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Beijing South Railway Station – Beijing, China

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Building: Beijing South Station
Location: Beijing, China
Architects: TFP Farrells
Structural Engineering: ARUP
MEP Engineering: ARUP
Construction start date: December 2005
Completed 2008
Photos: Zhou Ruogu, Fu Xing

AE Interests: scalloped roofs, lightweight canopy roof structure, skylight made primarily of high solar low-e coated glass

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Written by Tiffany Gilkes

December 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm

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Harbin Grand Theatre – Harbin, China

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Building: Harbin Grand Theatre
Location: Harbin, China
Completion: Under Construction
Architects: MAD Architects
Associate Engineer: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)
Structural Engineer: Inhabit Group, China Jingye Engineering Co., Ltd
Mechanical Engineer: Chinese PLA General Armament Institute of Engineering Design
Acoustics: Zhanggui Acoustics Research Institute of Shanghai Modern Design Group
AE Interests: Theater and cultural center, custom-made pure white aluminum cladding, skylight for natural daylight, while white stone and concrete are used as part of the structural walls. Contains a wooden structure within the building to create optimal acoustics, blends well with nature.
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Written by Annabel Cook

December 4, 2019 at 11:37 am

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Huangshan Mountain Village – Huangshan Shi, China

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Building: Huangshan Mountain Village
Location: Huangshan Shi, China
Architect: MAD Architects
Executive Architects: HSarchitects
Interior Design: Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction Decoration
Landscape Design : Broadacre Source Landscape
Curtain Wall Design : Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd
Lighting Design : Shanghai Mofo Lighting
Completed: 2017

AE Interests: Designed to reflect the cultural importance of the Huangshan Mountains, each building is different in height and appearance in order to maintain the original mountain levels, want a new landscape where “architecture becomes nature, and nature dissolves into architecture”, creates a space where people can reconnect with nature on a spiritual level, organic shape of the buildings is in response to the topography around it.

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Written by Angie Liu

November 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm

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Alila Yangshuo- Yangshou, Guilin, China

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Building: Alila Yangshou
Location: Yangshou, Guilin, China
Completion: 2017
Architect: Vector Architects
Structural: Zheng Wenzhao, Li Bo, Zhou Xianzhong
Lighting Consultants : Klaasen Lighting Design
Interior Design: Ju Bin, Horizontal Space Design
MEP: Sen Lin, Haijia Li, Fuliang Wei, Jiaorong He, Yu Gao / Shenzhen JS M&E Engineening Desing Co.Ltd
Area: 16,000 square meters

AE Interests: Sugar mill repurposed as hotel ,keeps consistent with the original industrial aesthetic, reflecting pool, sunken plaza, shear walls, hollow concrete blocks and cast-in place concrete used to keep new structure light and blend in with the old masonry, surrounded my mountains and faces the Li River so the main building has 3 main cave-like structures connected by a pathway to represent the interaction between man-made and the natural, caves located to visually connect with the mountainscape, perforated screens for natural ventilation and lighting and protects the building from the road, new buildings are simple in shape to not take away from the re-purposed sugar mill

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Written by Angie Liu

November 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm

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Longfu Life Experience Center -Puyang,China

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Building: Longfu Life Experience Center
Location: Puyang,China
Completion: 2018
Architect:Luo Studio
Construction: Jia Mingzhong
Metal Processing Company: Henan Zhongyuan Antai New Energy Equipment Co., Ltd.
Area: 1588 square meters

AE Interests: Designed to not have functional constraints of spaces, general timber materials, clustered column, horizontal dodecahedron, vertical tree-shape, rapid assembly- 49 total workdays by dividing building into units and subdividing the work, “smart” cavity resembling human body, furniture is an extension of the structure, equipment and systems are integrated into the structure to minimize space, “universal space”, any part of the building can be modified, re-purposed, or removed based on need.

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Written by Angie Liu

November 26, 2019 at 1:01 pm

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Nicolas G. Hayek Center – Ginza, Japan

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Building: Nicolas G. Hayek Center
Location: Ginza, Japan
Architect: Shigeru Ban
Year Completed: 2007

AE Interest: Retractable glass facade that opens and closes like a store front

Written by siobhanocasey

November 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm

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Shibaura House Office – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Shibaura House Office 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima
Year Completed: 2011

AE Interest: Structural steel and glass design with a vertical park concept, mixed use office and community space

Written by siobhanocasey

November 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm

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Risonare Garden Chapel – Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

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Building: Risonare Garden Chapel
Location: Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Design and Engineering: Arup
Retractable Wall: Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Year: 2019

AE: Use of glazed glass and perforated wall for light quality, Retractable Wall 

Written by siobhanocasey

November 22, 2019 at 2:02 pm

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Shanghai Opera House – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Opera House
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Snøhetta
Local Partner: ECADI
Completion: 2023

AE Interests: Identified by the 13th 5-year Plan set out in the 2010 Shanghai EXPO as a major cultural landmark. Three separate auditoriums housing 2000, 1200, and 1000 seats. Large spiral staircase with prominent cantilevers which expresses vertical motion and opens up the roof to pedestrians.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

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Floating Hotel – Huzhou, China

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Building: Floating Hotel
Location: Huzhou, China
Architect: MORE Architecture
Structural Engineer: ECADI
MEP/HVAC: ECADI
Completion: 2020

AE Interests: Traditional space, large open roof used for gatherings and socializing, multi-use space, specially designed to fit into its environment without overshadowing natural beauty, challenging site to work with, three separate room designs to add variable space, steel columns.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

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Cyrus Tang Foundation Center – Suzhou, China

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Building: Cyrus Tang Foundation Center
Location: Suzhou, China
Architects: UAD
Interior Design: Woods Bagot, Hangzhou Dianshang Building Decoration Design
Structural Engineers: Mingshan Zhang, Chen Xu, Benyue Li
Landscape Design: The Design Institute of Landscape & Architecture China Academy of Art (Zheng Jie Studio)
MEP Engineers: Haojun Li, Zengrong Gong, Shaobing Dong, Zhengjie Huang, Haifeng Liu
Completion: 2019

AE Interests: Site is located in a natural park, so the building was designed carefully to not intrude on the natural beauty of the location. Facade is engineered to mimic bamboo forests. Perimeter of the building is designed to allow for expansion of the building in the future. Multi-use space featuring a museum and multiple spaces for events.

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Written by Liam Kristensen

November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

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Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies – Ningbo, China

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Architects: Mario Cucinella Architects
Area: 1300.0 sqm
Completion: 2008
Structural engineering: Luca Turrini
Project and Site Management; Chris Jagger, Charles Lee, Orlando Shi
On-site Implementation of Energy equipments and technologies: Prof. Jo Darkwa
Construction Management: WEG, Ningbo
MEP and lighting design: TiFS Engineers Srl.

AE Interests:
Facade made to mimic paper lanterns and different Chinese fan-shapes, folds in the facade create a dynamic outer shell, double skin facade made of glass and screen-printed patterns, exposed rooftop allows natural light to illuminate all floors, natural efficient ventilation from rooftop creating a flue effect, underfloor heating panels using geothermal energy.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

November 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm

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Yang Liping Performing Arts Center – Dali, Yunnan, China

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Building: Yang Liping Performing Arts Center
Location:  Dali, China
Architect: Studio Pei-Zhu
Structural Engineer Consultant: Professor Fu Xueyi
Façade Design Consultant: Shenzhen Dadi Facade Technology CO.
MEP Engineering Consultant: CCDI
Acoustic Consultant: China IPPR International Engineering CO.

