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6 X Guadalupe

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
Commercial Developer: Lincoln Property Company
Height: 840 ft
Floors: 66

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

Articles: [1, 2]

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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

Articles [1,2]

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]

Video: [1]

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

Articles: [1, 2]

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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]

Video [1]

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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
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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.

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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

Articles: [1,2,3]

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

Articles: [1,2,3]

Yangjing Canal Pedestrian Bridge – Pudong, China

Posted in Built by Sabrina Bahr on April 26, 2021

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Name: Yangjing Canal Pedestrian Bridge

Location: Pudong District of Shanghai, China

Address: Yangjing Harbor, Pudong District, Shanghai, China

Size: 1505 sq. meters

Architect: Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

Lighting Consultant: Unolai Lighting Design & Associates

Contractor: Shanghai Mechanized Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Project Leader: Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

Hydraulic Engineering & Structure: Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Design Team: Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

Client: Shanghai East Bund Investment Co., Ltd

Year Completed: 2017

AE Interests: Triangular-shaped truss structure. Utilization of bridge’s height variations to accommodate all pedestrians. First slow-traffic bridge in East Bund. Mainly steel structure. Bridge shaped so that flood control wall along river stays intact and its impact on the surrounding industrial buildings nearby are minimized.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Bamboo Hostels – Lishui, China

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 25, 2021

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Name: Bamboo Hostels
Location: Lishui, China
Architect: Studio Anna Heringer
Contractor: Shanghai Kangye Construction & Decoration Co.
Size: 12,411 sq. ft.
Year: 2016

AE Interests: local materials to preserve surrounding ecosystem, bamboo weaving, low-tech structure, mud and bamboo construction, focus on scarcity’s importance in sustainability.

Articles: [1, 2]

Dornbirn Public Library – Dornbirn, Austria

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 25, 2021

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Name: Dornbirn Public Library (Stadtbibliothek Dornbirn)
Location: Dornbirn, Austria
Address: A-6850 Dornbirn, Schulgasse 44
Architect: Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten
Builder: Gotzis and Rummele Bau, Wilhelm + Mayer Bau
Electronics: Hecht
Landscaping: Balliana-Schubert
Size: 17,330 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2019

AE Interests: lattice facade of prefabricated ceramic books, fixed shading system, wood-aluminum windows with triple glazing, book-inspired interiors.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

One Dalton – Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Built by Jaime Cantu on April 22, 2021
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Building: One Dalton
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Architect: Henry N. Cobb
Structural Engineer: WSP USA
MEP Engineer: WSP USA
Landscape Architecture and Site Sustainability: Michael Van Valkenburgh
Completion year: 2019


AE Interest: Designed and registered for LEED silver certification. It has 215 rooms on its lower twenty floors and is used as a hotel. On the forty floors above, it has 174 residential condominiums. The high-rise is in cased in low-reflectance high-performance insulating glass. The podium is composed of granite and glass.

Articles: [1, 2]

Bosco Verticale – Milan, Italy

Posted in Built by Jaime Cantu on April 22, 2021
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Building: Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest)
Location: Milan, Italy
Architect: Stefano Boeri, BOERI STUDIO
Structural Engineer: ARUP ITALIA
MEP Engineer: DEERNS ITALIA
Landscape Architecture and Site Sustainability: EMANUELA BORIO
Construction: COLOMBO COSTRUZIONI AND ZH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Completion year: 2014

AE Interest: Residential tower that has 400 apartments. 2 towers that  host about 900 trees. Years of research by botanist and horticulturalist was performed alongside engineers to select the suitable plants and to ensure that the structure could bear the load imposed by them. The trees help moderate temperatures in the building during the winter and summer and help with noise pollution.

