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Laban Dance Centre – London, England, U.K.

Posted in Built by Ronald Cristino on November 17, 2022

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Building: Laban Dance Centre

Location: London, England, U.K.

Architect: Herzog and de Meuron  

Structural Engineer: Whitby Bird and Partners

Main Contractor: Ballast Construction

Acoustic Engineer: ARUP Acoustics

Project Management: ARUP Project Management 

Client: Laban Centre

Completed: 2003

Site Area: 88,264 sf

Construction Cost: £23.8 million

AE Interests: Created with large fluid spaces, perfect for dancing. Designed with two exterior facades, one of polycarbonate and one of glass that allow for viewing into, while still maintaining privacy. Has the first ever brown roof in the area, which helps with sustainability.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]


The original article for this building was posted on August 31,2009 by Chris Krenek.

Saїd Business School, Oxford University – Oxford, U.K.

Posted in Built by Rahul Karuturi on November 16, 2022

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Phase 1 Completed: 2001
Phase 2 Completed: 2012
Architect: Dixon Jones Architects
Client: University of Oxford
Structural engineer: Alan Baxter and Associates
M&E consultant: Hurley Palmer Flatt
Quantity surveyor: Gleeds
Acoustic engineer: Sandy Brown Associates
Landscape consultant: Grontmij
Interior design: Nina Campbell
Catering consultant: Coverpoint Foodservice
Project manager: Oxford University Estates
Project manager: Gardiner & Theobald
CDM coordinator: HCD Management
Approved Building Control Officer: HCD Building Control
Main contractor: Chalegrove Properties

AE Interests: The two phases of this building reference classical and traditional features with elements such as a copper-clad ziggurat tower. The first phase of the building contains impressive noise reduction features given the high density of large capacity lecture halls. The second phase of the project matches the finish styles of its predecessor.

Articles [1, 2]


Original post by Cristina Calderon on January 26, 2010

Saxon State and University Library – Dresden, Germany

Posted in Built by Grant Miller on November 9, 2022

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Building: Saxon State and University Library
Location: Dresden, Germany
Address: Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Client: City of Dresden, Free State of Saxony
Started: 1999
Completed: 2002
Cost: €3,250,000
Area: 42,000 m2
Cost per Area: €77.38 / m2
Architecture: Ortner & Ortner
Structural Engineering: Gmeiner | Haferl
Project Management: Achammer-Tritthart & Partner
Landscape Design: Burger + Tischler

AE Interests: Central space is underground; sunlit atrium; symmetrical site layout; grooved façade reminiscent of bookshelves; blending traditional and contemporary styles; conversion of a football field into public greenspace; central space functioning as the “heart” of the building with hallways and footbridges serving as arteries; effect of architecture on visitor experience.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Essay: [pdf] [doc]

The original article for this building was posted by Mina Akhavan on January 25th, 2010.

Bodegas Protos Winery – Peñafiel, Spain

Posted in Built by Galilea Gutierrez on November 8, 2022

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Building: Bodegas Protos
Location: Peñafiel, Valladolid, Spain
Address: Cam. Bodegas Protos, 24-28, 47300 Peñafiel, Valladolid, Spain
Cost: £15,000,000 (around 17,195,910 USD)
Started: Design began in 2004, but construction did not begin til Spring 2005
Completion: September 2008
Size: 19,450 m2

Client: Bodegas Protos
Architect: RSHP and Alonso Balaguer and Arquitectos Asociados
Structural Engineer: Arup
Services Engineer: BDSP, Grupo JG, and Agroindus
Project Manager: CEM Management
Quantity Surveyor: Tecnics G3 and Agroindus
Lighting Consultant: Biosca y Botey

Awards: RIBA European Award, Shortlisted for RIBA Stirling Prize, Chicago Atheneum Award, World Architecture Festival – Production, Energy, and Recycling, Civic Trust Award, Conde Nast Traveller ID & D, Gourmet Category – IStructE Award.

