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Kadokawa Culture Museum – Tokorozawa, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 31, 2021

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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

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Videos: [1]

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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]

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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 shades throughout all hours of day, fixed aluminum screens for additional shading of low sun, adjustable bamboo screens.

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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 cesargonzalezdesign 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 cesargonzalezdesign 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.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Tower C – Shenzhen, China

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

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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

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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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Torch Tower – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 24, 2021

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Name: Torch Tower
Address: 1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects and Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, Inc.
Developer: Mitsubishi Estate
Expected Completion Date: 2028

AE Interests: 390 meters tall, 31400 square meter site area, 63 floors, 100 room hotel on top floors, shops, restaurants, 2000 seat grand hall, bathhouse, semi-outdoor hill-like plaza, connected to Tokyo Station and Tokiwabashi Tower as part of urban development plan called ‘Tokyo Torch’, views of Tokyo and Mount Fuji, set to become Japan’s tallest building, best seismic resistance in Japan.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden – Vancouver, Canada

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 24, 2021

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Name: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada
Architect: Perkins & Will
General Contractor: Ledcor Construction
Structural Engineering: Fast + Epp
Civil Engineering: R. F. Binnie & Associates
MEP Engineering: Integral Group
Landscape Architect: Sharp & Diamond
Acoustic Consultant: BKL Consultants
Certifications: LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge Petal
Size: 19,483 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2011

AE Interests: organic undulating roof form, “glulam” post-and-beam assembly to support curved roof, natural ventilation through solar chimney that converts rays of light into convection energy, blackwater treatment on site to support biodiversity, uses renewable resources to achieve net-zero energy.

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Phoenix Central Park – Sydney, Australia

Posted in Built by Lauren Hale on March 24, 2021

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Project: Phoenix Central Park
Location: Sydney, Australia
Architect: John Wardle Architects (gallery), Durbach Block Jaggers (performance space)
Structural Engineer: Taylor Thomson Whitting
Geotechnical Engineer: Pells Sullivan Meylink
Completed: 2019

AE Interests:
Concrete gallery walls, timber performance space walls, 5 stories, linking nature and art, multiple gardens, large and small spaces, flexibility in functions, geometric skylights, complex volumes connected by stairs and bridges

50 Hudson Yards – New York, New York

Posted in Built by Lauren Hale on March 24, 2021

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Project: 50 Hudson Yards
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Foster + Partners, Adamson Associates Architects
Structural Engineer: WSP
MEP Engineer: WSP
Geotechnical Engineer: Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Expected completion: 2022-2023

AE Interests:
1010 feet tall, 58 story office building, underground retail center, direct access to No. 7 subway station, 4 story “glass boxes”, LEED Gold (targeted), flexible office space, 2 terrace levels, 45’ spans, 2.9 million gross square feet, multiple “sky lobbies”

Totzeret HaAretz (ToHa) Towers Phase 1 – Tel Aviv, Israel

Posted in Built by tahiyamkhan on March 23, 2021

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Building: Totzeret HaAretz (ToHa) Towers Phase 1
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Completion Date: 2019
Architects: Ron Arad Architects, Yashar Architects
Consultant Structural Engineers: Buro Happold, David Engineers
Landscape Architects: VOGT, TeMA
Manufacturers: Cosentino, Guardian Glass, Digom, Pellini Industries

AE Interest:
53,000 sq. meters, inspired by iceberg, small footprint on ground, widens in middle, plaza on ground floor, floor plan varies for all 28 floors, lower levels clad in knitted design Dekton for ventilation and structure, MEP on lower floors, energy saving and intelligent facade system, LEED Platinum certification, the first of two future conjoined towers, second tower expected to be completed by 2024

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Videos: [1]

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139 Schultz – Mexico City, Mexico

Posted in Built by tahiyamkhan on March 23, 2021

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Building: 139 Schultz
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Completion Date: 2018
Architect: CPDA Arquitectos
Structural Engineer: Humberto Girón
Construction: MOCAA Arquitectos
Lighting Design: Luz y Forma
Manufacturers: Cemex, Corev, Grupo Sar, Interceramic, Novaceramic

