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ICD Brookfield Place – Dubai, UAE

Posted in Built by ainaraalmeida on April 16, 2021

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Building: IDC Brookfield Place
Address: Dubai International Financial Centre 
Year of completion: 2020
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group
MEP Engineer: AECOM
Energy Concept: AESG
Client: ICD Brookfield
City: Dubai

AE Interest:
Reinforced concrete core, steel columns and floor spanning, LEED Gold BD+C, Leed Platinum Core and Shell, 279.1 m / 916 ft high, #37 tallest building in Dubai

Check out the floor plans here!

Awards: Geotechnical Engineering Award 2021 Award of Excellence

Articles: [ 1, 23 , 4]

101 Warren Street – New York, New York

Posted in Built by Lily Mae Crowdus on April 15, 2021

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Building: 101 Warren Street
Address: New York, New York
Completion Date: 2009
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Owner and Developer: Edward Minskoff
MEP Engineer: Consentini Associates
Landscape Architect: Thomas Balsey Associates

AE Interests:
Consisting of a podium with a high rise above, structurally made of concrete, Exterior is made of two story stone pillars and floor to ceiling windows creating a rhythmic facade, podium filled with public retail spaces, high rise residents enjoy a park with 101 Austrian Pine Trees, individual units showcase wood floors and high ceilings.

2009 : Award of Excellence from AIA – New York State
2005 : Housing Design Award: Citation from AIA – New York City Chapter

Articles : [ 1, 2, 3, 4]

VI Castle Lane – London, United Kingdom

Posted in Built by Lily Mae Crowdus on April 15, 2021

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Building: VI Castle Lane
Address: London, UK
Completion Date: 2018
Architect: Droo and Name
Developer: Sons and co.
Facade Consultant: ARUP
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering

AE Interests:
28 apartments and 3 townhomes, brick matches traditional english architecture but layed uniquely to distinguish it from surroundings, steel used to modernize, level 4 code for sustainable living due to a living roof and photovoltaics, new take on bow windows creating a floating space and larger living areas, use of concave and convex glass.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3]

Westin Miyako Chapel – Kyoto, Japan

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 15, 2021

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Name: Westin Miyako Chapel
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Address: Keage, Higashiyama Ward, Sanjo, Kyoto 605-0052, Japan
Architect: KATORI archi+design associates
Contractor: KINSO Inc.
Lighting Design: ModuleX Inc.
Acoustical Design: Naniwa Chiba Acoustics Inc.
Size: 2,551 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2020

AE Interests: ceiling timber latticework, wooden louver walls, interwoven lighting resembling sunlight in tree branches, connection to surrounding landscape

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

23 Marina – Dubai, UAE

Posted in Built by Hillary V Bazaldua on April 14, 2021


Building: 23 Marina
Address:  Dubai, UAE
Completion Date: 2012

Developer: Hicron International
Design Architect: Hafeez Contractor
General Contractor: KEO International Consultants
Consultant: Hafeez Contractor
Structural Engineer: KEO International Consultants
Wind Engineer: RWDI

AE Interest:
Strictly residential building with an architectural height of 1288.71 ft. 89 floors above ground & 4 floors below ground. Cost $298,300,000 to construct. Shaped like a pencil. Has 57 swimming pools. Tallest residential building in the world & third tallest building in the Middle East at time of completion.

Articles: [1,2]

Adamant Puebla I – Puebla, México

Posted in Built by Hillary V Bazaldua on April 14, 2021


Building: Adamant Puebla
Address:  Atlixcáyotl 5413, Angeles del Sur, 72820 Tlaxcalancingo, Pue., Mexico
Completion Date: 2013

General Contractor: Milk Life Investments
Design Architect: Mayer Hasbani
Structural Engineer: McMilan
MEP Engineer: JPR
Landscape Architect: DLC Architects

AE Interest:
Multifamily mixed use residential building with a shopping center in the podium. 20,000 m² (215,278 ft²) of housing. Balcony views don’t cross, increasing tenant’s privacy. Leading project in sustainability, located in the most important area of development in the city. Facade made out of granite & glass, making the building look like a statue.

