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Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion – Decatur, Texas

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 19, 2021

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Name: Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion
Location: Decatur, Texas
Address: 4528 Co Rd 398, Decatur, TX 76234
Architect: Lake Flato Architects
MEP Engineering: TLC Engineering
Structural Engineering: Datum Engineers
Civil Engineering: Biohabitats
Size: 5,400 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2014

AE Interests: first “Living Building” project in Texas, deep overhangs, glass pivot doors, flexible spaces, photovoltaic panels, gapped doors for maximum ventilation, 100% of wastewater treated onsite and returned to environment, solar panels.

Articles: [1, 2]

Westin Miyako Chapel – Kyoto, Japan

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 15, 2021

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Name: Westin Miyako Chapel
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Address: Keage, Higashiyama Ward, Sanjo, Kyoto 605-0052, Japan
Architect: KATORI archi+design associates
Contractor: KINSO Inc.
Lighting Design: ModuleX Inc.
Acoustical Design: Naniwa Chiba Acoustics Inc.
Size: 2,551 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2020

AE Interests: ceiling timber latticework, wooden louver walls, interwoven lighting resembling sunlight in tree branches, connection to surrounding landscape

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Friendship Hospital Satkhira – Shyamnagar Upazila, Bangladesh

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 11, 2021

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Name: Friendship Hospital Satkhira
Location: Shyamnagar Upazila, Bangladesh
Architect: Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury
Contractor: Hasan and Sons
Structural Engineering: Zayedur Rahim
Electrical Engineering: Zafar Ahmed
Plumbing Engineering: Prodip Kumar Haldar
Size: 36,457 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: courtyards for natural ventilation, water harvesting systems, local handmade brick construction, green roofs, embankment with water run-off pumping system to combat local flooding, slots in brick facade for additional wind ventilation, canal and glass windows to reflect natural sunlight into rooms.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Greenhouse Orchid – Punta del Este, Uruguay

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 8, 2021

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Name: Greenhouse Orchid
Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Architect: Mateo Nunes Da Rosa
Landscaping: Elena Artagaveytia
Size: 215 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interests: “double envelope” walls, outer wall to direct wind, inner wall to stop direct sunlight and create bright environment for plants, retractable roof for ventilation

Articles: [1, 2]

Triodos Bank – Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 1, 2021

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Name: Triodos Bank
Location: Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands
Address: De Reehorst, Hoofdstraat 10, 3972 LA Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands
Architect: RAU Architects
Landscape Architect: Arcadis
Engineering Consultant: Aronsohn
Size: 139,867 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2019

AE Interests: “wooden cathedral”, laminated timber, reconstructible, circular and sustainable architecture, first temporary material bank, screwed together with 100% potential dismantlement at any point without loss of value, materials, or components.

Video: [1]

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

House of Wisdom – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 30, 2021

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Name: House of Wisdom
Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Address: Al Juraina 1, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineering: Aurecon
Light Engineering: Delta
Landscape Architect: Cracknell
Size: 139,931 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interests: cantilevered roof, overhang provides shades throughout all hours of day, fixed aluminum screens for additional shading of low sun, adjustable bamboo screens.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Aemulus at the Runway – Bayan Lepas, Malaysia

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 25, 2021

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Name: Aemulus at the Runway
Location: Bayan Lepas, Malaysia
Architect: Design Unit Architects Sdn Bhd
General Contractor: MLG Design and Construction Sdn Bhd
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: HPM Consultant
Landscaping: Landarc Associates Sdn Bhd
Size: 101,235 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2020

AE Interests: brick fin openings, perforated brick walls for shade from heat gain, narrow ventilation slots under roof for rising hot air, oriented away from direct sunlight, angled brick to prevent glare, insulated roof garden, overhanging roof for shade.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

VanDusen Botanical Garden – Vancouver, Canada

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 24, 2021

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Name: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada
Architect: Perkins & Will
General Contractor: Ledcor Construction
Structural Engineering: Fast + Epp
Civil Engineering: R. F. Binnie & Associates
MEP Engineering: Integral Group
Landscape Architect: Sharp & Diamond
Acoustic Consultant: BKL Consultants
Certifications: LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge Petal
Size: 19,483 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2011

