMR
Glass Manufacturers: AGC Glass Europe
Contractor: Van Zoelen

AE Interest: Renovated from an old agricultural laboratory, Self-sufficient and carbon-neutral, Temperature-regulating water runs through mud insulated tubes in the ceiling, Materials are either recycled or locally sourced and screened for fair labor practices, Rooftop photovoltaic panels, Triple glazed windows with adjustable wooden louvers, Bricks on facade act as nests for birds and bats
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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

March 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm

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Generali Tower and CityLife Shopping District

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Building: Generali Tower and CityLife Shopping District
Location: Milan, Italy
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor, Redesco, Cap Engineering
Fire Engineer: Silvestre Mistretta
Transport Engineer: Systematica, Studio Corda, Alpina
Project Director: Gianluca Racana
Tower Project Architect: Paolo Zilli
Residential Project Architect: Maurizio Meossi

AE Interests: Entirely pedestrian neighborhood, largest car-free area in Milan, 50% of available area used for green spaces, making it the 2nd largest green public park in Milan, the largest urban shopping district in Italy, The Tre Torri offices are pre-certified LEED Gold, shopping center has aluminum cladding exterior.
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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

March 6, 2020 at 1:54 pm

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Torre Mitikah- Mexico City, Mexico

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Building: Torre Mitikah
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, SMA
Interior Design/Architecture: HBA, spAce, Springall + Lira
Structural Engineers: CMF, McNamara⋅Salvia 
Completion: 2021


AE Interests


Neighborhood in the sky, two flowing glass and steel facades, envelope curves of towers elliptical shape. Architectural expression is “axis mundi” a spiritual representation of connection between earth and sky. Designed for high seismic zone using performance based design

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

March 6, 2020 at 12:40 pm

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Torre the Point – Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Building: Torre the Point
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Architect: Christian Wiese
Structural Engineer: Ernesto NA
MEP Engineer: Ernesto NA
Completion: 2014

AE Interests:

Tallest building in Ecuador (449 feet). Each floor is rotated 6 degrees counter clockwise to form spiral shape. The swirls represent whirlpools that occur at confluence of the Babahayo and Daule rivers.

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

March 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm

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Torre Banco Macro- Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: Torre Banco Macro
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, GSA and Associates
Architectural Acoustics Design: WSDG
Construction: Peri
Completion: 2016

AE Interests

Building fit into an irregularly 5-sided shaped site. Tower has a highly reflective glass curtain wall, nearly elliptical with an inward curve. Sloping/sinuousroof that echoes street level canopy. Facade is facated but looks like it is a softly curved surface.

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

March 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm

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Wong Dai Sin Temple – Markham, Canada

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Building: Wong Dai Sin Temple
Location: Markham, Canada
Architects: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Area:3271.0 ft²
Year:2015
Structural : Blackwell Structural Engineers
Mechanical : BK Consulting Inc.
Electrical : Dynamic Designs and Engineering Inc.
Landscape : NAK Design Group
General Contractor: Gillam Group Inc.
Cladding: Krypton Steel Inc.
Custom Lighting: Lighting Nelson & Garrett Inc.

AE Interests: Reflects ancient religious beliefs and the modern environment of its practitioners, asymmetrical and counterbalanced, cantilever to provide additional parking, two-way slab concrete, 10.2m cantilever on west end and 5.2m cantilever on east end, cantilever concrete staircases, fins to control views to outside, memorial hall within, large skylights

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Written by Anna Lehew

March 5, 2020 at 1:11 pm

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Sothern Branch of the National Palace Museum – Taiboa City, Taiwan

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Building: Sothern Branch of the National Palace Museum
Location: Taibao City, Taiwan
Area: 38332.69 m²
Year Completed: 2015
Architect: KRIS YAO | ARTECH
Plumbing, Electrical & Fire Protection: Majestic Engineering Consultants Inc.
Building Physics Consultants: ARUP
Façade Consultants: maRco façade Studio
Lighting Consultants: Chroma 33 Architectural Lighting Design
Green Architecture Consultants: Taiwan Green Architecture
Landscape Bridge Design And Inspection Collaborator: T. Y. Lin Taiwan Consulting Engineers, Inc.

