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Glenstone II Museum – Potomac, Maryland

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Building: Glenstone II Museum
(new building, part of Glenstone Museum)
Address: 12100 Glen Rd. Potomac, MD 20854 [map]
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners
Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Landscape Architect: PWP Landscape Architecture
General Contractor: DPR Construction and Hitt Contracting Inc.
Civil Engineering: VIKA, Inc.
Façade Design: R.A. Heintges & Associates
M/E/P/FP Engineering: Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC
Natural Lighting Design: ARUP 
Sustainability: Buro Happold

AEInterests:
204,000 total sf of new building which includes 50,000 sf of new gallery space.
Rectilinear galleries arranged in water-garden courtyards.  Daylighting includes skylights, clerestories.  Cast in place architectural concrete structure with some steel+conc. hybrid solutions.
“Clad in cast-concrete blocks, which measure approximately six feet long, one foot high and one foot deep (1.8 by 0.3 by 0.3 metres). These were left to cure outdoors, causing variations in their tone”

Article: 1, 2, 3

PDF: 1

Written by Gregory Brooks

February 27, 2019 at 10:56 am

Posted in Built

111 West 57th Street – New York City, New York

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Building: 111 West 57th Street – New York City, New York
Architect: SHoP Architects
Structural Engineer: WSP
Construction/Developer: JDS Development Group + Property Markets Group
Completion: 2019

AEInterests: 1:24 slenderness ratio.  82 floors. 435m tall (1427 feet). Lateral stability via tuned mass damper, concrete core, shear walls, outrigger and belt systems.

Articles: 1,
Video: 1 (architect & engineer)
Silvian Marcus, director of building structures at WSP

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Written by Gregory Brooks

November 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Posted in Built

Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Texas, U.S.

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2018 NEWS:
3 new buildings on the MFAH campus:
(named the Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus)

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Buildings shown above / listed below.

The Glassell School of Art
Opened May 2018
Architect:  Steven Holl Architects
Architect of Record:  Kendall Heaton Assoc.
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Climate Engineers: Transsolar
Facade Engineering (incl. str. glass): Knippers Helbig
93,000sf, $90m.

The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
Expected Completion: 2020
Architect:  Steven Holl Architects
Architect of Record:  Kendall Heaton Assoc.
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Climate Engineers: Transsolar
Facade Engineering (incl. str. glass): Knippers Helbig
164,000sf

The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation
Expected Completion:  late 2018
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects
MEP: Collaborative Engineering Group
20,000sf

 

Buildings shown above / listed below.

Audrey Jones Beck Building
Completed: 2000
Architect: Rafael Moneo
Design Firm: Vignelli Associates, New York
Design Team: Massimo & Lella Vignelli (Principals in Charge), Peter Vetter, Mischa Leiner, Yoshiki Waterhouse, Christian Altmann, Yuji Yamazaki at Vignelli Associates; Rafael Moneo, Eduardo Miralles, Cristina Carriedo at José Rafael Moneo, Architect; Bill Kendall, Larry Burns, John Goodman at Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc.
Fabricators: Graphtec, Schlitzberger
Consultants: Hines (project), CBM Engineers, Inc. (structural engineer), Altieri Sebor Wieber (mechanical/electrical engineer), Fisher Marantz Stone (architectural lighting design), Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc. (civil engineer), Ulrich Engineers, Inc. (geotechnical engineer)

AE Interests: Natural daylighting, James Turrell tunnel.
More info

MFA-Houston also includes:


Caroline Wiess Law Building
Completed: 1974
Architects: two additions by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1958 and 1974), original building by William Ward Watkin (1924).


Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
Completed: 1986
Landscape architect: Isamu Noguchi

Central Administration and Glassell Junior School of Art Building
Completed: 1994
Architect: Carlos Jimenez

Video link: 2018 [Museum] Campus Redevelopment

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Written by Gregory Brooks

September 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Built

Bao’an International Airport Terminal 3 – Shenzhen, China

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Project: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport Terminal 3
Client: Shenzhen Airport Group Co. Ltd.
Developer: Shenzhen Airport Group Co. Ltd.
Architect: Massimiliano und Doriana Fuksas
Architect of Record: BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architectural Design)
Structures / Facade / Parametric design: Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering
General Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Lighting Consulting: Speirs & Major Associates
Size: 500,000sm, 1.5km long.
Completed: 2013

AEInterests: complex geometry, parametric design, daylighting.
“..spring-loaded bearing bolts of the steel structure permit uniform distribution of temperature and especially seismic loads on the supports.”

Articles: 1

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Written by Gregory Brooks

November 19, 2017 at 10:16 am

Posted in Built

Tower – Dallas, Texas

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[Breaking news March 2017]

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Project: 70-story tower (proposed)
Location:  Dallas, Texas
Architect: Foster + Partners
Developer: H. Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood real estate firm

AE Interest:  70-story, 1 million-square-foot tower, round plan, diagrid mega-frame lateral stability system.  If built, will be tallest building in Dallas, Texas.

Article: [1]

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Written by Gregory Brooks

March 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Oceanwide Center – San Francisco, California

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Building:  Oceanwide Center
Location: San Francisco, California
Address: 50 1st Street (S. Mission St. / 1st St.)
Architect: Foster+Partners
Collaborating Architect: Heller Manus Architects
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
M+E Engineer: Foster + Partners/Taylor Engineering/Engineering Enterprise
Size 219,885sm (2,366,822sf)

AE Interest:
mixed-use high-rise, 2 towers, 605-foot tall residential tower, new public space [c], 850-foot tall hotel, residential and office tower – it will be the tallest residential project on the West Coast, 1.35 million square feet of office space and 650,000 square feet of residential units.  Open layout is supported by an innovative orthogonal structural system [d] developed for seismic stability. [a]

Sources: [a,b,c,d,e]

News:
ArchDaily16May2016-Oceanwide Center Receives San Francisco Planning Commission Approval [e]

 

 

Written by Gregory Brooks

August 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Posted in Built

Floating Solar Array – London, U.K.

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Project: Floating Solar Array
Location: London, U.K. (Queen Elizabeth II reservoir)
Engineering, installation:  Lightsource Renewable Energy

AE Interests:
Largest floating solar array in Europe, size of 8 soccer fields,  over 23,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

“It will have a total installed peak capacity of 6.3 megawatts and is expected to generate 5.8m kilowatt hours in its first year – equivalent to the annual consumption of around 1,800 homes.”

Article: 1

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Written by Gregory Brooks

April 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

Posted in Built

Palau Blaugrana – Barcelona

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Building: Palau Blaugrana (arena for FC Barcelona, basketball)
Architects: HOK, TAC Arquitectes
Completion expected: 2020

AE Interest: “The New Palau Blaugrana, which will have a capacity of 12,000 for sporting events and 12,500 for social and cultural events, is a key component of a broader project to improve FC Barcelona’s facilities, including a major renovation of the Camp Nou stadium, in creating the Espai Barça sports district. Construction on the new Palau Blaugrana is expected to begin during the 2017/2018 FC Barcelona basketball season and finish during the 2019/2020 season. It will replace the 7,500-seat Palau Blaugrana, which opened in 1971.”

Article: 1

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 18, 2016 at 11:27 am

Posted in Built

Wangjing SOHO – Beijing, China

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Building: Wangjing SOHO
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structure: Adams Kara Taylor UK, CCDI
Facade: Arup Facade HK, Inhabitat
MEP, Vt, Fire Safety, Sustainability: Hoare Lea UK, Arup Engineers
Construction: 2011-2014
Area: 5,610,850 sf

AEInterest: “Described as “three interweaving mountains”, the towers feature curved and tapered forms. The tallest and most slender is 200 metres high, while the other two are slightly broader, with heights of 127 and 118 metres.” (Dezeen)

Articles: 1, 2,

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm

Posted in Built

Sydney Modern – Sydney, Australia

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Building:  Sydney Modern Project (competition winner)
Location:  Sydney, Australia
Architect:  SANAA

AEInterest:  International competition winner, Lightweight pavilions connecting museum to landscape and city.
“includes the new building by SANAA, a revitalization of the original, 19th century building, and a new plaza linked to the Royal Botanic Gardens.”