Articles: [1,2]

Brunel Building – London, United Kingdom

Posted in Built by Paolo Hanna on April 13, 2021

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Building Name: Brunel Building

Location: London, United Kingdom

Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects

Structural / Geotechnical Engineer: ARUP

M & E Consultant: Cundall

Quantity Surveyor: Arcadis

Façade Specialist: ARUP

Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke

Landscape: Plincke / Barton Willmore

Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald

AE Interest: Steel exoskeleton, column-free internal spaces, inclined columns and braces carry the weight of the building, external shading, aquifer thermal energy storage, BREEAM 2014 Excellent & Wired Platinum, targeting LEED Gold.

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3 ]

One Central Park – Sydney, Australia

Posted in Built by Paolo Hanna on April 13, 2021

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Project: One Central Park

Location: Sydney, Australia

Year: 2014

Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel / PTW Architects

Builder: Watpac Construction

Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group

Podium & Towers Services: ARUP

Civil Engineers: Hughes Trueman

Light Artist: Yann Kersalé

Green Wall Designer: Patrick Blanc

AE Interest: Vertical landscape, natural sun control, heliostat, beneficial use of the sun, natural light.

Articles: [ 1, 2 ]

BIT Sports Center – Beijing, China

Posted in Built by Rahul Bellani on April 12, 2021

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Building: BIT Sports Center
Address: Liangxiang, Beijing, China
Completion Date: July 2019
Design Architect: Atelier Alter Architects
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: China IPPR International Engineering
Structural engineer: China IPPR International Engineering
MEFP Engineer: China IPPR International Engineering
General Contractor: Beijing Construction Engineering Group
Landscape design: China IPPR International Engineering
Curtain Wall Consultant: PAG Façade Systems
Acoustical Engineer: China IPPR International Engineering
Lighting Consultant: Jingyunyoujin Lighting Technology

AE Interests:
Sports Complex for University, 10 Lap Swimming Pool, Basketball court with 3000 seat stands, 3 double curvature surfaces for the roof. Natural Lighting through Skylights, 15,692 square meters, $23.5 million

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3, 4]

La Tour – Aarhus, Denmark

Posted in Built by Rahul Bellani on April 12, 2021

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Building: La Tour
Address: Aarhus, Denmark
Completion Date: 2020
Design Architect: 3XN Architects
Executive Architect & Sustainability Lead: 3XN Architects
Structural engineer: Rambøll A/S
MEFP Engineer: Rambøll A/S
Developer: JRP

AE Interests: 
Semicircular shape Tower, Low Cost Housing for Students, 300 units, Private Balcony for each Unit, 2nd Tallest Building in Aarhus, Form is inspired to connect with the neighboring Historic Water Tower, 22,671 square meters

Articles [ 1, 2, 3, 4]

Friendship Hospital Satkhira – Shyamnagar Upazila, Bangladesh

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 11, 2021

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Name: Friendship Hospital Satkhira
Location: Shyamnagar Upazila, Bangladesh
Architect: Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury
Contractor: Hasan and Sons
Structural Engineering: Zayedur Rahim
Electrical Engineering: Zafar Ahmed
Plumbing Engineering: Prodip Kumar Haldar
Size: 36,457 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: courtyards for natural ventilation, water harvesting systems, local handmade brick construction, green roofs, embankment with water run-off pumping system to combat local flooding, slots in brick facade for additional wind ventilation, canal and glass windows to reflect natural sunlight into rooms.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Lansingerland-Zoetermeer Station – Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Posted in Built by A.J. Brown on April 9, 2021


Building: Lansingerland-Zoetermeer Station
Address:  Lansingpad, 2718 RM Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2019
Client: Municipality of Zoetermeer
Architects: Team V Architecture & Arcadis
Structural Engineer: Arcadis
General Contractor: VOBI
Geotechnical Analysis: Arcadis
Landscape Architect: Team V Architecture & Arcadis
Concrete Suppliers: Concrete Valley & mbX

AE Interest:
Intersection of railway lines, light rail, bus routes, motorway, and bike lanes. 11,000 m2 of total space.
Designed with ability to expand. Natural appearance. Mimics nearby cityscape with specialized concrete “branches”. Tall and inviting waiting areas. Natural stone, wood finishes, and lit primarily by daylight. Open green spaces and clear sightlines for passenger ease.