AE Interests: Use of local materials, timber parabolic arches, simple and modular form, function, natural lighting, thermal groundmass, nighttime cooling, recycling of stone for walls.

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


*Original post by Ashley Pietzsch on September 1, 2009

MoMA QNS – Queens, New York, U.S.A

Posted in Built by Mia Hauffe on October 31, 2022

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Building: The Museum of Modern Art, Queens
Location: Queens, New York, USA
Address: 45-20 33rd Street Long Island City, Queens, New York
Executive Architect: Cooper Robertson
Design Architect: Michael Maltzan Architecture
Structural Engineer: De Nardis Engineering, LLC
MEP Engineer: Goldman Copeland Associates
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company
Interior Design: Lori Weatherly LLC
Lighting: George Sexton Associates
Building Envelope: Associated Construction Services, Inc.
Client: The Museum of Modern Art
Completed: 2002
Site Area: 163,700 sf
Construction Cost: $35 million ($214 per sf)
AE Interests: Designed for flexible gallery space — 21-ft-high ceilings in the galleries and only the perimeter wall is fixed, temporary walls can be custom-made for specific exhibitions. Blue stucco exterior, polished concrete floors, exposed ductwork on the ceiling. Double height and extra wide corridors in spaces for moving art.
Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
The original article for this building was posted on January 26, 2010 by Joyce Chiu.

Library of Birmingham – Birmingham, U.K.

Posted in Built by Olivia Gordy on October 31, 2022

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Building: Library of Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, England
Address: 309 Broad Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Completed: 2013
Cost: £188 million
Size: 39,000 square meters

Architect: Mecanoo
Civil Engineer: Buro Happold
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Building Services Engineer: Buro Happold
Lighting Designer: Happold Lighting
Acoustics Consultant: Buro Happold Acoustics
Design Manager: Davis Langdon Schumann Smith
Project Manager: Capita Symonds
Main Contractor: Carillion
Client: Birmingham City Council

AE Interests: largest library in Europe, multi-use building with exhibits, 300 seat auditorium, lounges and terraces, large cantilevers, complex aluminum façade that creates interesting interior shadows, multi-level rotundas, BREEAM excellent rated building, gray water systems and ground source heat pumps. 

Articles: [1,2,3]


*Original post by Stacy Chu on September 1, 2009

Louvre Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted in Built by Noel Yi on October 30, 2022

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Building: Louvre Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Started: 2007
Completed: 2017
Cost: $1.4 billion
Area: 24,000 m^2(260,000 ft^2)
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Supervising Architect: KEO International Consultants
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold
Geotechnical Engineers: Buro Happold
Water Engineers: Buro Happold
Construction: Bauer Group
Acoustics: Studio DAP

AE Interests: dealing with flooding when open to the sea, having to figure out the path of the sun and manage geometry to manipulate light, dealing with unique structural systems, passive cooling where there aren’t clear walls

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]


*Original Post by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009

Mercedes Benz Design Center – Sindelfingen, Germany

Posted in Built by John Withers on October 27, 2022

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Building: Advanced Design Center Sindelfingen
Location: Sindelfingen (Stuttgart), Germany
Completed: 1998
Site Area: 5 acres

Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Arup, IFB Dr. Braschel & Partners
Acoustic Engineer: Müller BBM

Client: Mercedes-Benz

AE Interests: Complex Geometries in an industrial setting, Delicate roof structure without center columns. Unique lighting solutions

Articles [1, 2]


*Original Post by Alec Gagnon on August 31, 2009

School of Architecture – Marne-la-Vallee, France

Posted in Built by Olegario Garcia on October 26, 2022

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Building: École d’architecture Marne-la-Vallee (School of Architecture – Marne-la-Valle)
Location: Marne-la-Vallee, France
Address: 12 Avenue Blaise Pascal, Champs-sur-Marne, France
Architect: Bernard Tschumi – Bernard Tschumi Architects
Client: University of Marne-la-Valle
Started: 1994
Completed: 1999
Area: 275,000 sq. ft.
Cost: 15,000,000 USD ($54.55/sq. ft.)
Materials: steel, concrete and glass

AE Interests: Uses concepts such as the “box inside a box”, cantilever and open spaces. The “box inside a box” concepts can be seen in the 400-eat amphitheater covered in extruded metal which is situated in the center of the building elevated fromthe ground creating a sort of floating box. Additionally the circulation of the building is possible through staircases and walkways to get from point A to point B. The amphitheater can also be accessed by several of these stairs and walkways. Wood was used to absorb much of the sound.

