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ICD / ITKE Research Pavilion 2011

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Structure: ICD / ITKE Resarch Pavilion 2011
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Project Year: August 2011 (Temporary)
Architects: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart
Project Team: Prof.  Achim Menges (Institute for Computational Design), Prof. Jan Knippers (Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design), Baden-Württemberg (Competence Network Biomimetics)
Concept and Project Development: Oliver David Krieg, Boyan Mihaylov
Scientific Development: Markus Gabler (project management), Riccardo La Magna (structural design), Steffen Reichert (detailing), Tobias Schwinn (project management), Frédéric Waimer (structural design)
Planning and Realization: Peter Brachat, Benjamin Busch, Solmaz Fahimian, Christin Gegenheimer, Nicola Haberbosch, Elias Kästle, Oliver David Krieg, Yong Sung Kwon, Boyan Mihaylov, Hongmei Zhai
Surface: 72 square meter
Volume: 200 cubic meter
Material: 275 square meter of 6.5 mm thick Birch plywood
AEInterest: biological design, computer-based design and structural analysis, computer-controlled manufacturing

Images: Dezeen magazine website

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

October 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Posted in Built

Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion – Toledo, Ohio

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Building: Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Completion: 2007
Architects:  Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA)
Structural Engineers: Guy Nordenson, Sasaki and Partners

AEInterest: elimination of right angles, transparency

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

February 1, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Posted in Built

Tama Art University Library – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Tama Art University Library
Location: Hachioji City, Tokyo, Japan
Completion: 2008
Architects: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Design team: Toyo Ito, Takeo Higashi, Hideyuki Nakayama, Yoshitaka Ihara
Associate Architect: Kajima Design
Structural engineers: Sasaki and Partners
Associate Architect: Kajima Design
Mechanical engineer: Associate Architect: Kajima Design
Interaction design: Workshop for Architecture and Urbanism
Furniture design: Fujie Kazuko Atelier
Curtain design and fabricator: Nuno Corporation
AEInterest: minimal material, spatial forms, modern Gothic

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

February 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Posted in Built

Antilia – Mumbai, India

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Structure: Antilia (Residence)
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Completion: 2010
Owner: Mukesh Ambani
Architect: Perkins & Will
AEInterest: Vaastu based structural design, curtain wall and applied masonry façade system, hanging garden, helipads, open atrium/terrace, water falls

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

January 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Posted in Built

Swiss Re HQ – London, England

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Building: Swiss Re Headquarters also known as 30 St Mary Axe and the Gherkin
Location: 30 St Mary Axe, City of London, England
Completed: December 2003
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Skanska
MEP Engineer: Hilson Moran Partnership

AE Interests: daylighting, natural ventilation, dia-grid structure, sustainability, parametric model, aerodynamic form.  `

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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 25, 2010 at 8:10 am

Posted in Built

Millennium Bridge – London, England

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Structure: Millennium Bridge
Type: Suspension
Location: Bankside to the City of London, England
Completed: February 2002
Architects: Arup, Foster and Partners and Sir Anthony Caro
Contractors: Monberg Thorsen and Sir Robert McAlpine
Images: Arup and Foster+Partners websites

AE Interests: pedestrian bridge, delicate steel cable structure, horizontal frequency dampeners.
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ARUP White Paper on the Millennium Bridge – pdf

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

June 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Posted in Built

Queen Elizabeth II Great Court – London, United Kingdom

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Building: Queen Elizabeth II Great Court at the British Museum
Location: Great Russell Street, London WC1, England
Renovation completed: December 2000
Architect: Foster and Partners
Contractors: Buro Happold, Northcroft Nicholson, Buro Happold, Claude Engle Lighting Consultant, Emmer Pfeninger, FEDRA, Giles Quarme Associates / Caroe and Partners / Ian Bristow, MACE Ltd, Mark Johnson Associates, Sandy Brown Associates

AE Interests: daylighting, tessellated glass roof, thin-shell structure, unique geometry to maximize daylight and reduce solar gain