AEInterests:
cantilevered rectangular roof spans over open landscape underneath, flow for people to explore the indoor and outdoor space, the roof reflects the surrounding landscape and its curvature, overhanging canopy roof creates an interior plaza

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Written by Tomas Garcia

November 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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Digital Beijing – Beijing, China

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Building: Digital Beijing
Location: Beijing Olympic Park, Beijing China [map]
Architect: Pei Zhu
Structural Engineer Consultant: China Institute Building Standard Design & Research 
Area: 98,000 square meters
Construction: 2005 – 2007

AEInterests
 The 57-meter tall building was designed to have a north and south elevation resembling a barcode, while the east and west facades were made to look like a circuit board. The building was designed to be viewed as four disconnected blocks, but actually, are connected in a large central area. Digital Beijing also uses reinforced concrete and a steel frame.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

November 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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Omoken Park — Kumamoto, Japan

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Building: Omoken Park
Location: Kumamoto, Japan
Completed: 2019
Area: 67.77 square meters
Architects: Yabashi architects & associates
Construction: CLT

AE Interest: steel frame and cross-laminated timber to create high fire performance, “public space of private space,” large step-like plateaus that carry pedestrians from busy exterior to calm, soothing back

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Written by Jack Wallace

November 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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KO Kindergarten — Matsuyama, Japan

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Building: AKO Kindergarten
Location: Matsuyama, Japan
Completed: 2019
Architects: HIBINOSEKKEIKids Design LaboYouji no Shiro
Area: 2220 square meters
Construction: GANTAN BEAUTY INDUSTRY, Lunon, KIDS DESIGN LABO, Bozo

AE Interest: miniature doorways accommodate for size of children, designed so that students would learn 36 fundamental body motions

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Written by Jack Wallace

November 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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Honai Children’s Center — Ehime Prefecture, Japan

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Building: Honai Children’s Center
Location: Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Completed: 2019
Area: 2223.28 sq meters
Architect: UmbreArchitects
Lead Architects: Hiroshi Matsuo + Yuki Matsuo
Construction: A&A

AE Interest: integrated childcare support facility, heavy emphasis on wood construction, radical use of apertures, terraced roofing, environmental matching

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Written by Jack Wallace

November 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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Zhangjiagang Church – Zhangjiagang, China

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Location: Zhangjiagang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Architect: Büro Ziyu Zhuang/RSAA
Construction status: Not yet built

AEInterests:
61,400 sqft basilica, with a ring of smaller buildings including prayer rooms, counselling spaces,  a cafeteria, library, museum and a smaller church. Interior lined with 2 cm thick metal plates, 18 cm apart. These fins create the appearance of different spaces depending on a person’s location within the church.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Yunnan Provincial Museum – Kunming, China

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Location: No.6393 of Guangfu Road
Architect: Rocco Design Architects
AEInterests:
A 538,000 sqft museum space constructed from 2008 to 2015. Conceptualized as large, strong boxes stacked together holding fragile art. A major motif of the project is the dramatic rock formations Kunming is known for. 

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Yiwu Grand Theater – Yiwu, Zhejiang, China

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Location: Dongyang River, Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, China
Architect: MAD Architects

AE Interests:
“Floats” on Dongyang River as a Chinese junk. Envisioned as a community space with many entrances and incorporated green space. Passive solar design uses translucent glass facade as warming “greenhouse” in the winter, allows airflow and ventilation in the summer. Includes two theaters that seat 1600 and 1200 respectively, and a conference center that seats 2000. Seats Construction will begin in 2020.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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China Museum Of The South China Sea

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Building: China Museum Of The South China Sea 
Location: Hainan, China
Architect: Architectural Design Research Institute of SCUT
Construction Consultant: Han Yong
Year: 2017
AE Interest: Museum built to represent a ship/big house/layer on waves on the sea. It has a fully covered double sloping roof with a tropical porch space to incorporate the building into its surrounding rustic and tropical beach area. There is a sea-view corridor parallel with the sea surface as an intermediary between the landscape and exhibition hall. 

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Written by Amy Yao

November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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Jiangshan Martyrs Memorial Hall

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Building: Jiangshan Martyrs Memorial Hall
Location: Jiangshan City, China
Architect: UAD
Design Team: Changqing Ye, Guolei Shi
Year: 2018
AE Interest: The building consists of non-load-bearing walls with symmetrical layouts to give a solemn ambience to honor the martyrs. The orderly arrangement of the walls lead to interactions between light and shadows. It also incorporates green space. 

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Written by Amy Yao

November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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Volleyball Arena of 2nd National Youth Games of China

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Building: Volleyball Arena of 2nd National Youth Games of China 
Location: Taiyuan, China
Architects: China Architecture Design & Research Group 
Year: 2019
Design and Engineer: CUI Kai
AE Interest: The top of the building has sloping roof with 12 arches, each of which has a rhombic side view. The building was cost effective, built with fair-faces concrete and red bricks that lowered cost and construction time but also conveyed simplicity. 

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Written by Amy Yao

November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

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Xinjin Zhi Museum – Chengdu, China

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Written by Timothy Domingo

November 18, 2019 at 12:40 pm

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Sayama Lakeside Cemetery Community Hall – Saitama, Japan

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Written by Timothy Domingo

November 18, 2019 at 12:40 pm

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Cloud of Luster Chapel – Himeji, Japan

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Written by Timothy Domingo

November 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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Hotel Ninja Black – Kyoto, Japan

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Building: Hotel Ninja Black
Location: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Architect: Eastern Design Office
Structural Engineer: Ihara Structure Design Office
Landscape: Eastern Design Office
Construction: Soushin Kensetsu Co., Ltd. (2019)
Owner: ICHIKA Corporation

AE Interests: Hotel, Tourism, Shadow, Garden, Immersive Experience

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Written by Kai Zhang

November 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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Hotarugaike Dormitory – Toyonaka, Japan

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Building: Asahi Facilities Hotarugaike Dormitory
Location: Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Architect: Takenaka Corporation (Testuo Kawai, Yasushi Goda, Shunsuke Daimatsu)
Construction: 2019

AE Interests: Residential, Community, Concrete, Central Courtyard

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Written by Kai Zhang

November 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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KB Primary and Secondary School – Sasebo, Japan

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Building: KB Primary and Secondary School
Location: Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Architect: HIBINOSEKKEI, Kids Design Labo, Youji no Shiro
Construction: 2019

AE Interests: School, Renovation, Modular Furniture, Wood

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Written by Kai Zhang

November 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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Blossom Pavilion – Shanghai, China

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Building: blossom pavilion
Location : shanghai, China
Architects: Atelier Deshaus
Design team: Liu Yichun, Wang Longhai, Ding Jieru
Completion : 2015
Artist collaborator : Zhan Wang
Structural design: Zhang Zhun

AE interests: It is an sculptural pavilion, it is made out of stainless steel. It is a reinterpretation of the first human shelter, consisting in thin flat slab supported by columns that resemble rocks.

 

 

Written by juanjosessala

November 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

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Modern Art Museum– Shanghai, China

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Building : Modern art museum
Location : shanghai, China
Architects: Atelier deshaus
Design team: Yichun Liu, Yifeng Chen, Weishi Wang, Wen Shen, Chen Hao, Longhai Wang, Xiaoyi Chen, Jieru Ding, Mengdie Zhou
Completion : 2016
Photographs: Fangfang Tian
Client: Shanghai Pudong Waterfront Development and Construction Investments Co., Ltd.
Construction: China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Co., Ltd.
AE interests: The long museum west bund in Shanghai china it was made by the transformation of an old coal bunker. The idea was to preserve as much as possible the precedent structure and it spaces, that is why they used Steel hanging trusses supported by the old structure.

Written by juanjosessala

November 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

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The Long Museum West Bund – Shanghai, China

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Building : The Long Museum West Bund
location : Shanghai, China
Architects: Atelier deshaus
Architects in charge: Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng
Completion : 2014
Photographers: Xia Zhi
Photographs: Fangfang Tian
Client: Shanghai Pudong Waterfront Development and Construction Investments Co., Ltd.
Structure, electrical & mechanical engineer: Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co, Ltd.
Structure, electrical & mechanical design team: Chao Si, Zhang Zhun, Shao Xiaojian, Shao Zhe, Zhang Ying, Shi You, Li Weijiang, Kuang Xingyu, Zhou Zhili
Lighting design: Shanghai Guangyu Lighting Design Co., Ltd.
Client: Shanghai Xuhui Waterfront Development, Investment & Construction Co., Ltd.

AE interests: The building is shaped in an umbrella over hanged vaults, that creates different spaces where the exhibition takes place. It is made of in situ concrete and it is meant to create a series of overlapped spaces to let the exhibition flow, with a more regular reading from the outside.