Articles: [ 1, 2 ]

[ Essay ]

Original post by Matt McCarthy on January 26, 2010

56 Leonard Street – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by molinaacarlos on October 25, 2022


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Building:  56 Leonard Street
Location:  56 Leonard Street New York, New York 10013
Started: Initially designed in 2006
Completion:  Scheduled for 2010 but final details were finished in June 2017 (4 year delay)
Architect:  Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer:  WSP
Mechanical Engineer: Cosentini Associates
Lighting Engineer:  Schwinghammer Lighting
Facade Engineer:  Gordon H. Smith Corporation
Construction Management:  Lend Lease

AE Interests:  permeability, customized residences, staggered progression, pixelated, apartments, high-rise, central core

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3]


The High Line – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by Carter Pruitt on October 24, 2022

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Name: High Line
Location: New York City, New York
Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to 20th Street) Completed: 2009
Section 2 (20th Street to 30th Street) Completed: 2012
Section 3 (30th to 34th Street) Completed: 2014
Overall Cost of the Sections: 228.3 million USD
Park Length: 1.45 miles

Design Project Lead: James Corner Field Operations
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Structural: Buro Happold
MEP Engineering: Buro Happold
General Contractor (Section 1): KiSKA
General Contractor (Section 2): CAC
Construction Manager (Section 3): Sciame

AE Interests: elevated steel rail system turned into a linear park, over 500+ species of plants and trees, historical significance, blending of man-made structure and nature

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]


*Orignal Post by Zaid Arzate on September 1, 2009

Diamond Ranch High School – Pomona, California

Posted in Built by Jay Swallow on October 20, 2022

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Building: Diamond Ranch High School
Location: Pomona, California
Design and Construction: 1994-1996; 1997-1999
Architect: Morphosis Architecture
Project Architect: John Enright
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup
Civil Engineer: Andreasen Engineering, Inc
Landscape Architect: Fong & Associates
Construction: Bernards Brothers

AE Interests: The surrounding topography impacted the design of the building’s form; the main spinal corridor facilitates interactions; solar panels cover the parking for space-efficient renewable energy; construction intended to minimize disruption of the surrounding environment.

Articles: [1, 2]


*Original posts by Paul Carr on August 31, 2009 and Megha Murthy on October 31, 2018

Biosphere and Flower Pavilion – Potsdam, Germany

Posted in Built by Damian Pacheco on October 19, 2022

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Building: Biosphere and Flower Pavilion
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Address: George-Hermann-Allee 99, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Client: Stadt Potsdam (City of Potsdam)
Started: 2000
Completed: 2001
Area: 11,000 m2
Architects: Barkow +Leibinger
Construction Management: Assmann Beraten + Planen
Structural Engineer: Hörnick-Hock-Thieroff
Mechanical Engineer: Planungsgrupe M+M
Landscape Architect: Büro Kiefer

AE Interests: A large indoor botanical garden that includes a roaring waterfall, two lakes, an aquarium, an hourly artificial thunderstorm, and tropical wildlife. The low-rise building is formed by a series of concrete beams along the roof covered with skylights. The curtain glass wall adds more natural lighting to the environment inside. The indoor climate is kept warm and comfortable all year long.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]


Aurora Place – Sydney, Australia

Posted in Built by Christopher Daryoush on October 19, 2022

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Building: Aurora Place

Location: Sydney, Australia

Started: 1998

Completion: 2000

Area: 49,500 m²

Architectural Height: 218 m

Roof Height: 188 m

Cost: $485 million

Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Structural Engineer: Arup Group