 

 

AE Interests: Inspired by three caligraphy strokes, composed of solid and void forms, reinforced concrete structure, cast aluminum disks cover the solid form, glazed curtain wall, Low-E glass, mosaic tile,

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Written by Anna Lehew

March 5, 2020 at 1:11 pm

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King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station – Saudi Arabia

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Building: King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station
Location: Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Area: 20,434 
Project Director: Gianluca Racana, Filippo Innocenti
Project Architect: Fulvio Wirz, Gian Luca Barone
Design Team: Alexandre Kuroda, Fei Wang, Lisa Kinnerud, Jorge Mendez-Caceres
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Services: Buro Happold
Transport and Civil Engineering: Buro Happold
Fire Engineering: Buro Happold
Façade Consultant: NewTecnic
Project Year: 2017-2020

AE Interests: five levels above ground with two below, anticipate 3.6M passengers a day, Mashrabiya screens, building layout to facilitate pedestrian traffic, exterior shaped by interior design, exterior represents natural curvature in sand dunes

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Written by Anna Lehew

March 5, 2020 at 1:11 pm

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Le Monde Group Headquarters- Paris, France

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Building:Le Monde Group Headquarters
Location: Paris, France
Architect: Snøhetta
Structural: Bollinger-Grohmann
Completion: Ongoing

AE Interests: Vaulted ceilings to represent flow, surface embedded with LEDs that can represent data or flow, building facade is a matrix of pixelated glass with varying transparencies that look more complex as you get closer – representing headlines and news stories

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Written by Angie Liu

March 5, 2020 at 12:11 pm

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Kuwait Ministry of Education Headquarters – South Surra District, Kuwait

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Building: Kuwait Ministry of Education Headquarters
Location: South Surra District, Kuwait
Architect: CambridgeSeven
Engineering Design: Gulf Consult
Construction Supervision: Gulf Consult
Total Area: 1,460,000 square feet
Media Mesh Screen: 10 m x 20 m

AE Interests: Inspired by Kuwait’s history of ship building, The two forms look like two dhows passing at sea as you approach, Southeast and northwest facades louvered while northeast and southwest facades are smooth and shimmering, center serves as a public atrium

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Written by Angie Liu

March 5, 2020 at 12:10 pm

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Binhai Science Museum- Binhai,China

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Building: Binhai Science Museum
Location: Binhai, China
Architect: Bernard Tschumi Architects
Engineer: Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI)
Area: 355200 square feet
Completed: 2019

AE Interests: Design based on the industrial history of the area, central cone connects all spaces, open cones provide even natural lighting and move warm air in and out, perforated aluminum facade helps reduce solar gain, central cone acts as a solar chimney 

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Written by Angie Liu

March 5, 2020 at 12:09 pm

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New Museum Addition – New York City, USA

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Building: New Museum Addition
Location: New York City, NY
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineers: Arup
Mechanical Engineers: Arup
Facade: Front Inc.
Completion: Ongoing

AE Interests: Expansion of New Museum by SANAA, atrium stairs for vertical circulation, laminated glass facade with metal mesh provides continuity between the two buildings, angular form language, cut for a plaza for openness,  triangular terraces

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Written by Grace Ito

March 4, 2020 at 1:01 pm

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Western Australian Museum – Perth, Australia

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Building: Western Australian Museum
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Architect: OMA, Hassell
Lighting Design: Atelier Ten
Environmental Design: Atelier Ten
Construction: Multiplex
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: Seamless transition from historic to contemporary building, vertical and horizontal pathways, large open atrium, wooden beams span atrium, cantilevered volume, rectilinear and angular form, perforated metal facade

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Written by Grace Ito

March 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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Odunpazari Modern Art Museum – Odunpazari, Turkey