2020 Winner Gemma Smid Architectuurprijs (local architecture award), 2019-2020 Included in Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook, 2020 Shortlisted Blue Print Awards, category ‘Best Public-Use Project — Public Funding, 2019 Shortlisted Betonprijs (Dutch Concrete Award)

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Rainier Square Tower – Seattle, Washington

Posted in Built by A.J. Brown on April 9, 2021


Building: Rainier Square Tower
Address:  1340 4th Avenue Seattle, Washington
Completion Date: 2020
Developer: Wright Runstad & Company
Architect: NBBJ
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MEP Engineer: MacDonald-Miller
General Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
Geotechnical Analysis: Hart Crowser
Steel Contractor: Supreme Group

AE Interest:
Second tallest building in Seattle. 59 stories (850 ft tall). Office, Retail, and residential spaces. Curved curtain walls and sloping floors. Pays homage to neighboring buildings and local environment. Solar positioned steel prisms to increase energy efficiency. Bends to preserve views of and from building next door. New composite “Speedcore” made of 536 panels. Structure completed in 10 months at reduced cost. Anchored secant-pilled shoring wall at base. Performance based seismic design.

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

Greenhouse Orchid – Punta del Este, Uruguay

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 8, 2021

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Name: Greenhouse Orchid
Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Architect: Mateo Nunes Da Rosa
Landscaping: Elena Artagaveytia
Size: 215 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interests: “double envelope” walls, outer wall to direct wind, inner wall to stop direct sunlight and create bright environment for plants, retractable roof for ventilation

Articles: [1, 2]

McKinney & Olive – Dallas, Texas

Posted in Built by Scott Griffin on April 8, 2021
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Building: McKinney & Olive
Address: 2021 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Design Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Associate Architect: Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc.
Developer:  Crescent Real Estate
General Contractor:  Beck Group
Structural & Façade Engineer: Childress Engineering Services
MEP Engineer & Sustainability Lead: I.A. Naman + Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Office of James Burnett (OJB)
Envelope, Roofing, & Waterproofing: Curtainwall Design Consulting (CDC)
Acoustical Design: Integrated Interiors, Inc.

AE Interests:
262.69 ft tall office building, 585,000 sf area, LEED Gold designation, 20 stories with a high-efficiency curved glass curtainwall façade slanted 9° outward, green building energy and environmental systems, cast-in-place concrete structure (two-way flat plate), mixed-use space on ground level, parking garage shaded by prefabricated perforated steel panels, rooftop garden on parking structure


Peak Galleria – Hong Kong

Posted in Built by Scott Griffin on April 8, 2021

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Building: Peak Galleria
Location: 118 Peak Road (R.B.L.N. 3), Hong Kong
Architect: Aedas
Developer:  Hang Lung Properties
General Contractor & Engineer:  Hien Lee Engineering
Lighting Consultant: Lightswitch

AE Interests:
251,843 sq ft building renovation, recipient of 2020 Architecture Masterprize, curvilinear gridshell glass curtain wall façade with integrated LED lighting system. Skylights and glazing panels retrofitted with protective thermal insulation film. All façade steel elements prefabricated with CNC machine to fit complex joint geometry


‘Pierre Bottero’ Media Library and Park – Pélissanne, France

Posted in Built by Rachel Dwyer on April 7, 2021

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Building: ‘Pierre Bottero’ Media Library and Park
Location: Pélissanne, France

