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Zlota 44 – Warsaw, Poland

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Building: Zlota 44
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Expected completion: 2010
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Developer: Orco and CEO Jean-François Ott

AE Interests: 192m tall luxury apartment building; sweeping glass facade and bending walls; sun terrace; designed to high level of sustainability; thermal efficiency; natural ventilation

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Hotel Josef – Prague, Czech Republic

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Building: Hotel Josef
Location: Prague, Czezh Republic
Completed: 2002
Architect: Eva Jirinca
Interior Design: Eva Jirinca

AE Interests: modern amenities while maintaining Prague’s traditional architecture; two buildings connected by a courtyard that unifies the public areas; natural daylighting deep into building

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Posted in Built

Semi-Detached House – Tabasalu, Estonia

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Building: Semi-Detached House
Location: Tabasalu, Estonia
Completed: 2002
Architect: Architectural Bureau Kolde Grupp
Structural Engineer: Kolde Grupp

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Posted in Built

Lilium Tower – Warsaw, Poland

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Building: Lilium Tower
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Built: Development on hold Jan 2009
Architect: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Markus Planteu
Competition Team: Thomas Mathoy, Sophia Razzaque, Naomi Fritz, Daniel
Widrig, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Dennis Brezina
Strucural Consultant: ARUP

AE Interests: 240m tall; central core forms backbone of structure; low-energy use designed to cope with extremes of climate

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Agora Headquarters – Warsaw, Poland

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Building: Agora Headquarters
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Completed: 2002
Architect: JEMS Architekci
Project manager: Andrzej Sidorowicz
Project Management, consultation to the design team on the application of certain materials and technologies, and construction supervision: Arup Polska
General contractor: Porr Polska S.A.
Costs of construction and installation labor: USD 40,296,000

AE Interests: opened up to daylighting and use of interior gardens within building’s framework; use of louvers to direct daylight

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Posted in Built

Estonian Embassy – Vilnus, Lithuania

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Building: Estonian Embassy
Location: Vilnus, Lithuania
Completed: 1998
Architect: 3+1 Architects

AE Interests: hallway creates a terrace garden that gets southern and evening sun; 3.5 story building created by 7 half floors; two distinct facades: one side of blue stained limestone and one hanging green glass;

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Posted in Built

British Embassy – Moscow, Russia

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Building: British Embassy
Location: Moscow, Russia
Completed: 2000
Architect: ABK Architects
Lighting: Delmatic

AE Intrests: “transparent” glass facade symbolize open relations between UK and Russia

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Posted in Built

Neiser Factory – Tallinn, Estonia

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Building: Neiser Factory
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Completed: 2002
Architect: Indrek Nakk

AE Interests: mix of glass, steel, and wood facade

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Posted in Built

Villa V – Tallinn, Estonia

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Building: Villa V
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Completed: 2000
Architect: 3+1 Architects

Architects in charge: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari & Ilmar Valdur

AE Interests: cut into existing landscape; cast concrete, glass, and bright wood

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 24, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Posted in Built

Orro House – Tabasalu, Estonia

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Building: Orro House
Location: Tabasalu, Estonia
Completed: 2002
Architect: Martin Aunin

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Posted in Built

Light Rail Train Bridge – Jerusalem, Israel

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Building: Light Rail Train Bridge
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Completed: June 2008
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: cable stayed bridge, single inclined pylon, built-in lighting, cable-system creates parabolic shape
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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 31, 2009 at 9:48 am

Posted in Built

Ernsting’s Warehouse Doors – Coesfeld, Germany

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Building: Ernsting’s Warehouse
Location: Coesfeld, Germany
Completed: 1985
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava
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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Posted in Built

Lyon-Satolas TGV Station – Lyon, France

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Building: Lyon-Satolas TGV Station

Location: Lyon, France
Completed: 1994
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava
Project Architects: Alexis Bourrat, Sebastien Mamet
Major Contractors: E.I.-G.F.C-M.S, Eiffel, Berretta-Girardet-Instalux, Leon Grosse, G.T.M, Baudin-Chateauneuf

AE Interests: steel and concrete structure, steel arches
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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Posted in Built

Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay – Redding, California, U.S.

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Building: Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay
Location: Redding, California, USA
Completed: 2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
Erection Engineers: Buckland and Taylor

AE Interests: bridge never touches the water making it environmentally sensitive, functional sun dial, structural glass deck, cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge
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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Posted in Built

Katehaki Bridge – Athens, Greece

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Building: Katehaki Bridge
Location: Athens, Greece
Completed: 2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: steel structure, single cantilever pillar from which 14 cables used to suspend bridge over the street
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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Posted in Built

Athens Olympic Stadium – Athens, Greece

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Building: Athens Olympic Stadium
Location: Athens, Greece
Completed: 1982
Renovated: 2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava, SKM Anthony Hunts

AE Interests: “bent leaf” polycarbonate glass rooftop covers over 90% of seating, roof has total weight of 19,000 tons, roof can withstand 120 km/h winds, 75,000 seating capacity
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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Posted in Built

80 South St. – New York, New York, U.S.

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Building: 80 South St.
Location: 80 South Street, New York, New York, USA
Completion: Proposed design
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava
Builder: Sciame

AE Interests: 12 individual, 4 story cubes, cables in tension hold cubes in position, would-be 3rd tallest building in New York
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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge – Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Location: Dallas, Texas
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
Completed 2012

AE Interests: Cable-stayed bridge with 1,197′ main span, steel arch 400′ tall, 16′ diameter (25 segments).  Part of the Trinity River Project in Dallas, considered to be the largest urban park in the U.S.

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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Posted in Under Construction