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CY Twombly Pavilion – Houston, Texas, U.S.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on November 18, 2012

Building: CY Twombly Pavilion
(part of The Menil Collection – a neighborhood of museum buildings)

Location: 1501 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural: Arup and Haynes Whaley Associates
Completed 1995

AE Interests: daylighting, natural lighting, mechanical louvers, stretched cotton fabric

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Nasher Sculpture Center – Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on September 30, 2012

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Building: Nasher Sculpture Center
Location: 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Arup  with Datum Engineers
Landscape: Peter Walker and Partners
Construction: Beck
Completed October 2003

AE Interests: “Museum without a  roof” – cast-aluminum shading panels, glass roof with tension-cable support at center-span, double-wall system for HVAC and rainwater, sculpture garden, barrel-vaulted ceiling.  Exhibits originally included a sky-viewing space by James Turrell, which was eventually compromised by the construction of a high-rise nearby. `

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London Bridge Tower – London, U.K. `

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on June 24, 2010

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Building: London Bridge Tower (The Shard)
Location: 32 London Bridge Street, London, UK
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Construction: Mace
Completed 2012

The Shard is the tallest building in London, and the 2nd tallest building in Europe (2013) at a height of 306 metres (1,004 feet) and contains luxury office spaces, hotels, high-end apartments, restaurants, a five-story viewing gallery, and a spa.

AE Interest: Slip-form construction, top-down construction, glass curtain wall, double-skin, complex crane-construction technique, expressive architectural concept.
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Copenhagen Opera House – Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 28, 2010

Building: Copenhagen Opera House
Location: Copenhagen, Denamrk
Completed: October 2004
Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
Consultant: Rambøll A/S, Theatre Plan LLP
Client: The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation

AE Interests: 32m long cantilevered overhang, acoustics, canals excavated on both sides to emphasize structure,

Mount Stuart Visitor Centre – Isle of Bute, Scotland, U.K.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 24, 2010

Building: Mount Stuart Visitor Centre
Location: Isle of Bute, Scotland, UK
Completed: June 2001
Architect: Munkenbeck + Marshall Architects
Structural Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates
Services Engineer: Atelier 10
Contractor: Thomas John Stone
Landscape: James Alexander Sinclair
Client: Mount Stuart Trust

AE Interests: building “sits” within landscape, simple HVAC systems, nature visible through frameless glazing

Auditorium at the Svanemøllen Barracks – Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 24, 2010

Building: Auditorium at the Svanemøllen Barracks
Location: Ryvangs Allé 1, Copenhagen, Denmark
Completed: November 2002
Architect: Entasis Arkitekter
Engineer: Vissenbjerg Ingeniørfirm
Contractor: Einar Kornerup A/S
Client: Forsvarets Bygningstjeneste (Danish Defense Construction Service)

AE Interests: use of different materials, simple geometry, materials used to express strength and sturdiness

Graham Square Housing – Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 23, 2010

Graham Square Housing – Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Building: Graham Square Housing
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Completed: Oct 2000
Architect: Mckeown Alexander Architects, Page & Park Architects, Richard Murphy Architects
Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Contractor: John Dickie Construction
Client: The Molendinar Park Housing Association

AE Interests: sustainable strategies, daylighting, collaborative effort to create an “urban oasis”

Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre – Dundee, Scotland, U.K.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 21, 2010

Building: Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre
Location: Dundee, Scotland, UK
Completed: March 1999
Architect: Richard Murphy
Engineer: ARUP Scotland
M&E Engineer: ARUP
Acoustic Engineer: Sandy Brown Associates
Contractor: Torith Construction Ltd Construction
Client: Dundee City Council

AE Interests: day lighting, urban views, extension of old brick building

An Turas – Tiree, Scotland, U.K.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 21, 2010


Building: An Turas
Location: Tiree, Scotland, UK
Completed: Feb 2003
Architect: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Client: Tiree Arts Enterprise
Structural: David Narro
Contractor: Inscape Joinery
Concrete: Arthur Elliot

AE Interests: reflect on qualities of the island, materials reflect vernacular architecture of island, intended as shelter

Dance Base: National Centre for Dance – Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 21, 2010

Building: 
 Dance Base: National Centre for Dance
Location: 
 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Completed: June 2001
Architect: Malcolm Fraser Architects
Structural Engineers: Cundall Johnston and Partners
Mechanical and Electrical: KJ Tait
Client: Dance Base