Written by juanjosessala

November 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

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R&F Center

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Building: R&F Center
Use: Offices
Location: Guangzhou, China
Architects: Aedas
Local Design institute: Guangzhou Residential Architectural Design Institute
Structural Engineer: Guangzhou R&F Co. Ltd
MEP Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff Asia
Height: 795ft (242.3 m)
Principal Structure Materials: Concrete Steel
Completion: 2007

AE Interest:
Exterior inspired by China’s historical jade vase, translucent and glow under natural lighting while retaining a similar quality at night, remarkable aesthetics for the end users and significant energy efficiency. MIPIM Awards 2008.
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Written by Jin Lai

November 14, 2019 at 1:49 pm

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Langham Place

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Building: Langham Place
Location: Hong Kong, China
Architects: Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd
Structural Engineer: Arup
Geotechnical Engineer: Arup
Façade Engineer: Arup
Wind and fire Engineer: Arup
Gross Floor Area: 200,000m²

AE Interest:
60m tall Grand Atrium 26m span portal frames on pinned, modernism, structural design employed steel composite mega columns and steel outrigger structures to form the skeleton of the office tower, Digital sky screen, Xpresscalator
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Written by Jin Lai

November 14, 2019 at 1:49 pm

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Guangdong Museum

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Location: Guangzhou, China
Architects: Rocco Design Architects
Design Team: Rocco Yim, William Tam, C. M. Chan, Derrick Tsang, Christopher Wong, Ricky Wang, Lucia Cheung, Grace Lin, Ivan Chui,
Structural Engineer: Arup
Façade Engineer: Arup
Acoustic: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
Lighting: Light & View Design
Site Area: 41,000 sq m
Gross Floor Area: 67,000 sq m
Cost: RMB 884 million
Completion: 2010

AEInterest:
Hanging main exhibition space in the center of the museum. Exterior inspired by antique Chinese lacquer box. Spatial arrangement with multi-layer and transparent spatial configuration (inspired by the traditional Cantonese ivory puzzle ball), cultural landmark, aluminum panels, fritted glass and GRC panels.

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Written by Jin Lai

November 14, 2019 at 1:49 pm

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S-House – Chichibu, Japan

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Building: S-House
Location: Chichibu, Japan
Completed: 2013
Architect: Yuusuke Karasawa Architects
Structural Engineering: Alan Burden, Hiroaki Inukai
General Contractor: O’hara Architectural and Construction,Ltd / Akira Ohara,Satoshi Kikuch

AE Interests: intertwined elevated floors, intricate diagonal elevation, thin, fluoropolymer-painted steel plate

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Written by Terrell Brown

November 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm

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Japan House São Paulo – Bela Vista, Brazil

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Building: Japan House São Paulo
Location: Bela Vista, Brazil
Completed: 2017
Architect: FGMF, Kengo Kuma & Associates
Wood Structures: Ejiri Architectural Design Office
Construction: Toda Construction

AE Interests: washi interior facade, wired Kiso hinoki cypress supported by carbon fiber, museum

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Written by Terrell Brown

November 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm

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IDUMI Cafe + Residence – Chofu, Japan

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Building: IDUMI Cafe + Residence
Location: Chofu, Japan
Completed: 2017
Architect: Tenhachi Architect & Interior Design
Construction: OGAWA co

AE Interests: wood frame structure, diagonal structural columns, concrete casing, cafe and residential

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Written by Terrell Brown

November 13, 2019 at 1:05 pm

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Musashino Art University Museum & Library – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Musashino Art University Museum & Library
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
Mechanical Engineer: Taku Satoh Design Office
Structural Engineer: Kankyo Engineering
Contractors: Taisei Corporation, Tsukasa Sakata
Completion: 2010

AE interests: Exterior made up of timber shelves covered by planes of glass, 9m high interior walls made up of bookshelves, Steel framing with reinforced concrete, Polycarbonate plate ceiling

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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

November 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

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Fa-bo – Nomi City, Japan

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Building: Fa-bo
Location: Nomi City, Japan
Architects: Kengo Kuma
Structural Engineer: Ejiri Structural Engineers
Fiber Manufacturer: Komatsu Seiren
Completion: 2016

AE interests: World’s first use of carbon fibers as earthquake-resistant material, carbon fiber rods (3,089 total) provide structural support and shading, Carbon fiber composite (CABKINA Strand Rod) is sustainable and weighs 90% less than steel counterpart, roof garden and porous spongy ceramic for green space

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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

November 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

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Namba Park – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Namba Park
Location: Osaka, Japan
Architects: JERDE Partnership, Obayashi Corporation
Landscape Architect: EDAW, Inc.
Lighting Designer: Joe Kaplan Architectural Lighting
Completion: 2003

AE interests: Rooftop park provides natural intervention in Osaka’s dense urban condition, canyon carves out a path through a wide variety of commercial spaces, sloping park connects to streets providing accessibility to green spaces

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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

November 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

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Guilin Wanda Cultural Tourism Exhibition Center – Guilin, China

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Building: Guilin Wanda Cultural Tourism Exhibition Center
Location: Qixing District, Guilin City, Guangxi Province, China
Year of Completion: September 2016
Area: 26,118 sm
Architect: TengYuan Design Institute co., LTD, WAT Studio
Design Team: Peng Wei, Guang jun Zhao, Zhen ming Wang,Bo Zhang, Wei Wang
Construction group: Wanda Group
Structural Engineer: Xing Xing
MEP Consultant: Zhiguang Qu, Juan Wang

AE Interests: Digital-colored glaze-painted art glass curtain wall, connects humans art and nature, has vertical glass ribs to represent mountains, reflections in surrounding water, inspired by a style of Chinese painting

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Anna Lehew

November 12, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Shenzhen Sea World Culture and Arts Center – Shenzhen Shi, China

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Building: Shenzhen Sea World Culture and Arts Center
Location: Shenzhen Shi, China
Area: 73,918 square meters
Architects: Shenzhen Capol International & Associates
Structural Engineer: ARUP, Shenzhen Capol International & Associates
MEP: P.T. Morimura and Associates, Shenzhen Capol International & Associates
Acoustics: Nagata Acoustics, Huang Zhanchun Playhouse Architectural Design Counseling (Beijing)

AEInterest: Reinforced concrete and steel structure, multi-use space, overlook view of ocean and surrounding mountains, two grand stairways, composed of three main volumes, landscape of folded grass planes

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Anna Lehew

November 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm

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Infinitus Plaza – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza
Address: Baiyun New Town
Location: Guangzhou, China
Completion Date: Spring 2020
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Steel Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
Site Selection, Conceptual Planning, and Construction: LKK Health Products Group
Façade Engineering: BuroHappold Engineering
Sustainability: BuroHappold Engineering

AE Interests167,000 sq. m., two building footprints connected by green-roofed skybridges, unitised insulated glazing system that reduces energy loss while maximizing natural light penetration, perforated aluminum screens protect against and collect rainwater, Line 2 Metro runs between two footprints

Articles:
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Written by Ryan Tomita

November 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm

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Guangzhou Circle – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Guangzhou Circle
Address: S81 Guangzhou Ring Expressway Exit & S 39 Dong Xin Gao Su & S81 Guang Zhou Huan Cheng Gao Su, Li
Location: Guangzhou, China
Architect: Joseph di Pasquale of AM Project
Structural Engineer: SIGGMA
General Contractor: Guangdong Hong He Construction Ltd.
M/E/P/FP Engineering: Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology

AE Interests: circular shape reflects in the water of the Zhujiang River to form a figure 8 which symbolizes good fortune in Chinese, 48 meter diameter center circle, inspired by jade disks as the bi-jade disk symbolizes a Chinese dynasty from 2000 years ago, furthest office space cantilevers 25 meters outwards, design inspired by numerological tradition of feng shui, unpopular among locals

Articles:
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Written by Ryan Tomita

November 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm

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Parc Central – Guangzhou, China

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Building: Parc Central
Address: China, Guangdong, Guangzhou, Yuexiu, 连新路8号
Location: Guangzhou, China
Architect: Benoy, Ronald Lu and Partners
Interior Design: Benoy
Structural Engineer: ARUP (Hong Kong)
Landscape Consultant: Urbis Limited
Lighting Consultant: Lighting Design Partnership Pty Limited
Façade Design: ARUP (Hong Kong)
Sustainability: ARUP (Hong Kong)

AE Interests110,000 sq. m. multi-level parkland, mostly underground development to preserve ground level, steel monocoque roof structure supported by steel tree-like columns, rainwater collection system, low E glass façades, EFTE roof has high corrosive strength over wide range of temperatures, connects to China’s metro and bus system, represents China’s “Double Fish” symbol for peace, harmony, and fortune

Articles:
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Video:
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Written by Ryan Tomita

November 12, 2019 at 1:31 pm

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The Bund Finance Center – Shanghai, China

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Building: The Bund Finance Center
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect:  Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studios
Structural Engineer: ECADI
Landscape Architect: Martha Schwartz Partners
Lighting Engineer: BPI

Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
The building has a 3 tiered moving veil of bronze tubes designed to look like bamboo. These tubes move based on the use of the building; for example, the tubes may move to open up a stage on the building to reveal the Shanghai Pudong skyline.

