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ING Group Headquarters – Netherlands

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Building: ING Group Headquarters
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Meyer en Van Schooten Architects ; Roberto Meyer, Jeroen van Schooten
Project Leader: Barry van Waveren
Landscape Architect: Michael R. van Gessel
Structural Engineer: Aronsohn raadgevende ingenieurs bv
Contractor: Bouwcombinatie Samenwerking
AE Interests: Resembles a shoe. Supported on angled stilts to ensure good views of the building from both the motorway and the offices.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 27, 2010 at 1:38 am

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Silodam – Netherlands

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Building: Silodam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: MVRDV
Contractor: Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs en Zn
Structural Engineers: Cauberg-Huygen, Pieters Bouwtechniek
Client: Rabo Vastgoed, De Principaal B. V.
AE Interests: Stacked appearance used in reference to the shipping containers around the harbor. Diversified design to attract a broader range of potential tenants.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

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Whale Housing – Netherlands

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Building: Whale Housing
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: de Architekten Cie ; Frits van Dongen
Project Team: A. Mout, P. Puljiz, F. Veerman, R. Konijn, J. Molenaar, A. Moreno, W. Bartels
Landscape Designer: Adriaan Geuze, West 8 Landscape architects bv, Rotterdam
Contractor: Heijmans Bouw, Almere Stad
Structural Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Haarlem
Client: Development Company New Deal bv, Amsterdam
AE Interests: Designed to look like a beached whale. Large building design is complimented with an interior garden giving off the feeling of intimacy. Aluminum roof is angled to make both sides elevated which is a strategy used in this design to maximize sunlight for the apartments within.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 27, 2010 at 12:12 am

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Ijburg Bridges – Netherlands

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Building: Ijburg Bridges
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineer: Ingenieurs Bureau Amsterdam & WS Atkins
Main Contractor: Project Bureau Ijburg- Amsterdam

AE Interests: Required the development of seven artificial islands. Designed to symbolize the unity of old and new land. Multifunctional: accommodates vehicles, tramlines, cyclists, pedestrians, drainage and other services.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

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Fluid Vehicle Bus Station – Netherlands

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Building: Fluid Vehicle Bus Station
Location: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2003
Architect: NIO Architects
AE Interests: Organic design as if formed by natural erosion. Structure acts as one interrupted form with all its accessories such as seats and trash cans molded into the building.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 26, 2010 at 11:24 pm

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Hydra Pier – Netherlands

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Building: Hydra Pier
Location: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Asymptote Architecture ; Lise Anne Couture, Hani Rashid
AE Interests: Use of laminated glass for its strength in order to avoid use of mullions or frames. The picture on the right shows the glass roof which continues the theme of the whole building in making the construction visible. Suspended water pond on roof.


Written by Brian Burcham

January 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm

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Self Referential House – Groningen, Netherlands

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Building: Self Referential House
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Completion Date: 2001
Master Plan: Toyo Ito
Architect: Space Group
Secondary Architects: Space Group, Xaveer de Geyter, Foreign Office Architects and Tony Fretton
AE Interests: Roof terrace with pool. The front façade is made out of glass with half transparent textile screens, which are designed to make the building look both open and closed at the simultaneously.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm

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Crawford Art Gallery Extension – Cork, Ireland

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Building: Crawford Art Gallery Extension
Location: Cork, Ireland
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects
AE Interests: The extension Egeraat designed resolved the prior circulation problems by linking the two isolated gallery’s wings to the rest of the building. Curvaceous brick skin bulges out and appears to float above the gallery’s contemporary shop-front window.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm

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Limerick County Hall – Limerick County, Ireland

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Building: Limerick County Hall, Local Government Office
Location: Limerick County, Ireland
Completion Date: 2003
Architect: Bucholz McEvoy Architects
Engineering: Building Services/MEP Engineering ; Edith Blennerhassett
AE Interests: Ventilation zones, natural ventilation, thermal modeling, internal lighting and other modern methods give the building enduring benefits.  Entirely uses natural ventilation by maximizing the performance of the building’s structure and skin. The building is oriented 15 degrees off due N-S in order to allow the atrium to act as long thermal chimney.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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Galbally Social Housing – Galbally, Ireland

