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Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture – Doha, Qatar

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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]

Written by Joseph Drewes

November 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Tower – Dallas, Texas

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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]

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Written by Gregory Brooks

March 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

Posted in Proposed Design

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

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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

 

Written by Troy Halliburton

September 14, 2015 at 10:05 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Miraflores-Barranco Pedestrian Bridge, Lima, Peru

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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

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Written by Cade Osborne

September 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

The Grand Egyptian Museum- Cairo, Egypt

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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.

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Written by Nancy Varughese

September 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The Gate Residence – Cairo, Egypt

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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.

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Written by Nancy Varughese

September 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Cairo Expo City – Cairo, Egypt

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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.

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Video: 1

Written by Nancy Varughese

September 10, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Stone Towers – Cairo, Egypt

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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.

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Article: 1

Video:1

 

Written by Nancy Varughese

September 10, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Camp Nou Renovation – Barcelona, Spain

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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

Written by Brett Harbin

September 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

World Expo 2017 – Astana, Kazakhstan

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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

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Written by Derek Jahelka

September 4, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Pod Apartments – Sydney, Australia

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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.

Written by Eric Nunez

September 4, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Administrative Complex on Varshavskaya Street – St.Petersburg, Russia

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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

Written by Derek Jahelka

September 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

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Antalya Tower – Antalya, Turkey

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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

Written by Annabel Cook

June 23, 2015 at 10:49 am

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

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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

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Written by Annabel Cook

June 23, 2015 at 10:16 am

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European Central Bank – Frankfurt a.M., Germany

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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.

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

Articles:
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Written by Joshua Atkins

April 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

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Garden Bridge – London, England, U.K.

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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.

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Written by Brooks Barnhouse

March 2, 2015 at 1:10 am

Chausseestrasse 43 – Berlin, Germany

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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.

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Written by Justin Nevill

September 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm

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Guosen Securities Tower – Shenzhen, China

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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

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Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

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Dorobanti Tower – Bucharest, Romania

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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

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Written by Alex Gross

September 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Blossom Gate – Xiangyiang, China

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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.

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Written by Thanos Metaxas

September 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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North Point Harbour Urban Plan – Hong Kong, China

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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.
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Written by Brandon Comisarenco

September 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm

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Hongqiao Central Business District – Shanghai, China

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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]
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Written by Brandon Comisarenco

September 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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Trans Ganga Masterplan – Kanpur, India

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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.

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Written by Brandon Comisarenco

September 9, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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Huizhou Masterplan – Huizhou, China

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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.
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Written by Brandon Comisarenco

September 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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Almere City Plan (Floriade 2022) – Almere, Netherlands

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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.

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Written by Brandon Comisarenco

September 9, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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Phoenix Towers – Wuhan, China

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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.
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Written by Christopher Lawrence

June 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

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Sand Babel – China

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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.

Written by Christopher Lawrence

April 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, London, U.K.

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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

Written by Abraham Chapa

June 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

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

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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

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

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

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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.

Written by Johnathan Duong

October 2, 2012 at 12:18 am

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The Kingdom Tower – Saudi Arabia

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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.

Written by Christopher Lawrence

October 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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Skolkovo University District – Skolkovo, Russia

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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.

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Written by Alizain Maredia

September 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

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Arlanda Hotel

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Building: Arlanda Hotel

Location: Stockholm Sweden

Architect: BIG

AE Interests: Custom Facade, Complicated Structure

Written by Chris Reynolds

September 6, 2011 at 12:10 am

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Montenegro Residences

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Building: Montenegro Residences

Location: Montenegro

Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group

AE Interests: Minimal environmental impact, high density living.

Written by Chris Reynolds

September 5, 2011 at 11:54 pm

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The Copenhagen Experiments – U.S.

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Space: The Copenhagen Experiments

Locations:
New York, NY
Chicago Illinois

Designers: Bjarke Ingels Group

AE Interests: Prefabrication, Green Roofs, high density living

Written by Chris Reynolds

September 5, 2011 at 11:33 pm

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Estadio das Dunas – Natal, Brazil

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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

Written by Alex Olivas

August 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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Grand Stade de l’Olympique Lyonnais – Lyon, France

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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

Written by Alex Olivas

August 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm

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Music Cloud- Paris, France

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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.
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Written by Mariela Corrales

August 31, 2011 at 12:57 pm

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National Archive of Denmark – Copenhagen, Denmark

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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

Written by Caroline Hunt

August 31, 2011 at 12:56 pm

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Mixed Use Center Baku- Baku, Azerbaijan

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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

Written by Mariela Corrales

August 31, 2011 at 1:02 am

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Football Stadium Zaragoza- Zaragoza, Spain

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Building: Football Stadium Zaragoza
Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Architectural Firm: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Planning: U.T.E Coop Himmelb(l)a/Katsura S.L
Principal in Charge: Wolf D. Prix
Project Partner: Andrea Graser
Model Building: Nam La Chi, Vincenzo Del Monaco
Client: Zaragoza Ayuntamiento
Status: Competition 2nd Prize, 07/2008
Budget: EUR 75 Mio
AE Interest: Concept based on a sculptural umbrella, the inner ring is covered with a translucent fabric that allows sunlight to penetrate and prevent rain to get in. Has a capacity of 43 000 seats.

Written by Mariela Corrales

August 31, 2011 at 12:51 am

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Sports City Stadium – Doha, Qatar

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Building: Sports City Stadium
Location: Doha, Qatar
Expected Completion: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Architect: Populous
AE Interests: One of 12 conceptual stadiums for the winning 2022 Qatar World Cup whose design has inspiration from a nomadic Bedouin tribe tent. The venue’s infrastructure will harness its energy directly from the sun to provide lighting, cooling, heating and electricity. This stadium is to be the most environmentally sustainable one in the world as it will achieve zero carbon emissions.
Capacity: ~47,000

Written by Alex Olivas

August 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

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The Spa – Culver City, California, U.S.

