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Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe – Valencia, Spain

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Building Name: Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe (Prince Felipe Museum of Science)
Location: Valencia, Spain
Construction Dates: 1995-2000
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Santiago Calatrava
Construction Firm/Contractors: Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas and Necso

AE Interests: One of five main buildings within the City of Arts and Sciences, complex geometry and repetition of structure, influences of nature (resembles the skeleton of a whale), largest exhibition space in Spain

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Written by Cole Sims

November 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm

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Larkin Company Administration Building – Buffalo, New York, USA

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Building Name: Larkin Company Administration Building
Location: Buffalo, New York
Construction Dates: 1902-1906
Building Destroyed: 1950
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Ornamentation Sculptor: Richard Bock

AE Interests: 76 foot tall skylit courtyard, egyptian-like piers, steel-frame structure covered with red brick and pink mortar to maintain monolithic style, glass ceiling with efficient skylights, innovations in air conditioning (one of the first air conditioned office building in the world), stained glass windows, built-in furniture, and suspended toilets.

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Written by Cole Sims

November 9, 2018 at 1:47 am

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Phillips Exeter Academy Library – Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

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Building Name: Phillips Exeter Academy Library
Location: Exeter, New Hampshire
Construction Date: 1965-1971
Architect: Louis Kahn
Structural Engineer: Keast and Hood Company
Mechanical/Electrical Engineers: Dubin-Mindell-Bloome Associates
General Contractors: H.P. Cummings Construction Company

AE Interests: Largest secondary school library in the world, constructed in three concentric areas: outer ring (load bearing brick), middle ring (reinforced concrete supporting book stacks), and inner ring (dramatic atrium with large circular openings in its walls revealing floors of book stacks). Central atrium is 52 feet tall and 32 feet wide following “ideal architecture” golden ratio.

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Written by Cole Sims

November 9, 2018 at 12:28 am

Posted in Built