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Ewha Womans University Campus Center – Seoul, South Korea

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on December 11, 2012

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Building: Ewha Womans University Campus Center
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: Dominique Perrault
Structural Engineer: VP & Green Ingenerie
Mechanical Engineer: HIMEC
Civil Engineer: CG E&C

AE Interests: sensitivity to landscape, rebuilt the site’s original topography, concrete-framed structure divided into cloned halves by a valley, which resembles contemporary intervention in the landscape, granite pavers cover walking paths, insulated glazed walls supported by stainless-steel-clad aluminum framing system provide light to low interior levels, doorways provide alterations from continuos curtain walls, green roof, energy conservation of up to 25%, concrete core activation system that optimizes air flow.

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Tokyo Midtown – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on December 11, 2012

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Building: Tokyo Midtown
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Status: Completed 2007
Main Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Primary Developer: Mitsui Fudosan
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Landscape Architect: EDAW

AE Interests: modeled after Manhattan real estate, approximately 5 million square feet, mix-usage of space (office, residential, retail, restaurant, and cultural components), has activity 24/7, consists of 6 buildings by multiple architects (including Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 Design Sight, main plaza, shopping galleria, and 54-story office tower crowned by a five-star hotel- tallest building in Tokyo), SOM produced three main office buildings, boost sluggish economy,

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New Music Building at the Schulich School of Music – Montreal, Canada

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on December 11, 2012

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Building: New Music Building at the Schulich School of Music
Location: Montreal, Canada
Status: Completed 2005
Architect: Saucier + Perrotte with Menkes Shooner Dagenais Architectes
Structural Engineer: Saia Deslauriers Kadanoff Leconte Brisebois Blais
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Pellemon Inc. / BPR
Acoustics: ARTEC

AE Interest: location of building (on a busy street), borders main music building, connects old structure with the new structure, brings local topography into building design, accommodates evolving interior space design, building is designed to look like exposed strata that had eroded from large mountains, rectangular structure, eight stories, a deep concrete band on one side 20 feet up from the ground, long staggered strip windows, black and gray zinc cladding.

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Portland Aerial Tram – Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on December 11, 2012

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Building: Portland Aerial Tram
Location: Portland, Oregon
Status: Completed 2006
Architect: Angelil/Graham/Pfenninger/Scholl (AGPS Architecture)
Structural Engineer: Arup
Facade Engineering Specialist: Dewhurst MacFarlane and Partners

AE Interests: a freestanding tower serves as the upper station, holds 1 million pounds of tram cars and cables, tram cars made of the coarsest available expanded-aluminum mesh gives shimmering effect of cars, required extensive wind testing, towers made of high tech wood laminates, tram cars go over Portland’s oldest national historic district, two parks, 13 streets, and 8 freeway lanes.

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Al Haramain High Speed Rail – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on September 29, 2012

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Building: Al Haramain High Speed Rail
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Status: Under construction
Architect: Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: Dar Al Riyadh
Structural & Mechanical Engineers: Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Capita Lovejoy
Lighting Consultant: Jason Bruges Associates

AE Interest: Complex flexible vaulted steel roof stands up to harsh climates, color coordinated stations, tradition gateway arches from Islamic style, solid facades to reduce solar gain, maximizes shading and use of daylight, glazed entrances hidden behind mashrabiya and deep overhanging roof canopies, stations oriented based on path of the sun, lighting, grey water recycling, superstructure.

Articles: 1
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3Beirut – Beirut, Lebanon

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on September 29, 2012

 

Building: 3Beirut
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Status: Under construction, complete in 2014
Architect: Foster + Partners
Co-Architects: Samir Khairallah & Partners
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: AME, Tambourji
Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic

AE Interest: North facade faces the harbor while the south facade side steps down in height integrating the buildings with the surroundings, green roofs, environmentally friendly, maximizes natural light and ventilation to reduce energy, sustainability, tourist attraction, pedestrian consideration, greenery.

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Zayed National Museum – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on September 28, 2012

 

Building: Zayed National Museum
Location: Saaidyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Status: Under construction, complete in 2016
Architect: Foster + Partners
Local Architect: Planar
Engineers: WSP/BDSP AKT
Environmental Engineers: Transsolar

AE Interest: Sustainability, mix contemporary form with traditional Arabic design, five solar thermal towers act as thermal chimneys to control flow of cool air and draw the air up vertically, negative pressure on the lee of wing profiles draw the hot air out through air vents at the top of the towers, made of lightweight steel structures to resemble feathers on a bird’s wing.

Articles: 1

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Van Andel Institute – Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on September 28, 2012

 

Building: Van Andel Institute
Location: 333 Bostwick Avenue Northeast  Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Status: Completed 2001
Architect: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst MacFarlane & Partners
Construction Manager: Erhardt/McCarthy
Glazing Subcontractor: Architectural Glass & Metal, Inc./ Visionwall

AE Interest: Curved glass canopies light laboratory levels, dramatic stepped silhouette enspired by the sloping topography of its surroundings, natural light, originally built as a phased-growth facility to allow for expansions and adapt to needs of researchers inhabiting the building, second phase expansion along the vertical concrete service core has three sky-lit floors for offices.

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Langley Academy – Slough, England, U.K.

Posted in Built by Michelle Gilhousen on September 26, 2012

    

Building: Langley Academy
Location: Langley Road, Langley, Berkshire, SL3 7EF
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: Foster + Partners
Project Architect: Nigel Dancey, Iwan Jones
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Main contractor: Wates

AE Interest: Large energy savings of 150 tons annually, solar hot water system helps save 20% in energy consumption by harnessing rain water from the roof, energy-efficient, shaded by horizontal and vertical louvers, round science labs lifted in the middle of the room supported by columns, visible infrastructure of ceiling.

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