Articles, Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

November 12, 2019 at 11:13 am

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Baimahe Park Visitor Center – Xianyang, Shanxi, China

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Building: Baimahe Park Visitor Center
Location: Xianyang, Shanxi, China
Area: 800 square meters
Architects: ATA Architects & Planners
Design Team: Wei Zhang, Moises Santiago Vera Soto, Celia Fu, Michael Antkowiak, Junda He.
Year Completed: in progress

AEInterest:
Located on a hill to maximize views, green roof and solar panels for low impact, solar shading that also creates porches, mechanical systems under porches and walkways, horizontal and vertical louvers, viewing pavilion

Articles: [1]

Written by Anna Lehew

November 11, 2019 at 11:59 pm

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Sapporo Dome – Hokkaido, Japan

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Building: Sapporo Dome
Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Completed: 2001
Architect: Hiroshi Hara
Structural Engineers: Osamu Hosozawa, Yoshio Tanno, Mutsuro Sasaki
Co-Contractors: Taisei Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, Bovis Lend Lease
Capacity: 41,000

AE Interests: first retractable pitch in the world, steel-shell structure, multi-sport facility (soccer and baseball)

Articles:
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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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IZU Velodrome – Shizuoka, Japan

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Building: IZU Velodrome
Location: Shizuoka, Japan
Completed: 2011
Architect: Gensler Architects
Capacity: 1,800; 4,300 with temporary seating

AE Interests: drum-shaped design, first 250-meter indoor cycle track built in Japan, wooden cycle track

Article:
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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Ariake Gymnastics Centre
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2019
Head Architect: Hidemichi Takahashi
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd. and Shimizu Corp.
Capacity: 12,000

AE Interests: bowl-shaped design, slanted walls resembling Engawa verandas in traditional Japanese homes, 394 x 295 ft arched wood roof, wooden poles extending from the cantilever of the roof to the ground plaza, uses timber from all throughout Japan

Article:
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Written by Chase Russell

November 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm

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Atago Nursery – Nagasaki, Japan

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Building: Atago Nursery
Location: Nagasaki, Japan
Year of Completion: 2016
Area: 970 sq meters
Architect: Intermedia, Kei Sasaki
Engineering and Construction: Nagasaki Daiken Co.
Structural Design Collaborators: Jun Sato Structural Engineering Co.
Equipment Design Collaborators: Seed Design Engineer Co.
Light Plan Collaborators: LIGHT・PLAN

AE Interests: Designed around natural terrain, inner rib structure through retaining wall and room separators, natural shaped play spaces to match terrain, rooftop garden

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by brittanyrussell1

November 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

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Escalier Gobancho -Chiyoda City

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Building: Escalier Gobancho
Location: Chiyoda City, Japan
Area: 340 sq meters
Year completed: 2019
Architect: ETHNOS
Contractors: Lixil Corporation, Nozawa, Sanshiba

AE Interests: green balconies promoting communication, exterior vertical circulation to maximize rentable space, facade of insulated glazing and fire preventing steel

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by brittanyrussell1

November 11, 2019 at 6:40 am

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Birch Moss Chapel – Nagano, Japan

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Building: Birch Moss Chapel
Location: Nagano, Japan
Year of Completion: 2015
Area: 66 sq meters
Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Design Team: Masafumi Yukimoto, Ayumu Shimotsukasa

AE Interests: religious architecture, steel columns covered in birch, glass and acrylic structure, camouflaged in nature

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by brittanyrussell1

November 11, 2019 at 6:03 am

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Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture Steel Hut – Imabari, Japan

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Building: Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture

Location: Imabari, Japan

Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates 

Completed: 2011

 

AE Interest: Steel sheeting skin. 6mm steel plate, different types of polyhedron modules, steel frame, reinforced concrete, interior cave or womb like structure

 

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Written by Deanna Rodrigues

November 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

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Grid Commercial Building – Nishinomiya, Japan

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Building: Grid Commercial Building 

Location: Nishinomiya, Japan 

Architect: T-Square Design Associates 

Structural Engineer: Amano Structural Engineering Office

Completed: 2018

 

AE Interest: concrete finished frame structure, grid pattern of facade seen from every angle of the building, facade designed to frame advertisements 

 

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Written by Deanna Rodrigues

November 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

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Tomioka Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Tomioka, Japan

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Building: Tomioka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Location: Tomioka, Japan 

Architect: Tezuka Architects 

Structural Engineer: Ohno JAPAN

Lighting Design: Bonbori Lighting Architects & Associates, Inc

Completed: 2018

 

AE Interest: renovation of prior building, existing timber structure was reinforced with steel framing, diagonal members used as planar rigidity instead of trusses, repeating roof ridges, angle braces and knee braces support the framework, repeating diagonal grid pattern

 

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Written by Deanna Rodrigues

November 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

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Incubation on Waseda University Honjo Campus – Honjo City, Japan

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Incubation on Waseda University Honjo Campus
Location: Honjo City, Japan

Architect: Nihon Sekkei, Inc.
Contractor: Toda Corporation, Kyudenko Co., Inc., Shinryo Corporation

AE Interests: sustainable design, green roof, solar chimney, natural ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, rainwater collection, joint research facility

Articles: [1]

Written by colleenbjones

November 8, 2019 at 2:17 pm

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Inaba Electric Works Wind Wall (Eco-Curtain) – Nagoya, Japan

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Inaba Electric Works Wind Wall (Eco-Curtain)
Location: Nagoya, Japan

Engineer: Inaba Electric Works

AE Interests: Wind harvesting, parking structure facade, sustainable design, renewable energy

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by colleenbjones

November 8, 2019 at 2:17 pm

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Acros Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall – Fukuoka, Japan

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Acros Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall
Location: Fukuoka, Japan

Architect: Emilio Ambasz and Associates 
Engineer/Landscape Architect: Takenaka Corporation
Engineering Consultant: Plantago Corporation
System Manufacturer: Katamura Tekko Company
Construction: Takenaka Corporation

AE Interests: Multipurpose exhibition hall, museum, theater, conference facilities, governmental and private offices, retail. Green roof, sustainable design, rooftop garden

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by colleenbjones

November 8, 2019 at 2:17 pm

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Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office – Zhengzhou, China

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Building: Zhenghong Property Air Harbour Office Project
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Year of Completion: 2022
Area: 86,831 square meters
Architect: Aedas
Developer: Zhenghong Real Estate Development Co.,Ltd
Completion Year: 2022

AEInterest:
Because of the narrow lot, the complex was split into three towers and have a curvilinear design to pay tribute to the Yellow River. The building is also designed with natural ventilation channels providing circulation and air flow throughout the complex.

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Anna Louise Sanders

November 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

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Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat – Yangzhou, China

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Building: Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat
Location: Yangzhou, China
Year of Construction: 2017
Area: 4200 square meters
Architect: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Architect of record: Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research & Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Landscape designer (concept): Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Engineers: Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research & Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Consultants: Bamboo Lighting Design
General contractor: CNTC
Awards: New Concept of the Year award at the AHEAD Asia Awards and Landscaping and Outdoor Spaces award at the AHEAD Asia Awards

AEInterests:
The complex is built partly out of re-purposed old buildings. Some walls in the building were constructed only out of recycled brick, having no structural and lateral support added in other than the bricks themselves. This brick wall was constructed to pay tribute to Ancient Chinese Architecture.

