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3D Printed School – Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on September 7, 2021

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Name: 3D Printed School
Location: Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Architectural Firm: Studio Mortazavi
Architect: Amir Mortazavi
3D Printing: Hyperion Robotics
Client: Thinking Huts
Construction Year: Currently under construction

AE Interests: constructed from 3D printed concrete aggregate, modular design, vertical farms, solar power

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Shanghai Astronomy Museum – Shanghai, China

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on August 30, 2021

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Name: Shanghai Astronomy Museum
Location: Shanghai, China
Address: Huanshan Rd, Songjiang District, Shanghai, China
Architect: Ennead Architects
Structural Engineer: LERA
Client: Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Completion: 2021
Area: 39,000 m²

AE Interest: The concept and design was inspired from the experience of orbital motion between the 3 bodies of the structure. The structure allows for visitors to visualize the path of the sun on the ground through opening from the roof.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2021 – London, United Kingdom

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on August 26, 2021

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Name: Serpentine Pavilion 2021
Location: London, United Kingdom (Temporary work)
Architectural Firm: Counterspace
Architect: Sumayya Vally
Project Directors: Hans Ulrich Obrist & Bettina Korek
Project Leader: Julie Burnell
Project Curator: Natalia Grabowska
K-Briq developer: Kenoteq
Construction Year: 2021

AE Interests: Built using K-Briq modules, K-Briq has the highest recycled content of any brick currently available, K-Briq looks like a normal brick but offers better insulation properties, made of reclaimed steel, cork, and timber covered with micro cement

Articles: [1,2,3]

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LAP Marina Residence – Cotonou, Benin

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on August 22, 2021

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Name: LAP Marina Residence
Location: Cotonou, Benin
Architects: Atelier(s) Alfonso FemiaPeia Associati
Structural Engineering: Stefano Migliaro
Services Engineering: AI Studio, AI Engineering
Housing Area: 367,000 sqft (34,100 sqm)
Green Area: 473,000 sqft(44.000 sqm)

AE Interests: luxury compound of modern villas, full residential services, reinterpretation of the African identity, continuous walls provide privacy, 180 parks

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Paleo Park – Bale, Croatia

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on August 14, 2021

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Name: Paleo Park
Location: Bale, Croatia
Architect: NFO
Manufacturers: Conty, Eltor
Construction: IF Projekt
HVAC: Termoprojekting
Contractor: Plima
Electrical Installation: K-TIM
Landscape Design: Boris Gerenčević
Area: 172,000 sqft (16,000 sqm)

AE Interests: dinosaur themed water park and an educational research center, dinosaur shaped water content, life size dinosaur sculpture, dinosaur fossil exhibition, emphasis on preserving native vegetation

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Meixi Urban Helix – Changsha, China

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on August 10, 2021

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Name: Meixi Urban Helix
Location: Changsha, Hunan, China
Architect: KSP
Structural Engineer: Weiske + Partner
Lighting Design: OVI
Completion: March, 2017
Height: 30 m
Area: 20,000 m²
Spiral Length: 1 kilometer

AE Interest: The curved ramps are made of hollowed steel-beams resting on 40 cm thick columns. The flat and flexible design of diagonal brazing between supports help minimize the stress.

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RCC Headquarters – Yekaterinburg, Russia

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on August 2, 2021

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Name: RCC Headquarters
Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia
Client: Russian Copper Company (RCC)
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Foster + Partners
Acoustic Engineer: Sandy Brown Associates
Facade: Priedemann Façade Experts
Lighting: Jason Bruges Studio
Landscape consultant: Hyland Edgar Driver
Client: Russian Copper Company (RCC)
Completion: 2021
Height: 213ft / 65m
Size: 18450 m²
Floors: 15

AE Interest: The facade design along with the balance between solid and glazing areas is a response to the range of temperatures Yekaterinburg, Russia receives. The glazing reacts to low levels of sun during the winter while the solid mitigates the directs sunlight during the summer.

