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Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre – Gdańsk, Poland

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on February 26, 2020

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Building: Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre
Location: Gdańsk, Poland
Completed: 2014
Architects: Renato Rizzi
Engineer: Schöck
Masonry: Terreal

AE Interest: The theater includes a retractable roof to create a customizable space for the preforming arts. Local masonry forms the exterior with fins that support the lateral loads created when the roof is open.

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Silesian Museum – Katowice, Poland

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on February 26, 2020

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Building: Silesian Museum
Location: Katowice, Poland
Completion: 2013
Architect: Riegler Riewe Architekten

AE Interests: In order not to obstruct the current, industrious surroundings this museum is completely below grade. The only parts of the building above grade are the translucent cubes that provide light and conceal the mechanical systems.

Articles: [1, 2]

Sluzewski Culture Centre – Warsaw, Poland

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on February 26, 2020

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Building: Sluzewski Culture Centre
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Status: 2013
Architect: WWAA, 307kilo

AE Interest: A center of learning and entertainment for the community with separate buildings that house different subjects: music, art, literature, sports. There is also a paddock with animals and a windmill to encourage integration of alternative energy in the future generations.

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Zhuhai Opera House – Zhuhai, China

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on December 5, 2019

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Building: Zhuhai Opera House
Location: Zhuhai, China
Architect: Ma Long Architects, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)
Completed: 2017

AEInterests: In collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, the opera house sits on the converging coast of the Pearl River and the South China Sea. The outer translucent shell allows for the incorporation of natural light into both the opera house and multipurpose theater. At night the spherical shells catch the interior lighting to create a glowing beacon on the peninsula. The Opera house was constructed to encapsulate the “ancient poetic concept of ‘The river tides fluctuate along the sea level and the moon cycles together.’”

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

UCCA Dune Art Museum – Qinhuangdao, China

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on December 5, 2019

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Building:  UCCA Dune Art Museum
Location:  Qinhuangdao, China
Architect: OPEN Architecture
Structural Engineer: CABR Technology
Lighting Design: X Studio, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China
Completed: 2018

AEInterests: The museum gets its name from the sea dunes which it was integrated into.In collaboration with the School Of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China for lighting design, the concrete cavities that make up ten underground galleries and a cafe are connected to the outside world by skylights and glass curtain walls oriented towards the sea. The concrete shell was hand shaped onto a wooden strip framework and left in its irregular texture to inform viewers of its construction process. By placing the museum underneath the dunes, there is no need for an air conditioning system due to the sand’s thermal protection. Instead there is only a zero-emission heating system for the winter.

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San Shan Bridge – Beijing, China

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on December 5, 2019

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Building: San Shan Bridge
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: Penda
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Scheduled Completion: 2022

AEInterests: The double helix bridge will span 452 meters across the Gui River, connecting central Beijing to Zhangjiakou, where several outdoor events will be held for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The three sets of rings of the double helix allude to the rings of the Olympic logo. The main structure will be constructed using tubular stainless-steel struts to support the steel cables that will support the road decking. Using this method, “the bridge will use five times less steel than a conventional box-girder frame.” This bridge will have pedestrian crossing areas and is intended to spur recreational development in the area in order to connect inner Beijing to the surrounding areas.

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AEG Turbine Factory – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on November 2, 2018

         

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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.”

Articles: [1,2,3]

Yogi Treehouse – Austin, Texas

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on November 2, 2018

       
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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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Igualada Cemetery – Barcelona, Spain

Posted in Built by Avery Pietrowiak on November 2, 2018

         

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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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