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

June 23, 2010 at 12:10 am

Posted in Built

McLaren Technology Centre – Woking, United Kingdom

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Building: McLaren Technology Centre
Location: Woking, United Kingdom
Completed: 2004
Architect: Foster and Partners

AE Interests: daylighting, natural ventilation, reuse of lake water (one third pumped naturally and two thirds via filtration system)

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

September 2, 2009 at 12:12 am

Posted in Built

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre – Astana, Kazakhstan

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Building: Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Completion: 2010
Architect: Foster Partners
Local architects: Linea Tusavul Architecture, Gultekin Architecture
Consultants: Buro Happold, Charles Funke Associates, Claude Engle, ALKAS Consulting, Istanbul Technical University
Mechanical Engineer: Vemeks Engineering Ltd
Electrical Engineer: HB Teknik

AE Interests: extreme climate control, seasonal solar shading, structure – tallest tensile structure in the world

UTL2011-E, UTL2011A?

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Built

Banyan Tree Corniche Bay – La Gaulette, Mauritius

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Building: Banyan Tree Corniche Bay
Location: La Gaulette, Mauritius
Completion: 2011
Architect: Foster Partners
Local architect: d’Unienville & Associates Architects Ltd
Consultants: Arup Sigma, Gleeds and Hoolooman Project Services, BLC Chambers and Watson, Farley & Williams , C&M Consultants, Hawtree Gold Limited, Hodges Ward Elliot, Imagine, Manly Development Services Ltd, Pam Golding International and Aylesfords International Property Consultants

AE Interests: local, natural, sustainable materials, natural ventilation, solar power

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Chesa Futura – St Moritz, Switzerland

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Building: Chesa Futura
Location: St Moritz, Switzerland
Completed: 2004
Architect: Foster Partners
Local Architect: Kuchel Architects
Consultants: Arup, Davis Langdon & Everest, Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG, EN/ES/TE AG, Peter Walker & Partners, Reflexion AG

AE Interests: bubble-like form, local timber, pilotis elevation

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built

Al Faisaliah – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Building: Al Faisaliah
Location: Po Box 4148 Riyadh 11491 Olaya Street Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Completed: 2000
Architect: Foster and Partners
Consultants: Buro Happold, Brian Clarke, Sandy Brown Associates, WET design

AE Interests: cantilevered sunshading, energy-efficient glass, changeable partition system

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Posted in Built

Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, Massachusetts

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Building: Museum of Fine Arts
Location: Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States
Completion: 2009
Architect: Foster and Partners and Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc
Consultants: Weidlinger Associates, Davis Langdon, Shooshanian Engineering Inc., Gustafson

AE Interests: Central Park mimicked landscape, climate control, daylighting

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Posted in Built

200 Greenwich Street, World Trade Center – New York City, New York

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Building: 200 Greenwich Street also referred to as Two World Trade Center
Location: 200 Greenwich Street, New York City, New York 10007, United States
Completion: 2012
Architects: Foster and Partners and Adamson Associates
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Developer: Silverstein Properties
Consultants: Edgett Williams, Jaros Baum & Bolles Consulting Engineers and Permasteelisa SPA
Mechanical/electrical: Jaros Baum and Bolles

AE Interests: daylighting, light-sensored artificial lighting, sustainability, wedged rooftop

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Spaceport America – Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Building: Spaceport America
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Completion: 2010
Architect: Foster Partners
Local architects: SMPC Architects, URS Corporation

AE Interests: daylighting, landscape-inspired sinuous shape, natural ventilation, private spaceport, solar thermal panels, underfloor radiant cooling and heating

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Built

Hearst Tower – New York City, New York

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Building: Hearst Tower
Location: 300 West 57th Street, New York City, New York
Completed: 2006
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
MEP Design: WSP Flack + Kurtz Inc.
Contractor: Turner Construction

AE Interests: daylighting, light-sensored artificial lighting, reuse of collected rainfall, sustainability

Written by Aalok Bhattarai

August 27, 2009 at 1:21 am

Posted in Built

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