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Building: The Spa
Location: Culver City, California
Completion: 2000
Architect: Eric Owen Moss
AE Interest: excercise, private therapy rooms, exterior deck, courtyard, juice bar, and offices

Written by Martin Perez

August 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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Torngasok Cultural Centre – Labrador, Canada

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Building: Torngasok Cultural Centre
Firm: Saunders Architecture
Architects: Todd Saunders with Attila Béres, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach and Rubén Sáez López
Location: Nain, Labrador, Canada
Completion: 2013
Size: 1800 m²
AE Interest: With an estimated completion date in 2013, the new center will include offices for the Nunatsiavut government and for the Torgnat Mountains National Park.

Written by Maarten Janssens

August 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

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Queens Museum of Art – Queens, New York, U.S.

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Building: Queens Museum of Art
Location: Queens, New York
Completion: 2001
Architect: Eric Owen Moss

AE Interest: It appears that a sea of glass is flowing from the building facade.
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Written by Martin Perez

August 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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Dance Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia

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Building: Dance Palace
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Status: Competition winner
Client: Petersburg City LLC
Architect: UNStudio
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: curved exterior facade, mixture of opaque and transparent panels causes the building to emit scattered light

Written by John Surovik

August 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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Light*House – Aarhus, Denmark

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Building: Light*House
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Status: Competition Winner
Architects: UNStudio, 3XN, Jan Gehl
Engineers: Grontmij, Carl Bro

AE Interest: Mixed-use facility including housing and social function, facade designed to mimic light reflected off water

Written by John Surovik

August 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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Mariinsky Cultural Center, New Mariinsky Theater – St. Petersburg, Russia

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Building: Mariinsky Cultural Center, New Mariinsky Theater
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Completion: 2003
Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects
AE Interest: A representation of the old Russia going into a new stage of architecture.

Written by Martin Perez

August 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm

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Conjunctive Points Theater Complex – Culver City, California, U.S.

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Building: Conjunctive Points Theater Complex
Location:Culver City, California
Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects
AE Interest: This building has multiple uses from office, retail and restaurants, the shape transforms as its goes along the horizontal.

Written by Martin Perez

August 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm

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Youth Wellness Center – Bremerton, Washington, U.S.

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Building: Youth Wellness Center
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Project Architect: Filipe Taboada
Currently in Design Phase

AE Interest: Structural, Environmental, and Space Management

Written by Joshua Petry

August 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Image courtesy of Morphopedia

Building: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Design: 2008-2009
Architect: Morphosis
Structural and MEP Engineer: Burp Happold

Written by Robbie Kolovson

August 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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Coolsingel- Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Building: Coolsingel
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Completed: Scematic Design
Architect: OMA Rem Koolhaas
Structural Engineer: ABT
AE Interests:  Combination of Simple and Complicated Exterior Geometry, Lighting

Written by Grant Mitchell

August 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Posted in Built, Proposed Design

New U.S. Embassy – London, U.K.

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Building: New U.S. Embassy
Location: London, United Kingdom
Status: Designed 2009-2010, construction will be completed by 2017
Architect: Kieran Timberlake
Sustainability and MEP: Arup
Structural Engineering: Weidlinger Associates
AE Interest: Targeted to be both BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum, thin PV films in the facade
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Written by Michael Cobb

August 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm

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Ars Aevi-Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Building: Ars Aevi
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Completion: 2014
Architect: Renzo Piano
AE Interest: Ars Aevi will become a museum devoted to cultural acknowledgement that was planned out throughout a war-filled country. Started negotiations in 1992 with the Sarajevo government.
Status: Under negotiations with the Bosnia-Herzegovina government.

Written by Carlos Garcia

August 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Garibaldi Exhibition Building – Milan, Italy

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Building: Garibaldi Exhibition Building
Location: Milan, Italy
Competition won: 2006
Architect: Grimshaw

AE Interest: form

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

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Old Livestock Market in Hereford Development

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Location: Hereford, Herefordshire
Completion: due 2013
Partner: Hereford Futures
Developer/Development Manager: Stanhope
Architect: Leslie Jones
Masterplanner: Allies & Morrison
Structural Engineer: Ramboll (formerly Ramboll Whitbybird)
Services Engineer: Cudd Bentley Consulting
Cost Consultant: Cyril Sweett
Construction Manager: Pinnacle Transportation

AE Interests: regeneration of the historic city of Hereford

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

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UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation – London, U.K.

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Building: UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation
Location: London, UK
Completion: due 2015
Architect: PLP Architecture and HOK Architects

AE Interest: roof form, advance bio-medical research facility

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Oxford Street Visitor Information Kiosk – London, U.K.

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Building: Oxford Street Visitor Information Kiosk
Location: London, UK
Architect: PLP Architecture

AE Interest: ‘soaring’ glass roof

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

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Four Seasons – London, U.K.

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Building: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences
Location: London, UK(Heron Plaza)
Completion: due 2015
Architect: PLP Architecture

AE Interest: Skyscraper in urban London

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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Four Seasons – Abu Dhabi

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Building: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences
Location: Abu Dhabi at Sowwah Island
Architect: PLP Architecture

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

World Wildlife Fund Headquarters – Woking, UK

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Building: World Wildlife Fund Headquarters
Location: Woking, UK
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Structural Engineers: Expedition Engineering

AE Interest: maximizes on-site sustainable features, aims for ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM rating

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Guy’s and St Thomas’ East Wing Re-cladding – London, U.K.