Articles: [1, 2]

Collins House – Melbourne, Australia

Posted in Built by alyssanchavez on April 20, 2021

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Building: Collins House
Location: 466 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Architect: Bates Smart
Structural Engineers: 4D Workshops
Acoustic Consultant: Acoustic Logic Consultancy
Civil Consultant: MA Civil Design
Main Contractor: Hickory Group
MEP Engineer: Murchie Consulting (Meinhardt Group)
Façade: BG&E
Client: Golden Age
Completed: 2019

AE Interest:
Australia’s slimmest tower, built above Markers Mark Building which was built in 1908, H-shape floor plan, footprint is about the size of a single netball court, 16:1 is the height to width ratio.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Chicland Hotel – De Nang, Vietnam

Posted in Built by alyssanchavez on April 20, 2021

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Building: Chicland Hotel
Location: No. 210, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Phuoc My Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang
Architect: VTN Architects
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: NDC Consulting JSCo
Civil & Structural Engineer: SMT Viet Name JSCo.
Main Contractor: Hicon
Completed: 2019

AE Interest:
main material is concrete with greenery system covering it, tree pots integrated into balconies, tropical plants are used, materials used in the interior are from natural or local materials, greenery façade creates microclimate for building, making the space cooler.

Articles: [1, 2]

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion – Decatur, Texas

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 19, 2021

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Name: Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion
Location: Decatur, Texas
Address: 4528 Co Rd 398, Decatur, TX 76234
Architect: Lake Flato Architects
MEP Engineering: TLC Engineering
Structural Engineering: Datum Engineers
Civil Engineering: Biohabitats
Size: 5,400 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2014

AE Interests: first “Living Building” project in Texas, deep overhangs, glass pivot doors, flexible spaces, photovoltaic panels, gapped doors for maximum ventilation, 100% of wastewater treated onsite and returned to environment, solar panels.

Articles: [1, 2]

Son Yang Won Memorial – Haman-Gun, South Korea

Posted in Built by ainaraalmeida on April 16, 2021

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Building: Son Yang Won Memorial
Address: Haman-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Completion Year: 2016
Architects: Lee Eunseok + Atelier KOMA
Structure Engineer: Sen Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Jusung ENG
Electrical Engineer: Hangil Engineering
Construction: Conerstone Construction
Landscape Design: Yun Youngjo
Client: Son Yang Won Memorial Society
City: Haman-gun

AE Interest:
curvilinear, exposed concrete cylinder structure, closed-off form divorced from external space, and wide open to the sky above and the water space below

Awards: 
Architecture Master-prize Winner 2020

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]

Videos: [ 1 ]

ICD Brookfield Place – Dubai, UAE

Posted in Built by ainaraalmeida on April 16, 2021

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Building: IDC Brookfield Place
Address: Dubai International Financial Centre 
Year of completion: 2020
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group
MEP Engineer: AECOM
Energy Concept: AESG
Client: ICD Brookfield
City: Dubai

AE Interest:
Reinforced concrete core, steel columns and floor spanning, LEED Gold BD+C, Leed Platinum Core and Shell, 279.1 m / 916 ft high, #37 tallest building in Dubai

Check out the floor plans here!

Awards: Geotechnical Engineering Award 2021 Award of Excellence

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101 Warren Street – New York, New York

Posted in Built by Lily Mae Crowdus on April 15, 2021

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Building: 101 Warren Street
Address: New York, New York
Completion Date: 2009
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Owner and Developer: Edward Minskoff
MEP Engineer: Consentini Associates
Landscape Architect: Thomas Balsey Associates

AE Interests:
Consisting of a podium with a high rise above, structurally made of concrete, Exterior is made of two story stone pillars and floor to ceiling windows creating a rhythmic facade, podium filled with public retail spaces, high rise residents enjoy a park with 101 Austrian Pine Trees, individual units showcase wood floors and high ceilings.

