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Tokyo Skytree

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Building: Tokyo SkyTree
Location: Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Nikken Seikei
Contractor: Obayashi Corp
Developer: Tobu Railway
Lighting Designer: Sirius Lighting Office
Completion: 2012

AE Interests: Second Tallest Structure in the world at completion with a total height of 2,080 feet. Triangular base and triangular framing means reduced steel usage. Main structure made from Steel tube frames and steel channels. Central column Vibration control used to reduce wind and earthquake loads by as much as 40%. Also functions as a broadcasting and telecommunications tower.

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Written by Troy Stewart

October 28, 2019 at 12:06 pm

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Isozaki Atea Towers

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Building: Isozaki Atea Towers
City: Bilbao, Spain
Architect: Arata Isozaki, Iñaki Aurrekoetxea
Contractor: Fincas Abando
Structural Engineering: Robert Brufau y Asociados
Completion: 2008

AE Interests: Atea means Gate in the Basque Language, meant to be the entrance into Bilbao. The entire project is actually multiple high-rise buildings that are mixed use.  Reused existing foundations.

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Written by Troy Stewart

October 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

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Delis Yokohama Building

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Building: Delis Yokohama Building
City: Yokohama, Japan
Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Visualization: Teppei Iizuka, Soichiro Harada, Shoki An
Model: Takeshi Terasawa, Toshiko Tokai, and Saki Osaka
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: The 850-panel aluminum façade that is an interpretation of noise. Multipurpose building for restaurants and office space. Designed to attract foot traffic. The façade lights up at night.

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Written by Troy Stewart

October 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

Posted in Built