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Building: Guy’s and St Thomas’ East Wing
Location: London, UK
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Engineering Consultant: Arup

AE Interest: creates a thermal buffer zone and two new triangular atria

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Victoria & Albert Museum Extension – London, U.K.

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Building: Victoria & Albert Museum Extension
Location: London, UK
Architect: Amanda Levete Architects

AE Interests: complex geometry

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Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Cultural Centre – Lisbon, Portugal

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Building: Cultural Centre
Location: Lisbon, Portugal (on Tagus River)
Architect: Amanda Levete Architects

AE Interests: complex geometry

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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Cloud 360 – Sungnam, South Korea

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Building: Cloud 360
Architect: Kyungam Architects (Changki Yun)
Partner: Jaeyoo Yoo
Designer: Taehyung Lim, Kyeongmin Kim, Yunmi Kang
Client: Sungam District

AE Interests: complex geometry, glass technology

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

January 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Moynihan Station – New York City, U.S.

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Building: Moynihan Station
Location: New York City, United States
Proposed Completion: 2018
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Structural Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann and Partner
Client: New York City

AE Interests: Advanced geometry, long span glass roof, converting the old Farley Post Office into a railway station

Written by Mike Carrell

January 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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Dome City

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Building: Geodesic Dome City
Location: Proposed for Manhattan, New York
Completion: Proposed Design
Designer: Buckminster Fuller
 

AE Interest: Enclosed city under dome, climate controlled, dome made of glass.

Written by Nate Conrad

January 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm

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Grand Theatre – Rabat, Morocco

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Project: Grand Theatre
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structure Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor (AKT)
MEP engineer: Maxfordham
Acoustics & Theatre: Artec Consultant
Facade: Donnell Consultants Incorporated
Lighting: Office for Visual Interaction Inc

Info: 27,000 m2
Est Budget: $163m

AE Interest: Complex Geometry

Images by Zaha Hadid Architects
Article 1

Written by Gregory Brooks

November 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

Posted in Proposed Design

National Museum of African American History and Culture – Washington D.C., U.S.

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Building: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Location: National Mall, Washington D.C.
Client: Smithsonian Institution
Architect: Foster & Partners
Status: Proposed Design
Budget: $500 million

AE Interests: Complex spiral geometry, large cantilevered volume.  Sunken courtyard / entry.

Written by Jimmy Principe

October 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

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Caen Library – Caen, France

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Building: Caen Library (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale / BMVR)
Status: Competition winner – announced 9/10/2010
Architect: OMA (Rem Koolhaas)

AE Interest: Massing response to context, open middle floor, exposed diagonal bracing, large openings in floor diaphragm. For similar work, see Seattle Central Library.

Article: BDOnline
Video: Vimeo

Written by Gregory Brooks

September 13, 2010 at 8:49 am

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Raffles City Bahrain – Manama City, Bahrain

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Building: Raffles City Bahrain
Location: Bahrain Bay, Manama City, Bahrain
Project Status: Expected Completion 2012
Architect: Rafael Viñoly

AE Interests: Three curving high-rise apartment buildings create an interesting design. It also has elevated infrastructure.

Raffles City Bahrain

Written by Almendra Zarazua

September 3, 2010 at 10:45 am

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Kuching Hotel – Kuching, Malaysia

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Building: Kuching Hotel
Location: Isthmus Site, Kuching, Malaysia
Architect: Saucier + Perrotte
Civil Engineer: Jurutera Minsar Consult
Structural Engineer: J. K. Bersatu
Mechanical Engineer: Primetech Engineers
Electrical Engineer: Uni Kenyalang Engineering

AE Interests: Multiple folded planes, designed to mimic the form of a tree

Written by Makenzie Kuntz

September 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm

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Battersea Power Station – London, U.K.

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Building Name: Battersea Power Station
Location: Nine Elms, London, United Kingdom
Project Status: Expected Completion 2020
Architect: Rafael Viñoly

AE Interests: Europe’s largest carbon neutral building, highly sustainable, first zero carbon office space in Central London

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Written by Almendra Zarazua

September 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Municipal Offices and Station – Delft, The Netherlands

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Building: Municipal Offices and Station
Location: Delft, The Netherlands
Completion: 2014 (expected)
Architect: Mecanoo Architecten
Structural Engineer: ABT bv

AE Interests: Energy efficient: uses 35% less energy than government standards, vaulted ceiling, long curtain wall for ground floor, blue and white tiles for most of the inerior.

Written by Carlos Estrada

September 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Urban Forest – Chongqing, China

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Building: Urban Forest
Location: Chongqing, China
Completion: Design-in-progress
Architect: MAD ltd
Engineer: ARUP group ltd

AE Interests: Steel and concrete city center, each floor has its own unique design, the building itself is structurally complex and visually seems unstable

Written by Caleb Holobaugh

September 1, 2010 at 10:34 am

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Wuensdorf Church – Wuensdorf, Germany

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Building: Wuensdorf Church
Location: Wuensdorf, Germany
Architect: GRAFT Architects
Structural Engineering: To be determined
Completion: Design Competition Winners

AEInterest: spiritual center and multifunctional assembly hall, “scene-o-graphic background,” diamond-shaped crystal envelope from 3 different geometric prefigures; previously closed land in which nature has flourished.

e-architect

Written by Anna Hernandez

August 31, 2010 at 8:39 pm

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Torre Huerta – Valencia, Spain

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Structure: Torre Huerta/Sociopolis
Location: Valencia, Spain
Completion: In Progress
Co-architect: MG arquitectos
Landscape architect: Copijn, Utrecht
Structural Engineer: GIA, grupo de ingenierias y arquitectura

AEInterests: 5 apartments on each floor arranged around a central core; every apartment has its own terrace with a tree; Solar cells and the water tank located on roof.