Developer: Lend Lease Development

AE Interests: Unusual geometric shape, use of double-skin to regulate temperature, multi-use luxury building with large amounts of natural lighting

Articles [1, 2, 3]


King Power Mahanakhon – Bangkok, Thailand

Posted in Built by Yvonne Chen on October 18, 2022

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Building: King Power Mahanakhon
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Started: June 2011
Completion: April 2016
Area: 150,000 m2
Height: 314 m
Architects: Ole Scheeren
Structural Engineers: Arup
Facade Engineers: Front, Inc.
Owner: King Power Group
Developer: PACE Development Corporation

AE Interests: mixed-use skyscraper, 77-story high rise, the building features a three-dimensional pixelated ribbon that swirls around the exterior, and the glass walls are divided horizontally and vertically, adding to the building’s “pixelated” and “unfinished” appearance, glass skyboxes with sweeping views and generous indoor/outdoor spaces with plunge pools and oversized terraces.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3]


*Original post by lindseylohberg2009 on August 31, 2009

Burj Al-Arab – Dubai, UAE

Posted in Built by Javeed Abdul on October 17, 2022

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Building: Burj Al-Arab
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE
Client: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
Started: 1994
Completed: 1999
Area: 111,500 m2 (1,200,000 ft2)
Height: 321 m (1,050 ft)
Cost: $1 Billion (US Dollars)
Architect: Tom Wright
Supporting Architect: W.S. Atkins & Partners
Structural Engineer: W.S. Atkins & Partners
MEP: DSE Engineering Group
Developer: Jumeirah Group

AE Interests: The whole building is made on an artificial island which took three years to develop. The builders drove 230 40-metre-long (130 ft) concrete piles into the sand by drilling method. Among many luxuries, it also has one of Dubai’s highest helipads. Additionally, it used to have the worlds largest atrium at 180 m. The hotel was specially designed there to avoid covering the beach with its shadow. Additionally, the shape of the structure is designed to resemble dhow‘s (a traditional Arabic ship) sail to reflect Dubai′s seafaring heritage combined with a modern aspect moving forwards into the future.


Articles [1] [2] [3] [4]

*Revised by Zahra Bhora on September 2, 2009

Hangar 14 – Bordeaux, France

Posted in Built by Rogelio Cruz on October 17, 2022

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Building: Hangar (Agora) 14 Location: Bodeaux, France

Address: Rue Jean Samazeuilh CS 20088 33070 Bordeaux Cedex France

Start of Project: 1930 (Building was retrofitted)

Completion: 1999 Client: City of Bordeaux

Owner: Bordeaux Events and More

Architects: Lanoire & Courrian

Project Management: Sarl Lanoire & Courrian – Eurl Flint, agent – ECCTA, technical design office

Director General of Planning: Michèle Laruë-Charlus

General Commissioner: YTAA – Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates

Cost: €3.35 M

Area: 6754 m2 (Ground floor: 3,000 m2 – 1st Floor: 2,400 m2 – Patio: 600 m2 – Other: 754 m2)

Cost per square meter: €558/m2

AE Interest: Frost glass facade covering the majority of the main entrance, 8 identical steel staircases allowing access to the top and bottom floors, Terrace facing the Garonne river creating a panoramic view of the landscape, Building was once used for harboring storage, Some of the building’s original facades were kept to highlight that it was converted into a venue hall.

