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StreetDome — Haderslev, Denmark

Posted in Built by Jack Wallace on February 25, 2020

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Building: StreetDome
Location: Haderslev, DK
Completed: 2014
Area: 1,500 m² street dome, 4,500 m² skate park, best estimate Client: Haderslev Municipality, Skatecity
Architects: CEBRA, Glifberg+Lykke
Engineer: Rambøll
Construction: Hoffmann, Grindline
Project Development: Morten Hansen, Skatecity

AE Interest: “To reduce running costs, the hall is unheated and lit primarily through daylight while the building’s surface area has been minimized through its dome shape … Wide gates open to the outside connecting the surrounding skate park with the inside floor, creating a seamless flow … StreetDome forms one continuous and varied spatial course …”

Due to strength of structural integrity of the dome, interior load-bearing structures are not needed, freeing up space for any particular sporting arrangement.

Similar to other skateparks but atypical of traditional structures, community input was highly requested and directly influenced construction. 

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Portland Japanese Garden (Expansion) —Portland, Oregon

Posted in Built by Jack Wallace on February 25, 2020

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Building: Portland Japanese Garden
Location: Portland, Oregon
Completed: 2017
Client: Japanese Garden Society of Oregon
Architects: Kengo Kuma and associates with Hacker
Construction: Hoffmann

AE Interest: Certified LEED Gold, Northwest Project of the Year.

“The new complex contains three pavilions – a Village House, Garden House and Tea House – made of steel and glass … The buildings are wrapped with wood battens and topped with overhanging, tiered roofs that recall pagodas.”

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Helsinki Central Library — Helsinki, Finland

Posted in Built by Jack Wallace on February 25, 2020

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Building: Helsinki Central Library
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Completed: 2018
Area: 17,000 m²
Architects: ALA Architects
“Structural Design, Project Management and Construction, HVAC Design, Maintenance Book Coordination and Cooling Design”: Rambøll
Construction: YIT Construction Ltd

AE Interest: “The Central Library is an example of steel, concrete, wood and glass construction, which is highly energy efficient and it’s almost a zero energy building.”

“Two nearly 800 tons of steel arch supporting the frame of the building are over 100 meters long.”

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Omoken Park — Kumamoto, Japan

Posted in Built by Jack Wallace on November 20, 2019

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Building: Omoken Park
Location: Kumamoto, Japan
Completed: 2019
Area: 67.77 square meters
Architects: Yabashi architects & associates
Construction: CLT

AE Interest: steel frame and cross-laminated timber to create high fire performance, “public space of private space,” large step-like plateaus that carry pedestrians from busy exterior to calm, soothing back

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KO Kindergarten — Matsuyama, Japan

Posted in Built by Jack Wallace on November 20, 2019

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Building: AKO Kindergarten
Location: Matsuyama, Japan
Completed: 2019
Architects: HIBINOSEKKEIKids Design LaboYouji no Shiro
Area: 2220 square meters
Construction: GANTAN BEAUTY INDUSTRY, Lunon, KIDS DESIGN LABO, Bozo

AE Interest: miniature doorways accommodate for size of children, designed so that students would learn 36 fundamental body motions

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Honai Children’s Center — Ehime Prefecture, Japan

Posted in Built by Jack Wallace on November 20, 2019

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Building: Honai Children’s Center
Location: Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Completed: 2019
Area: 2223.28 sq meters
Architect: UmbreArchitects
Lead Architects: Hiroshi Matsuo + Yuki Matsuo
Construction: A&A

AE Interest: integrated childcare support facility, heavy emphasis on wood construction, radical use of apertures, terraced roofing, environmental matching

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