Article: 1

Written by Gregory Brooks

June 1, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Sackler Gallery Extention – London, U.K.

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Building:  Serpentine Sackler Gallery Extension
(currently called the Magazine restaurant)
Location: London, U.K. in Kensington Gardens
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural, MEP, Fire engineering:  Arup
Lighting: Isometrix
Project Management: Rise
Completed:  November 2013

AE Interest:  Glass-fibre woven membrane roof, complex form.  “Instead of using perimeter columns, the edge beam – a twisted ladder truss supported on three points – dips down to the supporting ground in front, in the back, and on the free west side…” [1]. Cantilevered, frame-less glass walls.

Articles:  1, 2,

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Written by Gregory Brooks

May 13, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Posted in Built

Femme de Vals Tower – Vals, Switzerland

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Proposed Design (competition winner): Femme de Vals Tower
Location:  Vals, Switzerland
Architect:  Morphosis
Developer: Remo Stoffel
Competition: Feb 2015
Status:  to be determined.

AEInterest:  Luxury hotel, 82-story, 1,250 tall tower, appx. 100′ x 64′ in plan > 1:12.5 to 1:20 slenderness ratio, inspired by Giacometti’s Femme de Venise sculpture, controversial design for small town of Vals.

Article: 1

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 31, 2015 at 11:15 am

Posted in Built

Apple Store – Huangzou, China

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Building:  Apple Store
Location:  Huangzou, China
Architect:  Foster + Partners
Completed: 2015

AE Interest:
“The main area inside the store features a 9m high space where the upper floor projects 12m from the rear wall”,
large sheets of glass: 11 large double-glazed panels, each 15m tall. [1]

Articles: 1, 2
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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Posted in Built

Whitney Museum of American Art – New York City, New York, U.S.

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Building: Whitney Museum of American Art
Location: New York City, New York, U.S.
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Assoc. Architect: Cooper, Robertson & Partners.
Structural Engineer: Roberts Silman Associates
Lighting Designer: Arup
M.E.P. Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Construction: Turner Construction, LLC

AE Interests:  steel structure, cantilevered entrance, largest column-free museum gallery in New York City [1].

“…the new Renzo Piano–designed building in New York City’s meatpacking district will open Friday, May 1, 2015.” RPBWnews

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 22, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Posted in Built

Neuroscience and Psychology Complex – Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

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Building: Neuroscience and Psychology Complex
Location: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Architect: José Rafael Moneo Vallés Arquitecto and Davis Brody Bond
Completed January 2014

AE Interest: Pursuing LEED Silver certification, natural lighting, stormwater reclamation system for non-potable use, high-performance glass façade.

Written by Gregory Brooks

February 5, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Posted in Built

Subway Station – Naples, Italy

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Building: Naples Subway Station
Location: Naples, Italy
Architect: Amanda Levete Architects
Sculptor: Anish Kapoor
Local architect: Studio DAZ
? Engineer: Arup
Services engineers: Tecnosistem

AE Interests: complex geometry, stainless steel polished exterior.
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Written by Gregory Brooks

January 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Posted in Built

Porta Susa TGV Station – Turin, Italy

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Location: Turin, Italy
Architects: Silvio D´Ascia
Design Team: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with AREP and Agostino Magnaghi
Client: RFI, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana SpA
Cost: 65 million €
Area: 30,000 sqm
Year (completed?): 2013

AE Interests: Train station, complex form, steel structure, photovoltaic skin, passive ventilation stratiegies.

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Built

Turrell Sky Space – Austin Texas, U.S.

