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Japan Pavilion, EXPO 2000 – Hanover, Germany

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Building: Japan Pavilion, EXPO 2000
Location: Hanover, Germany
Completed: 2000
Client: EXPO 2000 Trade Fair
Architecst: OHO Joint Venture: Frei Otto and Buro Happold
Structural Engineer: Stefan Polonyi
Materials: SONOCO europe

AE Interests: The theme of the building was to create more efficient use of resources and reduceCO2 emissions. The structure can be completely recycled when dismantled. The foundation was created by wooden boxes and sand and the interior partitions were created from honeycomb board.

Written by Laurel Johnson

February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Posted in Built

Tuwaiq Palace – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Building: Tuwaiq Palace
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Completed: 1985
Client: Arriyadh Development Authority
Architects: OHO Joint Venture: Frei Otto and Buro Happold

AE Interests: Won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the design in 1998.

Written by Laurel Johnson

February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Posted in Built

Olympiapark – Munich, Germany

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Building: Olympiapark
Location: Munich, Germany
Completed: 1972
Client: City of Munich, 20th Summer Olympic Games
Architects: Behnisch & Partners
Roof Engineer: Frei Otto

AE Interests: Transparent tensile roof

Written by Laurel Johnson

February 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Posted in Built

German Pavilion, Expo ‘67 – Montreal, Canada

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Building: German Pavilion, Expo ‘67
Location: Montreal, Canada
Completed: 1967
Architects: Frei Paul Otto and Rolf Gutbrod
Engineers: Leonhardt + Andrä

AE Interests: Is an exhibition hall created through tensile structures, a prestressed membrane with a translucent (polyester) skin.

Written by Laurel Johnson

February 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Posted in Built

Anara Tower- Dubai, UAE

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Building: Anara Tower
Location: Dubai, UAE
Architect: Atkins
Completion: project cancelled in 2009

AE Interests: Second largest building in the world, 655 meters, two towers connected with a central glass shaft

Written by Laurel Johnson

December 13, 2009 at 12:16 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Okhta Tower- St. Petersburg, Russia

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Building: Okhta Tower

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

Completion: no set completion date

Architect: RMJM

Structural Consultant: Jane Wernick Associates

AE Interests: Will be the tallest building in Europe, 396 meters. Double glass enclosure, concrete core, frame made of steel and stainless steel cladding, as the light hits the building at different angles throughout the day the tower gives the appearance of changing color.

Written by Laurel Johnson

December 12, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Greek Theatre – Siracusa, Italy

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Building: Greek Theatre
Location: Siracusa, Italy
Completed: 2009
Architect: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

AE Interests: “Concave blade”, its reflective surface includes the audience
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Posted in Built

San Paolo Parish Complex- Foligno, Italy

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Building: San Paolo Parish Complex
Location: Foligno, Italy
Completed: 2009
Architect: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Structural Engineering: Gilberto Sarti and A.I. Engineering
General Contractor: Ediltecnica Spa
Lighting Design: Iguzzini Illuminazione

AE Design: pure geometry, two rectangles inserted into one another make up the larger structure which is connected to a long and low rectangle, concrete structure,
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Videos: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Posted in Built

New Trade Fair- Milano, Italy

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Building: New Trade Fair
Location: Milano, Italy
Completed: 2005
Architect: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
General Contractor: Astaldi Spa, Vianini Spa, Pizzarotti Spa
Structures Consultant: Mero Gmbh & Co.
Structural Engineers: Icom Engineering, Bemo Systems, and Permasteelisa spa
Lighting Engineer: Lampada Lavinia

AE Interests: unitary complex with simple geometry, reflective steel panels
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Videos: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Posted in Built

Armani/Ginza Tower- Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Armani/Ginza Tower
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2007
Architect: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Lighting Design: Speirs & Major Associates
Interior Architecture: Fliippo Birch, Ana Gugic, Maria Lucrezia Rendace
Contractor: Ishimaru & Nishimori

AE Interests: glass tower with cascading lighted leaves mirroring reflections of the sky and surrounding buildings

Articles: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Posted in Built

Peace Peres House – Tel Aviv, Israel

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Building:  Peace Peres House Jaffa
Location: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Architect: Massimiliano and Doriana Furksas
Interior Design: Fuksas
Engineering Consultant: Rokach-Ashkenazi
Structural Consultant: Kal-Binian Ltd
Contractor: Rom Geves Ltd
Facade Engineer: Allumier
Site Work Supervisor: Micheal Schaffer
Landscape Architect: TEMA

AE Interests: the parallelpiped building is created by the layering of various shaped glass and concrete placed on a monolithic base
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:22 pm

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Twin Towers- Vienna, Austria

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Building: Twin Towers
Location: Vienna, Austria
Completed: 2001
Architect: Massimiliano Fuksas
Engineer: Buro Thumberger + Kressmeier
Facade Engineer: Götz GmbH, Mero GmbH & Co. KG

AE Interests: the building is two elements but are connected almost the entire height and a double glass façade
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Posted in Built

Ferrari Headquarters and Research Centre – Maranello, Italy

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Building: Ferrari Headquarters and Research Centre
Location: Maranello, Italy
Completion: 2004
Architect: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Structural Engineer: Ing. Gilberto Sarti
Engineering: AI Engineering
Contractor: Cogei Construction

AE Interests: designed to create an environment that would bring the employees closer to nature through the use of water, bamboo, ecological materials, and biotechnology, and is located between two notable buildings the “Wind Tunnel” by Renzo Piano and the “Nuova Officina Meccanica” designed by Marco Visconti
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Video: [1]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Posted in Built

EUR Convention Center and Hotel ‘The Cloud’ – Rome, Italy

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Building: EUR Convention Center and Hotel ‘The Cloud’
Location: Rome, Italy
Completion: 2016
Architect: Massimiliano Fuksas
Interior design: Fuksas Design
Engineering: Plans: A. I. Engineering, Torino
Structures: Studio Majowiecki; Studio Sarti
Acoustics: XU – Acoustique, Parigi, A. I. Engineering, Torino
Lighting Consulting: Speirs & Major Associates
Project Manager: Lorenzo Accapezzato

AE Interests: construction changes completely depending on the viewpoint of the observer, a large translucent container containing a suspended cloud that will be used as a conference room
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Videos: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Posted in Built

Zenith Music Hall- Strasbourg, France

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Building: Zenith Music Hall
Location: Strasbourg, France
Completion: 2008
Architect: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
General Contractor: PERTUY Construction
Structural and Mechanical Engineers: BETOM-Ingenierie and Z&M Zwahlen & Mayr
Scenography: A& T
Acustical: ALTIA

AE Interests: an orange autonomous façade created by dynamic layering and rotating, impeccable acoustics, light effects created
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Laurel Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Posted in Built