Written by Alex Pena

August 31, 2010 at 7:05 pm

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Republic Square – Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Building: Republic Square
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Completion: Proposed Design
Approximate Size: 126,000 sq. meters
Architects: Eric Owen Moss
AE interests: 38 meter diameter structural spiral, exterior geometry, season themed courtyards

Images from Eric Owen Moss

Written by Josh Massey

August 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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Dynamo Stadium – Moscow, Russia

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Building: Dynamo Stadium
AKA: VTB Arena Central Dynamo Stadium
Location: Petrovsky Park, Moscow, Russia
Status: International competition won in June 2010
Approximate Completion: 2016
Architects: Erick van Egeraat and Mikhail Posokhin
Structural Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann
Primary Investor: VTB Bank
AE Interests: Historic preservation, multifunctional urban regenerator, supports bid for 2018 World Cup, year round commercial use
Erick van Egeraat

Written by Mike Carrell

August 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center – Athens, Greece `

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Building: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Location: Athens, Greece
Completion: 2015
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer – Expedition Engineering
MEP and Acoustic Engineers – Arup

Client: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

AE Interests: Delicate ferrocement roof with steel columns and cable cross-bracing, sustainable design, solar power, wind power.

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Written by Richard Beeler

August 31, 2010 at 11:03 am

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Batumi Aquarium – Batumi, Georgia

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images © Henning Larsen Architects

Building: Batumi Aquarium
Location: Rustaveli Str., Batumi, The Republic of Georgia
Estimated Completion Date: 2010
Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
Client: Association A.T.U.

AE Interests: Organic architecture (influenced by Batumi’s local beach pebbles); Exhibition areas are self-supporting; Interconnecting space between/under structure

Written by Tammy Pham

August 31, 2010 at 2:39 am

Massar Children’s Discovery Centre – Damascus, Syria

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images © Henning Larsen Architects & Buro Happold

Building: Massar Children’s Discovery Centre Project
Location: Damascus, Syria
Estimated Completion Date: 2013
Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
Structural Engineers: Buro Happold
Landscape Architects: Martha Schwartz Partners
Clients: Massar

AE Interests: Organic architecture (influenced by the Damascus rose); Curvaceous shape reduces energy loads from the sun; Utilization of solar-powered geothermal heating system; Water recycling system; Clay plaster material for interior walls & outdoor hollowcore slabs provide natural ventilation; Features ground cooling store system & Earth tube/labyrinth system

Written by Tammy Pham

August 31, 2010 at 2:39 am

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National Performing Arts Center – Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Project: National Performing Arts Center
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Completion: 2018
Architect: Mecanoo Architecten
Structural Engineering: Supertech
Acoustics: Xu Acoustique

AE Interests: Sustainable design in response to subtropical climate, undulating topographical roof is partially covered by grass and plants, creating natural and efficient building cooling. Structure contains concert hall, opera house, and semi-open theatres totaling 6000 seats.

Written by Carlos Estrada

August 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Art Museum Strongoli – Strongoli, Italy

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Project: Art Museum Strongoli
Location: On top of Motta Grande, Strongoli, Italy
Status: In Planning
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix

AEInterest: complex geometric structure, cantilevered restaurant, panoramic terrace, flexible exhibition areas, outer skin responds to climatic forces dynamically

Architect’s Website

Written by Sarah Turner

August 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm

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Energy Roof – Perugia, Italy

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Project: Energy Roof
Location: Via Mazzini in the center of Perugia, Italy
Status: In Planning
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Local Partner: Heliopolis 21
Civil and Structural Engineer: B+G Ingenieure
Energy Design: Baumgartner
Client: Universita degli Sudi di Perugia

AEInterest: parametric design, sustainability, exhibition space, wind turbines, photovoltaic cells

Architect’s Website

Written by Sarah Turner

August 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm

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Shenzen Energy Mansion – Shenzen, China

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Project: Shenzen Energy Mansion
Location: Shenzen, China
Architect: BIG
Engineer: Arup
Other Collaborator: Transsolar
Completion: Proposed Design

AE Interest: Folded curtain wall that shades building from sun, designed for maximum daylight exposure combined with minimal sunlight exposure, solar thermal panels, facade design focuses on lowering energy consumption

Architect Project Page

Written by Blake McGregor

August 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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Worldwide Village of Women Sports – Malmo, Sweden

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Project: Worldwide Village of Women Sports
Location: Malmo, Sweden
Architect: BIG
Collaborators: AKT, Tyrens, Transsolar
Completion: Proposed Design

AE Interest: Sloping roofscapes, central hall for professional football matches, concerts, conferences, and flea markets, open atmosphere, large pedestrian network

Architect Project Page

Written by Blake McGregor

August 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm

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City Sofa – Busan, South Korea

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Structure: City Sofa
Location: Busan, South Korea
Status: Design [2005]
Architect: MVRDV
Co-architect: Junglim Architecture
Engineer: ARUP (Beijing /Hong Kong). Rory McGowan , J Kerry

AEInterest: Adjacent to future media industry environment; clear functional zones positioned in a series of ‘boxes’ that allow for independent usage; urban open air cinema on top.

