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Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

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Building: Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden inside Dallas Arboretum

Location: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Architect: Dattner Architects

Structural Design: Datum Engineers (Texas Sky Walk and Tree house netting)

Landscape Design: MKW 

Lighting Design: Horton Lees Brogdan

Exhibit Design: VSRltd

Completed: 2013, 7-acre expansion

Building Area: 9600 sqft

Garden Map

AE Interests: Sky Walk is a 200 ft long, 20 ft high steel supported walkway over looking the gardens; Buildings used high-mass concrete construction as well as in ground construction to lower energy costs of the buildings; STEM education centers with 17 integrated outdoor learning spaces; Sustainable, low maintenance, durable, recycled materials, green roofs, rainwater collection, photovoltaic , and daylight sensitive construction

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Articles [1]

Written by Emily Pace

November 29, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Built

Sendai Mediatheque- Sendai-shi, Japan

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Building: Sendai Mediatheque

Location: Sendai-shi, Japan

Architect: Toyo Ito

Structure: Sasaki Structural Consultants

Mechanical: Es Associates, Sogo Consultants, Otaki E&M Consultants

Construction: 1997- 2000

AE Interests: 13 independent steel-ribbed shafts (tubular columns) constructed with steel-tube truss system; steel-ribbed “honeycomb” slabs of sandwiched steel-plate construction; basement features seismic energy-absorbing mechanisms; the structural tubes also act as light wells, connectors for cables and wiring, elevator shafts and stairwells; structural glass to reinforce the curtain wall

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Articles [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]

Written by Emily Pace

November 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Built

Case Study House 22

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Building: Satahl House/ Case Study House 22

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Architect: Pierre Koenig

Completed: 1959

AE Interests: glass, steel, and concrete construction; steep sloped lot; architecture was designed to be “one large viewing box”

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Articles [1], [2], [3]

Written by Emily Pace

November 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Built