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Winspear Opera House – Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on September 28, 2012

      
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Building: Winspear Opera House
Location: 2106 Boll Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Architect: Foster + Partners (Spencer de Grey)
Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc.
Design Engineer: Buro Happold (Mike Cook)
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Acoustical Engineer: Sound Space Design
Construction: Linbeck
Completed 2009

AE Interests: Grand shading structure at entrance, aluminum cladding, red glass facade, 2,200 seat auditorium, acoustic isolation strategies, white gold-leaf balcony acoustic baffles, l.e.d. giant chandelier – retracts into ceiling.   `

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Private Residence – San Diego, CA, U.S.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on November 9, 2011

Building: Private Residence
Location: San Diego, California
Status: On hold
Architect: Zaha Hadid

AE Interests: Free form concrete structure, complex geometry, cantilevered concrete forms

Milstein Hall – Ithaca, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on October 28, 2011

Building: Milstein Hall, Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, New York
Completion: October 2011
Architect: OMA Rem Koolhaas
Client: Cornell University

AE Interests: Long span, 50 foot cantilever with exposed structure.

Milstein Hall Steel – Ithaca, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on August 26, 2011

Building: Milstein Hall Steel
Location: Ithaca, New York
Completion: 2011
Architect: OMA
Architect of Record: KHA Architects
Structural Engineering: Robert Silman Associates

Bao’an Stadium – Shenzen, China

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on August 25, 2011

Building: Bao’an Stadium
Location: Shenzen, China
Completion: 2011
Architect: GMP Architekten
Lighting Design: Schlotfeld Licht

AE Interest: Double tension ring beam, pre-tensioned cable roof, steel columns mimic bamboo forest

Metropol Parasol – Seville, Spain

Posted in Under Construction by Mark Rocha on April 6, 2011

Building: Metropol Parasol
Location: Seville, Spain
Completion: 2012
Architect: Jürgen Mayer H
Structural Engineer: ARUP
AE Interests: Upon completion, the Metropol Parasol will be the largest wooden structure in the world

City Hall – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on June 25, 2010

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Building: City Hall
Location: 110 The Queens Walk
Completed: 2003
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Ken Shuttleworth
Structural Engineer: Arup
M+E Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Mace and Waagner Buro AG

AE Interests: Distorted glass sphere that improves energy efficiency

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Slowtecture S – Shiga, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Slowtecture S
Location: Shiga, Japan
Completion: 2002
Architect: Shuhei Endo
AE Interests: Structural Steel Framing system, used as a complex culture center

Refraction House – Aichi, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Refraction House
Location: Aichi, Japan
Completion: 2000
Architect: Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama + AMORPHE
AE Interests: Distorted box composed of small rectangular concrete tower

Rooftecture C – Hyogo, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Rooftecture C
Location: Hyogo, Japan
Completion: 2002
Architect: Shuhei Endo
AE Interests: Crematorium with a curved metal roof to match surrounding landscape

Springtecture H – Hyogo, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Springtecture H
Location: Hyogo, Japan
Completion: 1998
Architect: Shuhei Endo
AE Interests: Corrugated Steel Sheets used as formwork of the building to combine the interior and exterior of the building, created using form of independent spiral of steel sheets

Kansai Kan of the National Diet Library – Kyoto, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Kansai Kan of the National Diet Library
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Completion: 2002
Architect: Fumio Toki Associates
General Contractors: Takenaka Corporation
AE Interests: During construction, precast concrete methods for beams and floors were used to reduce formwork and reinforcement of temporary fixtures at the site

Nara Centennial Hall

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Nara Centenniel Hall
Location: Nara, Japan
Completion: 1998
Architect: Arata Isozaki & Associates
General Contractors: Obayashi Corporation
AE Interests: Built with new pantadome construction method which used precast concrete panels to erect side walls and roof simultaneously

Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum – Osaka, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum
Location: Osaka, Japan
Completion: 2001
Architect: Tado Ando
Structural Engineers: Asocoral Engineering Associates
General Contractors: Zenitaka Corporation
AE Interests: Curving glass corridor