Articles: [1],[2],[3],[4]


*Original post by Kristin Wall on January 26, 2010*

Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany

Posted in Built by ricardojrao on October 13, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Building: Allianz Arena
Location: Munich, Germany
Address: Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 München, Germany
Started: 2002
Completion: 2005
Cost: €340 Million
Max Capacity: 75,000 Spectators
Architect: Alpine Bau Deutschland GmbH, Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer: ARUP
AE Interests: Luminous ETFE (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) pillow Facade, dynamic building appearance, lightweight roofing system, procession through natural landscape, crater-like exterior and interior

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Douroux House – Venice, California

Posted in Built by Austin R Krueger on October 12, 2022

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Building: The Douroux House 
Location: Venice, California, USA
Architect: Antoine Predock
Completion: 1991
Builder: Robert Douroux
Owner: Robert Douroux
Square Footage: 3,356 SqFt

AE Interests: The 9 x 13ft, one-ton bright red cantilevered window pivots horizontally to foster interaction between the beach and the home. Structural design intended to withstand seismic activity. The structure consists of only concrete, glass, and steel.

Articles: [123, 4]


Original post by Maggie Lawson on September 1, 2009

Euskalduna Conference Centre – Bilbao, Spain

Posted in Built by Ailene Castillo on October 12, 2022

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Building: Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Completed: February 1999
Owner: Euskalduna Jauregia
Architects: Federico Soriano & Dolores Palacios (Soriano y Asociados)
Area: 58,200 m2
Contractors: Construcciones Lauki, Jose Antonio Olabarri SL, Grupo Inbisa, Chemtrol
Steel Engineer: Goros S. Coop
Consulting Engineers: IDOM and SENER
Fit-Out Specialist: Frapont
Acoustical Consultant: Higini Arau

AE Interests: corten steel, patterned glazing, one of the largest reciprocal frame structures in the world, multifaceted and multifunctional, 1st infrastructure to implement a digital twin

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

*Original Post by Ben Ash on January 25, 2010


Cartier Foundation – Paris France

Posted in Built by Nicholas Zuniga on October 11, 2022

Images: [1,2,3,4]

Building: Cartier Foundation
Location: Paris, France
Completed: 1994
Cost: $100 million
Habitable Area: 6,505 square meters (about 70,000sqf)

Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Facade Engineer: Arnaud DE BUSSIÈRE et Associés
Landscape Architect: Lothar Baumgarten
Project Leader: Didier BRAULT
Thermic: Sefca

AE Interests: 650 tons of steel and 5,000 square meters of glass, emptiness, transparency, the unity of interior and exterior, dematerialization, removable glass panels

*Original post by Marcus Allen on August 31, 2009.

GSW Headquarters

Posted in Built by Martin Rodriguez on October 9, 2022

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Name: GSW Headquarters
Location: Berlin, Germany
Address: Charlottenstraße 4, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Size: 50,000 m2, 22 floors
Architect: Sauerbruch Hutton
Structural Engineer: Arup
Landscape Architect: Strauma
Acoustic Engineer: Akustic- Ingenieiuro Moll GmbH
Construction: Bilfinger and Berger
Client: City of Berlin
Completed: 1999
AE Interest: GSW headquarters was the first skyscraper built after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Natural Ventilation Systems, double skin glass, solar chimney, sustainability, sustainable renovations, low-energy

Original post by Jimmy Principe on October 11th, 2009


Federation Square – Melbourne, Australia

Posted in Built by Sofia Orozco on October 5, 2022

Building: Federation Square
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Completed: 2002
Cost: $450 million
Site Area: 38,000 square meters (7.9 acres)

Joint Architects and Interior Designers: LAB Architecture Studio with Bates Smart
Principal Architects: Donald L. Bates, Peter Davidson
Landscape Architect: Karres en Brands
Structural Engineer: Hyder Consulting
Façade Engineer: Newtecnic
Environmental Design Consultant: Atelier Ten
Services Engineer: Waterman Group
Builder: Multiplex Constructions
Client: Government of Victoria, Australia

AE Interests: Urban renovation by building civic center on top of active rail yard; thermal cooling labyrinth to support passive-cooling system; pinwheel triangle grid façade; strategic urban design.