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Amphibious House – United Kingdom

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on July 29, 2021

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Name: Amphibious House
Location: United Kingdom
Architectural firm: Baca Architects
Structural Engineer: Techniker
Hydrological Engineer: HR Wallingfords
Main Contractor: Creative Interior Construction
Size 2421.88 sq ft(225 sq m)
Construction year: 2014

AE Interests: whenever a flood occurs, the entire building rises in the dock and floats, can rise up to 2.5 meters, pipes are flexible so that they may extend in the case of flooding, it has a low center of gravity which is achieved through its concrete basement

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San Francisco Int’l Air Traffic Control Tower – San Francisco, California

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on July 26, 2021

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Name: San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) airport traffic control tower
Location: San Francisco, California
Address: 334 Domestic Terminals Departures Level, San Francisco, CA 94128
Design Architecture: HNTB
Design Build Architect: Fentress Architects
Structural Engineering: Walter P Moore
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Panel Systems: KPS
Client: Federal Aviation Administration and San Francisco International Airport
Completion: August 2015
Height: 231ft

AE Interest: Tallest Control tower utilizing vertical post-tensioning. Designed to withstand a 8.0 magnitude earthquake. The tower’s lighting changes color with LED lights.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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The Chapel of St. Ignatius and the Gayle and Tom Benson Jesuit Center – New Orleans , Louisiana

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on July 20, 2021

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Name: The Chapel of St. Ignatius and the Gayle and Tom Benson Jesuit Center
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Address: 6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Architect: Trahan Architects
Civil Engineers: Morphy Makofsky Inc
Acoustic: Threshold
Visualization Studio: Eleven
Land Surveyors: Gandolfo Kuhn
Project & Cost Management: Cost + Plus
Completion: 2022

AE Interest: Diffuse natural lighting will “wash” the space within the Chapel walls to evoke calmness and warmth. This was design was inspired to create a connection with the sky and heavens.

Articles: [1, 2]

ATES Wind Power Headquarters – Izmir, Turkey

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on July 11, 2021

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Name: ATES Wind Power Headquarters
Location: Izmir, Turkey
Address: Izmir-Canakkale Yolu 83.Km Atkiran Mevkii No:21, Bergama/İzmir, Turkey
Architect: d.a.architects
Manufacturers: Spectral, VitrA, AGT SOFT TOUCH, U GLASS FACADE
Founder & Principal Architect : Durmus Ali Kasap
Landscape Architect : Nesil Peyzaj
Area: 2806 m²
Year: 2019
Construction Time: 8 years

AE Interests: main emphasis on employ comfort, indoor recreational “breaks” to increase social interactions, natural ventilation and light, inner gardens, suspended bridges intertwined with vegetation

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Queen Alia International Airport – Amman, Jordan

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on July 8, 2021

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Name: Queen Alia International Airport
Location: Amman, Jordan
Address: Alpha Building, 2nd Floor​ عمّان، 39052, Jordan
Architecture Firm: Foster + Partners
Landscape Architect: Dar Al-Handasah
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Electrical Engineer: World of Lights
Acoustics: Rahe Kraft & Sandy Brown
Size: 124,861.36 sq ft (116,000 sq m)
Completed: 2012

Award: Cityscape Architectural Review Awards – Winner Transport category

AE Interests: modular design, the entire structure is made from concrete for environmental control, the roof is composed of a series of domes, some prefabricated elements

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Xiake Island Eco City Exhibition Center – Wuxi, China

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on July 5, 2021

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Name: Xiake Island Eco City Exhibition Center
Location: Wuxi, China
Address: Xia Ke Lu, Jiangyin Shi, Wuxi Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
Architect: Shuishi
Client: China Jinmao & Dreameast
Size: 2800 sm
Completion: 2020

AE Interest: Glass fiber Reinforced Concrete used at the lower part to perfectly wrap the lower structure. Elevated lower level opens up space for people to walk through the park area freely.

Article: [1]

Startup Lions ICT Campus – Turkana County, Kenya

Posted in Built by Gregory Brooks on July 2, 2021

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Project: Startup Lions ICT Campus
Location: Turkana County (near Lake Turkana) Kenya
Architect: Kere Architecture
Engineering and Construction: BuildX Studio
Client: Learning Lions gUG
Size: 12,242 sf (1,416 sm)
Completed: April 2021

AE Interests: Naturally ventilated spaces via solar chimneys (inspired by termite mounds) and windows at lower levels. information and communication technologies (ICT) campus.

