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The Bund Finance Center – Shanghai, China

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Bund  Bund inside  Bund sketch
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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.

Articles, Videos:
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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

Articles:
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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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hoto  Hoto fudo closer up  Hoto fudo interior
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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

Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre – Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Cox  Cox night  cox in
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Building: Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Architect: Cox
Mechanical Systems/ Electrical Engineer: Arduous
Contractor: Lee Ming Construction
Completion: 2014

AE Interests:
Alternating shell structural system – Umbrella trusses reduce steel mass and resist winds and seismic activity; multipurpose, flexible space

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 10, 2018 at 12:37 pm

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1 Bligh Office Tower – Sydney, Australia

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1-bligh-street-arup-02  1-Bligh-Street-Ingenhoven-Architects-ARUP-22-1170x772  1 bligh
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Building: 1 Bligh Office Tower
Location: Sydney, Australia
Architect: Ingenhoven architects
Mechanical Systems/ Electrical Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Enstruct corp
Completion: 2011

AE Interests:
Skylight atrium the whole length of building with glass elevators; Double skin facade for ventilation; Other sustainable features – filtration plant in basement cleans more waste water than used and the solar cooling system contributes the tri-generation system

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 10, 2018 at 11:13 am

Posted in Built

Queensferry Crossing – Scotland

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Queensferry  queensferry construction
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Structure:  Queensferry Crossing Bridge
Location:  Between Fife and Edinburgh, Scotland
Joint Venture: Arup and Jacobs Engineering
Contributing Engineers: Ramboll
Contractors: Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors
Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge (1.7 miles long); lane, light, and transport systems in place

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm

Posted in Built