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Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture – Doha, Qatar

Posted in Proposed Design by Joseph Drewes on November 7, 2017

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Building: Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture – Doha, Qatar
Location: Doha, Qatar
Architect: Aesthetics Architects
Status: Conceptual (competition entry)

AE Interest: Individual sunshade panels that open and close relative to the sun’s intensity, designed to mimic the appearance of a cactus in the desert, connecting botanical dome houses plants that could be used as a source of food or a way to clean wastewater [1]

Tower – Dallas, Texas

Posted in Proposed Design by Gregory Brooks on March 29, 2017

[Breaking news March 2017]

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Project: 70-story tower (proposed)
Location:  Dallas, Texas
Architect: Foster + Partners
Developer: H. Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood real estate firm

AE Interest:  70-story, 1 million-square-foot tower, round plan, diagrid mega-frame lateral stability system.  If built, will be tallest building in Dallas, Texas.

Article: [1]



Seoul’s National Assembly Smart Work Center – Seoul, South Korea

Posted in Proposed Design by Troy Halliburton on September 14, 2015



Building: Seoul’s National Assembly Smart Work Center
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Client: South Korean Government
Status: Planned
Architect: Haeahn Architecture
Collaborating Architect: H Architects
Landscape Architect: Hyung-seok Lee

AE Interest: Green Roof, Photo voltaic panels, reflected sunlight louvers, public space, innovative office space


Miraflores-Barranco Pedestrian Bridge, Lima, Peru

Posted in Proposed Design by Cade Osborne on September 12, 2015

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Building: Miraflores-Barranco Pedestrian Bridge
Location: Lima, Peru
Expected Completion Date: 2016
Architect: OOIIO Architecture

AE Interests: Design inspired by Peruvian piñatas, crystals, and ancient Incan jewelry.  Uses recycled wood. Multipurpose space for gathering or commuting. Angular form.

Coordinates: -12.135176, -77.022986


The Grand Egyptian Museum- Cairo, Egypt

Posted in Proposed Design, Under Construction by Nancy Varughese on September 10, 2015

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Location: Cairo, Egypt
Completion: May 2012- TBC
Architect: Heneghan Peng Architects, RMC
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP: Buro Happold
Landscape Architects: West 8, Sites
Specialist Lighting: Bruce Mau Design
Exhibition Masterplanning: Metaphor

AE Interests: Relates to land features such as the Nile’s pathway through the desert to the Mediterranean.

Articles; 1, 2

The Gate Residence – Cairo, Egypt

Posted in Proposed Design, Under Construction by Nancy Varughese on September 10, 2015

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Building: The Gate Residence
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Completion: 2015- 2019
Architect: Vincent Callebaut
Project Manager: Hill International

AE Interests: Callebaut has designed this coral reef inspired building to be a role model for green sustainable architecture in Cairo. A solar roof paneling and facades in the form of fish gills provides shadow in optimal areas in order to decrease mechanical ventilation. LEED gold plus certification.

Article: 1

Cairo Expo City – Cairo, Egypt

Posted in Proposed Design, Under Construction by Nancy Varughese on September 10, 2015

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Building: Cairo Expo City
Completion: 2009-TBC
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Theatre: Theatre Projects Consultants
Lighting: Office for Visual Attraction
Landscape Architect: Gross. Max.

AE Interests: Egyptian landscape such as the Nile delta and hilly topography is used as inspiration to create a flow between curvaceous buildings and waterways.

Article: 1

Video: 1

Stone Towers – Cairo, Egypt

Posted in Proposed Design, Under Construction by Nancy Varughese on September 10, 2015

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Building: Stone Towers
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Completion: 2008-TBC
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects, Newtecnic, Seam Design
Landscape Architect: Gross.Max.
Construction: AECOM
Structural Engineers: Okoplan StrucuresAKT II
MEP: Integrated Consulting Group, Hoare Lea

AE Interests: Geometry of the building allows light to create shadows that highlight the curvature of each tower. A ripple effect is used on the North Edge while a ribboning pattern is used on the South Edge, both elements intertwine by an outdoor delta form.

