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Huanancheng Exhibition Centre – Nanning, China

Posted in Built by Amy Shannon on March 30, 2022

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Name: Huanancheng Exhibition Centre (Also known as Nanning China South City Convention & Exhibition Centre)
Location: Nanning, China
Address: China, Guangxi, Nanning, Jiangnan District
Architect: Aedas
Structural: Aedas
Civil/Constructor: Aedas
Client: China South International Industrial Material City (Shenzhen) Co Ltd

Completion: 2015
Number of Stories: 5-story shopping mall with exhibition space
Gross Area of Development: 911,098 square meters

AE Interests: Abstract design of a folding chair, façade separate from the shell of the building, baffles curve toward center of the building, parametric design principles used to create the façade

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]
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Bó Mon Preschool – Sơn La Province, Vietnam

Posted in Built by Amy Shannon on March 30, 2022

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Name: Bó Mon Preschool
Location: Tú Nang Commune, Yên Châu District, Sơn La Province, Vietnam, Southeast Asia
Architect: Kientruc O
Structural: Kientruc O
Builder: Hung Phat Tradeco – (Bimexco)

Completion: 2019
Site Area: 237 square meters

AE Interests: Layered onduline roof, building oriented to maximize ventilation from valley breeze, windows in every room for cross ventilation, roof dips low to the ground in wave like pattern to shade occupants, functionality above aesthetics

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Building Video: Bo Mon Preschool
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WE3 at Water’s Edge

Posted in Built by twwalters on March 29, 2022

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Name: WE3 at Water’s Edge
Location: Playa Vista, California, U.S.A.
Year Completed: 2021
Architect: SPF:architects
Developer: Rockwood Capital
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Structural Engineer: Saiful Bouquet
MEP Engineers: Buro Happold
Civil Engineers: KPFF
AE Interests: Construction required a creative redistribution of portions of the inudstrial complex, external skin/facade that filters light, open-air corridors to take advantage of ocean breeze, uses locally sourced recyled steel and concrete, LEED Gold Certification.

River Center Branch Library – Baton Rouge, Lousiana, U.S.A.

Posted in Built by twwalters on March 29, 2022

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Name: River Center Branch Library
Location: Baton Rouge, Lousiana, U.S.A.
Year Completed: 2020
Design Archtitect: Schwartz/Silver
Executive Architect: WHLC Architecture
Developer: City of Baton Rouge
General Contractor: Buquet and LeBlanc
Structural Engineer: SCA Consulting
MEP Engineer: Assosciated Design Group, Inc.
Civil Engineer: CSRS
AE Interests: Catilevered top half, recycled steel and concrete used, modular layout, ribbon-like steel sunshades, rooftop oper-air terrace.

T3 Bayside- Toronto, Canada

Posted in Built by Louis Diara on March 29, 2022

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Name: T3 Bayside
Location: 261 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6, Canada
Architect: 3XN
Local Architect: WZMH Architects
Client: Hines
Civil/Structural Engineers: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Engineering Consultant: TMP Engineering
Landscape Design: Janet Rosenberg & Studio
Completion Date: 2023 (Estimated)
Cost: Not finalized
Area: 45,000 m2

AE Interests: Tallest office/mixed-use space constructed fully out of timber. Targeting LEED Gold Certification.

Articles: [ 123, 4, 5]

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Green Solution House- Rønne, Denmark

Posted in Built by Louis Diara on March 29, 2022

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Name: Green Solution House
Location: Strandvejen 79, 3700 Rønne, Denmark
Architect: 3XN
Client: Green Solution House
Manufacturer: Velux Commercial
Architectural Detailing: Steenbergs Tegnestue
Landscape Design: SLA
Engineering Consultant: Ramboll
Client Advisor: COWI
Sustainability Consultant: GXN innovation
Completion Date: 2015
Cost: 8 700 000 €
Area: 4,500 square meters

AE Interests: This project was a renovation focused on sustainable building practices and materials. All materials used are either recycled, reused, or reusable (and can be disassembled for use in other projects). There is an emphasis on using natural light and being integrated with nature.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3]

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Sunac Guangzhou Grand Theater, Huadu, Guangzhou, China

