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Kingdom Centre-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Building: Kingdom Centre
Client: Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Location: King Fahad Road, Al-Olaya, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Completion: 2002
Design Architect: Ellerbe Becket
Arch/Eng/Interiors/Planning: Ellerbe Becket (consortium partner)
Architecture/Engineering Consultants: Omrania & Associates (consortium partner)
Construction manager: Saudi Arabian Bechtel Co.
Main Contractor: El-Self Engineering Contractors
Area: 3,300,000 sq ft
Cost: $1,000,000,000
AEInterest: 1,020 ft in hight making it the 45th tallest building in the world; 230,000 m3 of concrete; curtain wall facade system totaling 85,000 m2 of glass; 65 m Sky bridge

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 28, 2010 at 12:03 am

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The National Museum of Saudi Arabia-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Building: The National Museum of Saudi Arabia
Client: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Location: King Abdul Aziz Historic Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Completion: 1999
Design Architect: Moriyama and Teshima
Area: 385,638 sq ft
Cost: $99,441,000
AEInterest: In-situ concrete casting with block infill and exterior cladding in sandstone, Adobe; Thick walls with small windows reduce heat gain, use of fountains and pools to create humidity and lower temperatures, louvers at the top of screen walls provide ventilation and cast patterns of sunshine and shade

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

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House No. 3-Shiraz, Iran

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Building: House No. 3
Client: Jaafar Zardashtian
Location: Shiraz, Iran
Completion: 2002
Design Architect: Mehrdad Iravanian
Area: 4,842 sq ft
Cost: $113,000
AEInterest: Mesh sunshades, Exposed ductwork to exterior, Raw materials as structural elements

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm

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Bilbeisi House-Jordan Valley, Jordan

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Building: Bilbeisi House
Client: Mutasem Beilbeisi
Location: Jordan Valley, Jordan
Completion: 1999
Design Architect: Sahel Al-Hiyari
Area: 6,241 sq ft
Cost: $82,000
AEInterest: Renovation and addition, incorporation  of old structure to maintain low cost, cost reducing included using local building practices and materials such as acid-treated limestone and cement tiles

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:50 pm

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Consultation space for a Psychologist-Amman, Jordan

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Building: Consultation space for a Psychologist
Client: Dr.Josi Salem Pickartz
Location: Amman, Jordan
Completion: 2001
Design Architect: Sahel Al-Hiyari
Area: 829 sq ft
Cost: $20,000
AEInterest: Renovation, Strict Budget; Main space contains internal skin consisting of sliding panels that control amount of light that enters the space; Louvers, shutters, and light fixtures fully adjustable

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm

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Palmach Museum of History-Tel Aviv, Israel

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Building: Palmach Museum of History
Client: M. Peri, S. Gavish, Palmach Veterans Association
Location: 10, Haim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
Completion: 2002
Design Architect: Zvi Hecker, Rafi Segal
Landscape: Tichnun Nof Ltd.
Area: 54,876 sq ft
Cost: $6,331,000
AEInterest: Exposed Concrete, Stone, Cladding Materials

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm

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House ZEK 17-Dbaye, Lebanon

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Building: House ZEK 17
Client: Karim Abillama
Location: Mandaloun Street, Metn, Dbaye, Lebanon
Completion: 2003
Design Architect: Raed Abillama
Project Architect: Johnny Salman
Contractor: Karim Bassil
Structural Engineer: Sleima Serhal
Elec/Mech Engineer: Elie Ibrahim
Area: 21,520 sq ft
Cost: $1,000,000
AEInterest:  Reconstruction, Reinforced concrete jacketing, Cladding materials, Heating system composed of natural gas Boiler and vacuum tube solar panels

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm

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AWB 654-Beirut, Lebanon

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Building: AWB 654
Location: abde el wahab el inglizi street, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Completion: 1999
Design Architect: Raed Abillama
Area: 26,900 sq ft
Cost: $1,250,000
AEInterest: Glass Curtain Wall, Building developed as a molded concrete and hard block load bearing structure, Climate responsive terracotta facing, Exterior cladding materials

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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Centrale-Beirut, Lebanon

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Building: Centrale
Client: Centrale
Location: Mar Maroun Street, Saifi, Beirut, Lebanon
Completion: 2001
Design Architect: Bernard Khoury
Contractor: Eli Abdelnour
Structural Engineer: Robert Riachi
Mechanical Engineer: George Fares
Electrical Engineer: Hanna Habchi
Design Team: DW5
Area: 6,241 sq ft
Cost: $970,000
AEInterest: Reconstruction, damaged facade was not repaired instead it was covered in wire mesh and then reinforced by horizontal beams around the outside perimeter while the interior was voided out.

