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Ribbon Chapel – Hiroshima, Japan

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Building: Ribbon Chapel
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Completion: 2013
Architects: NAP Architects
Structural Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, S structure

AE Interests: Free standing chapel, use of titanium zinc alloy, a three-dimensional brace and hoop effect for resisting horizontal and outward forces, pendulum-type base isolation, overhang-type tuned mass damper (TMD), dot point glazing (DPG) arms

Written by Annabel Cook

June 11, 2015 at 10:45 am

Posted in Built

Harbin Cultural Island – Harbin, China

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Building: Harbin Cultural Island
Location: Harbin, China
Completion: Under Construction
Architects: MAD Architects
Associate Engineer: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)
Structural Engineer: Inhabit Group, China Jingye Engineering Co., Ltd
Mechanical Engineer: Chinese PLA General Armament Institute of Engineering Design
Acoustics:  Zhanggui Acoustics Research Institute of Shanghai Modern Design Group

AE Interests: Theater and cultural center, custom-made pure white aluminum cladding, skylight for natural daylight, wood designed for best acoustical effects, white stone and concrete are used as part of the structural walls

Articles: MAD Website

Written by Annabel Cook

June 10, 2015 at 11:37 am

Posted in Built

Sejong Art Center – Seoul, South Korea

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Building: Sejong Art Center (SAC)
Location: Naseong-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Completion: March 2013
Architects: DMP (Designcamp Moonpark) Partners
Structural Engineer: I’ST
Mechanical Engineer: HIMEC
Civil Engineer: Daekyo E&C
Electrical : Jung Woo Eng.
Acoustics: ad&c

AE Interests: Multi-theater center, best acoustic quality using SAR (Source Selective Absorbtion & Reflection), long span roof for open entrance

Written by Annabel Cook

June 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Posted in Built

Sejong Center for Performing Arts – Sejong, South Korea

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Building: Sejong Center for Performing Arts
Location: Sejong, South Korea
Completion: 2013
Design Architect: Asymptote Architecture
Local Architect: EGA
Structural Engineer: Knippers Helbig

AE Interests:  Performing Arts Center, complex interior theater, intricate pattern of louvers, curved roofs.

Written by Annabel Cook

June 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Posted in Built

River Culture Pavilion (ARC) – Daegu, South Korea

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Building: River Culture Pavilion (ARC)
Location: Daegu, South Korea
Completion: June 2012
Design Architect: Asymptote Architecture
Local Architect: EGA
Structural Engineer: Knippers Helbig

AE Interests:  Multimedia theater pavillion, complex form integrated with landscape, ETFE plastic pillows, man-made peninsula, part of World Expo 2012.

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Written by Annabel Cook

June 2, 2015 at 12:04 am

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Graz Central Station – Graz, Austria

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Building: Graz Central Station
Location: Graz, Austria
Completion: Under Construction
Architect: Zechner & Zechner
Structural Engineer: Zenkner Consulting Engineer
Concrete Engineer: Schimetta Consult Ziviltechniker

AE Interests: dynamic curved roof system, long two-span beam, reflects natural light, LED atmospheric lighting system for evening, prefabricated steel structure

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Annabel Cook

May 27, 2015 at 11:34 am

Posted in Under Construction

Surrey City Centre Library – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

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Building: Surrey City Centre Library
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Completion: 2011
Architect: Bing Thom Architects
Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp
Civil Engineer: CitiWest Consulting Ltd.
Construction: Stuart Olson Dominion
Mechanical Engineer: AME Consulting Group
Electrical Engineer: Applied Engineering Solutions
Geotechnical Engineer: Trow Consulting Engineers

AE Interests: sloped walls, complex interior space, concrete frame, flexible plan for future expansion

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Annabel Cook

May 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Posted in Built