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M-U Housing – Urretxu, Spain

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Building: M-U Housing
Location: Urretxu, Spain
Completion: 2001
Architect: Victoria Acebo and Angel Alonso
Type of Building: Residential

AE Interests: Lightweight steel structure perched on stilts,  housing multiple residents, completely glazed in section, open courtyard

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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Sports Complex – Galdakao, Spain

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Building: Sports Complex
Location: Galdakao, Spain
Completion: May 2005
Principal Designers: Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernandez Minguillon, Sol Madridejos Fernandez, Juan Carlos Sancho Osinaga
Design Team: Asier Atxurra, Miguela Modrego
Technical Architects: Miguel Aldaz Garcia Mina
Type of Building: Sports

AE Interests: strategic use of longitudinal corridors for lighting, contemporary, form follows function, street facade predominately constructed of pre-cast concrete panels

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall – Bilbao, Spain

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Building: Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Completion: February 1999
Architects: Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios
Client: Palacio Euskalduna; Euskalduna Jurengia
Type of Building: Cultural

AE Interests: Form follows function, largest stage in Europe, designed to compliment Frank Gehry´s Guggenheim Museum, cor-ten steel casting, patterned glazing on the waterfront

Written by Ben Ash

January 25, 2010 at 2:55 pm

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Jewish Museum Berlin – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Jewish Museum Berlin
Location: Lindenstrasse 9-14, 10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg), Germany
Completion: 1999
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Landscape Architect: Müller, Knippschild, Wehberg
Structural Engineer: GSE Tragwerkplaner, IGW Ingenieurgruppe Wiese
Civil Engineer: Cziesielski + Partner
MEP Engineer: Klimasystemtechnik
Lighting Designers: Lichtplanung Dinnebier KG
Contractors: Fischer Bau (Raw Construction), Werner & Sohn (Facade), Trube & Kings (Windows)

AE Interests: the design of the Museum engenders a fundamental rethinking of architecture in relation to its program; the social, political and cultural history of the Jews in Germany from the 4th century to the present

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm

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Imperial War Museum – Manchester, England, U.K.

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Imperial

Building:Imperial War Museum
Location: Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester M17 1TZ, Great Britain
Completion: 2001
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Association with Architect of Record: Leach Rhodes Walker
Project Management: Gardiner and Theobald Management Services
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Mechanical Engineer: Mott MacDonald
Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine, Ltd.

AE Interests: the building is the interlocking of three shards representing earth, air, and water; the concept for the project is that of a globe shattered into fragments and then reassembled as an iconic emblem of conflict

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm

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Glass Courtyard – Berlin, Germany

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Glass

Building:Glass Courtyard
Location: Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstrasse 9-14, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Completion: 2007
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: Reese Architekten
Structural Engineer: GSE, Ingenieur;gesellschaft mbH
Raw Construction: Markische Ingenieur Bau
MEP Engineer: Clean Room Consulting Gmbh
Lighting Designer: Studio Dinnebier

AE Interests: has a transparent glass roof and curtain walls that offer unobstructed views of the garden. In the summer, sliding doors can be opened along the lower front elevation to transform the courtyard into an outdoor space

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Felix Nussbaum Museum – Osnabrueck, Germany

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Felix

Building: Felix Nussbaum Museum
Location: Heger-Tor-Wall 28, 49078 Osnabrück, Germany
Completion: Summer 1998
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: Reinders & Partner
Structural Engineer: Watermann
Landscape Architect: Müller, Knippschild, Wehberg
Mechanical Engineer: Jäger & Partner, Beratende Ingenieure
Lighting Designer: Dinnebier Licht
Contractor: Reinders and Partner

AE Interests: precise symbolic programme with an unusual way of arranging space, questions the regular geometries of Berlin’s historical blocks

Written by Ben Ash

September 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

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