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Maraya Concert Hall – Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on July 1, 2021

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Name: Maraya Concert Hall
Location: Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia
Address: Maraya, Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia
Architectural Firm: Gio Forma
Engineering Firm: Black Engineering
Client: RCU royal commission ALULA
Size: 5381.96 sq ft (500 sq m)
Year of Completion: 2018

Award: 2020 AIA Award

AE Interests: Guinness World Record holder for largest mirrored building in the world, completed in only two-and-a-half months, panels are made from UltraMirror, UltraMirror is designed to withstand corrosion and be resistant to chemicals and clouding

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Carturesti Carousel – Bucharest, Romania

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on June 30, 2021

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Name: Carturesti Carousel
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Address: Strada Lipscani 55, București 030033, Romania
Architects: Square One
Area: 1000 m²
Restoration: Capitel Avangarde
Structure: Pop & Associates 
Architects In Charge: Adrian Cancer-Zeana, Sabin Dumitriu

AE Interests: pieces of recent restoration kept visible as an expression of the building’s continuous metamorphosis, organic fluid form, arrangement of lights calculated to fulfill the illumination needs of various products, railing composed of equally spaced metal rods

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Q2 Stadium – Austin, Texas

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on June 29, 2021

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Name: Q2 Stadium
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 10414 Mc Kalla Pl, Austin, TX 78758
Architect: Gensler
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Construction: Austin Commercial
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interest: Such precaution was taken into consideration due to climate issues MLS teams have had in Dallas and Houston from Texas weather. Because of this, the stadium was designed with opening and oriented in such a way that natural breezes can blow through the venue. Unique construction methods had to be thought of to support the “second largest roof in MLS”. One of the methods were making the roof a cable supported structure which also allowed the ability to stay under budget due to the use of less steel. Built in 7 months the metal roof structure was also designed to amplify the noise back to the fans during loud games.

Articles: [1]

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CapitaGreen – Singapore, Singapore

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on June 24, 2021

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Name: CapitaGreen
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Address: 138 Market Street, Singapore, Singapore, 048946
Design Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates
Architect of Record: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
Structural & MEP Engineer: Takenaka Corporation
Client: CapitaLand
Area: 699,654.18 sq ft(65,000 sq m)
Height 803.806 ft(245 m)
Year of Completion: 2014

Award: Platinum Greenmark Rating, Universal Design Mark GoldPlus, Best Tall Building Award for Asia & Australasia Region

AE Interests: A double skin façade with floor-to-ceiling glazing helps to reduce solar heat gain by 26%, 55% of the façade is covered with living plants, rainwater harvesting is used to irrigate the plants, has sky terraces, uses novel, high-strength concrete to support the structure and reduce the overall quantity of material needed, the flora-inspired structure on the top of the CapitaGreen draws in fresh, cool air which will be distributed to the lower floors

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Rancho Mirage – Coachella Valley, California

Posted in Built by Gregory Brooks on June 23, 2021
Image credit: Mighty Buildings/EYRC Architects

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Location: Rancho Mirage (Coachella Valley) near Palm Springs, California
Developer: The Palari Group
Printing / Construction : Mighty Buildings
Systems controls: Delos (DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence)
Size: 15 homes, 1,450sf each. Total land use – 5 acres.
Starting price: $595,000 per home.
Construction beginning: 2021 (1.5 to 2 years expected to completion)

AE Interest: First 3D printed community in U.S., zero-net energy homes, prefabricated units in factory setting eliminates 99% of construction waste and 95% fewer hours of labor, solar panels on roofs, smooth finished walls. “Lego” type assembly of components.

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Za’abeel 1 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on June 18, 2021

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Name: Za’abeel 1
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Architectural Firm: Nikken Sekkei
Developer: Ithra Dubai
Main contractor: ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC
MEP Engineer: WSP Global
Structural Engineer: WSP Global
Area: 10 sqkm
Height: 998 ft (304 m)
Schedules Completion: late 2021

AE Interests: positioned between the old and new business district, towers linked 410 ft(125 m) above ground by world’s largest cantilever – 738 ft (225 m), deepest basements in the Middle East, focus on water and energy efficiency, 69 floors in the taller tower and 59 in the shorter one,

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SkyVille – Singapore, Singapore

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on June 17, 2021

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Name: SkyVille
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Address: 86 Dawson Rd, Singapore 141086
Architectural Firm: WOHA
Civil & Structural Engineer: BECA Carter Hollings & Ferner
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Davis Langdon KPK
Main Contractor: Hor Kew Private Limited
Area: 316,372.85 sq.ft (29,392 sq.m)
Year of Completion: 2015

Award: Platinum Greenmark Rating

AE Interests: Sustainable Architecture, equipped with a solar power system on rooftop, utilizes daylighting, has a prefabricated design, jogging track is illuminated with a photovoltaic array(solar power), bordered by bioswale(ditches that collect, convey, and filter rainwater), SkyVille is naturally ventilated.

