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The Glass House – New Canaan, Connecticut

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Building Name: The Glass House
Location: New Canaan, Connecticut
Architect: Philip Johnson
Completion: 1949

AE Interests: early use of industrial materials(glass, steel) in home design, minimal structure, geometry, proportion, effects of transparency and reflection, first most brilliant works of modern architecture

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by shukanbhakta

October 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Built

Lever House – New York, New York

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Building Name: Lever House
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie De Blois of SOM
Structural Engineers: Weiskopf & Pickworth
MEP Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Main Contractor: George A. Fuller Company
Completion: 1952

AE Interests: one of the first glass-walled International Style office buildings in US, elevated on pilotis one level above ground, curtain wall made of blue-green heat-resistant glass and stainless steel (economical and aesthetic), one of the first office buildings with full A/C system, completely sealed (no windows) – help reduce cooling costs

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by shukanbhakta

October 2, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Built

Raffles City Chongqing – Chongqing, China

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Building: Raffles City Chongqing
Location: Chongqing, China
Architect: Safdie Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineers:  Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants (now WSP)
Façade Engineer: ALT
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: inspired by the great Chinese sailing vessels, towers linked by a conservatory (with internal streets, building program and gardens), LEED-CS (core & shell) pre-certification, hybrid outrigger system (gravity systems), curving perimeter columns with belt trusses (lateral stability)

Articles: [1, 2]

Videos: [1, 2]

Written by shukanbhakta

October 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Posted in Built