AEWORLDMAP.COM (2,600+ posts)

A research project from the Architectural Engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin – featuring contemporary architecture, engineering and construction around the world.

Author Archive

DJI Headquarters – Shenzhen, China

leave a comment »

hero_2568_fp650420  2568_fp650418
metalocus_foster-partners-dji_shenzhen_02

[1, 2, 3]

Building Name: DJI Headquarters
Location: Shenzhen, China
Architect: Foster + Partners
Expected Completion: 2019
AE Interests: Floating volumes cantilevered from central cores by large mega-trusses and circular profiled steel hangers, Innovative suspension structure reduces the need for columns, Sky bridge that doubles as a launch pad for drones.

Articles [1, 2]

Videos [1]

Written by Gerardo Martinez

October 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Posted in Built

Beurs Van Berlage – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

leave a comment »

© Chiefs of Content / www.chiefsofcontent.nl  front_of_the_beurs_van_berlage_at_night

© Twycer / www.twycer.nl  Hendrik_Petrus_Berlage_(1856-1934),_Afb_010056915034
[1, 2, 3, 4]

Building Name: Beurs Van Berlage
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Architect: Hendrik Petrus Berlage
Completion: 1903
AE Interests: Considered Holland’s most important 19th – century architectural monuments, Structural piers of brick and stone give way to exposed iron with articulated points of structural bearing and transference, Multifunctional space design

Written by Gerardo Martinez

October 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Posted in Built

Leicester University Engineering Building – Leicester, England

leave a comment »

gallery-engineeringbuilding-7  0671SKLeicesterEngHi061

gallery-engineeringbuilding-5 (1)  1235201_AJ12_Leicester_drwg
[1, 2, 3, 4]

Building Name: Leicester University Engineering Building
Location: Leicester, England
Architects: James Stirling and James Gowan
Structural Engineer: Frank Newby
Completion: 1963
AE Interests: First post-modernist building in the UK, Two joined towers sitting on cantilevered lecture halls, 11th floor serves as a water tank that supplies a pressure head to the hydraulics laboratory on the ground floor via enormous pipes that run down the side of the main staircase, Two large glass roofs angled at 45 degrees to the towers face north to provide illumination without direct sunlight, all about function.

Articles [1, 2, 3]

Videos [1]

Written by Gerardo Martinez

October 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Posted in Built