Project Management: Dominique Coulon & associés
Architects: Dominique Coulon, Jean Scherer
Demolition and Modeling: COSEPI France
Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: BET G. Jost
Cost Control and Monitoring: E3 Economie
Landscape: Bruno Kubler
Acoustician: Euro Sound Project
Roads and Utilities: Lollier Ingénierie
Construction: 2017-2020
Cost: €3,336,000, or US $4,048,000

AE Interests: Preserves historic landscape and building, merges indoor with outdoor, immense natural light, blends old and new materials seamlessly

Awards: 2020 Architecture Masterprize Winner in Cultural Architecture

Articles: [1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ]

Videos: [ 1 ]

Solstice on the Park – Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Built by Rachel Dwyer on April 7, 2021

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Building: Solstice on the Park
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Address: 1616 East 56th Street

Design Architect: Studio Gang Architects
Architect of Record: Studio Gang Architects
Structural Engineer: ARUP
General Contractor: Linn-Mathes, Inc.
MEP Engineer: WMA Consulting Engineers (Salas O’Brien)
Concrete Contractor: Adjustable Forms, Inc.
Mechanical/Plumbing Contractor: Ewing Doherty
Facade Material Developer: Rieder

Height: 87.3m (286.3 ft)
Completed: 2018

Energy Label: Green Globes Certified

AE Interests:  Constructed using Design-Build construction method, concrete structure, makes use of “solar carving” – a technique that explicitly shapes the building to respond to the solar patterns of its geographic location, exterior clad in low-energy natural glass-fiber reinforced concrete panels

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

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Arena Tower – London, United Kingdom

Posted in Built by Matthew Gutierrez on April 6, 2021

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Building: Arena Tower/Baltimore Tower
Location: London, United Kingdom
Address: 25 Crossharour Plaza, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Structural engineer: WSP
Material supplier: Doka GmbH
Construction: 2013-2016
Height: 489 ft, 45 stories

AE Interests: 366 residential units, all units have cantilevered balconies that are elliptical in plan, the balconies vary in size and rotate slightly as levels rise to create the tower’s distinctive flowing twist, building shape offers solar shading for each level,

Articles: [ 1, 2 ]

Videos [ 1 ]

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Posted in Built by Matthew Gutierrez on April 6, 2021

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Building: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Address: 11 NW 11th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Architect: Rand Elliott, FAIA
Company: Rand Elliott Architects
Client: Oklahoma Contemporary
Civil Engineer: CEC
MEP Engineer: Alvine & Associates, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Wallace Engineering
General Contractor: Smith & Pickel Construction, Inc.
Theater Consultant: Schuler Shook
Acoustics: Audio Video Designs
Construction Cost: $26 M
Size: 53,916 sq. ft

AE Interests:
4 stories, irregular braced steel frame, exterior constructed from bright-dipped anodized aluminum causing the building to capture the ever-changing weather conditions by reflecting the changes in light and sky, this design feature is why the building is called “folding light,” consists of 16,800 custom designed extruded aluminum fins extending from the ground to the roof

Articles [ 1, 2, 3 ]

Videos [ 1 ]

100 Above the Park – St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in Built by Neve Enloe on April 5, 2021

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Building: 100 Above the Park
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Address: 100 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Developer: Mac Properties
Architect: Studio Gang
Owner: Silliman Group
Builder/Contractor: Clayco
Exterior Wall Consultant: Studio Nyl
Size: 540,369 sq. ft.
Year Completed: 2020

AE Interests: Green Globe Certified, leaf-shaped plan, green roof rainwater storage, overlooks Forest Park, scalloped façade, tilted glazing, tallest residential building in St. Louis

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

Videos: [ 1, 2 ]

Aalto University Väre Building – Espoo, Finland

Posted in Built by Neve Enloe on April 5, 2021

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Name: Aalto University Väre Building
Location: Espoo, Finland
Address: Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Architect: Verstas Architects
Project Management Consultant: A-insinöörit Rakennuttaminen Oy
Construction Manager: SRV Construction Ltd
Structural And HVAC Engineer: SitoWise Oy
Foundation Engineer: A-insinöörit Suunnittelu Oy
Electrical Engineer: Rejlers Oy
Civil Engineer: Ramboll Oy
Size: 45400 m²
Year Completed: 2018

