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Cloud Gate – Chicago, Illinois

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Building: Cloud Gate
Location: 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave and Columbus Ave
Chicago, IL 60602
Structural Engineer: Atelier One
Construction start: 2003
Construction finish: 2004
Designed by: Anish Kapoor
Cost: $23,000,000
Type: Monument
Maximum Height: 33 feet / 10 meters
Maximum Width: 42 feet
Maximum Length: 66 feet

Written by Almendra Zarazua

February 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Posted in Built

Gardens by the Bay – Singapore

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Building: Gardens by the Bay
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Completion: Phase I in November 2011
Structural Engineer: Atelier One
Environmental Engineer: Atelier Ten

AE Interest: sustainable green infrastructure, research on energy modeling and the latest cooling technologies

Written by Almendra Zarazua

February 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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White Cube Masons Yard

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Building: White Cube Masons Yard
Location: London, UK
Date Completed: 2006
Architect: MRJ Runndell + Associates
Structural Engineer: Atelier One

AE Interests: column-free basement, none of the structure is visible, complex use of trusses

Written by Almendra Zarazua

January 23, 2011 at 11:52 pm

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Mahler 4 Office Tower – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Building: Mahler 4 Office Tower
Location: Claude Debussylaan 14a, 1082 MD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Project Status: Completed 2005
Architect: Rafael Viñoly
Structural Engineer: Ingenieursgroep Van Rossum

AE Interests: Design avoids the typical formal structure of base, shaft and crown, associated with traditional high- rise building design. Dynamic design with exterior stair, vertical aluminum mullions. An enclosed two-story patio is protected by a glass roof.

Mahler 4 Office Tower

Written by Almendra Zarazua

September 3, 2010 at 11:22 am

Posted in Built

Raffles City Bahrain – Manama City, Bahrain

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Building: Raffles City Bahrain
Location: Bahrain Bay, Manama City, Bahrain
Project Status: Expected Completion 2012
Architect: Rafael Viñoly

AE Interests: Three curving high-rise apartment buildings create an interesting design. It also has elevated infrastructure.

Raffles City Bahrain

Written by Almendra Zarazua

September 3, 2010 at 10:45 am

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Building: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Location: 260 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Project Status: Completed December 2001
Architect: Rafael Viñoly
Structural Engineers: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners, in association with Goldreich Engineering, PC
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Consultants: Ove Arup and Partners
Fire Safety Engineers: Hughes Associates, Inc.
Civil Engineers: Ang Associates
Lighting Design: Claude R. Engle Lighting Consultant
Graphic Design: Wojciechowski Design
Security Consultant: Aggleton & Associates
Geotechnical Engineer: McClymont & Rak

AE Interests: “The building is surmounted by a transparent, folded plate-glass barrel vault that extends the length of the structure and ends on both sides in a colossal glass arch.”

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Written by Almendra Zarazua

September 3, 2010 at 9:33 am

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Tokyo International Forum – Tokyo, Japan

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Building Name: Tokyo International Forum
Location: 5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Project Status: Completed May 1996
Architect: Rafael Viñoly

AE Interests: home of the Yurakucho Canopy: the world’s largest free-standing glass structure, steel frame with mega trusses, interesting ship-like design


Tokyo International Forum

Written by Almendra Zarazua

September 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm

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Battersea Power Station – London, United Kingdom

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Building Name: Battersea Power Station
Location: Nine Elms, London, United Kingdom
Project Status: Expected Completion 2020
Architect: Rafael Viñoly

AE Interests: Europe’s largest carbon neutral building, highly sustainable, first zero carbon office space in Central London

Battersea Power Station

Written by Almendra Zarazua

September 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm

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