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Building: Turrell Sky Space
Location: Austin, Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
Rooftop of Student Activity Center
Expected completion: 19 October 2013
Artist: James Turrell

AE Interest: Conceptual space, example of phenomenology in art/architecture.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

September 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

Posted in Built

Mountain Resort – Changsha, China

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Project: Mountain Resort – Changsha, China
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au

AE Interest: “60,000sq m hotel, indoor ski slope, a water park and 120,000sq m of restaurant and shopping facilities. The building will be built on top of a disused cement mining quarry pit and lake, spanning 170m from cliff to cliff with a sunken garden below. A cantilever outdoor swimming pool will create a 60m-high waterfall into the quarry pit. The separate 100m-tall tower will feature a 270-bedroom hotel, with 60 executive suits and a six-bedroom presidential suite looking over the lake.”
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Written by Gregory Brooks

September 4, 2013 at 6:42 am

Posted in Built

Stone Vault, MLK Jr. Park – Austin, Texas, U.S.

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Project: Stone Vault, MLK Jr. Park
Location: Austin, Texas
Design and Structural Engineering: Ochsendorf, DeJong and Block, LLC
CNC Fabrication and Masonry: AX5 Resources and  Escobedo Construction
Expected Completion: April 2015

AE Interests: Complex geometry, 5-Axis CNC stone-cutting machine, catalyst for community activities.

Thanks: C.Shortall, W.Meredith

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Written by Gregory Brooks

March 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

Posted in Built

Baylor University Stadium – Waco, Texas, U.S.

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Project: Baylor University Stadium
Location: Waco, Texas
Architect: Populous
Structural and Facade Engineer: Buro Happold
Approved to proceed: 2012 (in progress)
Expected Completion date: Fall 2014

AEInterests: Stadium long span roof, facade technology, LEED rated.
Article: 1,
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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

Posted in Built

South Mountain Community Library – Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Building: South Mountain Community Library
Location: Phoenix, Arizona [map]
Architect: Richard+Bauer

AE Interests: Rectangular form-language, copper cladding, steel structure, insulated rooftop lanterns, natural daylight, interior plate glass details.

photo source: 1, 2, 3
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Written by Gregory Brooks

January 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

Posted in Built

Rice University Turrell Installation – Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Turrell’s skyspace installation: ‘Twilight Epiphany’
Location: Rice University, Houston, Texas 77006
Artist: James Turrell
Technical Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners

Images and drawings: See Architectural Record online article

AE Interest: 118 foot square floating roof on slender columns, architectural concept of sky-viewing space

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Written by Gregory Brooks

December 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Posted in Built

Rice University East Servery – Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Rice University East Servery
City: Houston, Texas
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Structural Engineer: Architectural Engineers Collaborative
Construction: Tellepsen Builders
Completed: December 2010

AE Interests: Expressed steel structure, very transparent building, 3-dimensional exposed custom trusses, custom steel connections and custom steel shape column details. Aluminum exterior louver system (shading structure) with steel vertical supports integrated with building structure.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

November 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Posted in Built

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum – Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum
Location: Houston, Texas
(part of The Menil Collection, a neighborhood of museums)
Completed: 1997, fresco returned to Cyprus in February, 2012.
Architect: Francois de Menil
Engineer: Arup

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Written by Gregory Brooks

November 20, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Posted in Built

The Broad – Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Building: The Broad (museum of contemporary art)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Design Architect: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro
Architect of Record: Gensler
Structural Engineer: Leslie E. Robertson Assoc.
Construction: MATT Construction
Parking Structure: IDGParkitects
‘Veil’ facade fabricator: Seele

AE Interest: Concept: “The Vault and the Veil” (DS+R), daylighting, complex honey-comb facade (glass fiber reinforced concrete), complex concrete floor structure.

Note: “MATT is building the project utilizing sophisticated 3D modeling software (CATIA), managed through Gehry Technologies’ Digital Project.”

Articles: 1, 2,
Video: 1,
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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

Posted in Under Construction

Bolla – Genoa, Italy

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Project: Bolla
(part of the redevelopment of the Genova Old Harbour)
Location: Genoa, Italy (Genova)
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

AE Interest: 20-meter diameter glass sphere featuring the largest collections of ferns in the world.

