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8850 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, California

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Building: 8850 Sunset Boulevard
Location: West Hollwood, California
Architect: Morphosis
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates
MEP Engineer: Buro Happold
Landscape Architecture and Site Sustainability: KSA Design Studio
Construction: 2021-2023
AE Interest: Guided by WeHo Green Building Program Standards. Rooftop gardens and terraces. Expected LEED Gold. Draught-tolerant plantings that encourage a cooling microclimate.

Written by Ethan Hobbs

March 12, 2020 at 11:46 am

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Réalimenter Masséna – Paris, France

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Building: Réalimenter Masséna
Location: Paris, France
Date: Expected in 2019, delayed
Architect: DGT Architects, Lina Ghotmeh – Architecture
Electrical Engineer: Engie Ineo
Facade Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann
AE Interest: Response to nature. Takes us through the life cycle of plants and other vegetation. Houses experimental labs. Integrated vegetation. Goal is to create a food culture that displays life from seed to product to seed again.

Written by Ethan Hobbs

March 12, 2020 at 11:46 am

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RÉN(People’s Building)- Shanghai, China

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Building: RÉN (People’s Building)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group and JDS Architects
Year: 2010 (IDEA)
Structural: ARUP

AE Interests: 2010 Shanghai Expo, two buildings merging into one, the first building emerging from water, the second building emerging from land, sport&hotel and conference center, large curved plaza, continuous recreational public space along the river,

Articles: [1 , 2]

Written by Nadine Lu

March 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

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Panda House – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Panda House at the Copenhagen Zoo
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
Year: 2019
Consultants: MOE Consulting Engineers
Landscape: Schønherr Landscape Architects

AE Interests: unique solitary nature of design, relocation of giant pandas Mao Sun and Xing Er from Chengdu, resemblance of the natural habitat of pandas, protection of one of the rarest mammals, ground floor for dining, second floor for native Nordic plants and bamboo forest, total flexibility for two giant pandas to find shades and sun, water and foliage

Articles: [1 , 2]

Written by Nadine Lu

March 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art – Chicago, USA

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Building: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Location: Chicago, USA
Architects: MAD Architects
Year: 2019 
Construction: VOA Associates
Landscape: Studio Gang Architects

AE Interests: Combination of theatre, gallery and education spaces, relationship between nature and urban environment, a place of education, culture and inspiration, futuristic and timeless design, 360 observation desk, architectural form mirrors the objective of the art inside, storytelling experience

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Written by Nadine Lu

March 12, 2020 at 10:59 am

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Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art – Cape Town South Africa

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Building: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
MEP: Arup
Structural: Arup and Sutherland
Fire Consultant: Arup
Use: Museum
Awards: ArchDaily 2018 Building of the Year Awards
Year: 2017

AE Interest: It was a retrofit of an old silo which was a grain dissemination plant (originally built in 1921). The museum holds contemporary art of Africa, also showcasing art of artists from 54 nations. Constructed and carved from a series of forty-two sentinel-like concrete silos spanning the building’s height. Heatherwick scanned a corn kernel to use as the datum for the shape of the atrium’s void. The effect is a kaleidoscope of light and shadow into the floor space. The façade was inspired by Venetian blown-glass lanterns, geometric convex window. Leaving a windowless gallery, where spaces are carved out of the honeycomb interior exposing the building’s core.

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Written by Ofek Bruhis

March 11, 2020 at 10:24 am

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Q1 Tower – Queensland, Australia

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Building: Q1 Tower
Type: Skyscraper
Location: Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia
Architect: Innovarchi, Sunland Group Ltd, The Buchan Group
Façade: Arup  
Structural: Whaley Consulting Group
Glazing: G James
Awards:
2005 Silver Award winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award
2006 RAIA Gold Coast Regional Architecture Awards – Building of the Year
2006 RAIA Queensland

AE Interest:
Tallest self-supported structure in Australia at 1,058.07 ft with Highest Swimming Pool in Australia. Teardrop canopy wraps around base, echoing the “boat like” geometry. Along with providing a majestic entrance, it is an “urban gesture” to the neighboring buildings on the block by linking them together. Tapered roof with oval spire. Elevators are fastest in Australia, traveling at 1772 ft/min. The level 60 sky garden holds a 30 meter high rainforest with an outdoor terrace observatory (with panoramic views) 180 meters above street level.

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Written by Ofek Bruhis

March 11, 2020 at 10:20 am

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