More Info

Written by Alex Pena

August 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm

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Gazprom-City – Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Building: Gazprom-City
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Completion: Unbuilt (Design Competition)
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Engineers: Arup, Mr Paul Nuttal
Project Managers: Mathieu Forest, Elizabeth Kather

AE Interests: Transparency in design, complex structural design, integration of arboretums into spans of structure, energy efficiency

Written by Garrett Jones

August 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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Tour Phare – Paris, France

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Building: Tour Phare
Location: Paris, France
Completion: Unbuilt
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural/Facade Engineers: Arup, Paul Nuttall
Fluids Engineers: OTHEM, Pascal Wiecheteck
Thermal Engineers: Transsolar, Matthias Schule
Project manager: Eric Stephany

AE Interests: Full length plate glass walls, large scale rotation and stabilization, offices (115 000 m2),
market room, restaurants between firms, public restaurants, four large led display screens

Written by Garrett Jones

August 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm

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Urban Media Space- Aarhus, Denmark

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Project: Urban Media Space Public Library
Location: Europaplads, Århus, Denmark
Landscape Architect: Kristine Jensens Tegnestue (DK)
Architect: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Engineer: Alectia Consulting Engineers (DK)
Construction: 2011-14

AE Interests: Orthogonal grid of vertical cores and columns. Main material is Glass. Geometric shapes, Heptagonal top on a prism shaped building. Large internal ramp. Parking underneath.

Written by Nate Conrad

August 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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Zurich Circle-Zurich, Switzerland

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Building: Zurich Circle
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Completion: Ongoing design
Architect: Asymptote
Structural Engineer: Thornton Thomasetti
Lighting Engineer: Bartenbach LichtLabor
Façade Consultant Billings Design Associates
Client: Unique / Flughafen Zurich

AE Interest: four towers set upon a three-story plinth that connects to the surrounding landscape; external galleries between each tower that connect the interior to the city

Written by Jessica Spencer

August 30, 2010 at 10:49 am

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Town Town – Erdberg, Vienna

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Project: Town Town Office Building
Location: Erdberg, Vienna
Completion: In Planning
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Client: Immobiliendevelopment WIENER STADTWERK BMG, Swiss Town Consult, and Donau-Finanz GesmbH & Co. KG
Structural Engineer: Kollitsch & Stanek Ziviltechniker Ges.m.H.
HVAC and Acoustics: Dr. Pfeiler GmbH

AEInterest: sustainability, wind forces(see the upper right picture for diagram), metal skin designed in shapes that are dynamic to wind forces, acoustics, winner:MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award(Category:Sustainability)

Architect’s Website

Written by Sarah Turner

August 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

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Cittadella Bridge – Alessandria, Italy

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Structure: Cittadella Bridge
Location: Across River Tarano at Piazza Gobetti, Alessandria, Italy
Completed: Proposed Design (No date currently set)
Architect: Richard Meier
Engineer: Arup
Photos Courtesy of: Richard Meier & Partners

AE Interests: Bowed design and counterbalances are used to keep bridge level.

Written by Michael Atmadja

August 27, 2010 at 11:43 pm

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The Leadenhall Building – London, England, U.K.

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Building: The Leadenhall Building
Location: London, England
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Structural Design: Arup
Project Manager:  WSP
Client: British Land Company
Construction: Bovis Lendlease

AE Interests: office, glazing envelope, steel-frame, skyscraper in urban London

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Written by Stacy Chu

June 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm

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Biomass Power Station – Stockton-on-Tees, U.K.

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Building: Biomass Power Station
Location: Stockton-on-Tees, U.K., north west England, banks of river Tees
Status: approved by Cabe’s national design review panel March 2010
Architect: Thomas Heatherwick
Budget: 150M BP

AE Interest: 49 megawatt biomass renewable energy station, made of a series of curved panels to be covered in grasses.

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 24, 2010 at 11:02 am

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Burj al-Taqa – Dubai

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Building: Burj al-Taqa
Location: Dubai
Completion: Proposed Design
Architect: Gerber Architekten international GmbH

AE Interests: Designed to generate all its own energy, the name means ‘Energy Tower’ and will have a massive 197 foot diameter wind tower on the roof along with numerous solar cells arrays totaling 131,459 square  feet. Louvered openings in the façade will allow cool air into the building which will sink and dissipates throughout the interior. 

Written by Christopher Lawrence

February 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm

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Singapore Residential Tower – Singapore

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Building: Singapore Residential Tower
Location: At the intersection of Scotts Road and Cairnhill Road, Singapore
Completion: Proposed Design
Architect: Eric Chang
Designer: Ole Scheeren
Contractor: Office for Metropolitan Architecture

AE Interests: Composed of four towers, vertically offset from each other and suspended from a central core, it is proposed to house 68 luxury apartments with panoramic views. The elevated tower design will reduce the overall footprint of the building.

Written by Christopher Lawrence

February 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

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The Wave Tower – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building: The Wave Tower
Architect: A-cero
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction: begins in late 2009

AE Interests: curtain wall, in-house water treatment plant

Article

Written by Stacy Chu

January 31, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Complex – Taiwan

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Building: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Complex
Location: Taiwan
Architect: Studio Nicoletti Associati
Structures + Facades: RFR, Mathias Kutterer and Henry Bardsley
Project Manager: Luca Maugeri

AE Interest: natural shell shape, outer skin pattern is designed of interlocking geometric incisions similar to the shape of the DNA of the bacteria being studied at facility, Gold LEED rating, under EEWH certifications, steel framing, open court yard within the egg shape


Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

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Sky City 1000 – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Sky City 1000
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Takenake Corporation

AE Interests: concrete reinforced with carbon fiber for lighter material, self-contained water system treating sewage and reclaim water, “city built in the air,” each level acts as its own “town”

Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 12:33 am

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Bionic Tower – Shanghai, China

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Building: Bionic Tower
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: ECE Arquitecturas
Project Price: Approximately $15 billion

AE Interest: “floating foundation” made up of hundreds of anchors instead of vertical foundation, crisscross trusses, light and hollow steel framing, 92 vertical columns that support as well as transport water, energy, and supplies

Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 12:23 am

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Rio Tower – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Building: Rio Tower
Location : Cotunduba Island, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Status: Competition Design
Architect : Mikou Design Studio
Client : City of Rio
Height : 150 m
Surface: 7000 m2
Budget: 17 Millions euros
Programme : Observation points, auditorium, skywalk, bungee jump platform, climbing tower, gyrodrop, cafeteria, souvenir store, urban balconies, multi-usage space.

