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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

Posted in Built

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