Komyo-ji Temple – Ehime, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Komyo-ji Temple
Location: Ehime, Japan
Completion: 2000
Architect: Tadao Ando
AE Interests: Constructed with laminated wood which allowed for material uniformity and all of the wood to be used with no waste, combined water with wooden elements , single structure made up of multiple parts, complex wood framing that required extreme precision

Abeno House – Osaka, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010


Building: Abeno House
Location: Osaka, Japan
Completion: 1999
Architect: Shotaro Suga Architects
AE Interests: Built for Shotara Suga,  three story steel frame contruction

GC Osaka Building – Osaka, Japan

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on January 26, 2010

Building: GC Osaka Building
Location: Osaka, Japan
Completion: 2000
Architect: Shigeru Ban Architects
Architect on Record: Marunouchi Architects
Structural Engineers: Van Structural Design
Mechanical Engineers: Marunouchi Architects & Engineers
General Contractors: Kajima Corporation
AE Interests: To counter fire resistance codes, the exterior of the steel structure was covered with wood to act as a fire barrier, known as a “flammable barrier” design.

Reichstag Building Dome – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on September 1, 2009

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Building: New German Parliament Reichstag
Location: Ebertstraße 10117 Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Completed: 1999
Architect: Foster and Partners
Architect of Record: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineer: Leonhardt, Andrae und Partner
Project Manager: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Projektsteuerung

AE Interests: Radical energy strategy, uses vegetable oil as bio-fuel
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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – Norwich, U.K.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on August 28, 2009

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Building: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Location: Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4
Completed: 1978
Architect: Foster + Partners
Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates

AE Interests: Early exploration into lightweight, flexible structures
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Crystal Island – Moscow, Russia

Posted in Proposed Design by Mark Rocha on August 28, 2009

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Building: Crystal Island
Location: Nagatino Peninsula
Completion: Proposed Design
Architect: Foster + Partners

AE Interests: World’s largest building, a vast tent-like superstructure that acts as city inside a building for apartments, hotels, and schools
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Articles: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

American Air Museum – Cambridgeshire, U.K.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on August 28, 2009

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Building: American Air Museum
Location: Cambridgeshire CB2 4QR
Completed: 1997
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: Single vault enclosure that is covered by a powerful arc
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Millau Viaduct – Millau, Tarn Valley, France

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on August 28, 2009

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Bridge: Millau Viaduct
Location: Millau, Tarn Valley, France
Completed: 2004
Architect: Foster + Partners
Architect of Record: Chapelet-Defol-Mousseigne
Structural Engineering: EEG Simecsol and Greisch
Contractor: Eiffage Construction
Fabricator: Freyssinet (stay cables)
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Formwork: PERI Formwork and Scaffolding

AE Interests: Cable stayed masted structure with minimal intervention in the landscape
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Capella Singapore – Singapore, Singapore

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on August 28, 2009

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Building: Capella Singapore
Location: 1 The Knolls Sentosa Island
Completed: 2009
Architect: Foster + Partners
Architect of Record: DP Architects Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: Web Structures
Civil Engineer: Web Structures
Contractor: Tiong Seng Contractors

AE Interests: Integrating historic buildings into master plan by using natural contours of the site
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Smithsonian Institution Courtyard – Washington D.C.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on August 28, 2009

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Building: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Location: 1000 Jefferson Dr SW
Completed: 2007
Architect: Foster + PartnersFoster + Partners
Architect of Record: Smith Group Inc.
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Roof Contractor: Josef Gartner

AE Interests:  Roof composed of vaults that interlock to create soft curved valleys
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

California State University Channel Islands – Camarillo, California, U.S.

Posted in Built by Mark Rocha on August 28, 2009

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Building: California State University Channel Islands
Location: 1 University Dr, Camarillo, CA
Completed: 2008
Architect: Foster + Partners
Architect of Record: Leo A Daly / Gruen Associates
Structural Engineer: THP Limited
Landscape Architect: AHBE
Contractor: HKA

AE Interests: Prominent roof canopy as an effective environmental device
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020