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The Menil Collection – Houston, Texas, U.S. `

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on November 30, 2012

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Building: The Menil Collection
Location: 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, Texas 77006
Architect: Renzo Piano
Structural Engineer: Arup
Images: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
Completion 1986

AE Interests: The building’s roof has an innovative design that allows for natural interior lighting – a roof of concrete “leaves” controls the entry of light into the building.  `

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Banca Popolare di Lodi Headquarters – Lodi, Italy

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on September 1, 2009

Banca Popolare
Building: Banca Popolare di Lodi Headquarters
Location: Lodi, Italy
Completion: 2001
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineering: M.S.C.
Acoustics: Müller BBM

AE Interests: Cylindrical bodies, terracotta cladding upheld by a steel base.
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EMI Music France Headquarters – Paris, France

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on September 1, 2009

EMI Music France Headquarters
Buiding: EMI Music France Heaquarters
Location: Paris, France
Completion: 2005
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Cost Consultant: GEC Ingénierie
Acoustics: Peutz & Associés

AE Interests: Glass shed roofs for natural lighting, terracotta cladding.
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Parco della Musica Auditorium – Rome, Italy

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on August 31, 2009

Parco della Musica Auditorium
Building: Parco della Musica Auditorium
Location: Viale Pietro de Coubertin, Rome, Italy
Completion: 2002
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Arup
Acoustics: Müller Bbm

AE Interests: Three separate music halls whose space can be modified to accomodate the performance – Acoustic properties are adjusted by moving the walls/ceilings.
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Rue de Meaux Housing – Paris, France

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on August 31, 2009

Rue de Meaux Housing
Building: Rue de Meaux Housing
Location: Paris, France
Completion: 1991
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: GEC Ingénierie
General Contractor: Dumez

AE Interests: Exterior walls use fiber glass reinforced concrete panels that are covered with terracotta.
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P&C Department Store – Cologne, Germany

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on August 30, 2009

P&G Depatment Store

Building: P&C Department Store
Location: Cologne, Germany
Completion: 2005
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Knippers & Helbig
Contractor: Hotchief Construction

AE Interests: The building’s exterior is a glass facade and it’s main structure is made out of wooden arches that form a dome shape.
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B&B Italia Offices – Lombardy, Italy

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on August 30, 2009

B&B Italia Offices
Building: B&B Italia Offices
Location: Strada Provinziale, Novedrate, Italy
Completion: 1973
Architect: Studio Piano & Rogers
Structural Engineer: F. Marano

AE Interests: To make future expansions more easy, light/self supporting materials were used for the building’s structure and the walls and light fittings are mobile.
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The New York Times Building – New York, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on August 30, 2009

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Building: The New York Times Building
Location: 200 Park Avenue, New York, New York
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop & FXFOWLE Architects
Structural  Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Construction Manager: AMEC

AE Interests: 52-storey glass and steel skyscraper. The building’s design shows the steel beams and columns that provide structural support – 95% of the structural steel contains recycled materials.
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Broad Contemporary Museum – Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Posted in Built by Mike Renteria on August 30, 2009

Broad Contemporary Museum

Building: Broad Contemporary Art Museum
Location: 5905 Willshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Completion: 2008
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineering: Arup
Civil Engineering: KPFF
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon

AE Interests: An expansion to the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum. Industrial design whose main materials are stone and steel. Three-storey building with an H-plan design.
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