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Hilton Palacio Del Rio – San Antonio, TX

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on June 16, 2021

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Name: Hilton Palacio Del Rio
Location: San Antonio, TX
Address: 200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Architecture: Cerna & Garza Architects
Construction: Zachry Construction
Building Size: 230 ft
Year Completed: 1968

AE Interest: The Entire Project only took 202 working days due to its special technique of stacking prebuilt rooms. The rooms were being built at a near by site 7 miles away. The workers became so efficient due to the repetition, they were able to stack 17 rooms per day by crane.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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6 X Guadalupe – Austin, Texas

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on June 14, 2021

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Name: 6 X Guadalupe
Location: Austin, TX
Address: 400 W. 6th St | Austin, TX 78701
Architecture: Gensler
Construction: JE Dunn Construction
MEP Engineering: WYLIE Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineers: LJA Engineers
Commercial Developer: Lincoln Property Company
Residential Developers: Kairoi Residential
Landscape Design: Nudge Design
Building Exterior Lighting: Cline Bettridge Berstein (CBB) Lighting Design
Facade: Gensler (with help from Curtainwall Design Consulting (CDC))
Height: 840 ft
Floors: 66

AE Interest: Will be the tallest building in Austin upon completion.

Articles: [1, 2]

Videos: [1]

Hotel Atra Doftana – Tesila, Romania

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on June 2, 2021

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Name: Hotel Atra Doftana
Location: Tesila, Romania
Address: Fundătura Cerbului 780B, Teșila 107640, Romania
Architects: TECON Architects
Year of Completion: 2011
Site Area: 32,292 sqft (3,000 sqm)

AE Interests: leaves the nature untouched, exterior skin mainly covered in ground except glass surface, 2 underground volumes separated by function, site-specific materials, solar panels provide energy

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Lo Barnechea City Hall – Lo Barnechea, Chile

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on May 31, 2021

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Name: Lo Barnechea City Hall
Location: Lo Barnechea, Chile
Address: El Rodeo 12777, Lo Barnechea, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Completion Date: 2017

Architecture: Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos
Civil Engineering: Ruiz y Saavedra
Constructors: Proyekta
Building Size: 15,921 m2

AE interest: As can be examined in picture 3, Lo Barnechea City Hall is “entirely solved in a reinforced concrete structure.” The concrete is “whitewashed” due to an elements called “incorporated titanium dioxide” which gives its current color.

Articles: [1, 2]

EcoArk Pavillion – Taipei, Taiwan

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on May 31, 2021

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Name: EcoArk Pavillion
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect and Structural Engineer: Arthur Huang
Architectural Firm: Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development Ltd
Client: Taipei Expo Park
Size: 345,600 sq.ft (six football fields)
Year of Completion: 2010

Award: The Earth Award 2010 Product Category

AE Interests: The EcoArk is the first fully functional and public structure made of Polli-Brick, is a steel structure covered with Polli-Brick panels, uses Miniwiz’s Polli-Brick Cladding System, it is estimated that the Polli-Brick assembly costs 1/4 of conventional systems, weighs 50% less than a conventional building, Polli-Brick Panels have an insulation value of R-12, 1.5 million recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles were used in the creation of the panels, low carbon footprint, designed to be disassembled and reassembled, utilizes water collected from rainstorms with an exterior waterfall

Articles: [1, 2]

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Hotel Mercure – Bucharest, Romania

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on May 26, 2021

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Name: Hotel Mercure
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Address: 17A, Strada George Enescu Street, București 010302, Romania
Architect: Arhi Group
Structural Design: Zagaican Birou de Structuri
Mep Design: MC General Construct
General Contractor: Conarg
MEP Contractor: Modulex Group
Area: 69,965 sqft (6500 sqm)
Year of Completion: 2015

AE Interests: reinterprets traditional Romanian architectural elements , main facade features a graphical collage of cultural symbols, CNC perforated panels create depth

Articles [1]

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Tianjin Juilliard School – Binhai, China

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on May 26, 2021

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Name: Tianjin Juilliard School
Location: Binhai, China
Address: Yujiapu Financial District, Binhai, Tianjin, China
Architecture: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Contractor: MCC Tiangong Group Co. Ltd.
Structural Engineers: ARUP
Completion: October 2020
Size: 350,000 ft2

AE interest: The structure has “four faceted pavilions housing a 690 seat concert hall, a 299 seat recital hall, a 225- seat black box theater.” There are five glass bridges inside that span over a interior public space as seen in image 2.