AE Interests: energy A-rated building, 90% self-sufficient in heating and cooling, built above the University underground station, designed to keep a comfortable “village” feel, rooms are arranged around interior courtyards, red brick façade similar to the original university buildings

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3 ]

Jade Signature – Miami, Florida, USA

Posted in Built by Jack Gallagher on April 5, 2021

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Building: Jade Signature
General Contractor: Suffolk
Design Architects: Herzong & de Meuron
Interior Designer: PYR & Pierre-Yves Rochon
Civil Engineering: VSN Engineering
Structural Engineer: McNamara & Salvia
MEP Engineer: Edwards & Zuck
Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles Inc

AE Interests: This 636 foot tall residential tower is oriented on the beaches of Miami and designed to respect and represent just that. The tower is oriented diagonally and shaped like a parallelogram (seen in photo 4) to allow the beach to have maximum sun exposure while the sun is to the western side of the building. The overall design of the building is praised for its open nature design giving the overall feeling of a “hotel at the beach,” rather than the presence of a “beach at the hotel,” that is present with other structures in the area that obstruct the natural beauty of the landscape.

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Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center – Chicago, IL

Posted in Built by Jack Gallagher on April 5, 2021

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Developer: Public Building Commission of Chicago
General Contractor: Old Veteran Construction
Lead Design Firm: JGMA
Design Architect: Juan Moreno
Structural & MEP Engineer: Cannon Design
Civil Engineer: David Mason and Associates
Landscape Architect: Terry Guen Design
Lighting Consultant: Aurora Lighting Design

AE Interests: 
A complete remodel and repurposing project. This project takes an existing parking structure and creates a collaborative work space and pathway for students through campus. The buildings design allows onlookers to have a clear view into the manufacturing technology and exhibits the sophistication of the manufacturing practices of today.

Video [1 (JGMA)]

Articles [1, 2]

Triodos Bank – Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on April 1, 2021

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Name: Triodos Bank
Location: Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands
Address: De Reehorst, Hoofdstraat 10, 3972 LA Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands
Architect: RAU Architects
Landscape Architect: Arcadis
Engineering Consultant: Aronsohn
Size: 139,867 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2019

AE Interests: “wooden cathedral”, laminated timber, reconstructible, circular and sustainable architecture, first temporary material bank, screwed together with 100% potential dismantlement at any point without loss of value, materials, or components.

Video: [1]

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

The Dock Building – Vancouver, Canada

Posted in Built by Zach Hablinski on April 1, 2021

Name: The Dock Building
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Architect: MG Architects
Builder: Heatherbrae Builders
Civil Engineer: Heatherbrae Builders
Mechanical Engineer: AME Consulting Group
Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting
Envelope Consultant: RDH Building Science
Engineered Wood Supplier/ Fabricator: FraserWood Industries, Western Archrib
Project Owner: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Size: 4,000 sqft
Cost: $10k
Year of Completion: 2017

AE Interests: low budget, uses a mirror wedge design to honor marina buildings from half a century ago, while still looking modern
Articles: [1,2,3]

The Indeed Tower – Austin, TX

Posted in Built by Zach Hablinski on April 1, 2021

Name: The Indeed Tower
Location: Austin, TX
Architect: Page Southerland Page
Developer: Trammell Crow Company
Contractor: DPR
Construction Firm: PERI Formwork Systems
Partner: Principal Real Estate Investors
Size: 709,000 sq ft
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interests: features floor to ceiling visible glass, 9 building terraces, column free corners (LEED gold certified).

