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House for the Elderly in Palaudàries – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: House for the Elderly in Palaudàries
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect: Codina Prat Valls l Arquitectes Associats
Structural Engineer: BIS Structures
Engineering: PGI
Construction: C.P.M.
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: Energy rating A (maximum energy efficiency), 200% thermal insulation, aerothermia, cross-laminated wood panels, reduced emissions from wood and recycled materials.

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Written by Katherine Berger

March 30, 2020 at 11:13 am

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Vivid Planet Software Offices – Henndorf am Wallersee, Austria

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Building: Vivid Planet Software Offices
Location: Henndorf am Wallersee, Austria
Architect: LP architektur
Structural Engineer: Bauingenieure Lackner Egger ZT GmbH
Electrical Engineer: Ingenieurbüro Müller-Uri GmbH
Wood Construction: INNOVA Holz GmbH
Construction: EBSTER Bau
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: sustainable materials, wood construction, two-story solitaire based on the slope of the landscape.

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Written by Katherine Berger

March 30, 2020 at 11:13 am

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The Gates – Dolphin Coast, South Africa

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Building: The Gates
Location: Dolphin Coast, South Africa
Architect: Bloc Architects
Engineering: Escongweni BPH Engineers
Landscape: Uys & White Landscape Architects
Contractor: North Global Group
Consultants: Kaljon, Ogilvie Engineering, Mvelo Air
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: locally sourced and sustainable materials, cantilevered concrete green roof, natural stone spine walls.

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Written by Katherine Berger

March 30, 2020 at 11:13 am

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Sayama Forest Chapel – Saitama, Japan

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Building: Sayama Forest Chapel
Location: Saitama, Japan
Architect: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Structural Engineer: Arup
Construction: Shimizu Corporation
Completion: 2013

AE Interests: Gassho-style building, handmade aluminum cast-sheet roof, columns lean against each other to create the visual of prayer, floor-to-ceiling glazing for natural light.

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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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Toranoko Nursery – Yamanashi, Japan

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Building: Toranoko Nursery
Location: Yamanashi, Japan
Architect: Takashige Yamashita Office
Structural Engineer: Sasaki Structural Consultants
General Contractor: Usuko Sangyo
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: laminated-veneer lumber roof, curved roof, steel portal frame.

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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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GC Prostho Museum Research Center – Kasugai-Shi, Japan

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Building: GC Prostho Museum Research Center
Location: Kasugai-Shi, Japan
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Structural Engineer: Jun Sato Structural Design
MEP Engineering: P. T. Morimura & Associates, LTD
Lighting Consultant: Daiko Electrics
General Contractor: Matsui Construction
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: modeled after an old Japanese toy, focus on human construction, no glue used for assembly.

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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built