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Ecoms House – Tosu City, Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 28, 2010

Building: Ecoms House
Location: Tosu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan
Completed: 2004
Architect: Riken Yamamoto
Structural Engineer: Iijima Structural Design Office

AE Interests: Made completely from prefabricated aluminum. Pieces are bolted together on site quickly and easily, making the building light and cost efficient.

Riverwalk Kitakyushu – Kitakyushu, Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 28, 2010

Building: The Riverwalk Kitakyushu
Location: Kitakyushu, Japan
Completed: April 2003
Architect: The Jerde Partnership

AE Interests: Massive concrete geometric figures.

Oita Stadium – Oita Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 28, 2010

Building: Oita Stadium
Location: Oita, Oita, Japan
Completed: 2001
Architect: Kisho Kurokawa
Structural Engineer: KT Group

AE Interests: Steel + reinforced concrete. Retractable roof and seating. Roof is made of a teflon membrane that allows 25% light permeability, making artificial light unnecessary during the day.

Makino Museum of Plants and People – Kochi City, Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 27, 2010

Building: Makino Museum of Plants and People
Location: Mount Godai, Kochi City, Japan
Completed: March 1999
Architect: Naito Architects and Associates
Structural Designer: Structural Design Group/SDG

AE Interests: Reinforced concrete and steel plus laminated wood roof framing. Large canopy provides sun shading efficiency. Deciduous trees planted next to external air intakes precools air before it enters the building.

Gifu Kitagata Apartments – Gifu, Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 27, 2010

Building: Gifu Kitagata Apartments
Location: Kitagata, Gifu, Japan
Completed: March 1998
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima & Associates and Yamasei Sekkei

AE Interests: Reinforced concrete structure. Utilized construction waste minimization by using each room as a modular building block.

Kaze-no-oka Crematorium – Nakatsu, Oita, Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 27, 2010

Building: Kaze-no-oka Crematorium
Location: Nakatsu, Japan
Completion: 1997
Architect: Maki and Associates
Structural Engineer: Hanawa Structural Engineers

AE Interests: Reinforced Concrete and Steel Frame.

Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center – Yumebutai, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 27, 2010

Building: Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center
Location: 1 Yumebutai, Awaji City, Hyogo 656-2306 Japan
Completed: 1995
Architect: Tadao Ando, Architecture Research Center

AE Interests: Built after a devastating earthquake, the compound layers the alter topography with little adjustments to the natural ground.

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Ashikita House of Youth – Kyushu, Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 27, 2010

Building: Ashikita House of Youth
Location: Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan
Completed: 1998
Architect: Gigantes Zenghelis Architects
Commissioned by: Kumamoto ArtPolis

AE Interests: Curvilinear roof structure. Topography was preserved as much as possible. Norther Ridgeline is left almost untouched.

Oita Agricultural Park – Hayami-gun, Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on January 27, 2010

Building: Oita Agricultural Park
Location: Oita, Hayami-gun, Japan
Completed: March 2000
Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Structural Engineers: K. Nakata & Associates, Ren Structure Engineer

AE Interests: Reinforced Concrete and Steel Frame. Pitched Roof gathers and permits sunlight entry during the day.

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Foundation Cognac-Jay – Rueil Malmaison, France

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on September 1, 2009

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Building: Foundation Cognac-Jay
Location: Rueil Malmaison, France
Completed: 1999
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Engineers: GEC

AE Interests: Use of natural lighting

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KölnTurm – Cologne, Germany

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

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Building: KölnTurm
Location: Cologne, Germany
Completed: 2001
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Local Architecture Consultants: Kohl & Kohl

AE Interests: Tallest high rise in Cologne
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Leeum Museum – Seoul, South Korea

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

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Building: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
Location: #747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
Completed: 2004
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Engineer: Samoo Architects and Engineers
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CLM/BBDO – Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

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Building: CLM/BBDO
Location: Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France
Completed: 1992
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Consulting: COTEC
Engineering: Veritas

AE Interests: Roof Opens
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Quai Branly Museum – Paris, France

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

Quai Branly Museum

Building: Quai Branly Museum
Location: 37, quai Branly – portail Debilly, 75007 Paris, France
Completed: 2006
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Engineering Firm: Bet Structure, OTH Bet Fluides

AE Interests: The “living wall” of the building started out very green and healthy, but over time poor structural supports have made irrigation and drainage visually evident.
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Hotel des Thermes – Dax, France

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

Hotel des Thermes

Building: Hotel des Thermes
Location: Quais de l’Adour, Dax, France
Completed: 1992
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Consulting: Khephren Ingenierie
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Cartier Foundation – Paris, France `

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

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Building: Cartier Foundation
Location: 261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris, France
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural: Arup
Completed 1994

AE Interests: Steel and glass, transparency, reflection
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Nemausus Public Housing – Nimes, France

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

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Building: Nemausus Public Housing
Location: Nimes, France
Completed: 1987
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Engineers: OTH Mediterannée
CAD Design: OTH Informatique

AE Interests: Constructed from steel, aluminum, and garage doors.
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Louvre Branch Museum – Abu Dhabi

Posted in Proposed Design by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

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Building: Louvre Branch Museum
Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Completion: 2017
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold

AE Interests: The museum is part of a US$27 billion project on Saadiyat Island which will also include a Guggenheim museum.
183m floating dome-roof filters sunlight: steel tubular trusses support the roof shape, screening is made of stainless steel and aluminum layers. See article below.

Article BDOnline
Article: Divisare
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Dentsu Building – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

Dentsu Building

Building: Dentsu Building
Location: Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2002
Architect: Jean Nouvel
No. of Floors: 48 (700 ft)
Builder: Obayashi Corp.
Co-Contractors: Kajima Corp., Shimizu Corp., Taisei Corp., Takenaka Corp.

AE Interests: Collectors on top of the building utilize rainwater for the plumbing system. (more…)

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