Awards:
2009 : Award of Excellence from AIA – New York State
2005 : Housing Design Award: Citation from AIA – New York City Chapter

Articles : [ 1, 2, 3, 4]

VI Castle Lane – London, United Kingdom

Posted in Built by Lily Mae Crowdus on April 15, 2021

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Building: VI Castle Lane
Address: London, UK
Completion Date: 2018
Architect: Droo and Name
Developer: Sons and co.
Facade Consultant: ARUP
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering

AE Interests:
28 apartments and 3 townhomes, brick matches traditional english architecture but layed uniquely to distinguish it from surroundings, steel used to modernize, level 4 code for sustainable living due to a living roof and photovoltaics, new take on bow windows creating a floating space and larger living areas, use of concave and convex glass.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3]

Westin Miyako Chapel – Kyoto, Japan

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 15, 2021

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Name: Westin Miyako Chapel
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Address: Keage, Higashiyama Ward, Sanjo, Kyoto 605-0052, Japan
Architect: KATORI archi+design associates
Contractor: KINSO Inc.
Lighting Design: ModuleX Inc.
Acoustical Design: Naniwa Chiba Acoustics Inc.
Size: 2,551 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2020

AE Interests: ceiling timber latticework, wooden louver walls, interwoven lighting resembling sunlight in tree branches, connection to surrounding landscape

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Adamant Puebla I – Puebla, México

Posted in Built by Hillary V Bazaldua on April 14, 2021

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Building: Adamant Puebla
Address:  Atlixcáyotl 5413, Angeles del Sur, 72820 Tlaxcalancingo, Pue., Mexico
Completion Date: 2013

General Contractor: Milk Life Investments
Design Architect: Mayer Hasbani
Structural Engineer: McMilan
MEP Engineer: JPR
Landscape Architect: DLC Architects

AE Interest:
Multifamily mixed use residential building with a shopping center in the podium. 20,000 m² (215,278 ft²) of housing. Balcony views don’t cross, increasing tenant’s privacy. Leading project in sustainability, located in the most important area of development in the city. Facade made out of granite & glass, making the building look like a statue.

Articles: [1,2]

23 Marina – Dubai, UAE

Posted in Built by Hillary V Bazaldua on April 14, 2021

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Building: 23 Marina
Address:  Dubai, UAE
Completion Date: 2012

Developer: Hicron International
Design Architect: Hafeez Contractor
General Contractor: KEO International Consultants
Consultant: Hafeez Contractor
Structural Engineer: KEO International Consultants
Wind Engineer: RWDI

AE Interest:
Strictly residential building with an architectural height of 1288.71 ft. 89 floors above ground & 4 floors below ground. Cost $298,300,000 to construct. Shaped like a pencil. Has 57 swimming pools. Tallest residential building in the world & third tallest building in the Middle East at time of completion.

Articles: [1,2]

Brunel Building – London, United Kingdom

Posted in Built by Paolo Hanna on April 13, 2021

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Building Name: Brunel Building

Location: London, United Kingdom

Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects

Structural / Geotechnical Engineer: ARUP

M & E Consultant: Cundall

Quantity Surveyor: Arcadis

Façade Specialist: ARUP

Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Landscape: Plincke / Barton Willmore

Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald

AE Interest: Steel exoskeleton, column-free internal spaces, inclined columns and braces carry the weight of the building, external shading, aquifer thermal energy storage, BREEAM 2014 Excellent & Wired Platinum, targeting LEED Gold.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3 ]

One Central Park – Sydney, Australia

Posted in Built by Paolo Hanna on April 13, 2021

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Project: One Central Park

Location: Sydney, Australia

Year: 2014

Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel / PTW Architects

Builder: Watpac Construction

Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group

Podium & Towers Services: ARUP

Civil Engineers: Hughes Trueman

Light Artist: Yann Kersalé

Green Wall Designer: Patrick Blanc

AE Interest: Vertical landscape, natural sun control, heliostat, beneficial use of the sun, natural light.