Posted in Built by williammle on March 28, 2022

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Name: Sunac Guangzhou Grand Theater
Location: Huadu, Guangzhou, China
Architect: Steven Chilton Architects (SCA)
Client: Sunac China Holdings Ltd.
Architecture and Design Management: Sunac China Holdings Ltd.
Auditorium Concept Designer and Technical Consultant: Dragone
Theatre Consultant: Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Local Design Institute: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)
Concept Engineer: Buro Happold
Artist: Zhang Hongfei
Façade Consultant: King Glass Engineering
Facade Manufacturer: Golden Curtain Wall Group
General Contractor: China Construction Eighth Engineering Division
Completion Date: 2021

AE Interests: distinctive facade is made up of 14,600 red aluminum panels, a detailed 3-D model, curved panels

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park – Dongdaemun, Seoul, South Korea

Posted in Under Construction by williammle on March 28, 2022

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Name: Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park
Location: 281 Eulji-ro, Euljiro 7(chil)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Local Architects: Samoo Architects and Engineers
Client: Seoul Metropolitan Government
Contractor: Samsung Construction
Structural Engineer: ARUP
MEP: ARUP
Lighting Consultant: ARUP
Services Consultant: ARUP
Local Civil Consultant: Saegil Engineering & Consulting
Façade Consultant: Group 5F
Completion Date: 2014
Cost: $451 million
Area: 116,574 square meters

AE Interests: cladding system consisting of 45,133 aluminum panels, parametric modeling, cantilever beams, mega-trusses, space frame, MPSF

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

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Salt Lake City Public Library – Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Posted in Built by Cristabel A Soto on March 24, 2022

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Name: Salt Lake City Public Library
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Address: 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
General Contractor: Big-D Construction
Design Architect: Safdie Architects
Executive Architect: VCBO Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup and Reaveley Engineers
MEP Engineer: Arup and Colvin Engineering Associates
Landscape Design: Civitas Inc.
Lighting: Lam Partners Inc.

Completed: 2003

AE Interest: Glass curtain walls were designed to be flexible and move when stressed. All the glass in the building is a hybrid tempered laminate that disintegrates into pebbles if broken. The skylights are designed to pull apart into sections rather than break and fall. The Crescent Wall tilts inward 21 feet at its center to keep it from moving back and forth.

Articles: [1], [2]

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Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building, Austin, Texas, U.S.

Posted in Built by Cristabel A Soto on March 24, 2022

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Name: Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building
Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.
Address: 210 E 24th St, Austin, TX 78712
Developer: Capital Planning and Construction – UT
General Contractor: Beck Group
Design Architect: Ennead
Executive Architect: Jacobs Engineering
MEP Engineer: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Landscape Design: CleanScapes, LP
Roofing and Waterproofing: Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
Elevator Consultant: EMR Elevator Inc.
Concrete Construction: United Forming

Completion: 2022

AE Interest: The third fire stair is open to the rest of the building and has doors that shut around it when a fire does occur. The purpose of this is to allow the building to feel more open because of how narrow it already is.

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Aston Martin Residences – Miami, Florida, U.S.

Posted in Built by Aron Mishkin on March 23, 2022

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Name: Aston Martin Residences
Location: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Address: 300 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
Developer: G&G Business Developments in collaboration with Aston Martin
General Contractor: Coastal Construction
Design Architect: Bodas Miani Anger (BMA)
Architect of Record: Revuelta Architecture International
Structural Engineer and Site Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: PGI Engineering
Civil Engineer: Shamrock Engineering

Groundbreaking: 2017
Estimated Completion: 2022

A/E Interest: sail-shaped, tallest residential building in Miami, FL, curvilinear glass and steel façade, reinforced concrete structure, biggest concrete pour in Miami’s history (foundation)

Articles [1, 2, 3, 4]

Link to construction progress slideshow [click here]

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Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences – Miami, Florida, U.S.

