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AEG Turbine Factory – Berlin, Germany

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Building: AEG Turbine Factory
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architect: Peter Behrens
Engineer: Karl Bernhard
Completion: 1909

AE Interests: Self-taught architect Behrens created the large, open aired rectangular floor plan with the factory’s assembly stations in mind. The factory is held up by 22 steel mainframes wrapped in cast-in-place concrete and floor to ceiling walls of glass, allowing the industrial structure access to the outdoor light . “A veritable cathedral of industry.”

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Written by Avery Pietrowiak

November 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm

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Yogi Treehouse – Austin, Texas

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Building: Yoki Treehouse
Location: Austin, Texas
Architect: Will Beilharz
Construction: Artistree
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: Perched 25 feet above ground, the Yoki Treehouse is the first luxury treehouse resort that has come to Austin, Texas. Steel open webbed joists balance the structure between two massive trees. The treehouse itself is constructed of sustainable woods such as elm and cypress wood and wrapped in metal siding to call upon the traditional rustic Texan style. The interior, however, is designed in a clean, modern way. The property is split up into two constructions, the living areas in the trees and the bathhouse that sits on solid ground, connected by a 60 foot suspension bridge.

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Written by Avery Pietrowiak

November 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm

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Igualada Cemetery – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Igualada Cemetery
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect: Enric Miralles
Construction Start: 1984
Building Completion: 1994

AE Interests: Built in an industrial area where most of the land had been dug out for quarries, Miralles tucked the tiered layout into the stone hills. The cemetery was built of reinforced concrete to reflect the industrial surroundings. There are many examples where the reinforcements are exposed, creating bold, rusting lines  repeating throughout the form. The cemetery also houses a chapel and monastery that have yet to be completed.

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Written by Avery Pietrowiak

November 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Posted in Built