AE Interest:
2800 sq. meters, 2 levels of parking at base, 5 levels of apartments above, made of local materials, double skin exterior: inner layer red brick, outer layer/screen tinted concrete, external screen mitigates solar heat gain and promotes privacy, variety of light wells, terraces, balconies, outdoor stairs to help bring in natural light and ventilation

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

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Commercial Bay Tower – Auckland, New Zealand

Posted in Built by Phong Hoang on March 22, 2021

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Name: Commercial Bay Tower
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Address: 7 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Architects: Wood Bagots, Warren & Mahoney

Contractor: Fletcher Construction Company Limited

Structural Engineer: Holmes Consulting LP

Façade Engineer: Mott McDonald Group

Developer: Precinct Properties
Completed: 2020
Floor Area: 45,2084 ft sq

AE Interests: The office tower is New Zealand’s most sustainable high-rise office building and currently holds a 5 Star Green Building and Green Star Design Rating, High-performance glazing was specified to include a ceramic frit below the low-E coating

Articles: [1,2,3]

School of Design and Environment 4 – Singapore, Singapore

Posted in Built by Phong Hoang on March 22, 2021

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Name: School of Design and Environment 4

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Address: 8 Architecture Dr, Singapore

Architect: Multiply ArchitectsSerie ArchitectsSurbana Jurong

Construction: FurukawaHirata Corporation

Electrical Engineer:  Surbana Jurong

Mechanical Engineer: Surbana Jurong

Landscaping and Farming:  Surbana Jurong

Structural Engineer: Surbana Jurong

Civil Engineer: Surbana Jurong


Size: 92,440 sq ft

Year of Completion: 2019

AE Interests: The climate-responsive building includes more than 1,500 square meters of design studio space, a 500 square-meter open plaza; a wide variety of public and social spaces; workshops and research centers; a new café and a library.

Articles: [1,2,3]

Pasona Urban Farm – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 12, 2021

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Name: Pasona Urban Farm
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Address: 2 Chrome-6-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan
Architect: Kono Designs
Construction: Furukawa, Hirata Corporation, NOYU SHA
Electrical Engineer: Iwasaki Electric
Landscaping and Farming: Kono Designs
Size: 215,000 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2010

AE Interests: “double-skin” green facade, indoor farm, rooftop garden, hydroponic and soil-based farming, achieves “zero food mileage,” curtain wall system

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PokoPoko Club House – Tochiji, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 12, 2021

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Name: PokoPoko Club House
Address: 2301 Takakuotsu Michishita, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun 325-0303 Tochigi Prefecture
Architect: Klein Dytham Architecture
Contractor: Tobu Construction
Client: Hoshino Resort
Structural Engineer: TECTONICA
Timber engineering: Shelter
M&E: Architectural Energy Research
Landscape designer: Studio TERRA
Lighting designer: FDS
Completed: 2020
AE Interests: 300 square meter area, fairytale inspired, strong 3 cone concept, local pine roof, upper and lower steel rings to create skylight, ‘doradora’ furniture made by Klein Dytham, each space has individual program, 360 degree views.
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The National Museum of Western Art – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 12, 2021

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Building: The National Museum of Western Art
Location: 7-7 Ueno-Koen, Taito-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Le Corbusier
Supervisors: Junzo Sakakura, Kunio Maekawa, Takamasa Yoshizaka
Contractor: Shimizu Corporation
AE Interests:
1,587 square meter total area, entirely based on “the modulor” proportions, modernist, only Le Corbusier building in the far east, square layout, pyramidal skylights, double height ceilings, entirely concrete, galleries raised on concrete piers, ramps as vertical circulation.