Gallery: 1

Article: 1



Camp Nou Renovation – Barcelona, Spain

Posted in Proposed Design by Brett Harbin on September 8, 2015

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Building: Camp Nou Renovation
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect: In competition
Projected Construction: 2017-2021
Projected Cost: 600 million Euros

AE Interest: Adds 5,000 seats, bringing total to 105,000, canopy covering the stands, steeper first seating tier for better viewing, addition of ice rink and parking lots surrounding stadium, improved restaurants and luxury boxes (suites)

Articles: 1, 2

World Expo 2017 – Astana, Kazakhstan

Posted in Proposed Design by Derek Jahelka on September 4, 2015

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Building: World Expo 2017
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Architect: Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture LLP
Structural Design: Werner Sobek
MEP: PositivEnergy Practice (PEP)
Completion: 2017 (predicted)

AE interests: Two phase existence (phase 1:expo mode, phase 2: conversion to office and research park/residential neighborhood), focus on sustainable energy to match theme of expo, designed to maximize solar harvesting while minimizing sites energy use




Pod Apartments – Sydney, Australia

Posted in Proposed Design by Eric Nunez on September 4, 2015

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Building: Pod Apartments
Location: Chippendale, Sydney, Australia
Architect: Tony Owen Partners
Completion: Proposal

AE Interests: Pre-cast pods moderate the amount of light that enters the balconies. The façade allows the apartments to vary behind them without sacrificing the flat faces of the building. Surrounded by historical buildings this proposed design is intended to demonstrate that contemporary buildings can also be representative of their time.

Administrative Complex on Varshavskaya Street – St.Petersburg, Russia

Posted in Proposed Design by Derek Jahelka on September 2, 2015

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Building: Administrative Complex on Varshavskaya Street
Location: Varshavskaya St., St.Petersburg, Russia
Architect: Architectural Bureau A.Len
Project Manager: S.Oreshkin
Project Chief Architect: R.Andreeva
Project Chief Engineer:A.Vainer
Completed: Proposed Design (2013)

AE Interests: Internal terraced atrium,  textured metal patterned facades, varying office building height to create terraced effect, stained glass designs in atrium and first floor glazing give feeling of “lightness” to complex, large cantilever over street level

Article 1, Article 2

Antalya Tower – Antalya, Turkey

Posted in Proposed Design by Annabel Cook on June 23, 2015

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Building: Antalya Tower
Location: Antalya, Turkey
Completion: To be finished by 2016
Architects: NITA (Nitelikli Tasarımlar Atölyesi)
Structural Engineers: Yapı Statik Proje
Mechanic: TSO
Electric: KEY
Facade Consultant: Guvendiksoy Facade Consultancy

AE Interests: Tripartite in form, viewing decks tapering into a single shaft at the building’s base, concrete service core which provides rigidity against on-site wind forces, facade also designed against strong winds

2 World Trade Center (2 WTC) – New York, New York

Posted in Proposed Design by Annabel Cook on June 23, 2015

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Building: 2 World Trade Center (2 WTC)
Location: New York, New York
Completion: Proposed Design
Architects:  BIG
Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Manager: Ute Rinnebach
Structural Engineers: N/A

AE Interests: Manhattan’s third-tallest building if built today, responds to both low and high rise, mix-use spaces, maximizes buildable space

Video Tour: 1




European Central Bank – Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Posted in Proposed Design by Joshua Atkins on April 18, 2015

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Building: European Central Bank
Location: Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Completion: 2014
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineer: B+G Ingenieure
Climate Design: Arup
Plumbing & Hvac: Ebert-Ingenieure
Lightning Design: Bartenbach LichtLabor

AE Interests: 607′ linked double-tower, dynamic spatial sequences.

Virtual tour (4min),
Feature-length story vision to reality (45min)

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Edited 4/2015 GB

Garden Bridge – London, England, U.K.