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Building: Odunpazari Modern Art Museum
Location: Odunpazari, Turkey
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Facade Engineer: ATTEC
Mechanical Engineer: TEMA Engineering and Consulting Trade Ltd.
General Contractor: Polimeks Holdings, INC.
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: Stacked volumes, scale museum to surroundings, central atrium framed with timber blocks, timber exterior, “Odunpazari” means “wood market” in Turkish, rectilinear form language

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by Grace Ito

March 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm

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Via Verde – New York, New York

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Building: Via Verde – The Green Way
Address: 700 Brook Ave, The Bronx, NY 10455
Location: The Bronx, New York
Architect: Dattner Architects, Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
General Contractor: Lettire Construction
Landscape Architect: Weintraub Diaz
Energy Management: Bright Power

AEInterests:
222 affordable housing units, retail, community health center, and live work units in one complex composed of three buildings. The complex is highly sustainable, featuring a green roof, community vegetable gardens, a 66kW solar panel system, onsite cogeneration,  rainwater harvesting and hardy landscaping. LEED Gold.
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Written by Cypress Lefebre

March 4, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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Solar Carve (40 Tenth Avenue) – New York, New York

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Building: Solar Carve
Address: 40 10th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Studio Gang
Structural Engineer: Arup
Facade Engineer: Arup
Acoustical Consultant: Arup
Daylighting Consultant: Arup
Geotechnical Engineer: RA Consultants
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Lighting Consultant: Fisher Marantz Stone

AEInterests:
145,500 sqf mixed-use building targeting LEED Gold. The geometric facade allows for light to reach public green space of the High Line. The facade is achieved with one tilted diamond panel surrounded by four triangular panels that allow for standard stack joints.

Written by Cypress Lefebre

March 4, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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10 Jay Street – New York, New York

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Building: 10 Jay Street
Address: 10 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Architect: ODA
Structural Engineer: Active Design Group  Engineering
General Contractor: MJM Associates Construction
Facade Consultant: AJL&P Surface Design Group
Consulting Engineers: Kallen & Lemelson
Curtain Wall Engineering: KPA Studio

AEInterests:
A renovation of an industrial building that required a remedial steel frame after years of disrepair. The reflective glass facade also required reconstruction of the slab edges.

Written by Cypress Lefebre

March 4, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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Passenger Clearance Building – Hong Kong, China

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Building: Passenger Clearance Building
Location: Hong Kong, China
Completed: 2018
Architect: Aedas / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Sustainability: Buro Happold
Facade Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interests: serves as a gateway for passengers passing on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (longest sea crossing), the flow through the building and the flow of surrounding waters is represented by waveform roof, canyons between allow natural daylight, environmentally friendly, prefabricated steel roof structures, tree-like structural columns

Articles: [1, 2]
Video: [1]

Written by Lane A Medrano

March 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm

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Seoul Floating Islands – Seoul, South Korea

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Building: Seoul Floating Islands / Floating Island: Soul Flora
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Completed: 2011
Area: 9995.0 m²
Architect: Haeahn Architecture / Taeman Kim (President)
Collaborating Architect: H Architecture

AE Interests: located on the Han River, serves several cultural, educational, and recreational functions, represent the stages of a blooming flower: seed, bud, and blossom, aluminum metal panel shell with translucent panels, metal framed façade resemble petals, LED system for lights, floats via pontoon and automated mooring systems

Article: [1]

Written by Lane A Medrano

March 3, 2020 at 1:29 pm

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United States Courthouse – Salt Lake City, Utah

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Building: United States Courthouse
Address: 351 S W Temple
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Completed: 2014
Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Mechanical Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank Associates
Structural Engineer: Reaveley Engineers & Associates
Associates Building Enclosure: James Carpenter Design
Acoustics: Arup
General Contractor: Okland Construction

AE Interests: intended to be a symbol of the American judiciary system, primary form like buttes of southern Utah, garden terrace, LEED Gold, pattern of vertical aluminum sun screens and reflective glass façade that changes lighting and views by orientation of the sun, three-story spiral staircase in lobby

