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Elbe Philharmonic Hall – Hamburg, Germany

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Article Feb2012

Building: Elbe Philharmonic Hall
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completion expected: April 2014
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Associate Architect: Hohler + Partner
Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG, Rohwer Ingenieure VBI GmbH
Acoustician: Nagata Acoustics Inc.
Contractor: Hochteif
AE Interests: Tent-like structure built on existing warehouse, glass facade shaped like waves.
(entry updated Feb 2012)

Written by Chris Krenek

February 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Tate Modern – London Bankside, England

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Tate-Modern

Building: Tate Modern
Location: London, England
Address: Bankside, London, SE1‎ – 020 7887 8888‎, United Kingdom
Completion: 2000
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer: Arup
Services Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: Adaptive reuse by converting from Bankside Power Station into an art museum
Image: Anish Kapoor art installation in Turbine Hall 2002, 2003
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Written by Chris Krenek

June 23, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Posted in Built

Harvard University, One Western Avenue – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Building: Harvard University, One Western Avenue
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Address: One Western Ave / Boston, MA 02134
Completion: 2003
Architect: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Structural Engineer: Weidlinger AssociatesContractor: Bond Brothers, Inc.
AE Interests: Silver LEED rating, three story bridge 4 levels above ground spanning 180 feet, variety of masonry and window patterns

Written by Chris Krenek

January 25, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Posted in Built

Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Building: Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Address: 300 North Harvard Street / Allston, MA 02134-1530
Completion: 2001
Architect: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Structural Engineers: Lim Associates
MEP: Robert W. Sullivan, Inc
Civil Engineers: Samiotes Consultants
Landscape Architect: Richard Burck Associates
AE Interests: Alternating gardens and glass pavilion rooms, low maintanence materials, butterfly form

Written by Chris Krenek

January 25, 2010 at 1:19 am

Posted in Built

Peabody Essex Museum – Salem, Massachusetts, USA

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Building: Peabody Essex Museum
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Address: 161 Essex Street / Salem, MA 01970
Completion: 2003
Architect: Moshe Safdie and Associates
Structural Engineer, HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection: ARUP
General Contractor: Turner Construction Company
Lighting Designer: Fisher Marantz Stone
AE Interests: Glass roof, indoor pedestrian “street”

Written by Chris Krenek

January 25, 2010 at 12:52 am

Posted in Built

International Elementary School – Long Beach, California, USA

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Building: International Elementary School
Location: Long Beach, California, USA
Address: 700 Locust Avenue / Long Beach, CA 90813-4317
Completion: 1999
Architect: Morphosis Architects
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Mechanical Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Electrical Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Civil Engineer: Andreasen Engineering
Construction Manager: Pinner Construction
AE Interests: Perforated metal wall as building skin, 2 acre roof deck

Written by Chris Krenek

January 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Posted in Built

House and Studio at Toro Canyon – Montecito, California, USA

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Building: House and Studio at Toro Canyon
Location: Montecito, California, USA
Completion: 1998
Architect: Barton Myers Associates
AE Interests: Recirculating pool system on pavilion roofs for fire protection and insulation, glazed garage doors for walls/windows, coiled steel shutters, clerestory windows for natural ventilation

Written by Chris Krenek

January 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Posted in Built

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