AE Interests: nested within rugged topography, capturing views of Edinburgh’s old town, courtyards and passageways reflect mediaeval pattern of the city

Falkirk Wheel (Millennium Wheel) – Falkirk, Scotland, U.K.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 21, 2010


Building: Falkirk Wheel
Location:  Falkirk, Scotland, UK
Completed:  2002
Architect:  RMJM, Nicoll Russell
Contractors: Bachy/Soletanche and Morrison Construction Joint Ventrue
Engineer: Butterley Eningeers
Structural: Tony Gee and Partners
Mechanical/Electrical: Bennett & Associates

AE Interests:  reconnect canals connecting Glasgow and Edinburgh, 24m (79ft) difference in level, rotating wheel to raise boats, uses very little power to rotate

Heaven House (Himmelhuset), Hummingen, Lolland Island, Denmark

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 21, 2010

Building:  Heaven House (Himmelhuset)
Location: 
 Hummingen, Denmark
Completed:  1999
Architect:  Flemming Skude

AE Interests:  geometrical layout, natural light for lighting and climate, desire to connect internal spaces and the sky, louvered panels used to control sunlight

Sjællandske Newspaper Printing House – Slagelse, Sjælland, Denmark

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on January 21, 2010

Building: 
 Sjællandske Newspaper Printing House
Location: 
 Slagelse, Denmark
Completed:  2001
Architect:  Søren Robert Lund
Landscape: Professor Steen Høyer
Consultant: Rambøll A/S

AE Interests: use of raw materials left to stand alone, building expresses transformation of paper mass to printed newspaper

Russia Tower – Moscow, Russia

Posted in Proposed Design, Under Construction by Alec Gagnon on September 14, 2009

Location: Moscow, Russia
Completed: canceled on 12 February, 2009
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineers: Halvorson and Partners
Contractors: Satori, Soletanshstroy

AE Interests: tallest building in Europe, green building, sustainable design, structural

Federal Chancellery – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on September 14, 2009

Federal Chancellery – Berlin, Germany
Location: Willy-Brandt-Strasse 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Completed: 2001
Architect: Charlotte Frank and Axel Schultes
Structural Engineers: GSE Engineering, Schlaich Bergermann and Partner
Construction: Stahlbeton Sichtbeton
Façade: R+R Fuchs

AE Interests: cubic form, modernist, opposing geometry, “blinds the eye to proportion”

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center – Noumea, New Caledonia

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on August 31, 2009

Building: Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center
Location: Noumea, New Caledonia
Completed: 1998
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structure: Arup
Landscape Architecture: Desvigne & Dalnoky

AE Interests: sustainability, relationship with nature, cultural, materials
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Mercedes Benz Design Center – Sindelfingen, Germany

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on August 31, 2009

Building: Mercedes Benz Design Center
Location: Sindelfingen (Stuttgart), Germany
Completed: 1998
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural: Arup, IFB Dr. Braschel & Partner
Acoustics: Müller BB

AE Interests: geometry, façade, functionality, natural lighting
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High Museum Expansion – Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on August 31, 2009

Building: High Museum
Location: 1280 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Completed: 2005
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Collaborating Architects: Lord, Aeck, & Sargent, Inc.
Structural: Arup, Uzun & Case Engineers, Jordan & Skala Engineers, Inc.

AE Interests: daylighting, exterior spaces, grid of 1000 circular skylights
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California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, California, U.S.

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on August 30, 2009

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Building: California Academy of Sciences
Location: 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
Completed: 2008
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Stantec Architecture
Engineering and Sustainability Consulting: Arup
Civil Engineering: Rutherford & Chekene
Living Roof: Rana Creek
Landscape Architecture: SWA Group
General Contractor: Webcor Builders

AE Interests: sustainability, living roof, natural ventilation, natural lighting
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Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church – San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on August 30, 2009

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Building: Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church
Location: San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
Completed: July 2004
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural: Favero & Milan Ingegneria
Consulting engineers: Arup
Wood construction: Merk Holzbau
Acoustics: Helmut Müller, Germany

AE Interests: structure, form, technical complexity, stone arches, wood structure
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

San Nicola Stadium – Bari, Italy

Posted in Built by Alec Gagnon on August 30, 2009

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Building: San Nicola Stadium
Location: Bari, Italy
Completed: 1990
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural: Arup, M. Milan, Studio Vitone & Associati

AE Interests: structure, “petal” design, safety conditions, concrete
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020