Posted in Built by Aron Mishkin on March 23, 2022

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Name: Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences
Location: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Address: 300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131
Developer: PMG & Greybrook Realty Partners
General Contractor: John Moriarty and Associates (JMA)
Design Architect: Carlos Ott
Architect of Record: Sieger Suarez Architects
Structural Engineer: CHM Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer: MG Engineering
Civil Engineer: GRAEF
Landscape Architect: EGS2
Sitework Contractor: Keller North America
Interior Designer: BAMO

Groundbreaking: 2022
Estimated Completion: 2026

A/E Interest: tallest building in Miami, FL, reinforced concrete structure, spiraling offset glass cubes, cantilevers every ~10 levels, curtain wall windows, aluminum and mirrored glass façade, metal louvers

Articles [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Harvard Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Posted in Built by jonathankerr17 on March 23, 2022

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Name: Harvard Science and Engineering Complex (SEC)
Location: 150 Western Avenue, Allston, MA, USA
Design & Executive Architect: Behnisch Architekten
Landscape Architect: Stephen Stimson Associates
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Façade Engineer: Knippers Helbig
Climate Engineer: Transsolar
Civil Engineer: Nitsch Engineering
MEP Engineer: Van Zelm Engineers
Geotechnical Engineer: Buro Happold

Completed 2021

AE Interest: World’s first hydroformed stainless-steel façade which cuts back CO2 emissions by ~42%. Air cascade system, heat recovery system and hydronic heating. Steel framework and building materials LBC (Living Building Challenge) “Red List” approved.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]


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The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design – Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Posted in Built by jonathankerr17 on March 23, 2022

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Name: The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
Location: 422 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Design Architect: The Miller Hull Partnership
Executive Architect: Lord Aeck Sargent, A Katerra Company
Landscape Architect: Andropogon Associates
Structural Engineer: Uzun & Case
MEP Engineer: PAE Engineers and Newcomb & Boyd
Civil Engineer: Long Engineering
Geotechnical Engineer: Professional Services Industries, Inc.
General Contractor: Skanska USA Building Inc.

Completed 2019

AE Interest: One of 28 “living buildings” in the world. 900+ PV panels collect over 100% of building energy usage. Rainwater capture and purification system that provides for building’s water usage. Mass timber structure. Rooftop honeybee apiary and blueberry orchard.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

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Kampung Admiralty – Singapore

Posted in Built by graciellahoman on March 21, 2022

Name: Kampung Admiralty
Location: 676 Woodlands Drive 71, Singapore
Architect: WOHA
Client: Singapore Housing and Development Board
Construction Dates: 2013-2017
Total Area: 350,000 sq. ft
Floors: 11
Consultants: AECOM
Civil and Structural Engineer: Ronnie & Koh Consultants
Mechnical and Electrical Engineer: AECOM

AE Interests: heavy use of vegetation causing crucial need for filtration systems, geometric grid of concrete columns used through every floor, asymmetrical plans

Articles: [1].[2],[3],[4]
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Bruder Klaus Field Chapel – Mechernich, Germany

Posted in Built by macj913 on March 21, 2022

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Name: Bruder Klaus Field Chapel
Location: Mechernich, Germany
Architect: Peter Zumthor
Contractor: Local Farmers
Structural Engineers: Jurg Buchli, Claus Jung
MEP Engineer: N/A
Completion date: 2007

AE Interests: Concrete structure poured in 24 layers, internal formwork made from wigwam using 112 logs, after concrete pour the wigwam was burned to give the charred internal finish, floor made from molten lead, complex geometry creates organic interior shape, sharp geometric exterior shape, reminiscent of cave worship, constructed by local farmers using the design from Zumthor, teardrop oculus lets light into main sanctuary


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Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre – Saadiyat Island, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by graciellahoman on March 21, 2022

Name: Abu Dhabi Performing Arts Centre
Location: Saadiyat Island, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Client: Tourism Development and Investment Company of Abu Dhabi
Construction Dates: 2007-TBC
Total Area: 62,770 m^2
Floors: 14 (10 above, 4 underground)
Consultants: WSP Group

AE Interests: facade is comprised of concrete, but still creates a curved and smooth look, the bridge into the structure follows the structural design, heavy usage of glass

Articles: [1],[2],[3],[4],[5]
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Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters – Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Posted in Built by tylerdang1 on March 7, 2022