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Anna Louise Sanders

November 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

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Hanhai Luxury Condos – Zhengzhou, China

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Building: Hanhai Luxury Condos
Location: Zhengzhou, China
Area: 21500 square meters
Architects: Amphibianarc and Archimorphic
Landscape Design Consultant: AECOM
Curtain Wall Design Consultant: Zhongnan Curtain Wall
Constructor:Eastern Construction Group, China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corporation, Huaxia Construction Group

AEInterest:
The space is split into nine high rise residential building and three additional buildings surrounding a large garden. The condos are meant to combine nature and architecture, taking inspiration from the Vertical Forest. The building is also designed with natural cross ventilation and solar exposure.

Articles: [1, 2]

 

Written by Anna Louise Sanders

November 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

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Datong Sports Center – Datong, China

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Building: Datong Sports Center
Location: Datong, China
Architect: CCDIPOPULOUS
Completion: 2019

The project is valued at 1.2 billion yuan ($171 Million USD), and has a total construction area of 101,700 square meters (1,094,292 square feet). It consists of four main buildings: stadium, gymnasium, swimming pool and comprehensive training hall. It is mainly used for regional and national competitions.

 

Written by nwthompsona

November 7, 2019 at 1:35 pm

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Karamay Digital Network Control Center – Karamay, China

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Building: Karamay Digital Network Control Center
Location: Karamay, China
Architects: Shanghai HuaDu Architecture and Urban Design Group (HDD)
Completion: 2018
Structural Design: Zhen Zhou, Zhili Yuan, Guoxun Wang, Yongqiang Zhang, Xiaozhe Qi, Meiqi Li
Electrical Design: Fusheng Ren, Xiaoqing Zhang, Ge Zhang, Lihua Wu, Yuhao Cao, Yu Chen
HVAC Design: Yuliang Chai, Lingsong Cheng, Dongyang Qu, Tao Luo

 

Written by nwthompsona

November 7, 2019 at 1:35 pm

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Beijing Patent Center – Beijing, China

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Building: Beijing Patent Center
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: China Architecture and Design Research Group
Construction: Beijing Urban Construction Group, Jang Ho
Interior Design: Beijing Gangyuan Decoration design and Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Landscape Design: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng planning design and Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Developer: National Intellectual Property Administration

AE Interests: In an effort to provide a quiet and comfortable environment for research and development, the Beijing Patent Center employs the use of an open and flexible three dimension garden, making nature a central aspect of the complex.

 

Written by nwthompsona

November 7, 2019 at 1:35 pm

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Muku Nursery School – Fuji, Japan

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Building: Muku Nursery School
Location: Fuji, Japan
Architect: Tezuka Architects
Structural Engineer: Ohno Japan
Landscape Design: 10-kei
MEP: Office May
Lighting Design: Bonbori Lighting Architect & Associates, Inc.
Construction: Sato Construction
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: timber structure, deep overhang, long spanning space

Articles:
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Written by Miguel Yapur

November 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

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Kizunaya Building – Kyoto, Japan

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Building: Kizunaya Building
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Completed: 2017
Architect: Alphaville Architects
Structural Engineer: Takashi Manda Structural Design

AE Interests: wooden frame structure, lateral bracing system, mixed use, transparent structure

Articles:
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Written by Miguel Yapur

November 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

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Hongodai Church School & Nursery – Yokohama, Japan

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Building: Hongodai Church School & Nursery
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Architect: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
Construction: EIKO Kensetsu
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: Seismic design, transparent structure, steel moment frame, damping glass wall system, timber building.

Articles:
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Written by Miguel Yapur

November 6, 2019 at 2:11 pm

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Mikimoto Ginza Honten

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Building: Mikimoto Ginza Honten

Address: Ginza 2

Location: Tokyo, Chuo-ku, Japan

Architect: Toyo Ito

Structural Engineer: SSC Sasaki Structural Consultants

Interior: Ichiro Nishiwaki Design Office

Lighting Designer: Ushio Spax Co

Contractor: Taisei Corporation

Completion: 2005

 

AE Interests:  Straight vertical walls with light pink exterior, like a pearl. ­­ Rectangular box looks like skyscraper from afar. The windows (of fractal composition) are bubbles or petal dancing arranged randomly through the building, like Swiss-Cheese­. But some windows are placed at corners (where columns usually are) to emphasize the sophisticated structure. Column-free interior, the building is a tubular structural system without columns, so that the load bearing walls. Formed by two layers of steel panels were interspersed with pins and then with concrete reinforced low viscosity. The slabs of the floors are formed by homogeneous layers 9. The design uses “method of finite element analysis”. Ito wants the user to “look for the technology” and “architecture you can touch and feel because the object is real”, as it is subtle and sewed seamlessly into the building.

 

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Written by Ofek Bruhis

November 6, 2019 at 10:14 am

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Art Tower Mito

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Building: Art Tower Mito

Address: 1-6-8 Goken-chō

Location: Mito, Japan

Architect: Arata Isozaki & Associates

Structural Engineer: ATM Structural Design

Acoustic Engineer: Nagata Acoustics

Construction:

1.Taisei Corporation

2.Takenaka Corporation

3.Totetsu Kogyo Co., Ltd., Akui Corporation

Completion: 1990

 

AE Interests: Built for 100th year anniversary of Mito becoming a city. 100 meter tower is composed of spiraling titanium panel units, forming 28 tetrahedrons and 57 isosceles triangles.  Titanium was chosen because it is highly resistance to corrosion and weathering. Built to last. First titanium skyscraper in japan!

 

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Written by Ofek Bruhis

November 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

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Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

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Building: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

Address: 4 Chome-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya City

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Architect: NAP/Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co., Ltd

Structural Design:  S.R.C + R.C. + S Structure

Structural Engineer: Takenaka Corporation

Construction: Takenaka Corporation

Completion: 2012

 

AE Interests: The idea of the space was to maximize the value of space for it cannot be replicated through online shopping. A Kaleidoscope-like Entrace tube makes the ride up through the escalators an unforgettable experience. Polygonal panels, as well as contributing to form, absorb seismic movement in desperate measures.

 

Articles: [1, 2]

Written by Ofek Bruhis

November 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

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Beijing Daxing International Airport – Beijing, China

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Building: Beijing Daxing International Airport

Location: Beijing, China

Completed: 2019

Architect: Zaha Hadid ArchitectsADP Ingénierie and Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)

Structural and Fire Engineer: Arup

Facade Engineer: Buro Happold Engineering

AE Interests: Largest airport worldwide, utility, energy efficient, sustainability, Chinese traditional values

Articles: [1], [2]

 

 

 

Written by Nadine Lu

November 5, 2019 at 1:38 pm

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China Entrepreneur Forum Conference Centre – Yabuli, China

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Building: China Entrepreneur Forum Conference Centre

Location: Yabuli, China

Expected Time of Completion: 2020

Architect: MAD Architects

Construction Engineer: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co., Ltd.

Facade consultant: Shanghai Kighton Facade Consultants.Co

Landscape architect: BJF International Design

AE Interests: motives behind design, integrated natural elements, centre skylight

Articles: [1], [2]

 

 

 

Written by Nadine Lu

November 5, 2019 at 1:38 pm

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National Speed Skating Oval – Beijing, China

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Building: National Speed Skating Oval

Location: Beijing, China

Expected Time of Completion: 2021

Architect: Populous

Structural Engineer: Beijing Urban Construction Group Co.,Ltd.

