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Asia Society Hong Kong Center – Admiralty, Hong Kong

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Asia Society_02 Asia Society
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Building: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Location: Admiralty, Hong Kong
Completion: 2012
Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: Steeply sloped site, concrete bridge connecting buildings on the site, y-shaped structural supports, jungle and city scape

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Posted in Built

St. Voile Chapel – Niigata City, Japan

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Building: St. Voile Chapel
Location: Niigata City, Japan
Completion: 2014
Architect: Kasahara Design Work
Structural Engineer: OGA

AE Interests: Natural slate, single construction method used for walls and roof, arced pipes
Design Concept: Wedding veil

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm

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LeFrak Center at Lakeside – Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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LeFrak  LeFrak_02
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Building: LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Completion: 2013
Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects + Partners
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
Civil Engineer: Stantec
Construction: Sciame Construction

AE Interests: LEED Gold, restored landscape, built into the topography, green roofs, irregularly placed columns

Articles: 1

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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The Blue Planet – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Blue Planet  Blue Planet_02
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Building: The Blue Planet
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Completion: 2013
Architect: 3XN
Civil Engineer: Moe & Brodsgaard
Structural Engineers: MT Hojgaard, Hoffmann A/S, Kai Andersen A/S, E. Pihl & Son A/S

AE Interests: Whirlpole form binding together land and sea, diamond shape aluminum plate facade, organic forms, advance concrete/steel structure (54 unique steel frames), sea water used for cooling system for aquariums and climate system for public areas

Articles: 1

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm

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Mercat Encants – Gran Via-Pl de les Glòries, Barcelona, Spain

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Mercat Enchant  Mercat Enchant_02
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Building: Mercat Encants
Location: Gran Via-Pl de les Glòries, Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2013
Architect: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Structural Engineer: BOMA
ME Engineer: JG

AE Interests: Suspended canopy, intertwining floors connected by ramps, stainless steal golden mirrors, post-tension sandwich slabs

Design Intentions: Preserve the market’s soul, dignify its role in Barcelona’s civic life, make it a large public space as opposed to a “commercial building”, provide it with a strong visual identity, contribute to formalising the future Glories Square

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

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Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Singh Center Singh Center_02
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Building: Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Completion: 2013
Architects: Weiss/Manfredi
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
Civil Engineer: Stantec
Leed/Sustainability Consultant : Viridian Energy & Environmental, LLC
Curtain Wall Consultant: R.A. Heintges & Associates

AE Interests: 68 foot cantilever, lateral connecting trusses, pleated metal skin, amber colored ultraviolet light filtering glass

More Photos: 1

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm

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Diana Center at Barnard College – Manhattan, NY, U.S.

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Diana Center at Barnard  Diana Center at Barnard_02
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Building: Diana Center at Barnard College
Location: Manhattan, NY, U.S.
Completed: 2010
Architects: Weiss/Manfredi
Structural Engineer: Severud Engineers
Civil Engineer: Langan
Curtain Wall Consultant: R.A. Heintges Architects Consultants

AE Interests: Etched glass changes colors with different lighting (changes red, bronze and orange), curtain wall, green roof, recycled materials

Articles: 1
Videos: 1
More Photos: 1
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Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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Cornell University Technology Campus- Roosevelt Island, NY, U.S.

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 Roosevelt Island_01 First Academic Building  Cornell NYC_01 Residential Tower
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Buildings: First Academic Building by Morphosis (2), Co-Location Building by Weiss/Manfredi (3), Residential Tower by Handel Architects (4)
Location: Roosevelt Island, NYC, NY, U.S.
Completed: First phase of construction expected 2017, Campus expected 2038
Campus Master Plan: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, James Corner Field Operations
Mechanical Engineer: Buro Happold (First Academic Building)

AE Interests: First Academic Building- solar cells on roof, Co-Location Building- crystalline geometries, landscape terraces, rooftop photovoltaic canopy, Residential Tower- design inspired by diagonal lines from the site

Videos: 1

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 15, 2015 at 3:39 pm

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Sylvan Theatre – Washington D.C., U.S.

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Building: Sylvan Theater
Location: Washington D.C., U.S.
Architects: Weiss/Manfredi, Olin
Structural/Civil Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Geotechnical Engineer: Geoconcepts Engineering
Acoustics: Threshold Acoustics

Design Concepts: Turn audience towards the Washington Monument, lift land to have all scales of shows, respect historic site, hide tour buses from view

AE Interests: Landscape, amphitheater, green roof, excavation

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

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Mexico City International Airport – Mexico City, Mexico `

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Building: Mexico City International Airport
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architects: Foster + Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero EnterprisE)
Master Plan Design: Arup
Structural Engineering: Arup
M+E Engineer: Foster + Partners
2018 note: Under construction

AE Interests: Maximum span of 170 meters, single light-weight grid shell roof structure, prefabricated, sub floor services, natural ventilation, roof harvests solar energy and captures rain water.

Articles: 1
Videos: 1,
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Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 9, 2015 at 1:13 am

Posted in Built

Convention and Exibition Center – Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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Convention and Exibition Proposal  Convention and Exibition Proposal_02
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Building: Convention and Exhibition Center
Location: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Completion: Proposal
Architect: OMA

AE Interests: 44 story sphere, glass/steel construction
Design Concept: Presenting a unique form to UAE’s master plan

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

February 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Posted in Built