Articles: [1, 2]

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3D Printed Urban Cabin – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Posted in Built by Nicole Svetlov on May 24, 2021

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Name: 3D Printed Urban Cabin
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Architect: DUS Architects
Contractor: Aectual
3D Printing: Aectual
Print Material Development: Henkel & Aectual
Size: 86.111 sq.ft.(8 sq.m.)
Year of Completion: 2015

AE Interests: Structural Optimization, Smart solutions for insulation and material consumption, is made out of a biodegradable plastic material that can be shredded and reused

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Digital Museum – Pecica, Romania

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on May 20, 2021

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Name: Digital Museum Pecica
Location: Pecica, Arad, Romania
Address: Strada 339, Pecica 317235, Romania
Architect: Claudiu Ionescu
Engineers: G. Takacs, C. Sebarchievici
Construction: S.C. START S.R.L.
Area: 1,356 sqft (126 sqm)
Year of Completion: 2013
Cost: $160,500

AE Interests: N-S orientation of the building forms a sundial, rises naturally from the ground through Fibonacci spirals, reinforced concrete walls, aluminum bonded facade, water is collected and recycled via the roof and surrounding courtyards, energy provided by solar panels

Articles [1, 2]

Note: Inside visitors can explore ANY museum in the world through the use of the latest technology in 3D video projections and 3D screens. The museum can host any presentation or exhibition without a large space, a big surveillance staff or substantial maintenance costs.

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Budapest Museum of Ethnography – Budapest, Hungary

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on May 20, 2021

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Name: Budapest Museum of Ethnography
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Address: Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 12, 1055 Hungary
Architect: Napur Architect Ltd
Structural Engineer: Exon 2000 Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: Attila Lucz
Civil Engineer: László Szántó
General Contractor:  ZÁÉV Épitőipari Zrt and Magyar Építő Zrt
Size: 387,500 sqf (36,000 sqm)
Scheduled Completion Date: 2022
Building cost: 137 million dollars (112 million EUR)
Liget Budapest – part of larger masterplan

AE Interests: gradually curving convex volume, rooftop park, ceramic tile and glass curtain wall that reflect the surrounding city fabric, within City Park, free public access, 60% of structure is underground.

Articles [1,2]

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The House of Hungarian Music – Budapest, Hungary

Posted in Built by Ana Lacau on May 20, 2021

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Name: The House of Hungarian Music
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Program: Theater/ Concert Hall
Architect: Sou Fujimoto Architects
Project: Liget Budapest
Building Area: 27,641 sqf (2,568 sqm)
Project Year: 2020
Building Cost: £190 million
Program: Theater/ Concert Hall

AE Interests: floating roof inspired by sound waves punctuated with almost 100 holes for trees, continuous glass curtain wall facade, 120 underground heat pumps provide renewable geothermal energy, natural lighting and ventilation

Articles [1]

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Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet – Le Chenit, Switzerland

Posted in Built by Vargas on May 11, 2021
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet / BIG + ATELIER BRÜCKNER + CCHE,© Iwan Baan
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet / BIG + ATELIER BRÜCKNER + CCHE,© Iwan Baan
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet / BIG + ATELIER BRÜCKNER + CCHE,Exhibition plan

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Name: Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet
Location: Le Chenit, Switzerland
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
Exhibition Design: Atelier Bruckner
Structural Engineer: Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure AG
Facade Engineer: Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure AG
Mechanical Engineer: Fondation Pierre Chuard Ingénieurs-Conseils SA
Program: Museum
Area: 900 m²
Year: 2020

AE Interests: Main compound of the Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet, also used as an exhibition space for product launches, features rooftop landscaping, spiral architecture mimics iconic shape of the watchmaker’s pieces.