AE Interests: organic undulating roof form, “glulam” post-and-beam assembly to support curved roof, natural ventilation through solar chimney that converts rays of light into convection energy, blackwater treatment on site to support biodiversity, uses renewable resources to achieve net-zero energy.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Pasona Urban Farm – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 12, 2021

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Name: Pasona Urban Farm
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Address: 2 Chrome-6-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan
Architect: Kono Designs
Construction: Furukawa, Hirata Corporation, NOYU SHA
Electrical Engineer: Iwasaki Electric
Landscaping and Farming: Kono Designs
Size: 215,000 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2010

AE Interests: “double-skin” green facade, indoor farm, rooftop garden, hydroponic and soil-based farming, achieves “zero food mileage,” curtain wall system

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Ca’delle Alzaie – Treviso, Italy

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 9, 2021

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Name: Ca’delle Alzaie
Location: Treviso, Italy
Address: Via Alzaia, 56, 31100 Treviso TV, Italy
Architect: Stefano Boeri Architetti
Contractor: Cazzaro Construzioni
Size: 115,712 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: residential “urban forest,” “zero-impact” complex, exterior appearance changes with the seasons, adaptive reuse of old industrial site, trees and bushes produce over 2.7 tons of oxygen per year, Wienerberger brick insulation.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Helen Diller Civic Center – San Francisco, California

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 7, 2021

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Name: Helen Diller Civic Center
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Address: 55 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Architect: Endrestudio Architects & Engineers
Structural Engineering: Endrestudio Architects & Engineers
Civil Engineering: BKF Engineers
Contractor: Bothman Construction
Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
Artist: Anticlockwise Arts
Equipment Fabricator: Kompan
Size: 193158 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: installation, revitalization of public space, creates a cultural core for people to intertwine, geometric structure imitates the weather patterns of San Francisco, steel poles programmed to light up at night and respond to movement

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Alpine Branch Library – Alpine, California

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 2, 2021

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Name: Alpine Branch Library
Location: Alpine, CA, USA
Address: 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901
Architect: Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects
MEP Engineer: McParlane & Associates, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: ELEN Consulting
Energy Engineer: Brummitt Energy Associates
Wall R Value: R20
Roof R Value: R60
Cost: $10,000,000
Size: 12,681 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2016
Certification Status: Zero Energy Certified, LEED Gold Certified
Awards: DBIA National Award of Merit in Civic/Assembly (2018), ENR Magazine Best Green Project (2016), CC SARA Design Award of Honor (2015)

AE Interests: First library to achieve certification through the Zero Energy Program, focuses on air tightness and ensuring no air leakage, high insulation levels, loose fill cellulose vented roof deck, lighting system to control use of LED fixtures during the day and night, building oriented to achieve zero-net energy.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Kilden Performing Arts Center – Kristiansand, Norway

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on July 8, 2020

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Name: Kilden Performing Arts Center
Location: Kristiansand, Norway
Address: Sjølystveien 2, 4610 Kristiansand, Norway
Architect: ALA Architects
Mechanical Engineer: Sweco Groner
Electrical Engineer: COWI
Building Engineer: Multiconsultant AS
Cost: 236,193,300 USD
Size: 265,000 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2011

AE Interests: Facade of fabricated steel frame cladded with oak, corrugated oak walls to absorb excess noise, angling of windows save energy by maximizing heat absorption

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho – Kericho, Kenya

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on June 8, 2020

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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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Bentway Park – Toronto, Canada

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on June 3, 2020

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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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Koper Central Park – Koper, Slovenia

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on May 28, 2020

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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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Kooroomba Chapel – Mount Alford, Australia

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on May 25, 2020

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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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Navakitel Design Hotel – Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on May 25, 2020

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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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Bosjes Chapel – Western Cape, South Africa

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on May 25, 2020

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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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