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Vauxhall Tower – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Camille Carpenter on February 24, 2015

Vauxhall Tower 2 Vauxhall Tower 1 Vauxhall Tower 3
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Building: Vauxhall Tower
Also Known As: St. George Wharf Tower
Location: London, United Kingdom
Completed: 2013
Architect: Broadway Malyan
Structural Engineer:  Robert Bird Group
Construction: Brookfield Multiplex

AE Interests:
Wind Turbine at the Top | Draws Water from London Aquifer for Heat Pump | High-Performance Triple Glazing
Circular Structural Wall as the Core | Inspired by a Catherine Wheel Firework
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Museum of Built Environment – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted in Built, Under Construction by Camille Carpenter on September 10, 2014

Museum of the Built Environment Side View  Museum of the Built Environment Fountain View  Museum of the Built Environment Exterior
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Building: Museum of Built Environment
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Expected Completion: 2014
Design Architect: FXFOWLE Architects
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers

AE Interest: Use of Saudi Arabia’s desert feature, a wadi, and created into a park connecting two separate parts of the structure | Integration of the the exterior landscape with the interior via galleria views from intertwining monorail | Climactic responses like adobe construction and triangular apertures | Reflective envelope

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Zhang ZhiDong and Modern Industrial Museum – Wuhan, China

Posted in Built, Under Construction by Camille Carpenter on September 10, 2014

Zhang ZhiDong View 2  Zhang ZhiDong Top View  Zhang ZhiDong Construction 2
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Building: Zhang ZhiDong and Modern Industrial Museum
Location: Wuhan, China
Design Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Architect of Record: Zhong Nan Design Institute
Structural Engineer: Zhong Nan Design Institute
Contractor: G.C. Wisco Construction

AE Interest: Complex web of steel beams form the skeleton | Suspension of the thickened bow by two steel and glass footings

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iGuzzini Illuminazione Ibérica Headquarters – Barcelona, Spain

Posted in Built, Under Construction by Camille Carpenter on September 10, 2014

iGuzzini Night View  iGuzzini Construction  iGuzzini Close Up View
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Building: iGuzzini Illuminazione Iberica Headquarters
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Design Architect: Josep Miàs
Structural Engineer: BOMA
Lighting Consultant: Josep Masbernat
Year of Completion: 2014

AE Interest: Majority of the structure built underground while the spherical portion is suspended in the air above | Possesses only one room with skylights to expose natural lighting | Highly adjustable ceilings and floors in order to simulate various lighting conditions | A pentagonal column system provides homogenuous lighting to the workspaces above

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SAHMRI – Adelaide, Australia

Posted in Built by Camille Carpenter on September 10, 2014

SAHMRI Sunset View  SAHMRI Close Up View  SAHMRI Floor Plan
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Building: SAHMRI
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Year Completed: 2013
Design Architect: Woods Bagot
Structural Engineer: Aurecon
Contractor: Hindmarsh

AE Interest: Visual connection between floors via large spiral staircase | Adaptable transparent triangulated dia-grid facade | Parklands extend below lifted structure | LEED Gold

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Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport – Toronto, Canada

Posted in Built, Under Construction by Camille Carpenter on September 9, 2014

Goldring Centre Field View  Goldring Centre Entrance View  Goldring Centre Indoor View
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Building: Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport
Location: Toronto, Canada
Design Architect: Patkau Architects and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
Environmental Engineer: Smith and Anderson
Expected Year of Completion: 2015

AE Interest: Lifted structure allows views of the stadium in the midst of a dense campus | Stacking of large spaces atop one another | Innovative “Switch floor” that divides the space by the flip of an LED light switch

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