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Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum – HaZikaron, Jerusalem, Israel

Posted in Built by Sarah Olson on December 11, 2012

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Building: Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
Location: HaZikaron, Jerusalem, Israel
Status: Completed 2005
Architect: Moshe Safdie and Associates
Structural Engineer: Ben Abraham Engineers Ltd.
Exhibit Design: Dorit Harel Designers Ltd.
Total Cost: $90 million
Project Area: 190,521 sq ft.

AE Interests: arcaded concrete pavilion (reminiscent of a Sukkah) exhibits changing shadow patterns, entire structure is reinforced concrete, triangular shape chosen to bring in natural daylight while simultaneously supporting the pressure of the earth above, cantilevered platform.

Articles: [1]

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Renault Square Com – Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Posted in Built by Sarah Olson on December 5, 2012

 

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Building: Renault Square ComLocation: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Completed: 2005
Architect: Jakob + MacFarlane
Structural Engineers: Setec

AE Interests: Originally a brick clad structure, rendered useless upon completion in 1984. Sat idle as a warehouse until it was transformed into the office communications center. Transformation from shed to public relations center without changing the structure, structural glass wall, glazed atrium.

Articles: [1]

 

 

Farringdon East Cross Rail Offices – London, U.K.

Posted in Built by Sarah Olson on September 28, 2012

Building: Farringdon East Cross Rail Offices
Location: London, UK
Status: Proposed 2011
Architect: PLP Architecture (formerly KPF)

AE Interest: features a concrete exoskeleton with colored glass panels

Article: PLP

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Liberty Hotel – Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Posted in Built by Sarah Olson on September 28, 2012

  

Building: The Liberty Hotel
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Status: Completed September 2007
MEP Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Architect: Cambridge Seven Associates
Preservation Architect: Ann Beha Architects

AE Interest: what was once a notorious prison is now a 5-star luxury hotel, marries historic architecture with contemporary design

Article: Press Release

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CSIRO Energy Center – Newcastle, Australia

Posted in Built by Sarah Olson on September 28, 2012

   

Building: CSIRO Energy Center
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Status: Completed 2002
MEP Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Architect: Cox Richardson

AE Interest: this is the firm’s first zero-energy project and is one of the largest zero-net energy projects in the world, utilization of passive solar options and shading, natural ventilation to spaces via ground couple cooling.

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American University – Cairo, Egypt

Posted in Built by Sarah Olson on September 28, 2012

      

Building: The American University in Cairo
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Engineer: Fluor
Co-prime Architect(USA): Sasaki and Associates
Co-prime Architect(Egypt): Abdel-Halim Community Design Collaborative

AE Interest: design of “in-between” spaces creates architectural unity and a sense of community, visually connected to gardens and landscapes which showcase Egypt

Articles: 1

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Ritz-Carlton Hotel – Toronto, Canada

Posted in Built by Sarah Olson on September 28, 2012

Building: Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Location: Toronto, Canada
Status: Completed February 2011
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Architect of Record: Page + Steele
Construction Manager: Ellis Don

AE Interest: upper floors cantilever over 20 feet, as roof angles the upper floor plates increase to add more area, modern architecture style

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