Video: 1

Kadokawa Culture Museum – Tokorozawa, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 31, 2021


Name: Kadokawa Culture Museum
Address: Japan, 〒359-0023 Saitama, Tokorozawa, Higashitokorozawawada, 3 Chome−31番地3 ところざわサクラタウン
Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Construction: Kajima Corporation
Completion Date: 2020

AE Interests: Granite facade of 20000 individual pieces, 40 meters tall, five floors, double height library, projection mapping turns bookshelves into theater, cafes, shop, galleries, outer wall of reinforced concrete.

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Laborde – Paris, France

Posted in Built by samglaize on March 31, 2021

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Building: Laborde
Location: Paris, France
Address: 5 Rue de Laborde, 75008 Paris, France
Completion Date: 2018
Architect: PCA-STREAM
General Contractor: Eiffage
Structural Engineer: Khephren
Façade Engineer: GOYER and VS-A

AE Interests: Restoration, mixed-use, biodiversity, sustainability, courtyards, glass façade, acoustics design, green spaces, rainwater management, low-VOC materials, horizontal circulation design

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Videos: [1]


Texas Tower (T2) – Houston, Texas

Posted in Built by samglaize on March 31, 2021

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Building: Texas Tower
Height: 735 feet (47 levels)
Location: Houston, TX
Address: 845 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX, 77002
Completion Date: Expected in late 2021
Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Developers: Hines and Ivanhoe Cambridge
General Contractor: Gilbane

AE Interests: LEED Platinum, WiredScore, and WELL Building Standards, 10′ full-height windows, underfloor HVAC systems, cantilevered bays, outdoor green space and rooftop terraces, concrete, tunnel system

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]


House of Wisdom – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 30, 2021

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Name: House of Wisdom
Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Address: Al Juraina 1, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineering: Aurecon
Light Engineering: Delta
Landscape Architect: Cracknell
Size: 139,931 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2021

AE Interests: cantilevered roof, overhang provides shade throughout all hours of the day, fixed aluminum screens for additional shading of low sun, adjustable bamboo screens.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

ARO – New York, New York

Posted in Built by Morgan Hall on March 30, 2021

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Building: ARO
Address: 242 W 53rd St. New York, New York
Owner: Algin Management
Architect: CetraRuddy Architecture
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates
Main Contractor: Pavarini McGovern
Size: 540,000 sq. ft., 62 stories
Year Completed: 2018

AE Interests:
Residential, high-rise, cast-in-place concrete, load-bearing precast concrete walls, steel-framed faceted roof slab, curved edges, glass curtain wall, steel lattice “net”

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 – Guangdong, China

Posted in Built by Morgan Hall on March 30, 2021

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Building: Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1
Location: Guangdong, China
Architect: Skidmore, Owings, Merrill
Structural Engineer: Skidmore, Owings, Merrill
MEP Engineer: Skidmore, Owings, Merrill
Main Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Material Supplier: Jotun

Articles: [1, 2]

AE Interests:
Reinforced concrete core, concrete filled steel columns, large glass panes, ladder system

Telus Sky – Calgary, Alberta

Posted in Built by Nathaniel Gonzales on March 29, 2021

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Building – Telus Sky

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Address: 619 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 2C7, Canada

Architect: BIG, Dialog

Developer: Westbank Projects Corporation

Electrical and Mechanical: Integral Group

Formwork Supplier: Doka GmbH

Structural: Glotman Simpson Group

Wind Surveyor: Gradient Wind Engineering

Completion: 2020

Certification: LEED Platinum

Cost: $400 million

Space: 761,235 square feet

AE Interests: 59-stories tall, third tallest building in Calgary, creates lively mixture of living and working in heart of the city, large office floor plates recede as it reaches residential portion to create feminine figure, modular type residential spaces create balconies, garden atop, encourages human interaction, LED lighting creates beacon at night

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

South Haven Centre for Remembrance — Edmonton, Alberta

Posted in Built by Nathaniel Gonzales on March 29, 2021

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Building: South Haven Centre for Remembrance

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Address: 5004 Meridian St NW, Edmonton, AB T6P 1R3, Canada

Architect: SHAPE Architecture

Collaborators: Group2 Architects, PECHET Studio

Structural Engineering: Fast + Epp

Electrical: Arrow Engineering

Landscape: Design North Landscape Architecture

Civil Engineering: V3 Companies

Mechanical: Clark Engineering

Contractor: K-Rite Construction

Sustainability: Sébastien Garon (Made it LEED Certified)

Awards: 2020 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, Architecture MasterPrize in Cultural Design

Cost: $4.4 million

Size: 7,000 sq. ft.