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:28 pm

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Yabani-Beirut, Lebanon

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Building: Yabani
Client: Yabani
Location: Damascus Road, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Completion: 2002
Design Architect: Bernard Khoury
Design Team: DW5
Contractor: Fundamentals
Transportation system contractor & equipment manufacturer:Mitsulift and Equipment SAL
Component supplier: GMV & Autinor
Area: 6,421 sq ft
Cost: $660,000
AEInterest: reception room (like elevator) that moves vertically from street level to the restaurant below ground. Aluminum Clad Turret, metal grills provide shading, Glass Floor Panels

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

January 27, 2010 at 11:24 pm

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DIFC Lighthouse Tower – Dubai, U.A.E.

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Building: DIFC lighthouse tower

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Completion Date: 2011

Project Team: Hill International
Architects & Lead

Architects: Atkins

Consultant: Atkins

Owner: DIFC

AE Interest: Aspires to be a LEED platinum rated for low-carbon commercial building that will aim to reduce its total energy consumption by up to 65% and water consumption by up to 35% compared to the current Dubai standard design. Will contain 150 solar water collectors to meet the hot water requirements for the whole building. 3- 225KW wind turbines and 4000 solar panels will be used to generate electricity. Designed as two towers connected by bridge from the 10th floor up to about 300 meters up the building.

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

November 20, 2009 at 2:34 am

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Bahrain World Trade Center- Manama, Bahrain

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Building: Bahrain World Trade Center

Location: Manama, Bahrain

Completion Date: 2008

Architect: Atkins

Engineers: Atkins, Norwin A/S as turbine specialists and Ramboll A/S bridge engineering experts.

Contractor: Murray & Roberts; Nass

Developer: Mori Building Co.

AE Interest: Two towers are linked via three sky bridges each holding a 225KW wind turbine (95 ft in diameter) with a total of 675kW of wind power production. Aligned to the north, which is the direction from which air from the Persian Gulf blows in, the sail-shaped is designed to funnel wind through the gap creates a negative pressure zone behind the buildings that draws more air through the gap in order to accelerate wind passing through the turbines by up to 30%. The shape also redirects wind gusts hitting the tower by up to 45 degrees off center so that they hit the turbines at a nearly perpendicular angle for optimal electricity generation. 11% to 15% of the towers’ total power consumption is provided.

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

November 20, 2009 at 1:49 am

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Shanghai World Financial Center- Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai World Financial Center
Location: Shanghai, China
Completion Date: 28 August 2008
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Engineers: Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corp. and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co.
Developer: Mori Building Co.

AE Interest: Composite perimeter columns, diagonal perimeter braces zigzag up the faces connecting mega-columns vertically and connecting steel belt trusses horizontally, reinforced concrete services core with the exterior framing through outrigger trusses that span from the core to the belt trusses. Two tuned mass dampers below its observation floors to reduce the building’s sway during windstorms and earthquakes.

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

November 13, 2009 at 1:39 am

Posted in Built

Petronas Towers-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Building: Petronas Towers

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Completion Date August 28, 1999

Architect: Cesar Pelli & Associates

Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti

Contractor: Mayjus and SKJ Joint Ventures

Systems Design: WSP Flack + Kurtz Inc.

AE Interest: Height: 1,483 ft (452 meters), high-strength concrete twice as effective as steel in sway reduction, 75-by-75-foot concrete cores and an outer ring of widely-spaced super columns, 14,000 to 22,000 square feet of column-free office space per floor, curtain wall of glass and stainless steel sun shades to diffuse the intense equatorial light

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

November 12, 2009 at 11:44 pm

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VOID SPACE/HINGED SPACE HOUSING-Fukuoka, Japan

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Building: VOID SPACE/HINGED SPACE HOUSING
Location: Fukuoka, Japan
Completion Date:1991
Architect: Steven Holl
AE Interest: Rooms can be added and removed as needed

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

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Vanke Center-Shenzhen, China