No. 188 Ruby Road, Changning District – Shanghai, China

Posted in Built by Leonard LeGrand on March 12, 2021

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Building: SOHO Gubei
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
Architectural Consultant: Tongji Architectural Design Group (LDI)
Developer: SOHO China
Contractor: The China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Completion: 2019
Awards: Silver Award – Commercial Building & Silver Award – Facade Design (Pro+ Real Estate Awards 2020), Architectural Design Award – Commercial Architecture Category (American Masterprize 2020), Silver Award (CRED Awards 2019-2020), Excellence Award – Commercial, Retail & Office Category (A&D China Awards 2019), Winner (The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards 2018)

AE Interests: 1,724,900 sf (160,300 m2 ), 558 ft. (170m), 38 story office building, 12 story podium, Inspired by Constantin Brâncu’s Endless Column, 4 stacked volumes, sky garden, LEED Gold, Shifted grids of façade creates shading element,

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

1 Vanderbilt Ave – New York, New York

Posted in Built by Leonard LeGrand on March 12, 2021

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Building: One Vanderbilt
Location: New York, New York,
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) (James von Klemperer)
Construction Manager: Tishman Construction
Development Manager: Hines
Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering
Interior Architect: Gensler
Structural Engineer: Serverud Associates
MEFP Engineer: Jaros Baum & Bolles (JB&B)
Completion: 2020

AE Interests: 73 floors, 1301 (396.5 m) ft. tall, 100 (30.5 m) ft. spire, 735,500 sf (68000 m2 ) of curtain wall, no perfectly vertical steel column below highest occupied floor, 4,000 sf transit hall (subway), 1.2-MW cogeneration system, 50,000 gallon rainwater collection, water and air side economizer, highest level of LEED and WELL certification

Awards: Office/Retail/Mixed Use Category (ENR NY Regional Best Projects 2020), Urban Design Award – Merit (AIA NY 2018), Future Projects Awards: Tall Buildings – Shortlisted (MIPIM Architectural Review 2019), International Architecture Award – Winner (The Chicago Athenaeum 2016)

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

Jakob Factory – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Posted in Built by Carter King on March 11, 2021

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Building: Jakob Factory

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Completion date: 2020

Architects: G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, rollimarchini architekten

General Contractor: Trung Hau Construction Group

AE Interest: 30,000 sq m site area, references traditional tropical architecture with porous façade, suspended structure supported by a two-layer rope network, vegetation filters out rain and sun but also lowers the temperature through evaporation, acting as air purifiers and dust particle binders, first completely naturally ventilated manufacturing hall in Vietnam

Articles [1,2]

Central Park Tower – New York City, New York

Posted in Built by Carter King on March 11, 2021

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Building: Central Park Tower

Location: New York City, New York

Construction: 2014 – 2020

Architect: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

Structural Engineer: WSP Global

General Contractor: Lendlease

Developers: Extell and SMI USA

Interior Designer: Rottet Studio

Wind, Snow, and Ice Consultant:  RWDI

MEP/FP design, Fire & Life Safety, Energy Modeling: AKF Group LLC

Acoustics: Cerami & Associates

Civil, Environmental, & Geotechnical Engineer: Langan Engineering

Façade Engineer: Permasteelisa Group

AE Interest: 1,550 ft tall, 131 stories, world’s tallest residential tower (January 2021), 300,000 square foot 7 story retail space at the podium home to a Nordstrom department store, set back and notch corners to counteract wind loads, 8 ft thick concrete slab, 2,700 square ft cantilevered out on every floor, 12,000 custom glass panels covering the 620,000 square foot exterior

Articles [1,2,3]

Pterodactyl – Culver City, California

Posted in Built by Luis Leyva on March 10, 2021

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Building : Pterodactyl
Location : Culver City, California
Architect : Eric Owen Moss Architects
General Contractor:  Samitaur Constructs
Structural engineer: Nast Enterprises Corp
Mechanical Engineer: Fruchtman & Associates
Electrical Engineer: Silver, Roth & Associates
Furniture/Accessories: Gensler
Construction: 1999-2014

AE Interest: Cantilevered sections, open floor plan with private spaces, pre-existing parking structure add on , abstract design, nine boxes stacked on top or adjacent to each other, high-performance glazing, steel reinforced aluminum mullions, interesting façade.

