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EOS Housing Scheme – Helsingborg, Sweden

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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.

Written by Sarah Johnson

January 25, 2010 at 11:12 am

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Henry Dunker Cultural Centre – Helsingborg, Sweden

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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

Written by Sarah Johnson

January 25, 2010 at 11:08 am

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Karmøy Fishing Museum – Karmøy, Norway

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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.

Written by Sarah Johnson

January 25, 2010 at 11:05 am

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Museum of Wood – Hyogo, Japan

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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

Written by Sarah Johnson

September 3, 2009 at 11:35 am

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Awaji Yumebutai – Hyogo, Japan

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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

Written by Sarah Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 6:07 pm

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Chichu Art Museum – Kagawa, Japan

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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.”

Written by Sarah Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 5:28 pm

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Church of Light – Osaka, Japan

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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

Written by Sarah Johnson

August 30, 2009 at 12:30 pm

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