AE Interest: Large opening cut thru building form, skyscraper, complex geometry

Written by Gregory Brooks

January 26, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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Lilium Tower – Warsaw, Poland

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Building: Lilium Tower
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Built: Development on hold Jan 2009
Architect: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Markus Planteu
Competition Team: Thomas Mathoy, Sophia Razzaque, Naomi Fritz, Daniel
Widrig, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Dennis Brezina
Strucural Consultant: ARUP

AE Interests: 240m tall; central core forms backbone of structure; low-energy use designed to cope with extremes of climate

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

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Archipelago 21 – Seoul, Korea

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Building: Archipelago 21 (Yongsan Business District Riverfront Master Plan)

Location: Seoul, Korea

Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Completion: to begin in 2011/completed by 2016

AE Interests: Urban planning, Commercial & Residential Design, International Design Competition, Riverfront Design

Written by Stacy Chu

December 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm

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Anara Tower- Dubai, UAE

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Building: Anara Tower
Location: Dubai, UAE
Architect: Atkins
Completion: project cancelled in 2009

AE Interests: Second largest building in the world, 655 meters, two towers connected with a central glass shaft

Written by Laurel Johnson

December 13, 2009 at 12:16 am

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Okhta Tower- St. Petersburg, Russia

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Building: Okhta Tower

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

Completion: no set completion date

Architect: RMJM

Structural Consultant: Jane Wernick Associates

AE Interests: Will be the tallest building in Europe, 396 meters. Double glass enclosure, concrete core, frame made of steel and stainless steel cladding, as the light hits the building at different angles throughout the day the tower gives the appearance of changing color.

Written by Laurel Johnson

December 12, 2009 at 11:55 pm

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DIFC Lighthouse Tower – Dubai, U.A.E.

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Building: DIFC lighthouse tower

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Completion Date: 2011

Project Team: Hill International
Architects & Lead

Architects: Atkins

Consultant: Atkins

Owner: DIFC

AE Interest: Aspires to be a LEED platinum rated for low-carbon commercial building that will aim to reduce its total energy consumption by up to 65% and water consumption by up to 35% compared to the current Dubai standard design. Will contain 150 solar water collectors to meet the hot water requirements for the whole building. 3- 225KW wind turbines and 4000 solar panels will be used to generate electricity. Designed as two towers connected by bridge from the 10th floor up to about 300 meters up the building.

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November 20, 2009 at 2:34 am

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Leatop Lotus Tower – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Leatop Lotus Tower
Location: Guangzhou, China
Architect: Leo A Daly
Structural Design: Leo A Daly
Owner: Guangzhou Leatop Tower Corporation

AE Interest: Master Planning, Programming, Architecture, Organic design, curtain walls,

Written by Stacy Chu

November 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm

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Dublin National Conference Centre – Dublin, Ireland

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Building: Dublin National Conference Centre
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Architect: Leo A Daly
Structural Design: Leo A Daly

AE Interest: Conceptual Master Planning, Conceptual Design, intelligent skin, cantilever

Written by Stacy Chu

November 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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MOMA Tower – New York City, New York, U.S.

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Building: MOMA Tower
Location: next to Museum of Modern Art – New York City, New York
Status: approved Oct 2009 by City Council, height reduction 2011
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Engineer: Emmanuel Cattani

AE Interest: 82 story, 305 meters tall, tapering curved envelope, structural steel exterior (diagonal bracing).
Contains exhibit space for MOMA + 100 hotel rooms, 150 apartments.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

November 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

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King Abdullah Financial District – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Building: King Abdullah Financial District
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Expected Completion: 2011
Architecture Master Plan: Henning Larsen Architects
Infrastructure Design: AECOM Technology Corporation
Land Owner: Saudi Public Pension Agency
Local Architecture and Engineering Adviser: Omrania & Associates

AE Interests: Fast track development of 1.6 million sq m site, to be completed in 3.5 years, no motor traffic, currently constructing 10 design build parcels

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

October 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Seaholm District Redevelopment – Austin, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Seaholm District Redevelopment.
Location: Austin, Texas
Completion Expected: NA (on hold due to economic condition)
Architect: Mithun

AE Interest: Water and Carbon-neutral

Written by Stephen Mathai

September 27, 2009 at 10:47 pm

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Russia Tower – Moscow, Russia

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Location: Moscow, Russia
Completed: canceled on 12 February, 2009
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineers: Halvorson and Partners
Contractors: Satori, Soletanshstroy

AE Interests: tallest building in Europe, green building, sustainable design, structural

Written by Alec Gagnon

September 14, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Sighvatsson House – Venice, California, U.S.

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Building: Sighvatsson House
Location: Venice, California
Status: Commission 2005
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA

AE Interests: moveable partitions between the rooms allow the house to be transformed into specific rooms or an open area, the exterior of the house is covered in a homogeneous skin to allow light in while having limited viewing from the sides of the house for privacy

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:59 pm

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Bryghusprojektet – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Bryghusprojektet
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Status: 2008 Concept Design
Architects: Rem Koolhaas OMA
Engineers: Arup
Facade: van SANTEN & Associés

AE Interests:  Structurally Offset Stacked Volumes, Complex Site and Program Issues.

Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

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Jacob K Javits Convention Center – New York City, New York, U.S.