Article: [1]

Written by Lane A Medrano

March 3, 2020 at 1:28 pm

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Huoshenshan Hospital

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Building: Huoshenshan Hospital (‘Mount Fire God Hospital’)
Use: Offices
Location: Wuhan, China
Architects: Xiqiu, Huang
Structural Engineer: China IPPR International Engineering Co., Ltd
MEP Engineer: China IPPR International Engineering Co., Ltd
Capacity: 1,000 beds
Construction: Jan 23,2020 – Feb 2, 2020

AE Interest:
designed and constructed under 10 days in response to the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak, modeled after Xiaotangshan Hospital in Beijing (SARS pandemic), 35 excavator, 10 bulldozers, 300 prefabricated framework, 400 prefabricated rooms, 4G and 5G covered, Full Construction Progress video
Article: [1]

 

Written by Jin Lai

March 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm

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Shenzhen North Station Huide Tower – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Shenzhen North Station Huide Tower
Location: Shenzhen, China
Architect: HPP
Structural Engineer: Tongji Architectural Design Group CO., Ltd
MEP Engineer: Tongji Architectural Design Group CO., Ltd
Completed: 2019

AE Interest: Sky garden, LEED Gold, complex facade geometry, integrated “Town Square”

Articles: [1]

Written by Garrett Harlan

March 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm

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GVK Sky Tower – Mumbai, India

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Building: GVK Sky Tower
Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India
Architect: HOK
Structural Engineer: Arup
Civil Engineer: Arup
Facade Engineer: Arup
Completed: 2013

AE Interest: Sloping skirts reduce wind vibration, concrete structure, tallest air traffic control tower in India

Articles: [1]

Written by Garrett Harlan

March 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm

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The Austonian – Austin, Texas

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Building: The Austonian
Location: Austin, Texas
Architect: Ziegler Cooper Architects
Structural Engineer: CBM Engineers
Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
Completed: 2010

AE Interest: Dampening sloshing tank, built with zero laydown area, elliptical shape

Articles: [1]

Written by Garrett Harlan

March 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm

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Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre (IYCC)

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Building: Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre (IYCC)
Location: Nanjing, China
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: BuroHappld Engineering
Facade Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
MEP: BuroHappold Engineering
Completion: 2018
AE Interests: dual earthquake resisting system, cast concrete skin, concrete core-wall system, external steel frame.
Article: [1]

Written by Jin Lai

March 2, 2020 at 12:46 pm

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Xuzhou Sunning Plaza

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Building: Xuzhou Sunning Plaza
Location: Xuzhou, China
Architect: AEDAS
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
Facade Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
Completion: 2017
AE Interests: multi-use commercial complex, Green building 2 star, optimised the shading strategy, Concrete Filled Steel columns,  single-layer latticed shell steel structure
Article: [1]

Written by Jin Lai

March 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm

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Bee’AH Headquarter

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Building: Bee’AH Headquarter
Location: Sharjah, Dubai, UAE
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
Facade engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
Environmental design consultant: Atelier Ten
Scheduled Completion: 2020
AE Interests:Fully powered by renewable energy (zero net energy consumption) inside a desert, zero waste to landfill, reusable material, pre-fabricated structural steel ribs, Light-weight glass fiber reinforced concrete, AI powered concierge services
Article: [1]
Video: [1]

Written by Jin Lai

March 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm

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Sabou Preschool – Sabou, Burkina Faso

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Building: Sabou Preschool
Location: Sabou, Burkina Faso
Completed: 2018
Size: 400 m²

Architect: 3RW Arkitekter
Collaborators: VZW Sabou Organization
Built by community and volunteers

AE Interests: lightweight roof with heavy shielding walls mimics local building tradition, network of steel trusses support corrugated iron sheets, solar panel powered ventilating fans, earthbuilt walls

Articles [ 1, 2]

