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Nordic Artists’ Centre – Dale, Norway

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 27, 2010

Building:  Nordic Artists’ Centre
Location: Dale, Norway
Completion Date: 1998
Architect:  Haga and Grov with Knut Hjeitnes and Ivar Egge in association

AE Interests: daylighting, five individual studios, five individual guest houses

Mortuary at Asker Crematorium – Asker, Norway

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 27, 2010

Building:  Mortuary at Asker Crematorium
Location: Asker, Norway
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Carl-Viggo Holmebakk
AE Interests: load-bearing masonry construction, interior brick surfaces

Two Houses at Sølvberget – Stavanger, Norway

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 27, 2010

Building: Two Houses at Sølvberget
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Helen & Hard
Client: Svendsen & Stangeland

AE Interests: simple wood structured wall as membrane

Tango Ecological Housing – Malmo, Sweden

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 26, 2010

Building:  Tango Ecological Housing
Location: Malmo, Sweden
Completion Date: 2003
Architect:  Moon Rubie Yudell Architects & Planners

AE Interests: solar heating, wind power

Nordic Watercolour Museum – Skärhamn, Sweden

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 26, 2010

Building:  Nordic Watercolour Museum
Location: Skärhamn, Sweden
Completion Date: 2000
Architect:  Studio Gron

AE Interests: outer facades are red wood paneling, the inside walls around the exhibition spaces and the archives, and the floor decks are of concrete to ensure a stable indoor climate

Trädgår’n Restaurant – Göteborg, Sweden

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 25, 2010

Building:  Trädgår’n Restaurant
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Completion Date:  1998
Architect:  Studio Gron
Landscape Architect: Snøhetta
AE Interests: relatively massive two-story building against the road to provide a sound and pollution barrier, The objective was to form a veranda along the whole of this wall (and projecting beyond its ends). Only 3.5m wide, the veranda does not seem at pinched, for its inner wall is glass, and the outer one is an open rectangular lattice screen.

Icehotel – Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 25, 2010

Building:  Icehotel
Location: Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Completed: since 1994
Architect:  Ake Larsson
AE Interests: uses all snow from the nearby Torne River, then the snow is sprayed on huge steel frames and allowed to freeze. After a couple of days, the forms are removed, leaving a maze of free-standing corridors of snow. The hotel is built with snice (has a snow-like appearance but ice-like physical characteristics), which takes the place of mortar in a traditional brick-built hotel.

EOS Housing Scheme – Helsingborg, Sweden

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 25, 2010

Building:  EOS Housing Scheme
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Completion Date:  2002
Architect:  Anders Wilhelmson
Clients: HSB Nordvastra Skane
AE Interests: Elevations clad in sinus corrugated rhein-zink (continuous wide-strip casting and rolling mill) change colors according to the atmosphere from grey to blue.

Henry Dunker Cultural Centre – Helsingborg, Sweden

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 25, 2010

Building:  Henry Dunker Cultural Centre
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Completion Date: 2002
Architect:  Kim Utzon Architects
Clients: Kärnfastigheter, Helsingborg
Project Team: Martin Hahn, William Rose, Morten Paustian, Børge Nissen,, Malene Ib Andersen, Jesper Ravn, Jeppe Utzon, Lars Schwartz
General Contractors: Skanska Sverige AB
AE Interests: prefabricated concrete elements, slender white columns support the structure (an Utzon trademark), tons of skylights

Karmøy Fishing Museum – Karmøy, Norway

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 25, 2010

Building: Karmøy Fishing Museum
Location: Karmøj, Norway
Completion Date: 1999
Architect:  Snøhetta
Design Team Principals: Craig Dykers. Christoph Kapeller, Kjetil Thorsen
Engineers: S/M/E/P: Peter Rasmussen AS
Project Administration/Construction Management: Peter Rasmussen AS
General Contractors: Einar Tangjerd AS, Kåløy, Kopervik
AE Interests: The museum is set perpendicular to the coastline which allows for the thin side of the structure to be a giant window overlooking the sea. There is a bracken basket weave pattern over the main entrance glass that is so tight that wind cannot easily go through. Rough polished concrete that reflects exterior light from the window at the end of the building.

Museum of Wood – Hyogo, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on September 3, 2009

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Building: Museum of Wood
Location: Hyogo, Japan
Completion: 1994
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE Interests: pool of water in the bottom, reinforced concrete bridge, shows relationship between manmade and natural elements, construction with Hyogo cedar wood

Awaji Yumebutai – Hyogo, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 30, 2009

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Building Name: Awaji Yumebutai
Location: Hyogo, Japan
Completion: 2000
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE interests: intersecting geometric parts, built into the land

Chichu Art Museum – Kagawa, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 30, 2009

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Building: Chichu Art Museum
Location: Kagawa, Japan
Completed:  2004
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE Interests: despite being built in the ground, its use of natural light illuminates the exhibits; was designed to show “the relationship between human and nature.”

Church of Light – Osaka, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 30, 2009

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Building: Church of Light
Location: Osaka, Japan
Completion: 1989
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE Interests: reinforced concrete, light enters from behind the altar from a cross cut in the concrete wall that extends to the edges vertically and horizontally, emptiness and spiritual feeling

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Videos: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Nagaragawa Convention Center – Gifu, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 29, 2009

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Building: Nagaragawa Convention Center
Location: Gifu, Japan
Completion: 1995
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE Interests: very recognizable and unique egg shape, adjustable floors and walls

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Tokyo Sky Tree – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 28, 2009

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Building: Tokyo Sky Tree
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completion: 2012
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Group
Structural Engineer: Michio Kei’i, Mr. Norio Nakanishi
Electrical Engineer: Koichi Kaiho, Naoko Shinohara
Contractor: Obayashi Corp.

AE Interests: advanced seismic proofing, “tripod” like base, will be tallest building in Japan at about 2,000 ft

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Videos: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

The Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum and Annex – Naoshima Island, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 28, 2009

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Building: The Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum and Annex
Location: Naoshima Island, Japan
Completion: 1995
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE Interests: elliptical inner courtyard, the main building’s plan consists of three overlapping cubes and a circle and the rectangular guest wing is attached at an angle to it.
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Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Chikatsu-Asuka Historical Museum – Osaka, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 28, 2009

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Location: Osaka, Japan
Completion: 1994
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE Interests: steel frame and reinforced concrete, long stone-paved roof is shaped like an enormous stairway which can be turned into a stage or outdoor lecture hall
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Article: [1]

International Library of Children’s Literature – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 28, 2009

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Building: International Library of Children’s Literature
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completion: 2002
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE Interests: an addition to the previous Library, steel frame, reinforced concrete, glass extension
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Articles: [1,2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Garden of Fine Arts – Kyoto, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 28, 2009

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Building: Garden of Fine Arts
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Completion: 1994
Architect: Tadao Ando

AE Interests: described as “a contemporary and volumetric version of a stroll garden”; very open; large concrete beams on massive pillars, overlapping bridges and ramps, walls of falling water and pools with paintings that are floating on the surface of the water
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Sayamaike Historical Museum – Osaka, Japan

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on August 28, 2009

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Building: Sayamaike Historical Museum
Location: Osaka, Japan
Completion: 2001
Architect: Tadao Ando
Project Team: Tadao Ando, Takaaki Mizutani, Kanya Sogo
Structural Engineer: Wada
Mechanical Engineer: Setsubi-Giken

AE Interests: constructed as an agricultural reservoir for flood control measures but was remodeled into a flood control dam; Cubic volumes, concrete planes, rotundas, ramps, and stairs

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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020