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Kangan Batman ACE – Docklands, Australia

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Building: Kangan Batman Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE)
Location: Docklands, Australia
Architect:Lyons
Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Partnership
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Umow Lai & Associates
Builder: Hansen & Yuncken
Acoustics: Watson Moss Growcott
Completion: 2006

AE Interests:
Inspired by surrounding buildings and automotive culture; combination of mechanical systems and finished sleek technology; ‘5 Star’ Green Star rating with automated louvers, active thermal mass for climate control, etc

Articles/Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 9, 2018 at 10:55 am

Posted in Built

National Taichung Theater – Taichung, Taiwan

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Building: National Taichung Theater
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Architect: Toyo Ito
Structural Engineer: Arup
Partnering Structural Engineer: Evergreen Consulting Engineering
Completion: 2016

AE Interests:
Catenoid surfaces created by using mesh sheets to pour concrete; the continuous, cavernous design was meant to enhance acoustics; earthquake considerations as well

Articles/Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Posted in Built

Enabling Village -Lengkok Bahru, Singapore

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Building: Enabling Village
Location: Lengkok Bahru, Singapore
Architect: WOHA
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: AE&T Consultants
Structural and Civil Engineer: Ronnie & Koh Consultants
Contractor: Sunray Woodcraft Construction 
Landscape: Salad Dressing
Completed: 2016

AE Interests:
Re-purposed area meant to eliminate barriers and create shared spaces; Use of upcycled materials and greenery to create pleasant spaces

Articles, Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

Posted in Built

Sky Habitat – Bishan, Singapore

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Sky  SKy bridge  sky pool  Sky-Habitat-Site-Plans
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Building: Sky Habitat
Location: Bishan, Singapore
Architect:  Safdie Architects
Partnering Architect: DCA
Structural engineers: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd
Mechanical and electrical engineers: Squire Mech Pte Ltd
Landscape architect: Coen + Partners, USA
Completed: 2016

AEInterests:
38 story matrix of units; Hilly form allows many individual units to have luxurious terraces; communal spaces and a pool on the bridges

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 7, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Posted in Built

Lè Architecture – Taipei, Taiwan

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Building:  Lè Architecture
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Aedas 
Structural Engineer: Envision Engineering Consultants
Facade Panelization Specialist: HKR Engineering Consultants
Contractor: Chien Kuo Construction
Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
Pebble like shape creates strong form; perforated green facade; breathable envelope and fins to control sunlight

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Posted in Built

South Beach – Singapore

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SOuth beach  South beach functions  South Beach interior
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Building: South Beach
Location: Downtown Singapore
Architect:  Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: Aedas 
Structural Engineer: Arup
Mechanical/ Environmental Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff 
Lighting Engineer: Lightcibles 
Landscape Architect: ICN Design International
Completed: 2012

AEInterests:
Curves in the building direct winds and collect water; aligns with Singapore’s vision of a city in a garden with sustainable features, sky gardens, and the lightweight, tree-like canopy; cofferdams stabilize soil

Articles, Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 6, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Built

Citic Bank Headquarters – Hangzhou, China

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Citic closer  Citic  Citic inside
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Building: Citic Bank Headquarters
Location: Hangzhou, China
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural and Mechanical Engineeering: East China Architectural Design Institute
Completed: 2016

AE Interests:
Shape inspired by ancient ‘dou’ or ‘ding’ vessel; Iconic but harmonious with cityscape;  exterior gold lattice

Articles, Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 5, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Posted in Built