Written by brittanyrussell1

March 2, 2020 at 12:05 pm

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Justice and Emergency Services Precinct – Christchurch, New Zealand

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Building: Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Completed: 2017
Area: 40000 m²

Architect: Warren and Mahoney (lead), Opus, Cox Architects
Structural, Civil, and Geotech Engineering: Holmes Consulting Group
Building Services Engineer: Opus International Consultants
Fire Engineering: Holmes Fire
Project Management: RCP
Main Contractor: Fletcher Construction Company

AE Interests: full height glazed public atrium, peripheral courtrooms bring views and natural light, design around indigenous cultures to preserve heritage, seismic design with isolation rubber bearings

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Written by brittanyrussell1

March 2, 2020 at 1:16 am

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The Link at Chadstone – Melbourne, Australia

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Building: The Link at Chadstone
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Completed: 2019
Architect: Make Architects
Manufacturers: Schindler, RUBNER, Maxim
Delivery Architect: Cera Stribley
Project Management: Pomeroy Pacific 
Lighting: NDY Light
Landscape Architect: LAT 27

AE Interests: curved glulam timber structure, sustainability elements such as cross-ventilation and natural daylighting

Articles [1, 2, 3]

Written by brittanyrussell1

March 1, 2020 at 8:45 pm

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Cinépolis Headquarters – Morelia, Mexico

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Building: Cinépolis Headquarters
Location: Morelia, Mexico
Completed: 2010
Purpose: headquarters of leading theater operator in Mexico
Size: 75000 square feet
Architect: kmd+
Awards: Best Corporate Interior 2010 from AMDI (Asociación Mexicana de Diseñadores de Interiores), Architectural Digest (México) – Iconos de Diseño 2010 – Americas Commercial Property Awards – The Architecture Award

AE Interests: cantilevered 2nd floor, green patio on roof, structural glass, integrated with surrounding natural environment, LEED Gold Equivalent, green roof, natural lighting & ventilation

Sources: [1]

Written by Monica Martinez

February 28, 2020 at 12:52 pm

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401 Congress Street – Boston, MA

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Building: 401 Congress Street
Location: Boston, MA
Projected Completion: 2022
Purpose: office building
Size: 600000 square feet
Architect: Sasaki

AE Interests: will replace 1.1 acre surface parking lot, The team’s approach centers around the idea of an urban push/pull. doesn’t fill out entire site at base – establishing open urban space, almost completely transparent lower level

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Written by Monica Martinez

February 28, 2020 at 12:52 pm

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Shenzhen Yantian Technology – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Shenzhen Yantian Technology
Location: Shenzhen, China
Completed: 2014
Purpose: office building
Architect: PLY+
Local Support: Shenzhen Heda International Design &Engineering CO.,LTD

AE Interests: louvers operated by a mechanical system programmed to track changing position of the sun across course of the day, maximizes visual amenities of site through focused views that orient the interior spaces toward the mountains and the harbor, facade composed of actively calibrated translucent louvers that shield interior from direct sunlight while maintaining uninterrupted views of surroundings, traditional window into Chinese architecture

Sources: [1]

Written by Monica Martinez

February 28, 2020 at 12:51 pm

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Olympic House – Lausanne, Switzerland

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Name: Olympic House
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Address: Route de Vidy 9, 1007
Architect: 3XN Architects
Local Architects: IttenBrechbühl
Client: International Olympic Committee
Landscape Architects: Hüsler & Associés
Interior Design: RBSGROUP
Architectural Lighting Design: Jesper Kongshaug
Civil Engineer: INGENI SA – Ingenierie Structurale
Electrical Engineers: MAB-Ingenierie SA
Façade Engineers: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG
Sustainability Engineers: ThemaVerde

Key elements: Movement, flexibility, transparency, collaboration, and sustainability. Has a dynamic, undulating façade. Rainwater is captured to be used in the building and solar panels have been installed on the roof. During the construction process more than 90% of material from buildings that were previously on the site were reused or recycled. Certified LEED Platinum.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]
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Written by Maria Dalton