Articles:[1,2,3,4]

Montreal Tower – Montreal, Quebec

Posted in Built by Luis Leyva on March 10, 2021

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Building : Montreal Tower
Location : Montreal, Quebec
Architect: Roger Taillibert
Architect: Provencher_Roy
General Contractor: Pomerleau
Structural Engineer: WSP
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Bouthillette Parizeau associés
Completion: originally 1987, renovation in 2017

AE Interest: Tallest building in the world at 45 degree angle, 165 m tall (541ft) , suspension cable stadium roof support , glass curtain wall , 3 curved facades

Articles:[1,2,3,4]

Ca’delle Alzaie – Treviso, Italy

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 9, 2021

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Name: Ca’delle Alzaie
Location: Treviso, Italy
Address: Via Alzaia, 56, 31100 Treviso TV, Italy
Architect: Stefano Boeri Architetti
Contractor: Cazzaro Construzioni
Size: 115,712 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: residential “urban forest,” “zero-impact” complex, exterior appearance changes with the seasons, adaptive reuse of old industrial site, trees and bushes produce over 2.7 tons of oxygen per year, Wienerberger brick insulation.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

EDEN – Singapore, Singapore

Posted in Built by Cameron Lowe on March 9, 2021

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Name: EDEN
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Address: 2 Draycott Park, Singapore
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Structural Engineer: RSP
MEP Engineer: Squire Mech
Contractor: Unison
Landscaping Architect: COEN Design International
Client: Swire Properties and Celestial Fortune
Year of Completion: 2020
Size: 33,425 sq. ft.
Floors: 26

AE Interests:
4 rectilinear spaces separated with alternating green balconies, response to disconnection from green space at ground level, each floor is an apartment unit, windows on 3 sides allows true cross ventilation in all spaces, concrete walls have three-dimensional texture to resemble Singapore’s terrain

Articles: [1, 2]

Videos: [1, 2]

E2E Offices – Maipú, Chile

Posted in Built by Cameron Lowe on March 9, 2021

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Building: E2E Offices
Location: Maipú, Chile
Clients: E2E
Architects: 57Studio
Design Team: Reto Züger, Cristián Alviña, Daniela González
Engineers: Natale Albertani
Landscape: Cristián Eguiguren
Size: 3,900 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2019
Award: 2020 Architecture Masterprize Winner

AE Interests: 
exposed wooden interior, glass curtain wall looking to garden, integrate nature into workspace, made of main materials used in construction – wood and cement, soft lighting fitting with environment, simple but purposeful, sustainable and environmentally friendly

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U-Bora Tower Complex – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Posted in Built by Kimberlee Michaelis on March 8, 2021

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Name: U-Bora Towers
Architect: Aedas
Structural Engineer: Ramboll Group
MEP Engineer: Ramboll Group
Façade Consultant: ALT Limited
Height: 263m
Project Completion: 2011

AE Interests: 
Starts with a relatively small base and swells out and up 58 floors, a 10,000 sq m public space on the roof of the podium, two separate towers on one podium, U-Bora Tower 1 contains mixed office use, U-Bora-Tower 2 contains residential

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3 ]

Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear – Caceres, Spain

Posted in Built by Kimberlee Michaelis on March 8, 2021

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Building: Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear
Location: Caceres, Spain
Architect: Emilio Tuñón Architects
Structural Engineer: Gogaite S.L.
Installation Engineer: Úrculo Ingenieros
Construction Company: VIAS
Size: 53,820 sqft
Construction: 2014-2020

AE Interests:
2020 addition to existing museum constructed in 1913, white concrete façade,  permeable urban space

Articles: [ 1, 2, 3 ]

