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Rooftop Remodeling Falkestrasse – Vienna, Austria

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Building: Rooftop Remodeling Falkestrasse
Location: Vienna, Austria
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineer: Oskar Graf
Completion: Took one year to complete, finished on December 23, 1988
Client: Law Firm Schuppich, Spork, Winischhofer 

AE Interests:
Open glazed surfaces; space creating taut arc; Closed, folded or linear surfaces of the outer shell control the light and allow or restrict the view; Construction site 21 meters above the ground

Written by albarranmitch

September 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

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53W53 – New York City, NY

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Building: 53W53
Location: New York City, NY
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineer: WSP
MEP: WSP
Specialty Consultant: Vidaris
Contractor: Lend Lease
Developer: Hines with Pontiac Land Group and Goldman Sachs
Completion: Development began in 2006, construction began in 2014 and finished April 2018

AE Interests:
Metal and glass facade system; Diagrid exposed structural system; Concrete skeleton; Triple pane windows

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Written by albarranmitch

September 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

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Vitra Fire Station – Weil am Rhein, Germany

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Building: Vitra Fire Station
Location: Weil am Rhein, Germany
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Developer: Vitra International AG
Completion: 1993

AE Interests:
Walls and roof are made from exposed, reinforced in-situ concrete; Polished aluminum sliding planes; Series of tilted and breaking walls

Articles/Videos:
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Written by albarranmitch

September 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Posted in Built