February 27, 2020 at 1:47 pm

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Moscow School of Management – Scolkovo, Russia

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Building: Moscow School of Management
Location: Skolkovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Completed: 2010
Architect: Adjaye Associates
Manufacturers: Anwo, Alucobond

AE Interests: The central structure is a poured-in-place concrete disc 475 feet in diameter. A group of buildings stand above the disc. Of these, the Wellbeing Centre occupies a pivotal position in anchoring the disc to the sloping ground. The Wellbeing Centre is supported by the same structural grid as that of the disc, whilst the residential buildings are designed as bridge structures. Each of them is supported on two towers that cause minimum disruption as they pass through the disc to the ground.

Articles [1, 2, 3]

Written by Josefina Roman

February 27, 2020 at 1:03 pm

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Pearl Academy of Fashion – Jaipur, India

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Building: Pearl Academy of Fashion
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Completed: 2008
Architect: Morphogenesis
HVAC: Design Centre
Electrical: Integral Designs
Plumbing: Tech Consultancy
Structure: N M Roof Designers Ltd.
Contractors: R G Colonizers Pvt. Ltd.
Design Team: Sonali Rastogi, Rudrajit Sabhaney, Anna Kristiana Bergbom, Shruti Dimri, John Alok Decruz

AE Interests: The architecture of the academy needed to be a confluence of modern adaptations of traditional Indo-Islamic architectural elements and passive cooling strategies prevalent in the hot-dry desert climate of Rajasthan, such as open courtyards, water body, a step-well or baoli and jaalis (perforated stone screen).  The entire building is raised above the ground and a scooped out under belly forms a natural thermal sink which is cooled by water bodies through evaporative cooling.

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Josefina Roman

February 27, 2020 at 1:03 pm

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St. Mary Chapel – Michigan, U.S.

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Building: St. Mary Chapel (St. Mary Mercy Chapel) (St. Mary’s Mercy Hospital Chapel)
Location: Livonia, Michigan, U.S.
Completed: 2018
Architect: PLY+
Manufacturers: FritsJurgens, Endicott, Eastern Architectural Products, Goldray Glass, Hunter Douglas Brasil
Design Team: Craig Borum, Jen Maigret
Project Management: Andrew Wolking, Masataka Yoshikawa, William Carpenter
Design Professionals SD/DD: Markus Boynton, Annabelle Guan, Yibo Jiao, Michie Nimsombun, Maggie Shao, Andrew Wolking, Masataka Yoshikawa, Arvin Yu, Jiashi Yu, Yusi Zha, Dinghao Zhou
Structural: SDI Structure
Civil: IMEG corp.
MEP: Nederveld
Lighting: Illuminart
Acoustics: Arcgeometer
Cost Estimating: Granger construction
Building Code: PLY+
Specifications: PLY+
Security: St. Mary Mercy Livonia
Liturgical Space Consultant: Gilbert Sunghera

AE Interests: A high, east window to provide early morning light, a southern opening that holds a special installation of dichroic glass that bounces spectral colors into the space, and a western row of windows that establish a relationship with a future phase healing garden. The façade includes a “woven” pattern at the corner.

Articles [1, 2]

Written by Josefina Roman

February 27, 2020 at 1:03 pm

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Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre – Gdańsk, Poland

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Building: Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre
Location: Gdańsk, Poland
Completed: 2014
Architects: Renato Rizzi
Engineer: Schöck
Masonry: Terreal

AE Interest: The theater includes a retractable roof to create a customizable space for the preforming arts. Local masonry forms the exterior with fins that support the lateral loads created when the roof is open.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by Avery Pietrowiak

February 26, 2020 at 1:10 pm

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Silesian Museum – Katowice, Poland

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Building: Silesian Museum
Location: Katowice, Poland
Completion: 2013
Architect: Riegler Riewe Architekten

AE Interests: In order not to obstruct the current, industrious surroundings this museum is completely below grade. The only parts of the building above grade are the translucent cubes that provide light and conceal the mechanical systems.