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Posted in Built

Canton Tower – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Canton Tower (also known as Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower)
Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Architect: Information Based Architecture (Mark Hemel + Barbara Kuit)
Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: World’s tallest tv tower, height: 610m, form similar to bundled branches, with twist in center of tower. Diagonal column structure.

article, images and more information

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 16, 2012 at 12:13 am

Posted in Built

Asia Society Texas Center – Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Asia Society Texas Center
Address: 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX
Tel: (713) 496-9901
Map: link
Architect: Yoshio Taniguchi
Construction: Linbeck

AE Interests: Rectilinear form-language, high-quality finish materials, linear skylight, minimalism.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Posted in Built

Clyfford Still Museum – Denver, Colorado, U.S.

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Building: Clyfford Still Museum – Denver, Colorado
Location: Denver, Colorado (adjacent to Denver Art Museum)
Architect: Allied Works Architecture
Landscape Design: Reed Hilderbrand Associates
Structural Engineering: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineering: Arup
Lighting Design: Arup
Project Management: Romani Group Inc.
General Constructor: Saunders Construction Inc.
Completion date: November 2011
(fact sheet)

Arch Record article (photo source)

AE Interest: Cast concrete structure and wall details, concrete light screen, filtered light, wood light screens.  Built to house the work of artist Clifford Still.

More About this building.

Written by Gregory Brooks

January 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Posted in Built

The Open Parliament of Albania, Tirana, Albania

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Images: Coop Himmelblau

Project: The Open Parliament of Albania
Location: Tirana, Albania

Design/Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU | Wolf D. Prix / W. Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH
Client: The Republic of Albania, The Parliament
Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger Grohmann Schneider ZT-GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Energy Design: Prof. Brian Cody, Berlin, Germany

AE Interest: symbolism of “fundamental democratic values such as openness, transparency and public co-determination”, complex geometry, perforated steel second skin, natural daylighting.

WAN article

Credits

Written by Gregory Brooks

April 5, 2011 at 8:28 am

Posted in Built

Grand Theatre – Rabat, Morocco

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Project: Grand Theatre
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structure Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor (AKT)
MEP engineer: Maxfordham
Acoustics & Theatre: Artec Consultant
Facade: Donnell Consultants Incorporated
Lighting: Office for Visual Interaction Inc

Info: 27,000 m2
Est Budget: $163m

AE Interest: Complex Geometry

Images by Zaha Hadid Architects
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Written by Gregory Brooks

November 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Caen Library – Caen, France

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Building: Caen Library (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale / BMVR)
Status: Competition winner – announced 9/10/2010
Architect: OMA (Rem Koolhaas)

AE Interest: Massing response to context, open middle floor, exposed diagonal bracing, large openings in floor diaphragm. For similar work, see Seattle Central Library.

Article: BDOnline
Video: Vimeo

Written by Gregory Brooks

September 13, 2010 at 8:49 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Marina Bay Sands – Singapore

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Building: Marina Bay Sands
Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Completion: Summer 2010
Architect: Moshe Safdie Associates
Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: curved towers, giant cantilevered SkyPark (world’s longest public cantilever), 150-meter long roof-top swimming pool with infinity edge.

Articles:
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Written by Gregory Brooks

August 30, 2010 at 11:34 am

Posted in Built

Austin Convention Center – Austin, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Austin Convention Center, Northwest Lobby
Location: 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, Texas
Architect: PageSoutherlandPage LLP
Structural Engineering: Architectural Engineers Collaborative, Chuck Naeve, PE
Atrium Concept, blue glass facade: James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: SpawGlass Contractors

AEInterest: curtainwall system, double-glass facade (west). Solar panel technology. Exposed custom structural steel design.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

August 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Posted in Built

International Space Station

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Building: International Space Station
Completion: May 2010
Location: click here for current location
Design/Construction: joint effort by Russia, U.S., Japan, Canada, Europe.

AEInterest:
Architecture in Space. Orbiting Earth, this laboratory houses 12 people for 6months at a time.
Solar powered, extremely water-efficient, aluminum material technology. Assembled over 12 years and over 100 missions.