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Building: Vanke Center
Location: Shenzhen, China
Completion Date: 2010
Architect: Steven Holl
Structural Engineer: CABR, CCDI
Lighting Engineer: lighting consultant, L’Observatoire International
ME Engineer: CCDI
AE Interest: Structure Elevated to maximize green space and allow land and sea breeze to pass

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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LM Harbor Gateway-Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: LM Harbor Gateway
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: Steven Holl
Structural Engineer: HNTB Corporation, Ted Zoli (Bridge Structural Engineer)
ME Engineer: Niras
AE Interest: cable-stay bridge between two towers that act as piers

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

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WHITNEY WATER PURIFICATION FACILITY AND PARK-New Haven, Connecticut

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Building: WHITNEY WATER PURIFICATION FACILITY AND PARK
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Completion Date: 09/01/2005
Architect: Steven Holl
Engineer: CH2MHill, Tighe & Bond Consulting Engineers
Landscape architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates
Site sustainability consultant: Bioengineering Group
AE Interest: stainless steel exterior, ground-source heating and cooling system, recyclable materials, and natural ventilation

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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Sliced Porosity Block-Chengdu, China

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Building: Sliced Porosity Block
Location: Chengdu, China
Completion Date:Fall 2012
Architect: Steven Holl, China Academy of Building Research
Structural Engineer: China Academy of Building Research, Liu Junjin, Zhu Huosheng (senior engineer)
ME Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
AE Interest: Heated and cooled geothermally by 400 wells, structure shaped by natural light requirements of surrounding buildings, high performance glazing, plaza water gardens harvest recycled rainwater, LEED gold
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Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm

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Chapel of St.Ignatius-Seattle, Washington

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Building: Chapel of St.Ignatius
Location: ‪901 12th Ave, Seattle, Washington
Completion Date: 1997
Architect: Steven Holl
Structural Engineer: Monte Clark Engineering, Datum Engineering
Contractor: Baugh Construction
Lighting consultant: L’Observatoire International
Acoustical consultant: Peter George and Associates
ME Engineer: Abacus Engineered Systems

AE Interest: Using orientation, shape, and Glass to provide different lighting throughout the day. `

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm

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New Residence at the Swiss Embassy-Washington, DC

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Building: New Residence at the Swiss Embassy
Location: ‪2900 Cathedral Ave NW‬
Washington, DC 20008‬
Completion Date: September 2006
Architect: Steven Holl
Structural Engineer: A. F. & J. Steffen Consulting Engineers, Robert Silman Associates
Contractor: James G. Davis Construction, Niersberger Gebäudetechnik Pforzheim GmbH
Landscape architect: Robert Gissinger
ME Engineer: B2E Consulting Engineers, B+B Energietechnik AG
AE Interest: Passive Solar Heating, “sedum” green roof, “Minergie Standards”

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm

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Simmons Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Building: Simmons Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: 229 Vassar St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Steven Holl in collaboration with Perry Dean Rogers Architects
Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Contractor: Daniel O’Connell’s Sons
Lighting Engineer: lighting consultant, Fisher Marantz Stone
ME Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
AE Interest: Using Shape to provide Natural Lighting and Air Movement

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm

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Linked Hybrid-Beijing, China `

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Building: Linked Hybrid
Location: Beijing, China
Completion Date: 2009
Architect: Steven Holl
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates, China Academy of Building Research
Lighting consultant:L’Observatoire International
ME Engineer:Transsolar, Beijing Capital Engineering Architecture Design Co. LTD, Cosentini Associates
Curtain wall consultant: Front Inc., Xi’an Aircraft Industry Company LTD, Yuanda Curtain-wall, Jianghe, Xi-Fei
Landscape architect: Steven Holl Architects, EDAW Beijing, TSLD

AE Interest:
Geothermal Wells, roof gardens, At 220,000 square meters(~2,368,080 square feet) it is one of the largest Green residential projects in the world, LEED Gold Rating.  Pedestrian bridges between buildings, earthquake design.

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Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art-Kansas City, Missouri

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Building: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Location: 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 

Completion Date: June 2007

Architect: Steven Holl

Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates

Lighting Consultant: Renfro Design Group

Glass Consultant: R.A. Heintges & Associates

Landscape architect:Gould Evans Goodman Associates

ME Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners / W.L. Cassell & Associates


AE Interests: Museum design, natural lighting, glass, green roof, translucent.

Written by alfredomaldonado2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Posted in Built

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