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Jewel Changi Airport – Singapore

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Jewel Changi Airport Exterior  Jewel Changi Airport Interior    Jewel Changi Airport Plan and ElevationJewel Changi Airport Supports
Sources: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Building Name: Jewel Changi Airport
Architect: Safdie Architects (led by Moshe Safdie)
Structural Engineer/Facade Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
Landscape Architect: Peter Walker & Partners
Water Design Firm: WET Design
Completion: 2019

AE Interests:
Biodome structure. The Rain Vortex is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall (9 stories / 40 metres). Waterfall creates its own microclimate by creating turbulence and mist that is breezed into surrounding landscapes – prevents hot, humid climate inside dome. Predicted to receive Singapore’s GreenMark Platinum status.

Used top-down construction – deep excavation was not possible due to surrounding buildings and airport operations. Fourteen tree-like columns support 3,500 tonnes grid-shell roof facade to minimize column obstruction.

Facade uses Triple Low-E glass with 16 mm air gap to restrict noises from airport and reduce heat while preventing glaring for aircraft safety.

Architectural Rendering Video
Construction Time-Lapse Video

Articles: [a1, a2, a3, a4]
Airport Website: [1]

Written by Nicole Mae R Bariuan

September 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Posted in Built

Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil

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MASP Exterior MASP All MASP Interior  MASP Construction
Sources: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Building Name: São Paulo Museum of Art
Architect: Lina Bo Bardi
Civil Engineer: José Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz
Construction: 1957 – 1968

AE Interest:
Structure suspended by four piers supporting two huge pre-cast concrete beams spanning 243 feet (74 metres); no interior columns interrupt interior space (floor height: 26 feet). Lower level beam is hollow. Bending moment of beams is 20,000 lbs

Bo Bardi innovated close collaboration with construction teams and emphasized artisanal value in construction.

Articles: [a1, a2, a3]
Construction Case-Study: [1]

Written by Nicole Mae R Bariuan

September 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Posted in Built

Post Office Savings Bank – Vienna, Austria

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Otto Front  PSK Otto Wagner's Postsparkasse. Vienna, Austria  PSK Otto Wagner's Postsparkasse. Vienna, Austria
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Building Name: Austrian Post Office Savings Bank
Architect: Otto Wagner
Completed: 1912

AE Interests:
Hallmark modern architecture. Follows “Impractical designs can never be beautiful.” Aestheticized the practical value of designs – from the usability of all the furniture to the hot air blowers.

Articles: [a1, a2, a3]

Written by Nicole Mae R Bariuan

September 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Posted in Built