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Building: Jacob K Javits Convention Center
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Structural Design: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, Expedition Engineering Ltd.
Client(s): Empire State Development Corporation/Convention Center Development Corporation

AE Interests: civic, renovation
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Written by Stacy Chu

September 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm

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Library of Birmingham – Birmingham, England, U.K.

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Building: Library of Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, England
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Structural Design: Arup
Services Engineer: BDSP Partnership

AE Interests: civic, education, day-lighting, innovative library design, renovation
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Written by Stacy Chu

September 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

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Sunset Doheny Hotel – West Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Building: Sunset Doheny Hotel
Location:9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, California
Completed: Unbuilt
Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects
Developer: Weintraub Financial Services

AE Interests: structure, curtain wall

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Written by Justin Barrett

September 1, 2009 at 11:27 am

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Glasglow Bridge – Glasglow, Scotland, U.K.

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Name: Glasglow Bridge
Location: Glasglow, Scotland
Completion: none (funding for project withdawn)
Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership
Structural Engineer: WS Atkins
Services Engineer: WS Atkins

AE interests: shape (curved form), cable stayed compression arch/suspension deck
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Written by Ashley Pietzsch

September 1, 2009 at 6:46 am

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Seoul Performing Arts Center- Seoul, Korea

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Address:  Seoul, Korea
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Buro Happold

AE Interest:  Structure, site plan, plaza
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Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 9:10 pm

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New Orleans National Jazz Center – New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Address:  New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America 70112
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Thornton Tomasetti Group, Inc.

AE Interest:  Structure, interior space
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Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 8:52 pm

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Dynamic Tower – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Dynamic Tower
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Dr. David Fisher

AE Interests: New dimension of architecture: time, individually varying rotating floors, prefabricated construction, True Green building
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Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 4:51 pm

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Projet Triangle – Paris, France

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Building Name: Projet Triangle
Location: Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
Construction to begin: 2012
Expected Completion: 2017
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Cost: 470m p

AE Interests: solar and wind power, 40 story pyramid,

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Written by Amanda Hawkins

August 31, 2009 at 3:24 pm

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Louvre Branch Museum – Abu Dhabi

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Building: Louvre Branch Museum
Location: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Completion: 2017
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineering: Buro Happold

AE Interests: The museum is part of a US$27 billion project on Saadiyat Island which will also include a Guggenheim museum.
183m floating dome-roof filters sunlight: steel tubular trusses support the roof shape, screening is made of stainless steel and aluminum layers. See article below.

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Written by Marcus Allen

August 31, 2009 at 1:59 pm

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National Library of Kazakhstan – Astana, Kazakhstan

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Building: National Library of Kazakhstan
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Status: Proposed design
Architect: BIG
Client: Kazakhstan Presidential Office
Collaborators: Arup agu
Size: 33.000 m2
Status: 1st prize
Partner-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels
Project Leader: Thomas Christoffersen
Team: Amy Campbell, Jakob Henke, Johan Cool, Jonas Barre, Daniel Sundlin
AE Interests: Steel Design, Library, inter-locking spiral and circle, circle, rotunda, arch, yurt

Link to Video Presentation by BIG (Architects): Facade Optimization
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Written by Lauren Davis

August 30, 2009 at 10:21 pm

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80 South St. – New York, New York, U.S.

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Building: 80 South St.
Location: 80 South Street, New York, New York, USA
Completion: Proposed design
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava
Builder: Sciame

AE Interests: 12 individual, 4 story cubes, cables in tension hold cubes in position, would-be 3rd tallest building in New York
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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

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Balandra Bay – Baja California, Mexico

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Balandra Bay

Building: Balandra Bay
Location: Baja California Sur, Mexico
Status: Competition 2005
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: Embedding a five star resort into well known cliffs in Mexico.
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Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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LACMA Extension – Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Building: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Extension
Location: Los Angeles, California
Status: Competition 2001 – 1st prize
Proposed
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: In order to include the notion of clarity, the roof was designed to be translucent throughout the entire structure.
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Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:00 pm

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Beijing Books Building – Beijing, China

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Beijing Books Building

Building: Beijing Books Building
Location: Beijing, China
Status: Competition 2003 (1st Prize)
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: All four faces of this building are made of glass to show the activity taking place inside.
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Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm

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Torre Bicentario – Mexico City, Mexico

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Name:  Torre Bicentario
Location:  Mexico City, Mexico
Status:  Concept Design Completed; Discontinued
Architect: OMA

AE Interest: Thin members create transparency throughout the building while two conjoined pyramids create an eye catching shape all celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence.
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Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 8:46 pm

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Burj Al Maydan- Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Address:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Thornton Tomasetti Group, Inc.
MEP Engineer:  IBE Consulting Engineers

AE Interest:  Structure, Curve of the building, plaza
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Written by Paul Carr

August 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

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Zira Island – Baku, Azerbaijan

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Building: Zira Island masterplan
Location: 
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Completed: 
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Architect: BIG
Engineers: Ramboll

AE Interests: green architecture, solar power, wind power, water, independently sustained, landscape, carbon neutral
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Written by Lauren Davis

August 30, 2009 at 4:11 pm

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Gwanggyo Power Center- Seoul, South Korea

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Building: Gwanggyo Power Center
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Status: Unbuilt
Architect: MVRDV
Structural Engineer: Arup
Client: Deawood & DA Group

AE Interests: Hill shaped structures, vegetation, high urban density
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Jocelyn Citty

August 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm

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Warner Parking Structure and Retail – Culver City, California, U.S.

