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Jakob Factory – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Posted in Built by Carter King on March 11, 2021

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Building: Jakob Factory

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Completion date: 2020

Architects: G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, rollimarchini architekten

General Contractor: Trung Hau Construction Group

AE Interest: 30,000 sq m site area, references traditional tropical architecture with porous façade, suspended structure supported by a two-layer rope network, vegetation filters out rain and sun but also lowers the temperature through evaporation, acting as air purifiers and dust particle binders, first completely naturally ventilated manufacturing hall in Vietnam

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Central Park Tower – New York City, New York

Posted in Built by Carter King on March 11, 2021


Building: Central Park Tower

Location: New York City, New York

Construction: 2014 – 2020

Architect: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Structural Engineer: WSP Global

General Contractor: Lendlease

Developers: Extell and SMI USA

Interior Designer: Rottet Studio

Wind, Snow, and Ice Consultant:  RWDI

MEP/FP design, Fire & Life Safety, Energy Modeling: AKF Group LLC

Acoustics: Cerami & Associates

Civil, Environmental, & Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Engineering

Façade Engineer: Permasteelisa Group

AE Interest: 1,550 ft tall, 131 stories, world’s tallest residential tower (January 2021), 300,000 square foot 7 story retail space at the podium home to a Nordstrom department store, set back and notch corners to counteract wind loads, 8 ft thick concrete slab, 2,700 square ft cantilevered out on every floor, 12,000 custom glass panels covering the 620,000 square foot exterior

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