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Avery Pietrowiak

February 26, 2020 at 1:09 pm

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Sluzewski Culture Centre – Warsaw, Poland

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Building: Sluzewski Culture Centre
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Status: 2013
Architect: WWAA, 307kilo

AE Interest: A center of learning and entertainment for the community with separate buildings that house different subjects: music, art, literature, sports. There is also a paddock with animals and a windmill to encourage integration of alternative energy in the future generations.

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Avery Pietrowiak

February 26, 2020 at 1:08 pm

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Steilneset Memorial- Vardø, Norway

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Building: Memorial of Victims of Witch Trials
Location: Vardø, Norway
Year: 2011
Design: Architect Peter Zumthor and Artist Louise Bourgeois
Structural Engineers: Finn-Erik Nilsen

AE Interests: pine scaffolding framework holding a fabric cocoon with a long oak-floored corridor, 91 windows for the 91 deaths during the Vardø witch trials, a second contrasting structure made of weathering steel and smoked glass with a circle of mirrors around a flaming steel chair in a hollow concrete cone like judges or silent witnesses circling the condemned

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

 

Written by Vitoria Rodriguez

February 26, 2020 at 1:07 pm

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National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial- Arlington, Virginia

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Building: National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Year: 2008
Architect: Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies 
Engineers: Buro Happold

AE Interests: Stainless steel cantilevered benches inlaid with granite over a lighted pool of flowing water, 125 benches facing the pentagon for those who died in the building, 59 benches in direction of the flight path of the doomed plane, Increasing/decreasing height based on the age of the victim

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by Vitoria Rodriguez

February 26, 2020 at 1:07 pm

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National Holocaust Monument- Ottawa, Canada

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Building: National Holocaust Monument
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Year: 2017
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineers: Read Jones Christofferson Engineers
General Contractor: UCC Group

AE Interests: Sharp angular forms with 6 volumes to create smaller space and resemble 6-pointed Star of David, cast-in place concrete forms, ascending planes symbolizing hope and descending planes leading to isolated spaces

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by Vitoria Rodriguez

February 26, 2020 at 1:06 pm

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Iqon – Quito, Ecuador

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Building: Iqon
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Completed: 2021
Area: 35000 m^2
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Leader: Maria Sole Bravo
Project Designer: Lorenz Krisai
Project Architect: Stephanie Choi
Collaborators: Uribe & Schwarzkopf, Rene Lagos, Geo Estudios, Fernando Romo, Reg Hough, CPP Wind Tunnel
Construction: HoffmannGrindline 

AE Interest:

It is going to be Quito’s tallest building at 33 stories. It is constructed by stacking concrete modules which are rotated to offer a wider view range. It has large vertical gardens which are designed to grow trees which later can be moved to other parts of the city, it is intented to be an urban tree farm.

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Written by Javier Ignacio Robalino

February 26, 2020 at 12:40 pm

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Qorner – Quito, Ecuador

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Building: Qorner
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Completed: 2020
Area: 127,014 sq ft
Architects: Safdie Arquitects
Executive Architect: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Collaborators: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Structural Engineer: Arup., Fernando Romo
Landscape Consultant: Greenstar

AE Interest:

“On a prime corner site overlooking La Carolina Park in Quito, the 24-story tower features vertically stacked dwellings with units staggered in and out. The fractalized tower profile creates generous landscaped terraces on each level, with operable glass walls that merge indoor and outdoor living to take full advantage of Quito’s year-round temperate weather.”

“The building profile steps back to reveal a “hill side” of terraces, and also steps forward to create a “cliff face”. The arrangement in section of projecting terraces provides natural shading from the sun. As the building steps in and out, generous double height landscaped terraces are created on each level.”

