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Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre – Wuxi, China

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Building: Wuxi Taihu Show Theatre
Location: Wuxi, China
Completed: 2019
Architect: Steven Chilton Architects
Architecture and design management: Sunac Group
Concept engineer: Buro Happold Engineering
Theatre consultant: Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Show design: Dragone
LDI: Tongji Architectural Design

AE interests: angled steel columns, shade canopy, building envelope, aluminum louvres, passive cooling, painted block-work, curtain wall glazing, organic form

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Written by Tiffany Gilkes

May 11, 2020 at 10:40 am

Posted in Built

nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel- Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Building: nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Address: Europaboulevard
Completion: 2020
Architect: OMA
Partner-in-charge: Reinier de Graaf, Rem Koolhaas
Associate in charge: Michel van de Kar
Contractor: Pleijsierbouw
Structure: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
MEP & vertical circulation: Techniplan Adviseurs BV
BREEAM consultant: Techniplan Adviseurs BV
Fire consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV
Acoustic consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV

AE Interests: mixed-use high rise, aluminum and glass facade

Articles: [1], [2]

Written by Tiffany Gilkes

May 11, 2020 at 10:38 am

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Seattle Asian Art Museum- Seattle, Washington

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Building: Seattle Asian Art Museum
Location: Seattle, Washington
Completion: 2019
Architect: LMN Architects
Civil Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
General Contractor: BNBuilders
Landscape Architect: Walker Macy
Lighting Design: Fisher Marantz Stone
Mechanical Engineer: Rushing Company
Electrical Engineer: Stantec
Envelope Consultant: RDH Building Science, Inc.
Historic Preservation Consultant: BOLA Architecture and Planning
Owner’s Representative: OAC Services, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates

AE Interests: artificial daylighting, renovation, art deco facade,facade restoration, precast concrete and glass structure

Articles: [1],[2],[3]

Written by Tiffany Gilkes

April 30, 2020 at 12:32 pm

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Chengdu University Library – Chengdu, China

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Building: Chengdu University Library
Location: Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China
Architect: China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute
Construction: Sichuan Huating Construction Co., Ltd.
Completed Spring 2019
Photographs: Arch-Exist

AE Interests: “Dou” shaped atrium, natural light through use of skylights and side atrium opening, curtain wall system, steel and aluminum, orange-red porcelain plates

Articles: [1]

Written by Tiffany Gilkes

December 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Posted in Built

Light of Internet Expo Center- Wuzhen, China

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Building: The Light of World Expo Center
Location: Wuzhen, China
Architects: Fab-Union, Archi-Union Architects
Design and Digital Fabrication: Fab-Union Architectural Technology and Digital Fabrication Co, Ltd.
Principal Architect: Philip F. Yuan
Digital Construction Manager: Wen Zhang
Structural Consultant: AND office
Landscape Consultant: Innovative Urban Green
Lighting Consultant: RDI Lighting
Contractor (Exhibition Halls): Yadu Construction Group
Completed 2019

AE Interests: multi-use pavilion, suspended roofs with I-beams, string beams and catenary beams, curved brick facade on pavilion,  radial steel structure, no vertical structural columns

Articles: [1] [2]

 

 

 

Written by Tiffany Gilkes

December 5, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Posted in Built

Beijing South Railway Station – Beijing, China

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Building: Beijing South Station
Location: Beijing, China
Architects: TFP Farrells
Structural Engineering: ARUP
MEP Engineering: ARUP
Construction start date: December 2005
Completed 2008
Photos: Zhou Ruogu, Fu Xing

AE Interests: scalloped roofs, lightweight canopy roof structure, skylight made primarily of high solar low-e coated glass

Articles: [1] [2]

Written by Tiffany Gilkes

December 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Built