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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Written by Aalok Bhattarai

June 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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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

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