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Dakar Congress Center – Dakar, Senegal

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Building: Dakar Congress Center
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Architect: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Structural Engineer: Meinhardt Group
Electrical Engineer: Okutan
Mechanical Engineer: Yurdakul
Fire Protection: Dr. Abdurrahman Kılıç
Lighting Design: ZKLD
Acoustics: Talayman Acoustics, PROSİSTEM
Landscape Architect: Zeynep Akgoze
Owner: République du Sénégal
Construction: SUMMA

AE interests: roof canopy, singular roof protecting against direct sunlight and wind loads, reflective pool providing passive cooling, metal envelopes linked by bridges, floor-to-ceiling windows

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

March 9, 2020 at 10:58 am

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Dachang Muslim Cultural Center – Dachang, China

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Building: Dachang Muslim Cultural Center
Location: Dachang County, Hebei Province, China
Architect: Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
Principal Architect: He Jingtang
Interior design: Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT, City Group
Design Team: Guo Weihong, Pan Yudan, Zheng Changbo, Li Kaixin, Chen Zong, Wang Renyu, Huang Guannan
Investor: China Fortune Land Development
Construction: 2015

AE interests: recreation center/cultural site, petal-shaped arches, petaloid shelled dome, semi-exterior roof garden, modern variations of traditional Islamic design

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

March 9, 2020 at 10:58 am

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Tribunal de Paris (Paris Courthouse) – Paris, France

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Building: Tribunal de Paris (Paris Courthouse)
Location: Paris, France
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Consulting Architect: Studio Akkerhuis
Structural Engineer: SETEC TPI
M/E/P Engineer: SETEC Bâtiment, Berim
Lighting Design: Guzzini, Artemide, Targetti, Bega
Windows: Schüco
Glass Glazing: Saint-Gobain, Guardian
Acoustic Design: LAMOUREUX acoustics
Facade Design: RFR
Sustainability: ELAN, Eléments Ingénieries
Owner: Etablissement Public du Palais de Justice de Paris + Bouygues Bâtiment
Construction: Bouygues Bâtiment

AE interests: fully glazed façade, photovoltaic panels lining the east- and west-facing façades, glazed skylights, roof terrace, daylighted atria, building form that creates a “visual corridor” of the city

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

March 9, 2020 at 10:58 am

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Ginza Place – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Ginza Place
Location:  Tokyo, Japan
Architect:  Klein Dytham
Structural Engineer: Taisei Corporation
Lighting Design: Sirius Lighting Office
Contractor: Taisei Corporation
Owner/Developer:  Tsuzureya Co., Ltd

AE interests:
Woven facade created from 5,000 aluminum panels, inspired by traditional Sukashibori latticework pattern, smallest at the base to create a more human scale at street level, gaps between panels responsive to seismic activity

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

October 23, 2019 at 11:06 am

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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Location:  Tokyo, Japan
Architect:  Kengo Kuma and Associates
Structural Engineer: Makino Structural Design
Electrical Engineer:  Kankyo Engineering Inc.
Mechanical Engineer:  Kankyo Engineering Inc.
Lighting Design: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design
Facade Design:  Ando Yoko Design
Owner/Developer:  Taito City
Construction: August 2010 – February 2012

AE interests:
Described structurally as 8 stacked “one-storied houses”, wood design (modern approach to traditional Japanese facades), geometric structure formed from intersecting planes, asymmetric perspectives

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

October 22, 2019 at 11:23 pm

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Toranomon Hills – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Toranomon Hills
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei, Inc.
MEP Engineer: Shinryo Corp.; Kyudenko Corp.; Sanken Setsubi Kogyo Co.
Contractor: Obayashi Corporation
Owner/Developer: Mori Building
Construction: 2011-2014

AE interests:
Tallest building in Tokyo (838 ft), steel frame structure with reinforced concrete, architectural structure elevated above surrounding roads, seismic damping earthquake design, biodiversity-conscious open spaces, mixed use hotel/residential/retail

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

October 22, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Posted in Built