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Larkin Company Administration Building – Buffalo, New York, USA

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Building Name: Larkin Company Administration Building
Location: Buffalo, New York
Construction Dates: 1902-1906
Building Destroyed: 1950
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Ornamentation Sculptor: Richard Bock

AE Interests: 76 foot tall skylit courtyard, egyptian-like piers, steel-frame structure covered with red brick and pink mortar to maintain monolithic style, glass ceiling with efficient skylights, innovations in air conditioning (one of the first air conditioned office building in the world), stained glass windows, built-in furniture, and suspended toilets.

Articles: [1, 2]

Videos: [1]

Written by Cole Sims

November 9, 2018 at 1:47 am

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Phillips Exeter Academy Library – Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

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Building Name: Phillips Exeter Academy Library
Location: Exeter, New Hampshire
Construction Date: 1965-1971
Architect: Louis Kahn
Structural Engineer: Keast and Hood Company
Mechanical/Electrical Engineers: Dubin-Mindell-Bloome Associates
General Contractors: H.P. Cummings Construction Company

AE Interests: Largest secondary school library in the world, constructed in three concentric areas: outer ring (load bearing brick), middle ring (reinforced concrete supporting book stacks), and inner ring (dramatic atrium with large circular openings in its walls revealing floors of book stacks). Central atrium is 52 feet tall and 32 feet wide following “ideal architecture” golden ratio.

Articles: [1]

Written by Cole Sims

November 9, 2018 at 12:28 am

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National Congress – Brasilia, Brazil

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Building: National Congress
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer
Construction: 1960

AE Interests: 27 stories, 5 sided in plan with 2 angled facades coming to a point between the towers, the towers are also connected by a 3 story bridge, the white dome covers the senate chamber and the inverted dome covers the chamber of deputies.

Articles[1,2]

Written by Kristen Rioux

November 8, 2018 at 1:22 pm

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Villa Savoye – Poissy, France

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Building: Villa Savoye
Location: Poissy, France
Architects: Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret
Completed: 1931

AE Interests: horizontal ribbon windows, rooftop garden, concrete, glass, free facade, free plan, pilotis elevate the building.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Kristen Rioux

November 8, 2018 at 1:21 pm

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The Museum of Islamic Art – Doha, Qatar

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Building: The Museum of Islamic Art
Location: Doha, Qatar
Architect: IM Pei
Structural Engineers: LERA Consulting Structural Engineers
Completed: 2008

AE Interests: cream colored limestone, geometric in form, domed atrium, oculus at the top of the atrium reflects patterns of light, the only major window stands 45 meters tall and gives a view of the Gulf and West Bay area

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Kristen Rioux

November 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Posted in Built

Stade De Soccer de Montréal – Montreal, QB, Canada

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Building: Stade De Soccer de Montréal
Location: Montreal, QB, Canada
Date: 2015
Architect: Saucier + Perrotte architects, HCMA Architecture + Design
Structural: NCK inc.
MEP System: Bouthillette Parizeau
Wood Structure: Nordic Structures
Landscape: WAA Inc
LEED: Synairgis

AE Interests: 2014 Progressive Architecture Award from ARCHITECT, wood design, meant to be a cultural center of the city, 226-foot-long glue and cross-lamintaed timber box beams

Articles: [1]

Written by Noah Schatz

November 7, 2018 at 11:29 am

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Glasgow School of Art – Glasgow, Scotland

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Building: Glasgow School of Art
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Completion: 1909
Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

AE Interests: built in two phases, dramatic design and large windows helped birth a new 20th century style of architecture
Articles: [1,2,3]
Videos: [1]

Written by Noah Schatz

November 7, 2018 at 11:28 am

Posted in Built