AE Interests: green building, sustainability, façade resemblance design, light strands

Articles: [1], [2]

 

 

 

Written by Nadine Lu

November 5, 2019 at 1:37 pm

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Bank of China Tower – Shanghai, China

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Building: Bank of China Tower, Shanghai
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2000
Purpose: office
Size: 846 ft at tip of antenna, 56 floors (including 3 underground)
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Local Design Institute: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research
Façade: Manntech Building Maintenance Systems
Awards: CITAB – CTBUH China Tall Building Legacy Award Honorable Distinction Recipient (2016)

AE Interests: unique appearance that still blends in with surrounding high-rises, gateway to city center when coming from Shanghai Airport, glass curtain wall, skyscraper, modernism

Sources: [1,2]

Written by Monica Martinez

November 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Mangrove West Coast – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Mangrove West Coast
Location: Shenzhen, China (junction of Qiaocheng Xilu & Binhai Dadao)
Completed: 2007
Purpose: mixed-use (academic, master planning, residential, waterfront)
Size: 2,691,000 sf (includes 1200 luxury condominiums)
Architect: Arquitectonica
Developer: Mangrove West Coast Property Management Co., Ltd.
Awards: AIA Florida Award of Excellence Merit Award, AIA Miami Award of Excellence in Architecture, Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) Design Award of Honor, Chinese Real Estate College Golden Award

AE Interests: units divided into complex of 3 buildings with heights staggered from 10 to 31 stories, floor to ceiling glass windows, see-through glass railings on the balconies, buildings arranged in windmill composition strategically positioned at specific angles that maximize views

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Written by Monica Martinez

November 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Habitat Qinhuangdao – Qinhuangdao, China

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Building: Habitat Qinhuangdao
Location: Qinhuangdao, China (on the coast of the Bohai Sea, 200 miles east of Beijing)
Completed: 2018
Purpose: high-density residential community
Size: 4,800,000 sf complex (includes 2500 residential units & 60,000 sf of retail space)
Architect: Safdie Architects (Somerville, Massachusetts, United States)
Local Design Institute: East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Façade: Konstruct West Partners, Zhejiang Zhongnan Holdings Group
Landscape: SWA Group & Ager Group
Lighting: Lam Partners & Brandston Partnership Inc.
Awards: MIPIM Asia Best Chinese Futura Mega Project Gold Award (2013)

AE Interests: affordable housing, organized into a series of linked mini blocks of 16 stories each, responds to the beachfront site & local zoning ordinance that requires every unit receive > 3 hours of sunlight daily, private green spaces, terraces, skylights, solariums, roof decks, humanizing the megascale (maintaining basic human necessities that are lost in most urban designs), exterior circulation systems include internal communal streets & covered skywalks

Sources: [1,2]

Written by Monica Martinez

November 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Shonan Christ Church – Kanagawa, Japan

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Building: Shonan Christ Church
Location: Kanagawa, Japan
Completed: 2014
Architecture: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Architect: Takeshi Hosaka
Acoustics: Nagata Acoustics
Acoustics Engineer: Ayako Hakozaki
Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners, Japan Office
Structural Engineer: Hitoshi Yonamine

AE Interest: inverted barrel-vaulted ceiling, sculptural reinforced concrete, consideration of lighting during church service

Articles: [1], [2]

Written by Anthony Adame

November 4, 2019 at 12:09 pm

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Harajuku Church – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Harajuku Church
Location: Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2006 – 2007
Architecture: Ciel Rouge Creation

AE Interest: Concrete, sculptural interiors, concept design, form inspired by biblical symbols

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

Written by Anthony Adame

November 4, 2019 at 11:57 am

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Catholic Suzuka Church – Suzuka-Shi, Japan

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Building: Catholic Suzuka Church
Location: Suzuka-Shi, Japan
Completed: 2015
Architecture: Alphaville Architects
Architects: Kentaro Takeguchi & Asako Yamamoto of Alphaville Architects
Structural Engineer: Takashi Manda of Alphaville Architects
Construction: Matsui Construction Co.

AE Interests: Galvanized steel sheeting, natural light, roof resembling the mountains of the surrounding area

Articles
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Written by Anthony Adame

November 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

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The Ice Cubes – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: The Ice Cubes
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2008
Architect: Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects
Mechanical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
Structural Engineer: Orimoto Structural Engineers
Contractor: Taisei Corporation
AE Interests: seismic design, lateral support, interlocking cubes, light material

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Audrey Soltau

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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Izumi Garden Tower – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Izumi Garden Tower
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2002
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Contractor: Shimizu Construction Company
Developer: Sumitomo Realty & Development Co.
AE Interests: seismic design, high rise building, sustainability, green architecture, ribbed glass curtain wall

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Audrey Soltau

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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Sayama Forest Chapel – Saitama, Japan

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Building: Sayama Forest Chapel
Location: Saitama, Japan
Architect: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Structural Engineer: Arup
Construction: Shimizu Corporation
Completion: 2013

AE Interests: Gassho-style building, handmade aluminum cast-sheet roof, columns lean against each other to create the visual of prayer, floor-to-ceiling glazing for natural light.

Articles:
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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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Tsuruoka City Cultural Hall – Tsuruoka City, Japan

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Building: Tsuruoka City Cultural Hall
Location: Tsuruoka City, Japan
Completed: 2018
Architect:  Kazuyo Seijima 
Structural Engineer: Arup
Consultants: Sogo Consultants
Acoustic Engineering: Nagata Acoustics
AE Interests: seismic design, curved steel framing, flexible volumes, sweeping canopy roofs

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Audrey Soltau

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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Toranoko Nursery – Yamanashi, Japan

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Building: Toranoko Nursery
Location: Yamanashi, Japan
Architect: Takashige Yamashita Office
Structural Engineer: Sasaki Structural Consultants
General Contractor: Usuko Sangyo
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: laminated-veneer lumber roof, curved roof, steel portal frame.

Articles:
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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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GC Prostho Museum Research Center – Kasugai-Shi, Japan

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Building: GC Prostho Museum Research Center
Location: Kasugai-Shi, Japan
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Structural Engineer: Jun Sato Structural Design
MEP Engineering: P. T. Morimura & Associates, LTD
Lighting Consultant: Daiko Electrics
General Contractor: Matsui Construction
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: modeled after an old Japanese toy, focus on human construction, no glue used for assembly.

Articles:
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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

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HKSAR Government Headquarters – Hong Kong, China

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Building: HKSAR Government Headquarters
Location: 2 Tim Mei Ave, Admiralty, Hong Kong, China
Completed: 2011
Architect : Rocco Design Architects
Landscape Architect: HOK
Project Team: Rocco Yim, Bernard Hui, William Tam, C M Chan, Henry Ho, Boris Lo, Lucia Cheung, William Lee, Wicky Choi, Herbert Hung, Ivy Yung, Queenie Szeto, Angela Fong, Joseph Kong, Sze Hoi Wai, Alonzo Cheng, Chan Chi Chung, Fiona Ching, Chris Wong, Tong Hui Ching, Ivan Chui, David Ho, Dathan Wun, Gary Ng, Agnus Lau, Mike Morgan
Consultants: Architectural Services Department (ASD)

AE Interests: The complex integrates three government facilities: the Legislative Council Complex, the Government Offices, and the Chief Executive’s Office. Disposition of the blocks allows the prevailing wind to penetrate the inner city providing ventilation through the Open Door passage, it also allows solar access to the site from the south, while the stepped heights of the buildings allow airflow mixing and recirculation, channeling wind from higher elevations to enhance air ventilation at pedestrian level. The Central Government Offices have double roof photovoltaic solar panels installed while the Chief Executive’s Office has thermal chimney, full height atrium as well as a green solar screen on its west – facing wall. Water conservation has been implemented and rain water collected has been recycled for landscape irrigation

Articles [1, 2]

Written by Josefina Roman

October 31, 2019 at 2:59 pm

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LHT Tower – Hong Kong, China

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Building: LHT Tower (Luk Hoi Tong Building)
Location: 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, China
Completed: 2011
Architect: Rocco Design Architects
Structural Engineer: Greg Wong & Associates
MEP Engineer: J. Roger Preston
Main Contractor: Gammon Construction
Consultant: Greg Wong & Associates

AE Interests: A re-construction of the former Luk Hoi Tong Building and Queen’s Theatre. It is comprised of 29 stories and 14,000 m² of mixed-use premium office. The non-linear folding of the curtain wall gives an impression of a stage curtain, opening to reveal the office and retail spaces within and creating a subtle reference to the iconic Queen’s Theatre that previously occupied the site.

Articles [1, 2, 3]

Written by Josefina Roman

October 31, 2019 at 2:59 pm

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Xinhee Design Center – Xiamen, China

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Building: Xinhee Design Center
Location: Xiamen, China
Status: Under Construction
Architect: MAD Architects
Design Team : J Travis Russett, Flora Lee, Liu Huiying, Fu Changrui, Xu Chen, Li Yuanhao, Julian Sattler, Jei Kim, Jakob Beer, Younjin Park, Liu Ling, Ma Ning, Sear Nee, Zhu Jinglu, Liang Zhongyi, Sarita Tejasmit, Natalia Giacomino, Zeng Lingyue
Associate Engineer : CCDI Group
Façade Consultant : RFR Asia, Front
Interior Design : Gold Mantis, Kangyang Architecture Consultancy (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
Landscape Architect : Cicada Landscape Architecture, Hordor Design Group
Lighting Design : United Artists Lighting Design
BIM : Gehry Technologies Co., Ltd.
Wind Tunnel Consultant : Guangdong Provincial Academy of Building Research Group
Acoustics Consultant : Shen Milsom Wilke, LLC
Cost Consultant : Shanghai PM First Track Co., Ltd.