 

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Written by Javier Ignacio Robalino

February 26, 2020 at 12:40 pm

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Aquarela – Quito, Ecuador

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Building: Aquarela
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Completed: 2020
Area: 136,580-square-metre
Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Executive Architect: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Collaborators: Uribe & Schwarzkopf
Associate Architects: Alberto MEDEM – Humboldt Arquitectos S.L
Project leader: Alberto MEDEM assisté de María ROJO
Landscape: Isabelle GUILLAUIC
Images: Cristina DE LUCAS, Eduardo HERNÁNDEZ, Sabrina LETOURNEUR, Jesús RODRIGUEZ, María ROJO
Graphics: Eduardo HERNÁNDEZ, Eugenie ROBERT
Interior Architecture: U&S – Uribe y Schwarzkopf
Local Architects and engineers: Uribe y Schwarzkopf Ingenieros y Arquitectos S.A
Consultants: CIEL ATELIER, GREENSTAR, GRUPO SAM

 

AE Interest:

“Aquarela includes nine residential stone-cladded blocks. Ateliers Jean Nouvel imagined an approach that could mimic the context, with curved balconies wrapping the intervention, overfilled with greenery. These rocky gardens connect the residents to the natural outdoors and strengthen the integration of the building.”

 

Written by Javier Ignacio Robalino

February 26, 2020 at 12:40 pm

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StreetDome — Haderslev, Denmark

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Building: StreetDome
Location: Haderslev, DK
Completed: 2014
Area: 1,500 m² street dome, 4,500 m² skate park, best estimate Client: Haderslev Municipality, Skatecity
Architects: CEBRA, Glifberg+Lykke
Engineer: Rambøll
Construction: Hoffmann, Grindline
Project Development: Morten Hansen, Skatecity

AE Interest: “To reduce running costs, the hall is unheated and lit primarily through daylight while the building’s surface area has been minimized through its dome shape … Wide gates open to the outside connecting the surrounding skate park with the inside floor, creating a seamless flow … StreetDome forms one continuous and varied spatial course …”

Due to strength of structural integrity of the dome, interior load-bearing structures are not needed, freeing up space for any particular sporting arrangement.

Similar to other skateparks but atypical of traditional structures, community input was highly requested and directly influenced construction. 

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Written by Jack Wallace

February 25, 2020 at 1:42 pm

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Portland Japanese Garden (Expansion) —Portland, Oregon

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Building: Portland Japanese Garden
Location: Portland, Oregon
Completed: 2017
Client: Japanese Garden Society of Oregon
Architects: Kengo Kuma and associates with Hacker
Construction: Hoffmann

AE Interest: Certified LEED Gold, Northwest Project of the Year.

“The new complex contains three pavilions – a Village House, Garden House and Tea House – made of steel and glass … The buildings are wrapped with wood battens and topped with overhanging, tiered roofs that recall pagodas.”

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Written by Jack Wallace

February 25, 2020 at 1:42 pm

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Helsinki Central Library — Helsinki, Finland

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Building: Helsinki Central Library
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Completed: 2018
Area: 17,000 m²
Architects: ALA Architects
“Structural Design, Project Management and Construction, HVAC Design, Maintenance Book Coordination and Cooling Design”: Rambøll
Construction: YIT Construction Ltd

AE Interest: “The Central Library is an example of steel, concrete, wood and glass construction, which is highly energy efficient and it’s almost a zero energy building.”

“Two nearly 800 tons of steel arch supporting the frame of the building are over 100 meters long.”

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Written by Jack Wallace

February 25, 2020 at 1:41 pm

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Rey Juan Carlos Hospital – Madrid, Spain

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Building: Rey Juan Carlos Hospital
Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect: Rafael de la Hoz
Facade Planning: Bandalux
HVAC Engineering: Kalzip
Site Area: 94700 sqm
Year: 2016

AE interests: new concept for a hospital and its experience, differentiation of circulations, large patio for ventilation and natural light. A organic, sun regulable shading system.

 

Written by juanjosessala

February 25, 2020 at 1:19 pm

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Escola Massana, art and design school – Barcelona, Spain

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