*Original post by Maggie Lawson on August 31, 2009

New Synagogue – Dresden, Germany

Posted in Built by Tiffany Tran on October 5, 2022

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Name: New Synagogue
Location: Dresden, Germany
Architect: Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch
Structural Engineer: Schweitzer Ingenieure
Acoustical Engineer: Zibell Willner & Partners
Lighting Designers: Wilms GmbH
Client: Jewish Community, Dresden
Completed: 2001

AE Interests: Built on the same site as the Semper Synagogue, which was designed by Gottfried Semper and consequently destroyed in 1938 during the Night of Broken Glass. Exhibits the polarity of stability and fragility through material dualism with an exterior structure of precast concrete and an interior structure of metallic, brass textile. Stone structure employs a curvilinear form that twists to the Jerusalem, the direction for prayer in Judaism.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]


Original post by Mina Akhavan on January 24, 2010

DZ Bank – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Built by Ben Claflin on October 4, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Name: DZ Bank
Location: Berlin, Germany
Design Architect: Gehry Partners
Project Architects: Marc Salette and Tensho Takemorie
Structural Engineers: Fischer und Friedrich, Ingenier Buero Mueller Marl GmbH, Schlaich, Bergmann & Partner
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Brandi Ingenieure GmbH
Lighting Consultant: Wilfried Kramb from AG Licht
Construction: DG Immobilien Management GmbH
Completed In: 2001
AE Interest: mixed-used building, design is focused on site around it, organic/sculptural shell for conference hall, natural lighting is used to highlight organic forms and materials

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


*Original Post by Matt McCarthy on August 30th, 2009*

Cathedral of Christ the Light – Oakland, California, U.S.

Posted in Built by Cade Morris on October 4, 2022

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Building: Cathedral of Christ the Light
Location: Oakland, California

Completed: 2008
Size: 2.5 acres, 136 feet tall, 250,000 ft2
Cost: $190 million ($760 per ft2 )
Client: Catholic Diocese of Oakland

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merril
General Contractor: Webcor Builders
Civil Engineering: Korve Engineering

AE Interests: Very light ecological footprint using fly ash and slag to decrease cement paste content in concrete. Cathedral is lit entirely by daylight creating luminosity with the exception of evening activities. Uses the advanced method of ancient roman technique of thermal inertia to maintain an appropriate building climate. Built to withstand earthquakes implementing laminated wood timbers and a matrix of friction pendulum base isolators.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


*Original post by Jillmon Holland on September 1, 2009

Shanghai Grand Theater – Shanghai, China

Posted in Built by Madison Steffes on October 3, 2022

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Building: Shanghai Grand Theater
Location: Shanghai, China
Address: Located at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Huangpi Road South

Completed: 1998
Size: 600,000 ft2, 131 ft tall
Cost: 1.3 billion yuan (Around $186,610)
Client: Municipal of Shanghai

Architect: Jean-Marie Charpentier
Acoustics: Kirkegaard Associates
Interior: Studios Architect

AE Interests:  Laminated Curtain glass facade suspended by cables, 7000 tons of steel structure, inverted arched steel roof, six reinforced concrete columns to hold up structure.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


*Original post by Cristina Calderon on January 26, 2010

College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Posted in Built by Sofia Leal Cavazos on October 3, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4]
Building: Rapson Hall; College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota
Status: Completed 2002
Awards: 1990 Progressive Architecture Award, 2002 AIA New York Chapter Design Award [5]
Design Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Associate Architect: Vincent James Associates Architects (VJAA)
Engineer: Ellerbe Becket (now AECOM)
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson & Associates
Lighting Consultant: L’Observatoire International
Contractor: Knutson Construction Services, Inc.
AE Interests: Library, Auditorium, Multi-use spaces, Renovation, Geometric Design, Natural lighting, Translucent material.


*original post by Sophia Kim on August 30, 2009

Usera Public Library – Madrid, Spain

Posted in Built by Katrina Fierro on October 3, 2022

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Name: Usera Public Library

Location: Madrid, Spain

Address: Av. de Rafaela Ybarra, 43, 28026 Madrid, Spain

Architects: Juan Herreros, Iñaki Ábalos (formerly of the firm Abalos & Herreros)

Project Architect: Ángel Jaramillo

Collaborating Artist: Peter Halley

Structural: José Manuel Sierra, Juan Gómez

Services: José Cruz, Pedro Blanco

Construction: Dragados, S.A.

