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Under – Lindesnes, Norway

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Under Cool  Under over Under Exploded View  Under Interior
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Name: Under
Location: Lindesnes, Norway
Architect: Snohetta
Structural Engineering: Asplan Viak AS
Wave Impact Consultants: CoreMarine
Lighting: ÅF Lighting
Year: 2020

AE Interests:
Restaurant and research center for marine biology, dramatic transition from a rugged land to a serene underwater space, lighting adapts to water conditions, half meter concrete structure resists water loads and acts as an artificial reef, accompanying furniture collection

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Written by Jordan Stirling

February 19, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Posted in Built

The Twist Bridge – Jevnaker, Norway

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Name: The Twist Bridge at Kistefos Museum
Location: Jevnaker, Norway
Architect: BIG
Structural Engineering: AKT II
MEP: Ramboll
Year: 2019

AE Interests:
Exhibition center and bridge between two sections of sculpture gardens, stacked aluminum panels create the twist of the structure, 3 unique spaces inside made to partner with landscape

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Written by Jordan Stirling

February 19, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Built

The Shed – New York, New York

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the shed  thesheduses  theshedbones
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Building: The Shed
Location: New York, New York
Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Kinetic Systems Consultant: Hardesty and Hanover
MEP and Fire protection: Jaros Baume & Bolles
Sustainability: Vidaris
Completed: 2019

AEInterests:
Extremely adaptable space for the arts and collaboration, outer shell can be moved along railway and doubles as a crane for adding to art exhibits, steel diagrid with ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) to make it lightweight, strong, and insulating, LEEDSilver status

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Written by Jordan Stirling

February 19, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Built

The Bund Finance Center – Shanghai, China

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Building: The Bund Finance Center
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect:  Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studios
Structural Engineer: ECADI
Landscape Architect: Martha Schwartz Partners
Lighting Engineer: BPI

Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
The building has a 3 tiered moving veil of bronze tubes designed to look like bamboo. These tubes move based on the use of the building; for example, the tubes may move to open up a stage on the building to reveal the Shanghai Pudong skyline.

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Written by Jordan Stirling

November 12, 2019 at 11:13 am

Posted in Built

Sunwell Muse Kitasando – Tokyo, Japan

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whats happenign  take two  Sunwell 3
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Building: Sunwell Muse Kitasando
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architects: Takato Tamagami Architectural Design and Tsutomu Hasegawa of Be-Fun Design
Mechanical Engineer: ThreeQ
Structural Engineer: Kazunari Yoshida
Contractors: Toyoshima & Co, LTD and Moriya Co, LTD
Completion: 2008

AE interests:
Concrete block with organic wood cut outs, curved walls connect spaces, deliberate movement of people through the space, glass bridge

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Written by Jordan Stirling

October 21, 2019 at 12:11 pm

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Hoto Fudo – Yamanashi, Japan

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Building: Hoto Fudo
Location: Yamanashi, Japan
Architect: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Structural, environmental, and fire engineer: Arup
Completion: 2009

AE Interests: Plays with clouds/setting of Mt. Fuji, natural lighting, natural environmental systems; no AC, open doors, incorporates rain snow or fog, insulated sandwiched reinforced concrete shell stabilizes temperature and resists heavy snow and seismic loads, truss wall system fast tracked construction

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Written by Jordan Stirling

October 21, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Posted in Built

Gifu Media Cosmos – Gifu, Japan

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Building: ‘Minna No Mori’ Gifu Media Cosmos
Location: Gifu, Japan
Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates
Structural Engineering and Fire: Arup
Lighting: Lighting Planners Associates
Completion: 2015

AE Interests:
11 polyester hanging globes optimize air flow and natural lighting, cutting energy consumption by 40%. The curved wooden lattice roof was made by bending individual timber pieces on site.

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Written by Jordan Stirling

October 21, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Posted in Built