AE Interests: The design center is for the international fashion group, Xinhee, and its six subsidiary brands. It has a site area of 15,000 square meters with building area of 61,000 square meters. The spatial organization mimics six petals, growing from a central point. Each of the six brands have their own individual office and research space, yet can freely interact and communicate between departments. A mix of office spaces and green gardens compose each of the organically-formed arms. A translucent and sun-shading envelope of PTFE hangs slightly off the vertical garden, and provides ventilation during the hot season. The atrium’s footbridge provides air circulation, and doubles as a catwalk for occasional fashion shows.

Articles: [1]

 

Written by Josefina Roman

October 31, 2019 at 2:59 pm

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The LOOP – Chongqing, China

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Building: The LOOP
Location: Chongqing, China
Architect: LWK + PARTNERS
Landscape Design Consultant: SWA + Dao Yuan Landscape Consultants, SWA +
Curtain Wall Design Consultant: Shanghai Anvan Design Consulting Co. Ltd.
Completed: 2017

AE Interests: circular volumes that intend to integrate into the contours of the site, embraces the shapes of nature, crescent-shaped glass-bottomed bridge, full steel frame structure, onion-ring-like cladding system, quality stone slabs, large windows, stone facade
Articles: [ a1, a2, a3 ]

Written by Jorge Luis Garza

October 31, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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Novartis Campus Building – Shanghai, China

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Building: Novartis Campus Building
Location: Shanghai, Pudong, China
Architect: Zhang Ke, ZAO/standardarchitecture
Project Manager: Margret Domko
Design Team: Zhang Ke, Leonardo Colucci, Margret Domko, Johan Kinnucan, Alessandro Colli, Joao Dias Pereira
Structure/MEP: AECOM
Local Design Institute: Tongji University Architecture Design Institute
Façade Supervisor: Terry Bell
Façade Consultant: RFR
Interior Consultant: Sevel Peach
Interior Design Schematic &DD: standardarchitecture
Interior Construction Documentation: EXH
Landscape Designer: Teresa Moller
Lighting Design: LDC
Design: 2010 – 2016
Construction: 2012-2016
Occupation: 2016

AE Interests: organic grid system, outdoor courtyards, Lightness is upheld as an overall value, semi outdoor passage from the public open space, private gardens, contemporary local masonry and a geometric-inspired, abstract simplicity, contrast of colors
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Written by Jorge Luis Garza

October 31, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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Victims of Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall – Nanjing, China

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Building: Victims of Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Architects: He Jingtang, Ni Yang, Architectural Design & Research Institute of South China University of Technology
Completed: 2015

AE Interests: Modest and Downy Form, Green Park Integrated into Urban Life, Open and Accessible Design, public day- night park, dark red rust plate, single cast of fair-bare concrete, green roof,
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Written by Jorge Luis Garza

October 31, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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Ningbo Historic Museum – Ningbo, China

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Building: Ningbo Historic Museum
Location: Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Architect: Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio
Structural: Shentu Tuanbing, Chen Yongbing
Construction Supervisor: Hu Jun
Completed: 2008

AE Interests: Museum, Solid Construction, Flat Roof, Facade General, Masonry, Reinforced Concrete, Concrete Moulded With Bamboo Canes, Natural Stone, Wapan, Recycled Materials 

Articles: [ a1, a2, a3]

Written by Jorge Luis Garza

October 31, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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Hiroshima Chapel – Naka-Ku, Japan

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Building: Hiroshima Chapel
Location: Naka-Ku, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Wood Panel Design: Jotaro Saito
Lighting: Style Ma’tec
Constructor: Takashimaya Space Create Co., Ltd.
Construction: 2014

AE Interests: wood lattice, self-supporting, sunlight, interior design, nature

Articles: [1]

Written by Corey Barker

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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YKK80 – Chiyoda-Ku, Japan

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Building: YKK80
Location: Chiyoda-Ku, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Civil/Structural Engineer: Kimiaki Harada
General Contractors: Kajima Corporation, Toda Corporation, and Daiwa House Industry Corporation, Ltd.
Mechanical/Electrical: So Takizawa, Sin Horikawa, Kitaro Mizuide
Construction: 2015

AE Interests: aluminum screen facade, shading, radiant heating, energy, office space

Articles: [1]

Written by Corey Barker

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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Tokyu Plaza Ginza – Chuo, Japan

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Building: Tokyu Plaza Ginza
Location: Chuo, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Civil/Structural Engineers: Yuji Yamano + Satoru Ueno & Nikken Sekkei
Mechanical/Electrical: Kosuke Sato + Koichiro Hara & Nikken Sekkei
Construction: 2016
General Contractors: Infix Design Inc., Nikken Sekkei

AE Interests: Vessel of light, glass facade, reflection, commercial, urban integration

Articles: [1]

Written by Corey Barker

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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Tokyo Big Sight- Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Tokyo Big Sight
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: AXS Satow
Construction: Hazama, Shimizu Corporations (6 others)
Completion: October 1995

AE Interest:
Glass and Titanium-panelled Conference Tower appear as a set of four inverted pyramids mounted upon large supports. Steel Frame with reinforced concrete.

Article: [1, 2]

Written by Daniela Gonzalez

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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Umeda Sky Building- Osaka, Japan

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Building: Umeda Sky Building
Location: Osaka, Japan
Architect: Hiroshi Hara
Construction: Takenaka Corporation
Completion: 1993

AE Interest:
568 feet (173 meter) tall building made of two towers connected to each other by the “Floating Garden Observatory” on the 39th floor.

Article [1]

Written by Daniela Gonzalez

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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Audi Forum-Omotesando, Japan

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Building: Audi Forum
Location: Omotesando, Japan
Architect: Creative Designers International (CDI)
Engineer: ARUP
Structural Engineer: Kajima Corporation
Completion: 2006

AE Interests:
Also known as the Iceberg, unique crystal structure designed to reflect light from all angles, representing modern Japanese architecture. Asymmetric glass facade and completely transparent elevator shaft.

Article [1]

Written by Daniela Gonzalez

October 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

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The Spring- Shanghai

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Building: The Springs (2020)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Henning Larsen
Lighting: UDG
MEP: Arup
Landscape Architect: SLA
Facade Design: Inhabit

AE Interest: Mix-use development. Emphasis on response to the surroundings. Oriented to maximize light and minimize winds, which creates a comfortable outdoor courtyard. Building shape helps air quality, noise dampening, and increases presence of natural light. LEED Gold for Core and Shell.

Articles: [1]

Written by Caleigh Spurgin

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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Suzhou Modern Media Plaza – Suzhou, China

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Building: Suzhou Modern Media Plaza
Address: Nanshi St, Wuzhong, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Location: Suzhou, China
Completed: 2016
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Co Architect: ARTS Group Co., Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
MEP Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Main Contractor: Zhongyifeng Construction Group Co., Ltd
Façade Engineer: Aurecon, Shenyang Yuanda Aluminium Industry Engineering Co., Ltd

AE Interests: Two L-shaped towers connected by an M-shaped truss made of glass, curtain wall systems, metal frame curtain wall windows that allow overlapping natural light and shadows, perforated metal panels on the exterior.

Article: [1]

Written by Lane A Medrano

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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K11- Shanghai

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K11 Art Mall, Shanghai, China

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Building: K11 (2013)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Kokaistudios
Lighting: Isometrix
MEP: AECO
Landscape Architect: Hassell
LEED Consultant: Arup
Facade Design: KWP+SEELE

AE Interest: Retrofitted from New World Tower podium levels. Core and Shell LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings. Focuses on the relationship between the buildings and its surroundings. Double height atrium underground with skylight that require complicated geometric design and precision installation.