Client: Comunidad de Madrid

Completed: 2003

Area: 3500 sq m

AE Interests: Organization of space for user function, integration with surroundings, simplified construction, and creation of an atmosphere of delicate airiness. A structure concreted in the core and perimeter, with open, column-free middle, contributes to this airiness.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


The original article for this building was posted on January 25, 2010 by Zaid Arzate.

Casa da Música – Porto, Portugal

Posted in Built by Thomas Almendra on September 29, 2022

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Name: Casa da Música

Location: Porto, Portugal

Address: Av. da Boavista 604-610, 4149-071 Porto, Portugal

Completed: 2005

Architect: OMA

Structural Engineer: Arup / AFA Lda

Acoustics: TNO Eindhoven / DHV

Local Architect: ANC Architects

AE interests: Avoiding the shoebox Auditorium design, Turning a design originally for a house to an auditorium, glass auditorium walls, optimizing acoustics, corrugated glass, angular geometry, unorthodox material choice

Articles [1] [2] [3] [4]

*Revised by Thomas Almendra on 9/29/2022

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center – Noumea, New Caledonia

Posted in Built by Haley Hernandez on September 28, 2022

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Building Name: Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center
Location: Noumea, New Caledonia
Completed: 1998
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Landscape Architects: Desvigne & Dalnoky
Area: 8,188 sqm

AE Interests: sustainability, relationship with nature, culture, natural building materials, low maintenance, termite repellent iroko wood, ten multifunction pavilions of different sizes separated into 3 categories, integrated tree filled spaces, which are all interconnected with a footpath, cooling and passive ventilation obtained through a double façade

Articles {1, 2, 3}


*Original post by Alec Gagnon on 08-31-2009

The Galleria Luxury Hall West – Seoul, South Korea

Posted in Built by Kimble Horsak on September 28, 2022

Images: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Name: The Galleria Luxury Hall West

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Address: 343 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu

Design Architect: Ben van Berkel, UNStudio

Facade Design: RAC – Rah Architecture Consulting Executive architects

Construction: Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corp., Dongshin C G E Co. Ltd

Structural Engineer: ARUP

Lighting Design: Arup Lighting, Eon/SLD

Completion: 2004

AE Interests: Everchanging facade with limitless capabilities, and seamless integration of overlapping panels around a curved surface. 

Articles: [1, 2, 3]


The Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales – Carmarthenshire, U.K.

Posted in Built by Nickolas Boekhoudt on September 28, 2022

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Building: The Great Glasshouse
Location: Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
Client: National Botanic Garden of Wales

Started: 1995
Completed: 2000
Area: 5,800m2
Cost: £8,940,800 (Around $9,590,528)
Architect: Foster + Partners

Landscape Architect: Gustafson Porter
Structural Engineer: Anthony Hunt Associates
Environmental Engineer: Max Fordham & Partners

AE Interests: The Great Glasshouse is the largest single-span glasshouse in the world, with a glazed roof with a length of 99 meters and a width of 55 meters. Prime example of sustainability in design by the consideration for rainwater collection and biomass boiler usage to burn timber trimmings as the greenhouse’s primary heat source. A computer system monitors the climate of the inside and outside of the glass and reacts to exterior conditions by adjusting individual glazing panels’ angles to minimize energy consumption when controlling the interior climate. The dome is supported by tubular steel beams and aluminum glazing that maximizes light transmission for the plants it houses while minimizing the necessity of materials for the project.