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Name: Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank Headquarters
Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Address: Guang Dong Sheng, Shen Zhen Shi, Luo Hu Qu, Ta Kwu Ling, Yanfang Rd, 罗芳村63-1, China
Architect: SOM
Architect of Record: Bejing Institute of Architectural Design
Civil Engineer: SOM
Structural Engineer: SOM
Mechanical Engineer: SOM
Electrical Engineer: SOM
Fire Consultant/Engineer: Arup
Completion: 2020
Area: 94,049 m2
Height: 158 m (33 Stories)

AE Interest: Diagrid structural facade made out of steel; LEED Platinum and China Green Star certifications; flexible mechanical system based on preference of inhabitants; green building practice that saves nearly 10% in annual energy costs; double skin wall for environmental comfort and visual privacy; entirely column-free floor plan; perimeter glass curtain wall on every floor and automated solar control blinds

Articles: [1], [2], [3]

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Three New Bailey – Salford, United Kingdom

Posted in Built by tylerdang1 on March 7, 2022

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Name: Three New Bailey
Location: Salford, United Kingdom
Address: New Bailey St, Salford M3 5AX, United Kingdom
Architect: Make Architects
General Contractor: Bowman + Kirkland
Structural Engineering: Cundall
Mechanical Engineering: Hannan Associates
Facade Consultant: Wintech
Fire Consultant: DFC
Completion: 2021
Area: 14,733 m2
Height: 7 Stories

AE Interest: Facade is made entirely out of precast brick panels, interwoven in basket-like fashion; expedited construction process due to pre-fabricated panels; structure comprised of long-span, steel-frames; future service and circulation adaptation permitted; material construction was drastically reduced through floor-to-floor optimization that maximized sustainable recovery.

Article: [1], [2], [3]

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Nancy and Rich Kinder Building – Houston, Texas

Posted in Built by willhiers321 on March 4, 2022

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Name: Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
Location: Houston, Texas
Architect: Steven Holl
Associate Architect: Kendall / Heaton Associates
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson & Associates and IMEG
MEP: ICOR
Climate Engineers: Transsolar
Lighting Consultant: L’Observetoire International
General Contractor: McCarthy
Project Manager: Legends
Civil Engineering: Walter P. Moore & Associates
Landscape Architect: Deborah Nevins & Associates

Completion: November 2020
Cost: $153.7 million
Area: 237,213 sf

AE Interests: facade reduces solar gain, complex geometry of roof and roof structure, concrete structural walls, steel floor structures

Sources: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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University Center – The New School – New York City, New York

Posted in Built by willhiers321 on March 4, 2022

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Name: University Center – The New School
Location: New York City, New York
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Resident Architect: SLCE Architects
Structural Engineer: Desimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineers: Cosentini Associates
Construction Manager: AECOM Tishman
Sustainability, Energy Consulting: Buro Happold
Geotechnical, Site/Civil, Environmental: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Lighting Design: Brandston Partnership Inc.
Vertical Transportation: Van Deusen Associates
Acoustics: Cerami & Associates

Completion: January 2014
Area: 370,000 sf

AE Interests: LEED Gold Certified, super-efficient lighting systems, intricate structures

Sources: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

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LUMA Arles – Arles, France

Posted in Built by zhenswp on March 3, 2022

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Name: LUMA Arles
Location: Arles, France
Address: 35 Av. Victor Hugo, 13200 Arles, France
Design Architect: Gehry Partners
Project Management: MYAMO
Executive Architect: Studios Architecture
Structural Engineer: Terrell Group
MEP Engineer: Terrel Group
Landscape Architect: Bureau Bas Smets

Completion: 2021

AE Interests: 16-acre art campus with a 56 meter tall tower. Sustainability provided through use of renewable energy in the form of solar panels. $175 Million budgeted for the tower construction alone. Tower consists of three sub-towers that are joined at each level by central slabs.

Articles: [12, 34, 5]

The National Museum of Art, Osaka – Osaka, Japan

Posted in Built by zhenswp on March 3, 2022

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Name: The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Location: Osaka, Japan
Address: 4 Chome-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0005, Japan
Design Architect: Pelli Clarke & Partners Architects
Structural Engineer: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei
MEP Engineer: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei
Architect of Record: Jun Mitsui & Associates

Completion: 2004

AE Interests: 145,000 square feet of subterranean exhibit space. Built in waterlogged terrain and completely under flood level. 2,600 meters tall. Recipient of the 2005 AIA Connecticut Design Award.