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Building: Warner Parking Structure and Retail
Location: 8511 Warner Dr., Culver City, California
Completion: Proposed Design
Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects

AE Interests:  structure, open courtyard, insulation that features glass tubes suspended above
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Justin Barrett

August 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm

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Tamayo Museum Atizapan Extension – Atizapan, Mexico

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Building: Tamayo Museum Atizapan Extension
Location: Azitapan, Mexico
Completed: Unbuilt
Architect: BIG & Michel Rojkind
Structural Engineer: Romo y Asociados
Landscape Design: ENTORNO taller de paisaje

AE Interests: museum, exterior and interior overlap, opened box
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Video: [1]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Lauren Davis

August 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm

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Nakheel Tower – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building:  Nakheel Tower – Previously called Al Burj
Location:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (near Jumeirah Lake Towers and Dubai Marina)
Status:  Unbuilt
Architect:  Woods Bagot
Engineer:  WSP Cantor Seinuk
Developer:  Nakheel Properties

AE Interest:  skyscaper – at 1400 meters to be world’s tallest building
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

Written by Gregory Brooks

August 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

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Te Papa Museum – Wellington, New Zealand

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Building: Te Papa Museum
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Competition Winner 2005
Architects: UNStudio and Jasmax
Engineering:  Arup

AE Interests: Complex geometry, cantilevered volume, zigzag spaces, spiral ramps.
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Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Luke Ward

August 29, 2009 at 7:13 pm

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Crystal Island – Moscow, Russia

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Building: Crystal Island
Location: Nagatino Peninsula
Completion: Proposed Design
Architect: Foster + Partners

AE Interests: World’s largest building, a vast tent-like superstructure that acts as city inside a building for apartments, hotels, and schools
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Articles: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Mark Rocha

August 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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Nuragic Contemporary Arts Centre – Cagliari, Italy

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Building: Nuragic Contemporary Arts Centre
Location: Cagliari, Italy
Completion: Unbuilt
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Paola Cattarin
Local Architect: Luca Peralta
Environmental Sustainability: Max Fordham LLP, Neil Smith
Mechanical and electrical system: Max Fordham LLP, Neil Smith
Structure:  Adams Kara Taylor
Quantity Surveyor:  Building Consulting Naples, Pasquale Miele

AE Interests:  3 phase construction,  large and versatile open spaces
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Articles: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Cullen Vance

August 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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Guggenheim Pavilion – Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Building: Guggenheim Pavilion
Location: Biennale Park, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Completion: Pavilion Commissioned 2006
Architect: Asymptote Architects
Clients: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company

AE Interests: Steel Walking Bridge, Geometric Forms, Mesh Skin
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Articles: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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Budapest Bank Tower – Budapest, Hungary

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Building: Budapest Bank Tower
Location: Vaci u 190, Budapest, Hungary
Completion: Competition Entry Comission 2006
Architect: Asymptote Architecture
Developer: Orco Property Group
Structural Engineer: ARUP

AE Interests: Rotating Core, Structural Mesh Steel Skin, Varied Perforations Dependent on Loading
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Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

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JVC Entertainment Center – Guadalajara, Mexico

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Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Completion: Unbuilt
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineer: B+G Ingenieure
Mechanical Engineer: Pickl+Partner

AE Interests: Abstract glass design, breathable
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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Guggenheim Guadalajara – Guadalajara, Mexico

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Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Completion: Competition Entry (non-winning)
Architect: Asymptote Architecture

AE Interests: Ceramic Tile Coating, Steel and Glass Framing
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Articles: [1,2]
Video: [1]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm

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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum – Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

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Location: Lansing, Michigan
Status: Completed 2012
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Client: Michigan State Univeristy
Structural Engineers: Adams Kara Taylor and SDI

AE Interests: Sharp, dynamic appearance; unique-abstract form; elegant use of steel and glass
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm

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House of Music – Aalborg, Denmark

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Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Completion: 2014
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal/ Ceo: Wolf D. Prix
Project Partner: Michael Volk
Design Architect: Luzie Giencke
Project Architect: Marcelo Bernardi, Pete Rose
Local Architects: Friis & Moltke, Acoustics, Audio Visual & Theatre Design And Planning
Consultant: Arup
Structural Engineering: Rambøll, Aalborg, Denmark; B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH

AE Interest: contrast between curved interiors and cubic exterior; complex acoustic concept; height-adjustable ceiling suspensions
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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World Business Center Solomon Tower – Busan, South Korea

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Location: Downtown Busan, South Korea
Completion: TBD (Commissioned – 2007)
Architect: Asymptote Architecture
Developer: The Solomon Group
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Lighting Consultant: L’Observatoire International Herve Descottes

AE Interests: Proposed to be one of the tallest buildings in Asia at 560m, Central Void Garden
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Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm

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Two World Trade Center – NYC, New York

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Location: 200 Greenwich Street, New York City, New York 10007, United States
Completion: Proposed Design
Architects: Foster + Partners and Adamson Associates
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Developer: Silverstein Properties
Consultants: Edgett Williams, Jaros Baum & Bolles Consulting Engineers and Permasteelisa SPA
Mechanical/electrical: Jaros Baum and Bolles

AE Interests: daylighting, light-sensored artificial lighting, sustainability, wedged rooftop
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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Steel Cloud – Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Building: Steel Cloud
Location: Hollywood Freeway, Los Angeles, California
Completion: Winning Competition Entry (Project Abandoned)
Architect: Asymptote Architects

AE Interests: Utilizing Unusable Space; Steel and Glass Structure; Steep Angular Forms
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm

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Glenwood Waterfront – New York, U.S.

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Building: Glenwood Waterfront
Location: Yonkers, New York, USA
Completion: Proposed Design
Architect: SMC Alsop

AE Interests: The project will transform unused power plant smokestacks into residential housing complexes.
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Updated by Miguel Yapur, June 2020

Written by Christopher Lawrence

August 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm

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