Article, Photos above

Written by Gregory Brooks

June 14, 2010 at 11:10 am

Posted in Built

Masdar Headquarters – Masdar City, U.A.E

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Building: Masdar Headquarters
Location: Masdar City, United Arab Emirates (outside Abu Dhabi)
Status: Under construction
Architects: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
MEP engineers: Environmental Systems Design
Structural engineers: Thornton Tomasetti

AE Interest: Energy-positive building (creates more energy than it consumes), 11 heat chimneys, natural ventilation, natural day-lighting, world’s largest solar panel array (1.4million sf), integrated wind turbines. Roof is built first to power construction of the building. $300million estimated cost.

photo/info credit: WAN, ArchiEnvironmental

Written by Gregory Brooks

May 18, 2010 at 8:06 am

Posted in Under Construction

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mather Expansion – Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

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Building: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mather Expansion
Location:  Richmond, Virginia
Completed: May 2010
Architect: Rick Mather
Structural Engineers: Hankins and Anderson Consulting Engineers
Environmental Engineer: Atelier Ten
Building Services Engineers: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

AE Interest: 3-story atrium with 5 bridges, limestone walls and large glass boxes

Written by Gregory Brooks

May 10, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Posted in Built

Rolex Learning Centre – Lausanne, Switzerland

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Building: Rolex Learning Centre at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Architect: Sanaa
Structural Engineer (conceptual design): Sasaki and Partners
Structural Engineer: Bollinger and Grohmann
Completed February 2010

AE Interest: Curved concrete floors and roof (large compressive forces), round holes/courtyards in form. `

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 22, 2010 at 7:36 pm

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Neues Museum – Folkwang In Essen, Germany

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Building: Neues Museum
Location: Folkwang In Essen, Germany
Completed: Feb 2010
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects,
Client: Neubau Museum Folkwang Essen,
Structural engineer: Ingenieurberatung Pühl and Becker VBI, Seroneit and Schneider,
Services engineer: Giesen-Gillhoff-Loomans, BBT Engineers,
Facade consultant: KonTec Fassadenberatung, Pazdera AG,
Lighting engineer: Arup,
Landscape architect: Planungsbüro Meinholf Hasse

Written by Gregory Brooks

February 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Posted in Built

New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York City, New York, U.S. `

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Building: New Museum of Contemporary Art
Location: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
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Architects: SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa)
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson, Sasaki and Partners

AE Interests: Staggered box structural scheme, Exterior cladding: expanded metal mesh on corrugated aluminum panels. `

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

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Tate Modern Addition – London, U.K.

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Building: Tate Modern 2 – addition to the Tate Modern
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Completion expected: 2012
Structural and facade engineering: Ramboll Whitbybird (new name Ramboll UK)
Mechanical and electrical engineers: Max Fordham LLP
CDM coordination: Cyril Sweett
Construction management: Mace
Project manager: Gardiner & Theobald
Cost Consultants: Davis Langdon

AE Interests: complex form, perforated brick facade.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

January 31, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Posted in Under Construction

20 Fenchurch – London, U.K.

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Project: 20 Fenchurch (nickname: The Walkie Talkie)
Location: 20 Fenchurch, London, U.K.
Completion: 2014
Architect: Rafael Viñoly
Structural Engineers: Halcrow Yolles
Cost Estimating: Davis Langdon
Access Consultant: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers PC

AE Interest: Skyscraper, construction in urban London, double and triple glazed panelized aluminum cladding.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

January 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm

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One New Change – London, U.K.

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Building: One New Change
Location: London, U.K.
Status: Completed October 2010
Architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineer: Arup
Client: Land Securities
Construction management: Bovis Lend Lease
Facade contractor: Josef Gartner & Co
Glass treatment: Bischoff Glas Technik
Ateliers Jean Nouvel facade consultant: RFR Engineers & Eckelt Glas

AE Interest: White fritted exterior glass coated with solar control glazing, complex geometry, Excellent BREEAM rating, geothermal energy
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Written by Gregory Brooks

January 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Posted in Built, GB Lec London