Articles: [12, 34]

EPIQ Tower – Quito Ecuador

Posted in Built by Thaliah Cardenas on March 3, 2022

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Name: EPIQ Tower
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Architectural Firm: Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG)
Developer: Uribe Schwarzkopf
Executive Architect: Uribe Schwarzkopf
Structural Engineer: Rene Lagos Engineers
Local Structural Engineer: Fernando Romo
MEP Engineer: Jaros Baum & Bolles (JB&B)
Civil and Geotechnical Engineering: Geo Estudios
Construction Year: Late 2022
Area: 44000 m2

AE Interests: curved facade, multi-story terraces, sustainable design, mixed-use design

Article: [1]

Powerhouse Telemark – Porsgrunn, Norway

Posted in Built by Thaliah Cardenas on March 3, 2022

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Name: Powerhouse Telemark
Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
Architectural Firm: Snøhetta Architects
Owner: R8 Property
General Contractor: Skanska Norge
Executive Architect: Asplan Viak
Landscape Architect: Asplan Viak
Manufacturers: SageGlass (Glass), Thermory (Thermally – Modified Pine), STENI AS (façade panels), SolarLab (Solar Panels)
Construction Year: 2020
Area: 8313 m2

AE Interests: Sustainable architecture, thermal glass, innovative design, wood façade.

Articles: [1,2]

30 Hudson Yards-New York, New York

Posted in Built by Greg Asaturian on March 3, 2022

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Name: 30 Hudson Yards
Location: New York, New York, United States
Address: 500 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Design/Local Architect: Bill Pedersen and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Formwork Design: Thornton Tomasetti
Client: Oxford Properties Group and many others…
Area: 2.6 million square feet
Floors: 73 stories and 1,122 feet tall
Developer: Tishman Construction
Completion Date: 2019
Cost of Completion: 25 billion; cost for all of Hudson Yards

AE Interests: LEED Gold, Concrete Core and Steel Core, Built over Railway Tracks, Cantilevered Observation Deck

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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One Manhattan West-New York, New York

Posted in Built by Greg Asaturian on March 3, 2022

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Name: One Manhattan West
Location: New York, New York, United States
Address: 395 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Design/Local Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Formwork Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Client: Brookfield and Qatar Investment Authority
Area: 2.1 million square feet
Floors: 67 stories and 995 feet tall
Developers: Brookfield Property Partners and QIA
Completion Date: 2019
Cost of Completion: 530 million

AE Interests: LEED Gold, Concrete Core, Exterior Steel Moment Frame, Built over Railway Tracks

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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UNIC – Paris, France

Posted in Built by lynnehamdan on March 2, 2022

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Building: UNIC

Location: Parc Clichy-Batignolles – Martin-Luther-King, 147 Rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris, France

Architect:  MAD Architects

Executive Architect: BIECHER architectes

Structural Engineer: BECIP – BET structure

Construction Company: vinci sicra ile-de-france

MEP consultant: ESPACE TEMPS – BET fluides

Completed 2019

Area: 71,041 ft2

AE Interest: diverse socio-economic neighborhood, built on top of a former railway site, upward-growing organic arrangement, sustainable community development, asymmetrical, cantilevered, and tapered, curvaceous white concrete, a simple double core, connected to an adjacent public housing project.

Articles: [ 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ]

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Australia 108 – Melbourne, Australia

Posted in Built by lynnehamdan on March 2, 2022

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Building: Australia 108
Location: 70 Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Architect: Fender Katsalidis Architects
Lead Architect: Fender Katsalidis
Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group
Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex Australasia
Mechanical Engineers: Norman Disney & Young
Completed 2020

AE Interest: tallest building in Australia by the roof height, concrete core with 900mm thick outrigger walls, golden starburst cantilevered six meters, glass panels oscillating while lined up by white wireframes, low environmental impact, canary palms and trees blanketed parking garage of 10 floors.

