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Braun Headquarters – Melsungen, Germany

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Building: Braun Headquarters
Location: Markdorfer Str. 1, 88048 Friedrichshafen, Melsungen, Germany
Architect: Sterling, Wilford, and Nageli
Completion: 2001

AE interests: stained timber structure

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Posted in Built

Biosphere and Flower Pavilion – Potsdam, Germany

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Building: Biosphere and Flower Pavilion
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Architect: Barkow and Leibinger
Completion: 2001

AE interests: natural lighting, low rise building that fits on the landscape, curtain walls, long span concrete roof, pavilion is an open 200 meter long space, very natural geologic shape

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm

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University Library – Magdeburg, Germany

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Building: University Library
Location: 39576 Stendal Magdeburg, Germany
Architect: Auer and Weber
Completion: 2003
Structural Engineer: Andra Leondardt
MEP Engineer: Ebert Ingenieure
Lighting Designers: Siemens Prismatic

AE interests: concrete walls, atrium, exposed steelwork, timber shutters

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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National Space Center – Leicester, England, U.K.

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Building: National Space Center
Location: Leicester, England
Completed: 2001
Architect: Nicholas Grimshaw
Structural Engineer: Arup
Project Manager: Gardiner and Theobold

AE interests: grid steel frame, spiraling geometry, efficiency
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Written by Mina Akhavan

August 31, 2009 at 8:29 am

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Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center – Troy, New York, U.S.

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Building: Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
Location: Troy, New York
Completed: 2008
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Architect of Record: Davis Brody Bond
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Acoustician: Kirkegaard Associates
Theater Consultant: Fisher Dachs Associates
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company

AE interests: lighting, acoustics, glass walls
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Written by Mina Akhavan

August 31, 2009 at 8:27 am

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Five Boats Office Development – Duisburg, Germany

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Building: Five Boats Office Development
Location: Duisburg, Germany
Completed: 2005
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineer: LWS Ingenieure, Duisburg

AE interests: extensive use of fenestration, symmetry
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Written by Mina Akhavan

August 31, 2009 at 8:22 am

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Caixa Galicia Art Foundation – A Coruna, Spain

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Building: Caixa Galicia Art Foundation
Location: A Coruna, Spain
Completed: 2006
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Engineer: Arup
Main Contractor: Dragados

AE interests: responds sensitively to site, glass paneling, marble interlayer, lighting
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Written by Mina Akhavan

August 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Built