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Building on the Water-Huai’an City, Jiangsu, China

Posted in Built by Eric J. Feuge on December 7, 2019

Interior Building on Water  Floorplan Building on the Water  Hand Designs Building on the Water  Front Aerial Building on the Water

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Name: Building on the Water
Location: Huai’an City, Jiangsu, China
Architects: Alvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira
Structural Engineers: United Architects & Engineers Co., Ltd
M & E Engineers: Shanghai Qingya Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Co.
Construction: Zhejiang Urban Construction Group
Size: 11,000 sqm
Year: 2014

AE Interest:

-Employs the most advanced manufacturing processes and technologies; designed in a non-linear fashion; built over an artificial lake; aimed at blending the manufacturing process of glass with water (harmony between man and environment); first structure by Siza built over water; built of white exposed concrete; designed to deeply contrast against the orthogonal orderliness of the surrounding factory complex. [1]

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Mimesis Museum- Paju Book City, South Korea

Posted in Built by Eric J. Feuge on September 7, 2016

Floorplan Mimesis Museum  Mimesis Museum  Interior Mimesis Museum  Section of Mimesis Museum

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Name: Mimesis Museum
Location: Paju Book City, South Korea
Address: 37.7169266 N,126.6888199 E
Architects: Alvaro Siza, Castanheira & Bastai Arquitectos Associados, and Jun Sung Kim
Collaborators: Chungheon Han, and João Figueiredo
Structural Engineers: Gayoon ENC
M&E Engineers: Hansan Engineering Co.
Construction: Hanool Construction Company
Size: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2009

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AE Interest:

-Built for a book publisher’s private art collection; the concrete form was inspired by a curled up cat; lighting comes from rafted ceilings which counter and contrast the curved walls of the structure [2]; uses a semi-complex marriage between a curved form and a rectilinear form to isolate the interior from the surrounding landscape and to create an open and interactive courtyard.

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New Gate of the Alhambra-Granada, Spain

Posted in Under Construction by Eric J. Feuge on September 7, 2016

Floorplan New Gate  Concept Alhambra  Concept 2 Alhambra

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Name: New Gate of the Alhambra
Location: Granada, Spain
Address: 1066 Granada massacre, 18009 Granada, Spain
Architects: Alvaro Siza, and Juan Domingo Santos
Collaborators: Jose Navarro Navarro
Structural Engineers: GOP Engenharia
Industrial Engineering: Abacus Engineers
Size: 5,700 sqm
Year: In Progress

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AE Interest:

-Creates a new entrance to the Palace of Charles V (Alhambra) of Spain; contrasts light and warmth with dark and cold; aimed to disguise the massive building and enhance the castle-fortress [2]; one challenge is how to excavate the land without causing damage to the site itself; the main entrance is located underground and utilizes light-wells to illuminate the interior of the building; designed to blend into the surrounding landscape [3].

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