Articles: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

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Mausoleum of the Martyrdom of Polish Villages – Michniów, Poland

Posted in Built by Cameron Gibson on March 1, 2022

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Name: Mausoleum of the Martyrdom of Polish Villages
Location: Michniów, Poland
Address: DW751, 26-130, Michniów, Poland
Design/Local Architect: Nizo Design International
Formwork Design: Peri
Client: Kielce Countryside Museum
Area: 16,200 sq. meters
Completion Date: 2016

AE Interests: Hidden MEP Systems, No Column Support, Complex Pentagonal Form, Reinforced Concrete

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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1000 Trees – Shanghai, China

Posted in Built by Cameron Gibson on March 1, 2022

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Name: 1000 Trees
Location: Shanghai, China
Address: 600 Moganshan Lu, Putou, Shanghai, China
Design Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Local Architect: MLA Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
Main Contractor: Shanghai Construction No. 1 Group Co. Ltd
Facade Contractor: Shanghai Liaosheng Curtain Wall Engineering Co. Ltd / EFC
Landscape Consultant: Urbis
Lighting Designers: Speirs and Major, LEOX Design Partnership
MEP Consultant: Palmer and Turner
Interior Contractor: Shanghai Dong Ni Architectural Decoration Co. Ltd
Client: Tian An China Investments Company
Construction Year: 2021 (Phase 1)
Area: 300,000 sq. meters

AE Interests: Green Space, Mountain-Like, Columns Outside of Frame, Planters on top of Columns, Historical Building Integration

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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Ilulissat Icefjord Centre – Ilulissat, Greenland

Posted in Built by Madeline N McGinnis on March 1, 2022

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Name: Ilulissat Icefjord Centre
Location: Ilulissat, Greenland
Completion date: 2021
Architectural Firm: Dorte Mandrup A/S
Engineer: Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma A/S
Exhibition design: JAC Studios
Landscape Architect: Kristine Jensen Landscape & Architecture
City Planning: Niels Bennetzen
Geologist: Minik Thorleif Rosing

AE Interests: Environmental planning to have a low impact on the environment, lighting & MEP systems, energy efficiency, and the form of the building increase the functionality of the building.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Posted in Built by Madeline N McGinnis on March 1, 2022

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Name: Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Completion date: 2020
Address: Melkkoppad 15, 3015 CR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Architectural Firm: MVRDV
Executive Architect: Winy Maas
Contractor: BAM Bouw en Techniek
Structural: IMd Raadgevend Ingenieurs
Cost engineering: BBN
Installations: RHDHV
Facade Consultants: ABT
Building Physics: Peutz
Landscape Architect: MTD Landschap architecten
Restaurant Designer: Concrete

AE Interests: Sustainability design, energy neutral, mirrored façade, storage capacities, and MEP systems for specific climate control

Articles: [1,2,3,4]
Video: [1]

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PGA Tour Headquarters — Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States

Posted in Built by apgladb16 on February 28, 2022

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Facts:
– Office and Collaboration Center for the PGA Tour
– Completed in Spring 2021
– Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, United States

– General Contractor: Sidney Jordan
– Design Architect: Foster + Partners
– Executive Architect: Wakefield Beasley
– Structural Engineer: Atlantic Engineering Services
– Civil/MEP Engineer: Jordan & Skala Engineers
– Lighting Engineer: Lumen
– Landscape Architect: Prosser

– 187,000 square feet
– 3 Stories
– Open Floorplans for Collaboration
– 1,000 Staff Capacity
– LEED Gold Rating
– Integrates Nature into Design
– Gym and Social Components for New-Age Workspace
– Surrounded by TPC Sawgrass Golf Course
– Centralized, Open-Air Atrium
– Glazed Facades

AE Interests:
– Design embraces collaborative working; LEED Gold Rating; Symmetric Design; Atrium used to fill building with natural light; Natural wood materials; Large 3 story exposed columns; $290,000 MEP Budget; MEP design to accommodate renovations; Comfortable environment on balconies, in the naturally humid climate; Exterior lighting to maintain natural light atmosphere during the night

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The Northwestern University Ryan-Walter Athletics Center — Evanston, Illinois, United States

Posted in Built by apgladb16 on February 28, 2022

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Facts:
– Athletic Training and Performance Center for Northwestern University
– Completed in Summer 2018
– 2240 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60201

– General Contractor: Walsh and Barton Marlow
– Design and Executive Architect: Perkins and Will
– Structural Engineers: SR+A and WSP
– MEP Engineer: Affiliated Engineers
– Civil Engineer/Landscape Architect: SmithGroupJJR
– Steel Fabricator: Cives Steel Co.

