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National Gallery of Ireland Millennium Wing – Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Building: National Gallery of Ireland Millennium Wing
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Benson + Forsyth
GC: Michael McNamara & Co
Structural Engineer: O’Connor Sutton Cronin
MEP Engineer: Faber Maunsell Ltd
AE Interests: stone façade like most local architecture, blending the architecture of the existing gallery on one side of the wing to the street and city life on the other side

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 25, 2010 at 1:15 pm

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Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre – Armagh, Northern Ireland

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Building: Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre
Location: Armagh, Northern Ireland
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Glenn Howells
GC: Gilbert Ash Ltd
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
Landscaping: Nicholas Pearson Associates
Acoustical Engineer: John Wyckham Associates
AE Interests: passive cooling, structural solution for the significant sloping of the site, stone and plaster finishes

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

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Downland Gridshell, Weald and Download Open Air Museum – Chichester, England

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Building: Downland Gridshell, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Location: Chichester, England, UK
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: Edward Cullinan Architects
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
AE Interests: complex modern reflection of traditional rural buildings (the museum’s focus) through complex geometry and curvilinear wood 3D trusses

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm

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Bandstand, De La Warr Pavilion – East Sussex, England

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Building: Bandstand, De La Warr Pavilion
Location: Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England, UK
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: Niall McLaughlin
Acoustic Engineer: Paul Gillieron
AE Interests: shaped for acoustics, sound and light;  structure is mobile to accommodate different types of shows; thicker plywood skeleton with thinner plywood veneer, covered with fiberglass

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

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Letterfrack Furniture College – Connemara, Ireland

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Building: Letterfrack Furniture College
Location: Connemara, Republic of Ireland
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Structural Engineer: Christopher Southgate & Associates
AE Interests: connecting to nature, drawing design inspiration from the site and the history of the area

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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National Maritime Museum – Cornwall, UK

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Building: National Maritime Museum
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Completion Date: 2002, then added onto in 2003 and 2007
Architect: Long & Kentish Architects
Structural Engineer: Arup
AE Interests: daylighting, connecting to waterfront environment, natural materials

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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Faith House – Dorset, England

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Building: Faith House
Location: Holten Lee, Dorset, England, UK
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Tony Fretton
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers
GC: Unicorn Construction
AE Interests: focus on nature, sustainability

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm

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European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences – Surrey, England

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Building: European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey
Location: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners
Structural Engineer: Alan Baxter Associates
Landscaping: Mark Westcott
Acoustic Engineer: Tim Smith
AE Interests: quality building on a low budget, natural lighting, exposed materials

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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After School Club, Westborough Primary School – England

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Building: After School Club, Westborough Primary School
Location: Westcliffe-on-Sea, England, UK
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: Cottrel + Vermeulen Architecture
Structural Engineer:  Buro Happold
AE Interests:  building made almost entirely from cardboard, made from 90% recycled materials

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm

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River and Rowing Museum – Oxfordshire, England

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Building: River and Rowing Museum
Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Completion Date: 1998
Architect: David Chipperfield
Structural Engineer: Whitby Bird & Partners
GC: Norwest Holst Construction
AE Interests: modern reflection of a boathouse

Written by Carolyn Swann

January 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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Ara Pacis Museum – Rome, Italy

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Building: Ara Pacis Museum
Location: Rome, Italy
Completed: 2006
Architect: Richard Meier
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson

AE Interests: proportions of ancient Rome, natural lighting

Written by Carolyn Swann

September 15, 2009 at 10:31 pm

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Arp Museum – Rolandseck, Germany

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Building: Arp Museum
Location: Rolandseck, Germany
Completed: 2007
Architect: Richard Meier
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interests: make it a modern castle among the ancient castles of the area

Written by Carolyn Swann

September 15, 2009 at 10:01 pm

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Weill Hall at Cornell University – Ithaca, New York

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Building: Weill Hall at Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, New York
Completed: 2008
Architect: Richard Meier
Structural Engineer: Arup
Mechanical Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas

AE Interests: sustainability, making the science lab spaces flexible

Written by Carolyn Swann

September 15, 2009 at 6:38 pm

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Weishaupt Forum – Schwendi, Germany

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Building: Weishaupt Forum
Location: Schwendi, Germany
Completed: 1993
Architect: Richard Meier

AE Interests: social interaction

Written by Carolyn Swann

September 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

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Rachofsky House – Dallas, Texas

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Building: Rachofsky House
Location: 8605 Preston Road, Dallas, Tx
Completed: 1996
Architect: Richard Meier
Structural Engineer: Arup
Landscape Engineer: Armstrong-Berger

AE Interests: separating the house from the land

Written by Carolyn Swann

September 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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The Getty Center – Los Angeles, California

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Building: The Getty Center
Location: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Completed: 1997
Architect: Richard Meier
Structural Engineer: Englekirk Partners

AE Interests: bringing the individual buildings together while still keeping them different and unique, working with the topography

Written by Carolyn Swann

August 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

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Neugebauer House – Naples, Florida

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Building: Neugebauer House
Location: 3930 Fort Charles Drive, Naples, Florida
Completed: 1998
Architect: Richard Meier
Structural & Mechanical Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: linear organization, focus on waterfront side of house, views and natural lighting

Written by Carolyn Swann

August 28, 2009 at 1:25 pm

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Camden Medical Centre – Singapore

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Building: Camden Medical Centre
Location: Singapore
Completed: 1998
Architect: Richard Meier
Structural Engineer: Arup
M & E Engineer: J Roger Preston

AE Interests: solar protection, minimizing building’s footprint

Written by Carolyn Swann

August 28, 2009 at 11:30 am

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Painted Turtle Camp – Lake Hughes, California

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Building: Painted Turtle Camp
Location: Lake Hughes, CA
Completed: 2003
Architect: Richard Meier
Engineer: KPFF
GC: Gordon & Williams

AE Interests: sustainable design, blending into landscape

Written by Carolyn Swann

August 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

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Jubilee Church – Rome, Italy

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Building: Jubilee Church
Location: Rome, Italy
Completed: 2003
Architect: Richard Meier
Engineers: Arup, Guy Nordenson

AE Interests: natural light, circular geometry

Written by Carolyn Swann

August 28, 2009 at 10:58 am

Posted in Built

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