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215 Chrystie – New York City, New York

Posted in Under Construction by destinygamble88 on September 7, 2016

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Building:  215 Chrystie
Location: New York City, New York
Address:  215 Chrystie New York City, New York 10002
Architect:  Herzog & De Meuron
Executive Architect:  Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP
Construction Manager:  Triton Construction Company
Build-able Area:  257,689 sf
Under construction: scheduled completion; 2017

AE Interest:
multi-use building (hotel and residential) including night-life capabilities, structural elements (concrete) are left unfinished and presented to the street as raw thus economically combining Architecture and Structure, Exo-Skeleton structure allows interior space to be free of columns, windows are tilted towards the sky to allow for more light permeation and added privacy [a]

Additional Information: [1]




Miu Miu Aoyama – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by destinygamble88 on September 7, 2016

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Building:  Miu Miu Aoyama
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect:  Herzog & De Meuron
Executive Architect:  Takenaka Corp.
Structural Engineer:  Takenaka Corp.
M+E Engineer:  Takenaka Corp.
Construction Manager:  Takenaka Corp.
Facade Engineering:  Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG
Building Footprint: 2,895 sf
Completed:  2014

AE Interest:
ArchDaily Building of the year (2016) for commercial architecture; thought provoking facade: sharp steel panels lined with soft, perforated, rounded copper; opaque windows impose reflection; roof becomes a canopy that masks the building except for in a few places; canopy juts out from building; cultural message at play: calm and welcoming interior juxtaposes sharp reflective exterior [a]

MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Extension – Duisburg, Germany

Posted in Under Construction by destinygamble88 on September 2, 2016

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Building:  MKM Museum Küppersmühle, Extension
Location: Duisburg, Germany
Address: Philosophenweg 55 · 47051 Duisburg
Architect: Herzog & De Meuron
Structural Engineer: Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies
M+E Engineer: Drees & Sommer Advanced, ap-Plan
Exhibition Space: 26,910 sf
Planned Completion: 2018 

AE Interest:
Museum addition continues architectural aspects of the original industrial grain mill; materials echo original materials providing visual growth through time; grain silos are re-purposed to be corridors and an exhibition space [a].

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