– 420,000 square feet
– $13 million average Work-In-Place per month
– 4 Stories of Office Space
– 8 Locker Rooms for Varsity Athletics
– Full Length Turf Field
– Nutrition Center
– Athletic Performance and Health Center
– 2 Athletic Training Centers

AE Interests:
– Located on shores of Lake Michigan; 420,000 square foot recreation complex; curved interior truss system; 87 foot peak ceiling height for field dome; 3,409 tons of steel framing used; 112 kW of solar energy produced by 374 roof-mounted panels; 45 foot tall suspended glass curtainwall façade; composite slab gravity system; aluminum and limestone exterior

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Little Island – New York City, New York, U.S.

Posted in Built by devinchaseyoung on February 25, 2022

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Name: Little Island
Location: West 13th Street, New York NY 10014
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Architect of Record: Standard Architects
Structural, Civil, MEP Engineer: ARUP
Landscape Engineer: MNLA
Geotechnical Engineer: MRCE
Construction Manager: Hunter Roberts Construction Group
Size: 2.4 Acre Park
Cost: $350M USD

Completed: 2021

AE Interests: Parametric design fabricated offsite and connected using stainless steel, rebar, and concrete. Park includes two pedestrian bridges, two amphitheaters, vendors, green spaces, and a walking trail with elevation changes. Water drainage scheme through pots. Landscape architecture.

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Sara Cultural Centre – Skelleftea, Sweden

Posted in Built by devinchaseyoung on February 25, 2022

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Name: Sara Cultural Centre
Location: Kanalgatan 43b, 931 31 Skelleftea, Sweden
Architect: White Arkiteker
Structural Engineer: Dipl.-Ing. Florian Kosche
Mechanical Systems: Skellefteå Kraft and ABB
Height: 20 Stories / 75M
Size: 30,000 sqm

Completed 2021

AE Intrest: Cross-Laminated Timber. Community center. “Climate-smart house”. Building systems use AI to optimize thermal comfort and psychrometry. Columns glued-laminated timber reinforced with steel trusses. Modular construction. Solar power generator. Shares power and heat with surrounding buildings. Carbon negative in 50 years.

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Lebron James Innovation Center – Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.

Posted in Built by Jared Gonzalez on February 24, 2022

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Name: Lebron James Innovation Center
Location: Beaverton, Oregon, U.S.
Address: 1 Bowerman Dr, Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
General Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Design Architect: Olson Kundig Architecture
Executive Architect: Tom Kundig
MEP Engineering: Studio Matthews
Civil Engineering: WSP
Structural Engineer: NV5

Completion: 2020

AE Interests: The waffle slab design. The MEP sustainability throughout the building. Open and collaborative design. Use of shade screens and renewable energy.

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Wetland Research and Education Center – Shanghai, China

Posted in Built by Jared Gonzalez on February 24, 2022

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Name: Wetland Research and Education Center
Location: Shanghai, China
Address:Shanghai Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve, Shanghai, China
Project Architects: Yanlin Jin, Yue Xu
Structure Design: Zhun Zhang
General Contractor: Shanghai Hydraulic Engineering Group Co. Ltd.
Structure Consultant: AND Office for Architecture & Structure

Completion: 2019

AE Interests: Y cantilever structure present throughout the project. Saw-tooth roofs and differentiation of structural plan and height. Weather-proof and maintenance in an area with high humidity and salinity conditions, and the different concrete structures used in each building.

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John W. Olver Design Building – Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.

Posted in Built by jakefricke on February 23, 2022

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Name: John W. Olver Design Building 
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.
Address: 551 N. Pleasant St. in Amherst, MA 01003
General Contractor:  Suffolk Construction Company 
Design Architect: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
Executive Architect: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
Structural engineer: Simpson Gumpetz & Heger
MEP Engineer: BVH Integrated Service, P.C.
Civil Engineer: Nitsch Engineering

Completion: 2017

AE Interest: 85,000 square feet of space, cross laminated timber (CLT), Zipper Trusses, interior shading devices, audiovisual technologies, drip irrigation systems, radiant flooring, chilled beams

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