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Namaste Tower – Mumbai, India

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Building: Namaste Tower
Location: Mumbai, India
Architect: Atkins
Year: 2011-Current

AE interests: Canopies that support solar thermal collectors will be able to provide energy to heat water in the hotel. The two sides of the hotel are clasped together, resembling hands greeting the city. Facade shows Mehndi patterns.

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Written by gboes26

May 15, 2020 at 1:22 pm

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Wooden Bridge Museum – Yusuhara, Japan

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Building: Wooden Bridge Museum
Location: Yusuhara, Japan
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Structure: Katsuo Nakata & Associates
Utilities, Equipment: Sigma Facility Design
Construction: Shimanto Sogo Construction
Electrical: Showa Denki Kogyo
Completed: 2011

AE Interest: Cantilever bridge design, connects a hotel and spa, contains work and exhibition rooms

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

Kojimachi Terrace – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Kojimachi Terrace
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Nendo
Project Year: 2019

AE Interest: Three story open air garden, balconies on six of eleven floors, windows allow natural air to enter

Article: [1]

De Beers Ginza Building – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: De Beers Ginza Building
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Jun Mitsui & Associates
Metal Architect: Kikukawa
Structural Engineer: TAISEI Corporation
Electrical Engineer: TAISEI Corporation
Construction Company: TAISEI Corporation
Completed: 2008

AE Interest: Twisting facade, reflects sunlight and city lights in an ever changing way, sparkling light subtly reflects that of a diamond

Articles: [1] , [2]

Written by gboes26

October 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Posted in Built