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Fletcher Hotel – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Building: Fletcher Hotel
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects  
Structural Engineer: Van Rossum
Facade Engineer: Octatube
Fire Suppression: Mariof
Building Physics: moBius consult
Contractor: Strukton
Interior Design: Robert Kolenik
Completion: 2013

AE interests: In order to reduce the total weight of the building, the partitions between rooms were fit with light structural steel trusses. The hotel was built in a very noisy area, right next to the A2, which is one of the busiest highways, the glass facade that hangs on the outside also creates a lot of noise. To fix these problems, they designed a glass reinforced polyester (GRP) interior facade that blocks out all noise and keeps the heat load from the sun low.
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Written by Madison L Smith

November 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Stockholm Public Library – Stockholm, Sweden

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Building: Stockholm Public Library
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Architect: Gunnar Asplund
Completion:  1928

AE Interest: Made of Plastered brick walls. Floors and the roof are made of iron girders and concrete.

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Written by Madison L Smith

November 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Castelvecchio Museum -Verona, Italy

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Building: Castelvecchio Museum
Location: Verona, Italy
Architect: Carlo Scarpa
Completion: 1964

AE Interest: Castelvecchio was originally built in 1354. Scarpa’s restoration combined the original style with reinforced concrete and steel.

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Written by Madison L Smith

November 15, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Posted in Built