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Turin Exhibition Hall -Turin, Italy

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Building: Turin Exhibition Hall
Location: Turin, Italy
Architect and Engineer: Pier Luigi Nervi
Construction: 1947-1949

AE Interest: barrel shell and reinforced concrete structure, average thickness of concrete is less than 8 cm, prefab ferrocement made construction quicker, dome features rhomboidal precast concrete pieces, still used today, converted to ice hockey rink for 2006 Winter Olympics.

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Written by oconnorclaire

October 25, 2018 at 9:35 am

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Vanna Venturi House – Chestnut Hill, PA

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Building: Vanna Venturi House
Location: Chestnut Hill, PA
Architect: Robert Venturi
Structural Engineer: Keast and Hood Structural Engineers 
Construction: 1962-1964

AE Interest: Known as the first example of Postmodern architecture, design centered around the two vertical elements: the stair and the fireplace, architect went through 6 full designs in 6 years before constructing, design based on the ideas of Contradiction and Complexity, built for his mother.

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Written by oconnorclaire

October 25, 2018 at 9:22 am

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Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum – Minneapolis, MN

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Building: Lakewood Cemetery Garden Mausoleum
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Architect and Engineer: HGA Architects and Engineers
Structural Engineer: HGA- Paul Asp, Soon Sim Hakes
Civil Engineer: HGA- Jim Husnik,
General Contractor: M.A. Mortenson Co.
Landscape Architect: Halvorson Design Partnership
Construction: Completed in 2012
Cost: $25,200,000
Size: 24,500 sq. feet

AE Interest: Challenge: needed a large building that wouldn’t overwhelm the site, slit-face gray granite exterior hand-set, clerestory to let light in, green roof and subterranean rooms with skylights create hybrid structure combining building and landscape, use of bronze and marble, set windows with glazing tape.

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Written by oconnorclaire

October 25, 2018 at 9:06 am

Posted in Built