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Van Nelle Factory – Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Building: Van Nelle Factory
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Architect: Leendert van der Vlugt, Johannes Brinkman, and Mart Stam
Structural Engineer: J.G. Wiebenga
Completed: 1931

AE Interests: Heavily influenced by Russian constructivism; Described by Le Corbusier as “factory of light”; incorporation of muchroom columns; Constructed of reinforced concrete, steel, and glass.

Articles: [1]

Written by Billy Lu

October 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

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Maison À Bordeaux – Boredeaux, France

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Building Name: Maison À Bordeaux
Location: Boredeaux, France
Architect: Rem Koolhaas of OMA
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Compilation of three houses stacked upon each other; Cantilevering volume supported by steel tube that contains spiral staircase; Steel beam runs along the roof that attaches to tension cables for lateral loads.

Articles: [1,2]

original post by Lindsey Lohberg 2009.

Written by Billy Lu

October 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

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Opus Hong Kong – Mount Cameron, Hong Kong

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Building Name: Opus Hong Kong
Location: Mount Cameron, Hong Kong
Architect: Frank Gehry
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Completed: 2012
AE Interests: Helical design reduces need for load bearing walls; Composed mainly of glass; Column free floor slabs; External steel columns with glass cladding.

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Written by Billy Lu

October 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

Posted in Built