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The Frost Tower – San Antonio, Texas

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Building: The Frost Tower
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2019
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Construction: Clark Construction

AE Interest: Post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete construction. Unique foot print for each floor due to twisting geometry. The “Crown” a steel truss structure supporting the glass curtain wall facade. Low emitting, recycled, and regional materials are among a few of the design aspects to achieve LEED Silver certification.

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Written by Justin Guinn

November 5, 2018 at 6:59 pm

Posted in Built

Office Südwestmetall – Esslingen, Germany

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Building: Office Südwestmetall
Location: Esslingen, Germany
Date: 2016
Architect: fritzen 28
Climate Engineer: Transsolar
HVAC: Ingenieurbüro Joos
Contractor: Transplan (Technik)

AE Interest: Innovative heating system using an open loop heat pump. The heat pump uses groundwater typically at 53.6 F flowing through the slabs of the structure. The exhaust system is located in the parking garage under the structure to efficiently heat with out consuming additional heat.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Justin Guinn

November 2, 2018 at 10:53 pm

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Elobau E+ Production Building -Probstzella, Germany

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Building: Elobau E+ Production Building
Location: Probstzella, Germany
Date: 2016
Architect: f64 Architeckten
Climate Engineer: Transsolar
Structural Engineer: Merz Kley Partner
HVAC: Climaconcept

AE Interest: All energy is generated on site with photo-voltaic panels on the roof and at grade adjacent to the structure. With the help of large wood trusses, the interior is column free.

Articles: [1]

Written by Justin Guinn

November 2, 2018 at 5:34 pm

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Zaryadye Park – Moscow, Russia

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Building: Zaryadye Park
Location: Moscow, Russia
Date: 2017
Architect: DSR Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Climate Engineer : Transsolar
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
Landscape Architect: Hargreaves

AE Interest: Transparent photo voltaic elements with in grid shell structure.  The structure creates wet and dry, hot and cold micro-climate conditions.
Arch Daily Building of the year 2018

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Written by Justin Guinn

November 2, 2018 at 5:05 pm

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National Museum of Roman Art – Mérida, Spain

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Building Name: National Museum of Roman Art
Location: Mérida, Spain
Date: 1980 – 1986
Architect: Rafael Moneo

AEInterested: Roman brick arch; Modern design; Awarded most significant public building in Spain from 1983 – 1993 by the Ministry of Public Works and the Council of Architectural Association of Spain.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Justin Guinn

October 10, 2018 at 11:19 am

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National Assembly Building – Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Building Name: National Assembly Building
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date: 1962 – 1983
Architect: Louis Kahn
Structural Engineers: Keast & Hood, Harry Palmbaum
Mechanical Engineers: D’Ambly

AEInterest: Cast-in-place reinforced concrete and Marble; Geometric forms; Passive cooling.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Justin Guinn

October 10, 2018 at 11:18 am

Posted in Built