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Gran Hotel Domine – Bilbao, Spain

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: Gran Hotel Domine
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Architect: Estudio Mariscal
Completion: 2002
Design Concept: Javier Mariscal, Fernando Salas
Project Management: Vizcaina de Edificaciones SA
Acoustics: Higini Arau
Client: Silken Hotels
AE Interest: unique organic shape, stone pillar extending up through the lobby, designed for relaxation, visually interesting aray of sloped individual windows that jut out from the building

Altamira Museum & Research Centre – Santillana del Mar, Spain

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: Altamira Museum & Research Centre
Location: Santillana del Mar, Spain
Architect: Juan Navarro Baldweg
Completion: 2001
AE Interest: Cut into the hillside and made to blend with its surroundings and landscape, inside ceiling replicates the famous prehistoric drawings on the insides of the real caves, made of ochre-colored stone, glass, and metal for a contemporary spin on an archeic feel

Concert Hall – Leon, Spain

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: Concert Hall
Location: Leon, Spain
Architect: Mansilla + Tunon Architects
Completion: 2002
Project team: Luis Moreno Mansilla, Emillo Tunon, Andres Reguelro, Fernando Garcia Pino, Maria Linares
Structural engineer: Arup
Mechanical engineer: JG Asociados
Cost consultants: Hernan, Corona y Asociados
Acoustic consultant: Higini Araw
Client: Junta de Castilla y Leon
AE Interest: “billboard” wall, made of white travertine, grid of deeply recessed and splayed bays, each containing windows of different sizes, theatrically lights the exhibition space inside

Leon Tanatorio – Leon, Spain

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: Leon Tanatorio
Location: Leon, Spain
Architect: BAAS Architects
Completed: 2000
Structure: Eduard Doce, architect
Engineering Assistance: Mariano Fernández, José Manuel Pérez
Budget Consultant: Francesc Belart
Client: Leon City Council
AE Interest: whole building located under a reflecting pong with some concrete rectangular tubes protruding out from the water at the loxer righthand corner that act at skylights to the chapel that is in that corner, designed in concrete and underground to resemble tombs, allegory of death associated with total design

Law Courts – Grasse, France

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: Law Courts
Location: Grasse, France
Architect: Christian de Portzamparc
Completion: 1999
Clients: French Ministry of Justice, DDe Alpes-Maritimes
AE Interest: curved shape with vertical slats, common to much of de Portsamparc’s work, very open and spacious, good use of shading mechanisms

Ruffi Sports Complex – Marseille, France

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: Ruffi Sports Complex
Location: Marseille, France
Architect: Remy Marciano
Completion: 2001
Client: Ville de Marseille
AE Interest: powerful blocky presence, envelope composed of concrete panels, interesting lighting to enhance the building at night

The Sprouting Building – Montpellier, France

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: The Sprouting Building
Location: Montpellier, France
Architect: Edouard Francois
Completion: 2000
Client: Pragma
AE Interest: blending nature in design, exterior rock walls covered in plants growing from a seeded steel mesh layer, cantilevered rustic timber balconies that look like tree houses

Toulouse Provincial Capitol Building – Toulouse, France

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: Toulouse Provincial Capitol Building
Location: Toulouse, France
Architect: Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, in association with Anderson/Schwartz Architects and Hermet-Blanc-Lagausie-Mommens/Atelier A4
Completion: 1999
Client: Département de la Haute-Garônne
AE Interest: two narrow 6 story wings joined together by two glass-clad bridges, glass curtain walls were unique for that mostly brick town

Hangar 14 – Bordeaux, France

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010

 
Building: Hangar 14
Location: Bordeaux, France
Architect: Flint & Lanoire Courrian
Completion: 1999
Client: City of Bordeaux
AE Interest: transluscent polycarbonate entry way, 8 aesthetically designed emergency stairways

Vulcania Museum – St. Ours-les-Roches, France

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010


Building: Vulcania Museum
Location: St. Ours-les-Roches, France
Architect: Hans Hollein
Completion: 2002
Scenography: Rainer Verbizh
Client: Conseil Regional d’Auvergne, Chamalieres
AE Interest: hollowed out from flows of basaltic lava, only the main peak is visible about ground, interior lined with gold shimmering stainless steel scales for aesthetics and to provide light to the foyer, Hans Hollein won an International Competition for the design in 1994

