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Porta Susa TGV Station – Turin, Italy

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Location: Turin, Italy
Architects: Silvio D´Ascia
Design Team: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with AREP and Agostino Magnaghi
Client: RFI, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana SpA
Cost: 65 million €
Area: 30,000 sqm
Year (completed?): 2013

AE Interests: Train station, complex form, steel structure, photovoltaic skin, passive ventilation stratiegies.

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Built

Turrell Sky Space – Austin Texas

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Building: Turrell Sky Space
Location: Austin, Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
Rooftop of Student Activity Center
Expected completion: 19 October 2013
Artist: James Turrell

AE Interest: Conceptual space, example of phenomenology in art/architecture.
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Written by Gregory Brooks

September 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

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Mountain Resort – Changsha, China

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Project: Mountain Resort – Changsha, China
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au

AE Interest: “60,000sq m hotel, indoor ski slope, a water park and 120,000sq m of restaurant and shopping facilities. The building will be built on top of a disused cement mining quarry pit and lake, spanning 170m from cliff to cliff with a sunken garden below. A cantilever outdoor swimming pool will create a 60m-high waterfall into the quarry pit. The separate 100m-tall tower will feature a 270-bedroom hotel, with 60 executive suits and a six-bedroom presidential suite looking over the lake.”
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Written by Gregory Brooks

September 4, 2013 at 6:42 am

Posted in Built

Stone Vault, MLK Jr. Park – Austin, Texas

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Project: Stone Vault, MLK Jr. Park
Location: Austin, Texas
Design and Structural Engineering: Ochsendorf, DeJong and Block, LLC
CNC Fabrication and Masonry: AX5 Resources and  Escobedo Construction
Expected Completion: April 2015

AE Interests: Complex geometry, 5-Axis CNC stone-cutting machine, catalyst for community activities.

Thanks: C.Shortall, W.Meredith

Links: 1, 2

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

Posted in Built

Baylor University Stadium – Waco, Texas

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Project: Baylor University Stadium
Location: Waco, Texas
Architect: Populous
Structural and Facade Engineer: Buro Happold
Approved to proceed: 2012 (in progress)
Expected Completion date: Fall 2014

AEInterests: Stadium long span roof, facade technology, LEED rated.
Article: 1,

Written by Gregory Brooks

February 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

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South Mountain Community Library – Phoenix, Arizona

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Building: South Mountain Community Library
Location: Phoenix, Arizona [map]
Architect: Richard+Bauer

AE Interests: Rectangular form-language, copper cladding, steel structure, insulated rooftop lanterns, natural daylight, interior plate glass details.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

January 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

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Rice University Turrell Installation – Houston, Texas `

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Building: Turrell’s skyspace installation: ‘Twilight Epiphany’
Location: Rice University, Houston, Texas 77006
Artist: James Turrell
Technical Architect: Thomas Phifer and Partners

Images and drawings: See Architectural Record online article

AE Interest: 118 foot square floating roof on slender columns, architectural concept of sky-viewing space

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Written by Gregory Brooks

December 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Posted in Built

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