Posted in Proposed Design, Under Construction by Brooks Barnhouse on March 2, 2015

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Building: Garden Bridge
Location: London, England
Completion: 2017
Architect: Thomas Heatherwick (Heatherwick studio)
Landscape Architect: Dan Pearson
Engineers: Arup

AE Interest: Pedestrian bridge over the river Thames, catalyst for urban renewal, elevated garden.

Updated 12/2014 by GB.
See 3rd image for announcement of final approval – ref. BDOnline.




Chausseestrasse 43 – Berlin, Germany

Posted in Proposed Design by Justin Nevill on September 10, 2014


Building Name: Chausseestrasse 43
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Structural & MEP Engineer: PORR
Completion: 2015

AE Interest: Complex form. Libeskind-designed 3D metallic stoneware tile facade designed to clean themselves and the air.


Guosen Securities Tower – Shenzhen, China

Posted in Proposed Design by Alex Gross on September 9, 2014

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Building: Guosen Securities Tower
Location: Shenzhen, China
Status: Ongoing proposal since 2010
Client: Guosen Securities Co, Ltd.
Architect: Massimiliano + Doriana Fuksas
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: 228 m tall office building, first ecological skyscraper in Shenzhen, explores new concepts in vertical public spaces


Dorobanti Tower – Bucharest, Romania

Posted in Proposed Design, Under Construction by Alex Gross on September 9, 2014

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Building: Dorobanti Tower
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Status: Under Construction
Client: Smartown Investments
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Architect: Markus Planteu

AE Interest: 200 m tall (55 floors) residential building, chamfered diamond form with meandering structural lattice, built to withstand intense seismic activity

Website: 1


Blossom Gate – Xiangyiang, China

Posted in Proposed Design by Thanos Metaxas on September 9, 2014

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Building: Blossom Gate
Location: Xiangyiang, China
Completion: Expected Completion in 2013
Design Team: Prechteck (now penda designhouse)

AE Interest: This entrance to China’s largest myrtle garden serves as an entrance and a gathering space. The influence for the form comes from Chinese calligraphy which can be seen in the massive arches that are meant to look like the the trailing strokes of a calligraphy brush. The structure is to be composed of large bamboo space frames covered in long, single, bamboo poles. In order to mimic the trailing ends of a brush stroke the poles will be spaced-out at the intersection of the frames on each side.


North Point Harbour Urban Plan – Hong Kong, China

Posted in Proposed Design by Brandon Comisarenco on September 9, 2014

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Building: North Point Harbour Urban Planning Concept
Location: Hong Kong, China
Status: Winning Design, Proposed
Architect: Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan

AE Interests: Organic architecture, ‘wall of cells’, building relationships, and improvement of living quality in heavy urban areas. Other interests include the use of free flowing forms to transform a typical square grid city structure into an interactive and expandable urban model.

Hongqiao Central Business District – Shanghai, China

Posted in Proposed Design by Brandon Comisarenco on September 9, 2014

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Building: Hongqiao Central Business District
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: MVRDV + Aedas

AE Interests: Received a 3-star ‘green building label’ for its sustainable design, the highest in China (equivalent to LEED Platinum in the US). Other interests include green architecture, sky gardens, space optimization, high performance insulation, and a sunken retail hidden away from vehicle traffic.

Article: [1]

Trans Ganga Masterplan – Kanpur, India

Posted in Proposed Design by Brandon Comisarenco on September 9, 2014

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Building: Trans Ganga Masterplan
Location: Kanpur, India
Status: Proposed
Architect: Studio Symbiosis

AE Interests: Solutions to over-population, green roofs, earth cooling, solar facades, and natural CO2 consumption. Other interests include the design and planning of a large central park created in an effort to provide better air quality to future residents.

Article: [1]

Huizhou Masterplan – Huizhou, China

Posted in Proposed Design by Brandon Comisarenco on September 9, 2014

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Building: Huizhou Masterplan
Location: Huizhou, China
Status: Proposed
Architect: dom arquitectura

AE Interests: Solar energy, wind energy, rainwater collection for self-irrigation, and double-skin latticed facades to grow plants on the exteriors of the towers. Other interest include the optimization of CO2 consumption through the design and use of a large green park.