Articles [1,2]

Norra Tornen – Stockholm, Sweden

Posted in Built by Vargas on May 11, 2021

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Name: Norra Tornen
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Architects: OMA
Structural, Mechanical, Facade Engineer: Arup
Local Engineer: Sweco
Acoustics: ACAD
Manufacturers: Aluvesto
Client: Oscar Properties
Program: Mostly residential, some services, some retail
Area: 42299 m2
Year: 2013 – Ongoing

AE Interests: High rise apartments with an emphasis on large outdoor space, two buildings: the Innovationen Tower completed already and the Helix Tower currently under construction, 125 and 110 meters tall respectively, remains of a cancelled project by the previous city architect, over 300 luxury apartments, grid-like pattern.

Articles: [1,2]

Khor Kalba Turtle and Wildlife Sanctuary – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on May 10, 2021

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Name: Khor Kalba Turtle and Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Contractor: Hardco Building Contracting
Structural Engineering: e.Construct
MEP Engineering: Al Muhanad Electro-Mechanical Contracting
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interests: interconnected pods, steel ribs for a robust cladding system, disc concrete foundations, mimics urchin exoskeletons.

Articles: [1, 2]

TECLA Clay 3D Printed House – Ravenna, Italy

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on May 10, 2021

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Name: TECLA Clay 3D Printed House
Location: Massa Lombarda, Ravenna, Italy
Architect: Mario Cucinella Architects
Construction: WASP
Engineering & 3D Printing Technology: WASP
Materials Consultant: Mapei
Size: 646 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interests: first eco-sustianble housing model 3D-printed from raw earth, local raw soil infilling materials, double dome, multi-printer crane WASP system, 200 hours of printing.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Cloudscape of Haikou – Haikou, China

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on May 2, 2021

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Name: Cloudscape of Haikou
Location: Haikou, China
Architect: MAD Architects
Contractor: Yihuida Shimizu Concrete
Facade Consultant: RFR Shanghai
Size: 14,854 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interests: “biomorphic” public library with cafe and multi-functional spaces, organic concrete form, roof garden, imitates natural erosion and holes created by wildlife.

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Viveda Wellness Retreat – Trimbak, India

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on May 2, 2021

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Name: Viveda Wellness Retreat
Location: Trimbak, India
Address: Shrimant Peshwe, Trimbak, Maharashtra 422212, India
Architect: A for Architecture
Landscape Architect: A for Architecture, Suman Shilp
Size: 41,980 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2019

AE Interests: basalt-load bearing walls, timber frames, pot-tile roofs constructed by locals to promote economic opportunity, courtyards for maximum ventilation.

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Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Center – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by tessac123 on April 27, 2021

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Building: The Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Center

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 

Construction (time): Finished 2020

Architect : Hopkins Architects 

Structural Engineer: eConstruct

M&E Engineer: GAJ

Acoustic Consultant: Design Confidence 

Main Contractor: Hardco Building Contracting 

Specialist Contractor: MARF Steel 

Exhibition Design: Ralph Applebaum Associates 

Manufacturers: Interface, Jotun, Knauf, Rak ceramics, Abood Saeed Mubarak, Akinco, Al Rathath Insulation, Composure, El Barza, Exceed Precast, ID360, Jenmars Group, MARF Steel, Motive Industries, Powerline Materials Est., Regions Trading, Solera LLC

AE Interest: Made of 5 interconnect pods that very in size, pod design influenced by local fossils, includes an immersive theatre, a cafe, gift shop, and exhibition areas, the pods do not disrupt the geology or terrain below by using prefabricated concrete structures, A place for visitors and researchers to examine local fossils and rocks. 

Awards: Building of the Year 2021 Nominee, MasterPrize 2020

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Cadre City Plaza – Guangzhou, China

Posted in Built by tessac123 on April 27, 2021

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Building: Cadre City Plaza

Location: Guangzhou, China

Architect : Nikken Sekkei LTD, Guangzhou Design Institute, Atkins

Structural Engineer: Atkins

MEP Engineer: Atkins 

Landscape Architecture and site sustainability: Atkins

Urban Design team: Atkins

Construction (time): 2016 – 2021

Building height: West Tower (260m), East Tower (182m)

AE Interest: Train station on the first four levels, two towers with office, retail, hotel, and residential space, façade design influenced by rock strata

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