Helen Diller Civic Center – San Francisco, California

Posted in Built by Abbey Zapalac on March 7, 2021

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Name: Helen Diller Civic Center
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Address: 55 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Architect: Endrestudio Architects & Engineers
Structural Engineering: Endrestudio Architects & Engineers
Civil Engineering: BKF Engineers
Contractor: Bothman Construction
Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
Artist: Anticlockwise Arts
Equipment Fabricator: Kompan
Size: 193158 sq. ft.
Year of Completion: 2018

AE Interests: installation, revitalization of public space, creates a cultural core for people to intertwine, geometric structure imitates the weather patterns of San Francisco, steel poles programmed to light up at night and respond to movement

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

The Cebu Exchange – Cebu, Philippines

Posted in Built by Ashley Perez on March 7, 2021

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Building: The Cebu Exchange
Location: Cebu, Philippines
Address: Salinas Drive, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Year of Completion: 2021
Developer: ArthaLand Corporation
General Contractor: DDT Konstract Inc. 
Design Architect: Architecture International Ltd., GF & Partners Architects (GFP)
Facade Design: Benedicto Limjap Gavino Facade Design Consultancy
Structural design: SY^2 + Associates Inc. 
Mechanical design: R.J. Calpo & Company Inc. 
Electrical Design: R.A. Mojica and Partners (RAM&P)
Landscape design: Inspira Design Core Inc.
Environmental Sustainability Design and Quantity Surveying: Arcadis Philippines Inc. 
Acoustical Engineer: Acoustic Analysis Inc. 
Wind Engineering Consultant: Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI)  Consulting Engineers
Lighting Consultant: Light Plan Inc.
Project Management: A.S. Enriquez Engineering Consultancy (ASEEC) 

AE Interests:
538 feet tall office building, 90,847 sf lot, post-modern, concrete, terrace garden, landscape decks, sky park, sustainable, LEED certified, eco-friendly, punched windows

Awards:
2018 Green Project of the Year – Lamudi The Outlook, 2019 Best Office High Rise Development – Japan International Property Awards, 2019 Best Commercial Landscape Design – Philippines Property Awards, 2018 Best Office Development (Philippines) – Philippines Property Awards, 2018 Best Office Development (Cebu) – Philippines Property Awards, 2018 BPO Office Development – Philippines Property Awards, 2018 BPO Office Architectural Design – Philippines Property Awards

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Stone Nest Amphitheatre – Weihai, China

Posted in Built by Ashley Perez on March 7, 2021

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Building: Stone Nest Amphitheatre
Location: Weihai, China
Address:
Year of Completion: 2019
Architect: He WeiMain
Contractor: Wehai Leisheng Construction Co. Ltd.
Structural Engineering: Weihair Leisheng Construction Co. Ltd. 
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering: Beijing Hongshang International Interior Architecture Design Co. Ltd. 

AE Interests:
stone pit, open air theatre, community space, nature inspired architecture, preserved cliff, French windows, stone walls, 280 m^2 lot, environmental protection, public space, logical intertextuality

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Puntukurnu AMS Newman Clinic – Newman, Australia

Posted in Built by jagnenawati12 on March 5, 2021

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Building: Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Services Newman Clinic
Address: 65 Mindarra Dr, Newman WA 6753, Australia
Client: Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service
Architect: Kaunitz Yeung
Structural Engineer: Prompt Engineering
Civil Engineer: Stellen Consulting
Landscape Architect: Conrad Gargett

AE Interests:
Central courtyard, rammed earth building method, solar roof, incorporating native art into design, community spaces

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Abode318 – Melbourne, Australia

Posted in Built by jagnenawati12 on March 5, 2021

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Building: Abode318
Address: 302-324 Russell Street, 3000 Melbourne
Architect: Elenberg Fraser
Developer: PDG Corporation Schiavello Group
General Contractor: ProBuild
Structural Engineer: Meinhardt

AE Interests:
Curved façade, residential skyscraper, 614 feet tall, 57 floors, 480000 square feet, floor-to-ceiling double glazing, low-emissivity glass looks pink from exterior but clear from interior, 6.5-star energy rating, curved form protects pedestrians by breaking up downdrafts from heavy winds

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