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California Academy of Sciences – San Francisco, California

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Courtesy California Academy of Sciences
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Building: California Academy of Sciences
Location: San Francisco, California
Architect: Renzo Piano, Stantec
Landscape Architecture: SWA Group
MEP Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Arup
Living Roof: Rana Creek
Sustainability: Arup
General Contractor: Webcor
Completion: 2008

AE Interests: Platinum LEED; extreme sustainability design; natural ventilation; natural lighting; piazza skylight; planetarium domes; ground anchors; solar roof; living roof

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Also written by Alec Gagnon August 30, 2009

Written by Devin Kumar

December 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm

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Zalando Headquarters – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Zalando Headquarters
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architect: HENN Architects
MEP Engineer: BuroHappold
Strucutural Engineer: BuroHappold
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: Reduction of carbon footprints by limiting finishes; exposed structural elements, fair-faced reinforced concrete; DGNB Gold certification; sustainability design

Articles: [1,2]

Vidoes: [1]

 

Written by Devin Kumar

December 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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One Melbourne Quarter – Melbourne, Australia

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Building: One Melbourne Quarter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Architect: Denton Corker Marshall
Structural Engineer: Arup
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: multipurpose building; elevated park; sustainability design; 6 star green star rating; outdoor extension of interior workplace; concrete design

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Devin Kumar

December 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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Lovell Health House – Los Angeles, California

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Building Name: Lovell Health House
Location: Los Angeles, California
Architect: Richard Neutra
Contractor: Richard Neutra
Completion: 1929

AE Interest: suspended balconies; steel framing; open interior engaging exterior; steel-sashed windows; ‘Moon-architecture’; curtain glass windows; glass corners; industrial production

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Videos: [1]

Written by Devin Kumar

October 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

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Parc De La Villette – Paris, France

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Building Name: Parc De La Villette
Location: Paris, France
Architect: Bernard Tschumi
Completion: 1998

AE Interest: abstract form construction; design interacting with site, expansive broken-up plan, design integration with surrounding city

Articles: [1,2]

Videos: [1]

Written by Devin Kumar

October 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Posted in Built

West Kowloon Terminus Station – Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Building Name: West Kowloon Terminus Station
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong,
Architect: Aedas
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold
Bridge Engineer: BuroHappold
Facade Engineer: BuroHappold
Completion: 2018

AEInterest: complicated rood structure systems; bridge integration with roof; steel-intensive construction; high-speed rail terminal construction, garden integrated design; effective acoustical design in high traffic areas

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Videos: [1]

Written by Devin Kumar

October 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Posted in Built