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Amazon Spheres – Seattle, Washington

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Amazon’s Spheres: Lush nature paradise to adorn $4 billion urban campus  amazonspheres2  Inside Amazon's Giant Spheres, Where Workers Will Chill In A Mini Rainforest
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Building Name: Amazon Spheres
Location: Seattle, Washington
Architect: NBBJ
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MEP: WSP
Construction: Sellen Construction
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: pentagonal hexecontahedron steel frame, ultra-clear/energy-efficient glass panes, 40,000 plants from 50 different countries

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Jing Gao

September 30, 2018 at 11:47 pm

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Seagram Building – New York City, New York

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Building Name: Seagram Building (375 Park Avenue)
Location: New York City, New York
Architect(s): Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
MEP: Jaros, Baum, & Bolles
Completion: 1958

AE Interests: Bronze + glass facade articulates structure, at the time was the model for modern skyscrapers, Mies van der Rohe’s philosophy of minimalism/functionalism, first use of high-strength bolted connections, vertical truss bracing system

Written by Jing Gao

September 30, 2018 at 11:46 pm

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Schröderhuis – Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Building Name: Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schroder House)
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Architect: Gerrit Rietveld
Completion: 1924

AE Interest: example of De Stijl movement: rectilinear form and primary colors, sliding walls to partition first floor, corner window opens fully to the outside

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Written by Jing Gao

September 30, 2018 at 11:46 pm

Posted in Built