Almere City Plan (Floriade 2022) – Almere, Netherlands

Posted in Proposed Design by Brandon Comisarenco on September 9, 2014

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Building: Almere City Plan for Floriade 2022
Location: Almere, Netherlands
Status: Proposal approved, to be completed by 2022
Architect: MVRDV (masterplan)

AE Interests: Integration of ultra-sustainable systems with everyday facilities such as universities, hotels, marinas, offices, homes and more. Other interests include development of biodegradable concrete, botanical library, water retaining roofs/facades, and city lights produced by fluorescent plants, insects and microbes.

Article: [1]
Video: [1]

Phoenix Towers – Wuhan, China

Posted in Proposed Design by Christopher Lawrence on June 16, 2014

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Building: Phoenix Towers
Location: Wuhan, China
Completion: Conceptual Design
Architect: Chetwood Architects
Design Team: HuaYan Group

AE Interest: Reaching 1km upon completion, this pair of buildings will be the tallest in the world. These towers will be composed of a steel superstructure, concrete core with ‘hat’ trusses, a trussed structure at the base, out-riggered for lateral stability and concrete buttresses. They will be outfitted with wind turbines,  photo-voltaic panels, thermal chimneys, rainwater harvesting systems, biomass boilers and hydrogen fuel cells.

Sand Babel – China

Posted in Proposed Design by Christopher Lawrence on April 1, 2014

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Building: Sand Babel
Location: China
Completion: Conceptual Design
Design Team: Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya and Guo Shen

AE Interest: These towers will be manufactured from adjacent sand by a solar-powered 3D printer. The lower root-like structures will stabilize and reinforce the dynamic flowing sands while the upper spiral skeleton would be constructed using continuous transmission of tensional forces and house a water-generating system located in the mushroom-shaped roof exploiting temperature differences to produce condensation.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, London, U.K.

Posted in Proposed Design by Abraham Chapa on June 12, 2013

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom
Expected Completion: October 2013
Architect: Sou Fujimoto
Structural Engineer: Aecom – Harriet Eldred

AE Interest: Lightweight steel pole structure

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Posted in Proposed Design, Under Construction by Gregory Brooks on October 14, 2012

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Building: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 N Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Architect: Morphosis
Architect of Record (Dallas): Good, Fulton and Farrell
Preliminary Design Engineer: Buro Happold
Structural Engineer:  Datum Engineers
Consulting Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Talley Associates
Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
Project Manager: Hillwood
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon
Completed 2013

AE Interests: Complex form, custom concrete facade created directly from digital model information, green roof. `

MORE ABOUT this building.
article/slideshow Jan 9, 2013 Architectural Record online

UT tour Dallas

Medical Education Building, Columbia University – New York, New York, U.S.

Posted in Proposed Design by Johnathan Duong on October 2, 2012

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Building:  Medical Education Building
Location: New York City, New York
Status:  Proposed Design; To be completed Late 2016
Architect:  Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Structural Engineer:  Leslie E. Robertson Associates

AE Interest:  Angular in shape, mainly glass facade, timber-clad boxes slotted into the glass facade will provide decked balconies, floors intertwine with one another, a network of social and study spaces distributed across oversized landings along an intricate 14-story stair.

The Kingdom Tower – Saudi Arabia

Posted in Proposed Design by Christopher Lawrence on October 1, 2012

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Building: Kingdom Tower
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Completion: 2016-2017 (expected)
Engineer: Langan International
Architect: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Main Contractor: Saudi Binladin Group
Developer: Emaar Properties, Jeddah Economic Company (JEC)

AE Interests: Estimated to cost $1.23 billion and reach a staggering 3,280 feet in height,  the total construction area will encompass 5.7 million square feet.  The building will serve a multi-purpose design consisting of office spaces, apartments, retail stores, luxury condominiums, exterior sky terrace as well as the world’s highest observatory.