Year of Completion: 2019

AE Interests: 13 meter tall tower, non-denominational cemetery facility, black materials such as steel panels and charred shou sugi-ban acoya in contrast to the white winter landscape and interior, based a lot off lighting specifically on summer solstice, tower clerestory that allows light from the north for meeting rooms and a view of downtown Edmonton, partially submerged

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

Fenix I – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on March 26, 2021

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Building: Fenix I
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Architects: Mei Architects and Planners
Structural Engineer: ABT Delft
Construction: ABT Delft
Steel Construction: CSM Steel Structure
Installation Consultant: Techniplan Advisers
Building Physics Consultatn: LBP | Sight

AE Interest: This structure was built on top of an old warehouse that was already in sight. As shown in the last image, there had to be steel structure installed right through the ware house in order for it to stand.

Merdeka PNB118-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted in Built by Cesar Gonzalez on March 26, 2021

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Building: Merdeka PNB118
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Completion: 2022
Architect: Fender Katsalidis Architects
Structural Engineer of Record: Arup
Structural Engineer Design: Robert Bird Group
Civil: Arup
Height: 2,113ft (tip) / 1,640ft (Occupied)
Floors: 118 (Above Ground)

AE Interest: Upon completion, it will be the second tallest building in the world. It will share the city with the Petronas twin Towers. The shape of the building was designed to resemble the silhouette Tunku Abdul Rahman when he lifted his right hand and chanted Merdeka which means freedom. The events was when he declared freedom for Malaysia, one of the most important moments in the country.

Videos: [1]

Aemulus at the Runway – Bayan Lepas, Malaysia

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 25, 2021

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Name: Aemulus at the Runway
Location: Bayan Lepas, Malaysia
Architect: Design Unit Architects Sdn Bhd
General Contractor: MLG Design and Construction Sdn Bhd
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: HPM Consultant
Landscaping: Landarc Associates Sdn Bhd
Size: 101,235 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2020

AE Interests: brick fin openings, perforated brick walls for shade from heat gain, narrow ventilation slots under roof for rising hot air, oriented away from direct sunlight, angled brick to prevent glare, insulated roof garden, overhanging roof for shade.

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Tower C – Shenzhen, China

Posted in Built by Jacqueline A James on March 25, 2021


Name: Tower C at Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base

Location: Shenzhen, China

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Construction Period: 2020-2027

Site Area: 36,268 sq. m.

Gross Floor Area (GFA): 440,000 sq. m.

AE Interests:

Around 400 meter tall, includes hotel-dining-office space-shopping-convention center-galleries, double insulated unitised glass curtain walls, natural and hybrid ventilation with environmental control for each floor, water-collection and recycling and photovoltaics to harvest solar energy, aquaponics gardens, pending start of construction

The Zayed Centre – London, UK

Posted in Built by Jacqueline A James on March 25, 2021


Name: Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children

Location: London, United Kingdom

Architect: Stanton Williams

Structural Engineer: Pell Frischmann

Contractor: Skanska UK

Manufacturers: KEIM, Feldhaus Klinker

Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald

Façade Consultant: Eckersley O’Callaghan

Area: 141,000 sq. ft.

Completed: 2019

AE Interests:

First purpose built pediatric center, large sky-lit atrium w/oak staircase, glass and terra cotta facade, impressive finned terra-cotta screen shielding glass walls, 8-story concrete structure, post-tensioned slab with wide spans, moving interactive sculpture in the main entrance, visible laboratories from all sides

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