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BIT Sports Center – Beijing, China

Posted in Built by Rahul Bellani on April 12, 2021

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Building: BIT Sports Center
Address: Liangxiang, Beijing, China
Completion Date: July 2019
Design Architect: Atelier Alter Architects
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: China IPPR International Engineering
Structural engineer: China IPPR International Engineering
MEFP Engineer: China IPPR International Engineering
General Contractor: Beijing Construction Engineering Group
Landscape design: China IPPR International Engineering
Curtain Wall Consultant: PAG Façade Systems
Acoustical Engineer: China IPPR International Engineering
Lighting Consultant: Jingyunyoujin Lighting Technology

AE Interests:
Sports Complex for University, 10 Lap Swimming Pool, Basketball court with 3000 seat stands, 3 double curvature surfaces for the roof. Natural Lighting through Skylights, 15,692 square meters, $23.5 million

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3, 4]

La Tour – Aarhus, Denmark

Posted in Built by Rahul Bellani on April 12, 2021

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Building: La Tour
Address: Aarhus, Denmark
Completion Date: 2020
Design Architect: 3XN Architects
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: 3XN Architects
Structural engineer: Rambøll A/S
MEFP Engineer: Rambøll A/S
Developer: JRP

AE Interests: 
Semicircular shape Tower, Low Cost Housing for Students, 300 units, Private Balcony for each Unit, 2nd Tallest Building in Aarhus, Form is inspired to connect with the neighboring Historic Water Tower, 22,671 square meters

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Friendship Hospital Satkhira – Shyamnagar Upazila, Bangladesh

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 11, 2021

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Name: Friendship Hospital Satkhira
Location: Shyamnagar Upazila, Bangladesh
Architect: Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury
Contractor: Hasan and Sons
Structural Engineering: Zayedur Rahim
Electrical Engineering: Zafar Ahmed
Plumbing Engineering: Prodip Kumar Haldar
Size: 36,457 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: courtyards for natural ventilation, water harvesting systems, local handmade brick construction, green roofs, embankment with water run-off pumping system to combat local flooding, slots in brick facade for additional wind ventilation, canal and glass windows to reflect natural sunlight into rooms.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Lansingerland-Zoetermeer Station – Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Posted in Built by A.J. Brown on April 9, 2021

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Building: Lansingerland-Zoetermeer Station
Address:  Lansingpad, 2718 RM Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2019
Client: Municipality of Zoetermeer
Architects: Team V Architecture & Arcadis
Structural Engineer: Arcadis
General Contractor: VOBI
Geotechnical Analysis: Arcadis
Landscape Architect: Team V Architecture & Arcadis
Concrete Suppliers: Concrete Valley & mbX

AE Interest:
Intersection of railway lines, light rail, bus routes, motorway, and bike lanes. 11,000 m2 of total space.
Designed with ability to expand. Natural appearance. Mimics nearby cityscape with specialized concrete “branches”. Tall and inviting waiting areas. Natural stone, wood finishes, and lit primarily by daylight. Open green spaces and clear sightlines for passenger ease.

Awards:
2020 Winner Gemma Smid Architectuurprijs (local architecture award), 2019-2020 Included in Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook, 2020 Shortlisted Blue Print Awards, category ‘Best Public-Use Project — Public Funding, 2019 Shortlisted Betonprijs (Dutch Concrete Award)

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Rainier Square Tower – Seattle, Washington

Posted in Built by A.J. Brown on April 9, 2021

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Building: Rainier Square Tower
Address:  1340 4th Avenue Seattle, Washington
Completion Date: 2020
Developer: Wright Runstad & Company
Architect: NBBJ
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MEP Engineer: MacDonald-Miller
General Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
Geotechnical Analysis: Hart Crowser
Steel Contractor: Supreme Group

AE Interest:
Second tallest building in Seattle. 59 stories (850 ft tall). Office, Retail, and residential spaces. Curved curtain walls and sloping floors. Pays homage to neighboring buildings and local environment. Solar positioned steel prisms to increase energy efficiency. Bends to preserve views of and from building next door. New composite “Speedcore” made of 536 panels. Structure completed in 10 months at reduced cost. Anchored secant-pilled shoring wall at base. Performance based seismic design.

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