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Huaku Sky Garden – Taipei, Taiwan

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Building: Huaku Sky Garden
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: WOHA
Completion: 2017
Local Architect: C.C. Jen Architects and Associates
Structural Engineer: NEW STRUCTURE GROUP
Construction: Pin Hsing Construction
Lighting Design: chroma33 – architectural lighting design

AE Interests: 38-story residential building, designed to maximize cross-ventilation through interlocking form, the symmetrical structural screen provides earthquake-resistance, large external columns and bearing walls allow for no interior columns, ornamental facade is inspired by the rectangular asymmetry of traditional Chinese joinery, each balcony has a recessed garden
Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by Elizabeth Washburn

November 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

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Casa del Fascio – Como, Italy

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Building: Casa del Fascio
Location: Como, Italy
Architect: Giuseppe Terragni
Completion: 1936

AE Interests: local headquarters of the Fascist party in Como, early example of modernism, strong principles of void and volume, proportion, and transparency, perfect square in plan (110 ft) and half cube in shape, each of the four facades in unique, constructed of only reinforced concrete, marble and glass

“…fascism, a house of glass into which everyone can peer giving rise to this wholly faithful interpretation: no encumbrance, no barrier, no obstacle between the political hierarchies and the people” – Mussolini

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Written by Elizabeth Washburn

November 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

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Gateway Arch – St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Building: Gateway Arch
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Completed: 1965
Architect: Eero Saarinen
Structural Engineer: Fred Severud
Engineer: Hannskarl Bandel
Construction: MacDonald Construction Co

AE Interests: The world’s tallest arch (630 ft). The arch is composed of stainless steel skin covering two carbon-steel walls with reinforced concrete in the center.  Up 300 ft, only steel is used. The arch is earthquake-resistant and designed to sway up to 18 inches in either direction. The triangular shape varies in thickness from 54 ft at the bottom to 17 ft at the top. Includes an observation deck by access from a passenger train.
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Written by Elizabeth Washburn

November 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Posted in Built