Galleria Hall West – Seoul, South Korea

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on September 8, 2009

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Building: Galleria Hall West
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Architect: UNStudio
Completion: 2004
Structural engineers: Arup & Partners, Arjan Habraken (Schematic Design)

AE Interest: facade that changes color and always looks different, covered in glass discs hung from a metal sub-structure backed by individually controlled LED lights

Mercedes Benz Museum – Stuttgart, Germany

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on September 8, 2009

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Building: Mercedes Benz Museum
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Architect: UNStudio
Completion: May 2006

AE Interest: winding double helix shape, can’t see others from whereever one is standing, won an architecture contest

Theater de Stoep – Spijkenisse, The Netherlands

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

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Building: Theater de Stoep
Location: Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
Completion: 2008
Architect: UNStudio

AE Interest: efficient and logical design elements, sculptural stairway
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Music Theatre – Graz, Austria

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

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Building: Music Theatre
Location: Graz, Austria
Completion: 2008
Architect: UNStudio
Engineering: Arup

AE Interest: glittering mesh envelope, repetitive exterior pattern, spiraling constuction in interior
—-ea

ZVE Fraunhofer Institute – Stuttgart, Germany

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

Building: ZVE (Centre for Virtual Engineering) Fraunhofer Institute
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completion: 2006
Architect: UNStudio
Structural Engineer: BKSI
Mechanical Engineer: Rentschler und Riedesser
Electric Engineer: Müller und Bleher

AE Interest: open fluid design, diagrammatic, blended into the campus
—-ea

Raffles City Hangzhou – Hangzhou, China

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

Building: Raffles City Hangzhou
Location: Hangzhou, China
Completion: 2008
Architect: UNStudio
LEED Enigineer: Arup
Facade Engineer: Meinhardt Façade Technology

AE Interest: curving and twisting exterior walls, extremely unique shape for multistory buildings
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New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Under Construction by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

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Building: New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion
Location: New York City, New York
Completion: September 9, 2009 (unveiling)
Architect: UNStudio
Lighting Design and Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering: Buro Happold

AE Interest: pinwheel shape, programmatic design for its functions
—-ea

I’Park City – Suwon, Korea

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

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Building (group of buildings): I’Park City
Location: Suwon, Korea
Completion: 2008
Architect: UNStudio
Landscape Architect: Lodewijk Baljon
Local Architect: Heerim architects and planners

AE Interest: utilizes form and color, displays 6 different themes separating the clusters
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Grand Hyatt Hotel – Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Posted in Under Construction by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

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Building: Grand Hyatt Hotel
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Expected Completion: 2009
Architect: UNStudio
Structural Engineer: Bollinger + Grohman
MEP Engineering, Facade Engineering, Fire Safety: Arup

AE Interest: consist of 3 different elevated sections, looks totally different from different directions, 30 hotel floors
….ea

Burnham Pavilion – Chicago, U.S.

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

burnham pavilion

Building: Burnham Pavilion
Location: Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
Completion: June 2009, temporary structure
Architect: UNStudio
Structural Engineer: Chris Rockey

AE Interest: gives a floating structure perception, flowing lines, both straight and curved angles
….ea

The Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art (MOMEMA) – Khor Dubai, UAE

Posted in Under Construction by Kristin Wall on September 1, 2009

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Building: The Museum of Middle Eastern Modern Art (MOMEMA)
Location: Dubai, UAE
Expected Completion: January 2011
Architect: UNStudio

AE Interest: peculiar shape, large spanning windows, intricately designed interior walls, flowing exterior lines
….ea

Groningen University Research Laboratory – Groningen, Netherlands

Posted in Built by Kristin Wall on August 31, 2009

research library

Building: Groningen University Research Laboratory
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Completion: 2008
Architect: UNStudio
Contractor: Heijmans Bouw

AE Interest: straight and curved pieces on skin, cone-shaped voids with spiral stairs, strategically assigned colors for lighting purposes, pedestrian bridge
—-ea