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Building: Galbally Social Housing
Location: Galbally, County Limerick, Ireland
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
AE Interests: Simplistic, traditional domestic forms and details to create both contextual and contemporary architecture. Monolithic roofs, defined recesses, and continuous eaves. O’Donnell and Tuomey designed the two roof lines to be pitched to counter each other and they chose to step their porch thresholds with the contour of the site.

Written by Brian Burcham

January 25, 2010 at 2:07 pm

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Berowra Waters Inn – Berowra Waters, Australia

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Berowra Waters Inn

Building:  Berowra Waters Inn
Location:  Berowra Waters, Australia
Completed: 1983
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Used a corrugated tin roof, large glass louvre windows overlooking the river.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:29 am

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Murcutt Guest Studio – Kempsey, NSW, Australia

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Murcutt Guest Studio

Building:  Murcutt Guest Studio
Location:  Kempsey, NSW, Australia
Completed: 1992
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Extremely detailed, even the roof drains have a thought out design to them.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:27 am

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Museum of Local History and Tourist Office – Kempsey, NSW, Australia

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Museum of Local History and Tourist Office

Building:  Museum of Local History and Tourist Office
Location:  Kempsey, NSW, Australia
Completed: 1982
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Designed in an effort to not take away from the land. Constructed of a number of volumes.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:24 am

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Bowali Visitor Information Centre – Kakadu National Park, Australia

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Bowali Visitors Centre

Building:  Bowali Visitor Information Centre
Location:  Kakadu National Park,  Australia
Completed: 1994
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
Builder: PW Baxter & Associates Pty Ltd
AE Interests: The long lineal structure was influenced by surrounding nature, specifically an Aboriginal Rock Shelter.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:22 am

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Simpson-Lee House – Mount Wilson, Australia

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Simpson-Lee House Simpson-Lee House Side View

Building:  Simpson-Lee House
Location:  Mount Wilson, Australia
Completed: 1994
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Murcutt’s careful design and choice of materials for this house is greatly influenced by his desire to allow light to permeate the house just as the light permeates the foliage that surrounds it. The roof serves not only as a shelter but also is designed to collect water which is then used as drinking water as well as toilet water.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:20 am

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Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Artists Centre – Riversdale, Australia

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Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Artists Centre

Building:  Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Artists Centre
Location:  Riversdale, Australia
Completed: 1999
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Incorporates the surrounding scenery.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

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The Marika-Alderton House – Northern Territory, Australia

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The Marika-Alderton House

Building:  The Marika-Alderton House
Location:  Yirrkala Community, Eastern Amheim Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Completed: 1994
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Major goal of Murcutt was to cool the house. This is achieved by having the house on stilts to allow cool air to flow beneath it. Also, he uses pivoting tubes along the roof which expel hot air and vertical fins to direct cooling winds into the home.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:15 am

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The Magney House – Bingie Point, Moruya, Australia

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The Magney House

Building:  The Magney House
Location:  Bingie Point, Moruya, Australia
Completed: 1984
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Roof structure and windows design to capture sunlight.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:14 am

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The Marie Short House – Kempsey, NSW, Australia

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The Marie Short House

Building:  The Marie Short House
Location:  Kempsey, NSW, Australia
Completed: 1975, expanded in 1980
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Modifiable steel louvers manage the air flow throughout the home.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:11 am

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The Ball-Eastaway House – North Sydney, Australia

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The Ball-Eastaway House

Building:  The Ball-Eastaway House
Location:  North Sydney, Australia
Completed: 1983
Architect:  Glenn Murcutt
AE Interests: Designed in order to create minimal obstruction of the nature that surrounds it. Utilizes a linear roof vault of corrugated steel.

Written by Brian Burcham

August 31, 2009 at 11:08 am

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