Article: [1]

Written by Caleigh Spurgin

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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Shanghai Greenland Center – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Greenland Center
Address: 562 Dong An Lu, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2017
Lead Architects: Lu Zhong Xiao, Tetsuo Tonouchi, Hiroyuki Suga / NIKKEN SEKKEI
Co Architect: East China Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Landscape Design: mindscape
Commercial Space Design: Studio Taku Shimizu Inc

AE Interests: Rooftop green space and park above a commercial facility and subway station, two office buildings and a SOHO building, sloping roofs allow views across city, separated buildings create a street-like atmosphere, louvers and shade fins that create a changing façade, large windows and openings allow for natural light.

Article: [1]

Written by Lane A Medrano

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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Hongqiao Flower Buildings- Shanghai

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Building: Hongqiao Flower Building (2015)
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: MVRDV
Structure: Shanghai Construction Design and Research Institute
MEP: China Team ENgineering Consultants
Landscape Architect: SWA Landscape Architecture
Sustainability Consultant: China Academy of Building Research
Facade Design: EFC Facade Design

AE Interest: The building form allows it to be self shading, thus drastically reducing energy consumption. The Flower Building also received a 3-star energy rating, a Chinese classification for the ‘Green Building Label.’ Utilizes green roofs, natural ventilation, rainwater collection, and permeable roadways.

Article: [1]

Written by Caleigh Spurgin

October 29, 2019 at 12:36 pm

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Shanghai Bund CITIC Plaza – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Bund CITIC Plaza
Address: No. 859 Sichuan Road, Hongkou
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2010
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Construction design collaboration: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research and Shanghai Mingkong International Design Co., Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
MEP Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Main Contractor: China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd. 
Landscape Consultant: a-i-sha Architectural Design Consulting., Ltd

AE Interests: high-rise office building with natural ventilation openings that appear as feathers on the façade, a plaza and commercial space on the ground level that together create lanes which resemble the structure of traditional Chinese housing blocks.

Article: [1]

Written by Lane A Medrano

October 29, 2019 at 12:35 pm

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Tokyo Skytree

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Building: Tokyo SkyTree
Location: Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Nikken Seikei
Contractor: Obayashi Corp
Developer: Tobu Railway
Lighting Designer: Sirius Lighting Office
Completion: 2012

AE Interests: Second Tallest Structure in the world at completion with a total height of 2,080 feet. Triangular base and triangular framing means reduced steel usage. Main structure made from Steel tube frames and steel channels. Central column Vibration control used to reduce wind and earthquake loads by as much as 40%. Also functions as a broadcasting and telecommunications tower.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

 

 

Written by Troy Stewart

October 28, 2019 at 12:06 pm

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DAIMYO509 Commercial Space – Fukuoka, Japan

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Building: DAIMYO509 Commercial Space
Location: Fukuoka, Japan
Architect: CASE-REAL
Structural Engineer: Ohno Japan
Lighting Engineer: ModuleX FUKUOKA
Construction: Kyushukensetsu  Co., Ltd.
Completed: 2018

AE Interest: Concrete Structure, pillars enclosed in walls for maximizing tenant space, mechanical hidden on roof

Articles: [1]

Written by Garrett Harlan

October 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

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Isozaki Atea Towers

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Building: Isozaki Atea Towers
City: Bilbao, Spain
Architect: Arata Isozaki, Iñaki Aurrekoetxea
Contractor: Fincas Abando
Structural Engineering: Robert Brufau y Asociados
Completion: 2008

AE Interests: Atea means Gate in the Basque Language, meant to be the entrance into Bilbao. The entire project is actually multiple high-rise buildings that are mixed use.  Reused existing foundations.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Troy Stewart

October 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

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Boltun Headquarters – Saitama, Japan

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Building: Boltun Headquarters
Location: Saitama, Japan
Architect: Atelier TEKUTO
Structural Engineer: June Sato Structural Engineers
Contractor: Shigeki Matsuoka, Shinichi Uchimura, Koji Izawa
Completed: 2018

AE Interest: Concrete structure, designed to be lightweight, soundproofing and fireproofing

Articles: [1]

Written by Garrett Harlan

October 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

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Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy
Location: Osaka, Japan
Architect: ninkipen!
Structural Engineer: TAPS
Lighting Engineer: Hiroyuki Nagatomi
Contractor: Ikeuchi Komuten
Completed: 2011

AE Interest: Steel and wood, narrow slot between existing buildings, gabled roof

Articles: [1]

Written by Garrett Harlan

October 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

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Delis Yokohama Building

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Building: Delis Yokohama Building
City: Yokohama, Japan
Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Visualization: Teppei Iizuka, Soichiro Harada, Shoki An
Model: Takeshi Terasawa, Toshiko Tokai, and Saki Osaka
Completion: 2018

AE Interests: The 850-panel aluminum façade that is an interpretation of noise. Multipurpose building for restaurants and office space. Designed to attract foot traffic. The façade lights up at night.

Articles: [1,2,3]

Written by Troy Stewart

October 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

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Wooden Bridge Museum – Yusuhara, Japan

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Building: Wooden Bridge Museum
Location: Yusuhara, Japan
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Structure: Katsuo Nakata & Associates
Utilities, Equipment: Sigma Facility Design
Construction: Shimanto Sogo Construction
Electrical: Showa Denki Kogyo
Completed: 2011

AE Interest: Cantilever bridge design, connects a hotel and spa, contains work and exhibition rooms

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

Kojimachi Terrace – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Kojimachi Terrace
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Nendo
Project Year: 2019

AE Interest: Three story open air garden, balconies on six of eleven floors, windows allow natural air to enter

Article: [1]

De Beers Ginza Building – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: De Beers Ginza Building
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Jun Mitsui & Associates
Metal Architect: Kikukawa
Structural Engineer: TAISEI Corporation
Electrical Engineer: TAISEI Corporation
Construction Company: TAISEI Corporation
Completed: 2008

AE Interest: Twisting facade, reflects sunlight and city lights in an ever changing way, sparkling light subtly reflects that of a diamond

Articles: [1] , [2]

Written by gboes26

October 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm

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Mokuzai Kaikan – Koto, Japan

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Building: Mokuzai Kaikan
Location: Koto, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Mechanical Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Lighting: Hideto Mori, Lighting M
Contractor: Taisei Corporation
Owner: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers Association
Completion: 2009

AE Interests: Wood as urban construction material for wood wholesaler office, use of Numerical Control Machining for precision in cutting wood, steel reinforced concrete cast in cedar frames for seismic design, dividers allow flow between spaces, use of semi-outdoor spaces called engawas, tall ceiling height for fire safety

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Written by Grace Ito

October 25, 2019 at 1:13 pm

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Miyahata Ruins Museum – Fukushima, Japan

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Building: Miyahata Ruins Museum
Location: Fukushima, Japan
Architect: Furuichi and Associates and Suzuki Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Holzstr
Contractor: Hazama Ando Corporation
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: Museum dedicated to studying Jomon time period, exposed concrete exterior and interior, structural ceiling resembles caves, use of Vectorworks to design hexagonal timber ceiling panels, metal roof, structural glass floors expose excavated ruins beneath, primary form language is rectilinear

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Written by Grace Ito

October 25, 2019 at 1:13 pm

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Toho Gakuen School of Music – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Toho Gakuen School of Music Chofu Campus
Location: Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Mechanical Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Acoustics: Nikken Sekkei
Contractor: Shimizu Corporation
Completion: 2014

AE Interests: Music room ‘village’, light courts, sunken courtyards to bring in light, curtain wall around campus lobby, open space to surrounding environment, rectilinear form, concrete block façade to reduce scale, unevenly spaced columns

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Written by Grace Ito

October 25, 2019 at 1:12 pm

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Tsinghua Ocean Center – Shenzen, China

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Building: Tsinghua Ocean Center
Location: Shenzen, China
Completed: 2016
Architects: OPEN Architecture, Local Design Institute, & Shenzhen Institute of Building Research

AE Interests: Exposed structural concrete found all throughout; allows for easy maintenance and provides visual relief from surrounding stucco buildings. Academic spaces are compartmentalized with public/social spaces found in between floors. Underneath the plaza is a deep-sea research lab. Three potholes found in the main plaza allow light in from above.

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Written by icarmona11

October 24, 2019 at 12:37 pm

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Bishan Cultural and Art Center – Bishan Qu, China

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