Skolkovo University District – Skolkovo, Russia

Posted in Proposed Design by Alizain Maredia on September 28, 2012

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Building: Skolkovo Univerity District
Location: Skolkovo, Russia
Building Status: Conceptual Masterplan
Partners: Herzog & de Meon, Stefan Marbach, David Koch
Project Architects: Olga Bolsnina, Tomislav Dushaov, Tobias Winkelmann
Client: Skolkovo Foundation, Moscow, Russia
AE Interest: The University’s scheme integrates into its surroundings by disappearing into the landscape with features such as: low-rise (2-3 story) architecture, numerous openings and views into the interior, the gardens and traditional materials.

Source: [1]


Arlanda Hotel

Posted in Proposed Design by Chris Reynolds on September 6, 2011

Building: Arlanda Hotel

Location: Stockholm Sweden

Architect: BIG

AE Interests: Custom Facade, Complicated Structure

Montenegro Residences

Posted in Proposed Design by Chris Reynolds on September 5, 2011

Building: Montenegro Residences

Location: Montenegro

Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group

AE Interests: Minimal environmental impact, high density living.

The Copenhagen Experiments – U.S.

Posted in Proposed Design by Chris Reynolds on September 5, 2011

Space: The Copenhagen Experiments

New York, NY
Chicago Illinois

Designers: Bjarke Ingels Group

AE Interests: Prefabrication, Green Roofs, high density living

Estadio das Dunas – Natal, Brazil

Posted in Proposed Design by Alex Olivas on August 31, 2011

Building: Estadio das Dunas – “The Stadium of the Dunes”
Location: Natal, Brazil
Expected Completion: FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014
Architect: Populous
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Client: State Government Rio Grande do Norte
AE Interests: Focuses on “grand space”, obstructs direct sunlight while allowing on-shore breezes to reach the fans.
Capacity: 40,000 – general seats, 2,500 – club seats, 22 suites

Grand Stade de l’Olympique Lyonnais – Lyon, France

Posted in Proposed Design by Alex Olivas on August 31, 2011

Building: Grand Stade de l’Olympique Lyonnais
Location: Lyon, France
Expected Completion: 2013
Architect: Populous
AE Interests: The roof will not only provide shelter, shade and comfort, but it will also have the ability to make the stadium reach out to the sky by illuminating into a glowing object.
Capacity: 60,000

Music Cloud- Paris, France

Posted in Proposed Design by Mariela Corrales on August 31, 2011


Building: Music Cloud (Philharmonie de Paris)
Location: Paris, France
Architectural Firm: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Project Partner: Michael Volk
Project Architect/Design Architect: Andrea Graser
3D Visualization: Jorg Hugo, Jens Mehlan
Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure/ Bollinger and Grohmann GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Acoustics and Theater Planning: ARTEC Consultants
Mechanical Engineering: INGEROP Courbevoie
Environmental Engineering: BEHI-SA
Landscape Architect: Agence Ter
Lightning Design: L’Observatoire International
Media Facade: ART+COM AG
Cost & Management Consultant: Mazet & Associates
Client: Association Philharmonie de Paris
Status: Competition (01/02 2007)
Budget: EUR 118 Mio

AE Interest: Large Concert Hall has 2 400 seats. Sensor activated interactive media facade that can illustrate music, movement, or events happening inside the building for the outdoors public to watch.  Designed to maximize sustainable principles of energy consumption and natural ventilation. Includes photovoltaic cells and a system of geothermal tubes.

National Archive of Denmark – Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted in Proposed Design by Caroline Hunt on August 31, 2011


Building: National Archive of Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Design Completion: 1997, for invited competition in Copenhagan
Architect: Antoine Predock

AE Interest: Glass elevator, panoramic tower views, large naturally lit rooms and smaller, diffused light study areas

Mixed Use Center Baku- Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted in Proposed Design by Mariela Corrales on August 31, 2011


Building: Mixed Use Center Baku (high density Landmark Building Complex)
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Architectural Firm: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Project Partner: Frank Stepper
Project Architect: Voker Kilian
Design Architect: Sophie Grell
Model Building: Paul Hoszowski, Vincenzi Del Monaco
Client: Arena JSC
Status: Proposed in 2008
AE Interest: Building height of 150 m, 40 floors above ground

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