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*Original post by Cristina Calderon on January 26, 2010

Educatorium – Utrecht, Netherlands

Posted in Built by John Enlow on September 26, 2022

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Building: The Educatorium
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Client: Utrecht University
Started: 1992
Completed: 1997
Area: 11,000m2
Cost: €10,900,000
Architect: OMA, Rem Koolhaas
Structures: ABT
Acoustics: TNO, TU/e
Ecological Consultant: W/E Adviseurs

AE Interests: Folded/molded concrete slab which accommodates the functions of the building, laminated glass auditorium that allows view while retaining privacy, spaces with different atmospheres created in cafeteria by sloped roof and staggered columns, easily-accessible bike parking

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*Original post by Lindsey Lohberg on 09-01-2009

Zlota 44 – Warsaw, Poland

Posted in Built by Tarek Salem on September 26, 2022

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Building: Zlota 44
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Completed: 2016
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural & MEP Engineer: Arup
Developer: Amstar and BBI Development
Project Management: Hill International
Cost: $160,000,000
Square Footage: 850,000 sq ft (79,000 sq m)
Cost per Square Foot: $188

AE Interests: 192 meter luxury apartment building, post-modern, sail shaped glass facade and bending walls, luxury amenities, high level of sustainability, optimal solar design, natural ventilation 


Original post by Kenny Greaves on 01-25-2010 

Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse-Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Posted in Built by Merrick Zey on September 22, 2022

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Building: Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Completed: 2000
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners Architects LLP
General Contractor: Dick Corporation
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners
Facade Consultant: Heintges


AE Interests: passive cooling system, civic projects, minimalist, indoor courtyard, passive downdraught evaporative cooling, glass facade, desert architecture, modern architecture


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*Original post by Nick Williams on 09-01-2009

Bathing Pavilion – Girona, Spain

Posted in Built by Liliana Garcia on September 21, 2022

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Name: Bathing Pavilion (Pavelló del bany)
Location: Girona, Spain
Address: Carrer Sant Narcís, 32, 17800 Olot, Girona, Spain
Architect: RCR Arquitectes
Structural Engineer: Blázquez-Guanter SLP
Contractor: Mecàniques Bassegoda
Client: Olot City Hall & La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone National Park
Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Oxidized finishing on metal exterior, curvilinear form to mimic nearby river, raised platform to prevent flooding, minimal use of materials, use of steel lintels to reinforce roof.

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The original article for this building was posted on January 25, 2010 by Ben Ash.

Ara Pacis Museum – Rome, Italy

Posted in Built by Luke Pyle on September 19, 2022

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Name: Ara Pacis Museum
Location: Rome, Italy
Architect: Richard Meier and Partners
Project Architect: Simone Giostra
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners
Consulting Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
General Contractor: Calosi e Del Mastio
Cost: ~ $24,000,000
Cost per square foot: ~ $525
Area: 45,750 ft2
Completed: 2006

AE Interests: Glass curtain wall that is 150 feet long and 40 feet tall, maximizing lighting to best represent exhibition space, elimination of “false shadows”, natural flow and traffic circulation, maximizing viewing space.

The original article for this building was posted on September 15th, 2009 by Carolyn Swann.


Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture – Washington, DC, United States

Posted in Built by rachelgelfand1 on June 3, 2022

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Name: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Location: Washington, DC, United States
General Contractor:  Clark / Smoot / Russell, A Joint Venture
Design Architect: Adjaye Associates
Executive Architect:  Freelon Group/ Adjaye Associates/ Davis Brody Bond/ Smith Group
Structural engineer: Robert Silman Associates/ Guy Nordenson
MEP Engineer: WSP
Civil Engineer: Rummel Klepper & Kahl, LLP
Completion: 2016
Area: 400,000 ft²

AE Interest: LEED Gold, 3,600 bronze colored panels, 60% underground, Smithsonian, 98.4kW photovoltaic panels, Green roof, Long span canopy, $504 million

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The Helix Amazon Headquarters – Arlington, Virginia

Posted in Built by kkanagaki on May 5, 2022

Name: The Helix
Location: Arlington, Virginia
General Contractor: Clark Construction Group
Design Architect: NBBJ
Area: 2.8 million ft2

AE Interest: LEED Platinum, landscape integration, sustainable design

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