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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.
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.”
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
AEInterests: Stadium long span roof, facade technology, LEED rated.
Building: Rice University, Turrell skyspace installation: ‘Twilight Epiphany’ – Houston, Texas
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.