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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

Yerba Buena Lofts – San Francisco, California, USA

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Building: Yerba Buena Lofts
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Address: 855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1179
Completion: 2001
Architect: Stanley Saitowitz Office/Natoma Architects Inc.
Project Architects: John Winder, Michael Luke
Structural Engineers: Watry Design Group
General Contractor: Pankow Residential Builders
AE Interests: Modern style using glazed translucent glass, steel, and concrete. Extruded vertical grids.

Written by Chris Krenek

January 22, 2010 at 1:54 am

Posted in Built

Paint Rock Camp – Hyattville, Wyoming, USA

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Buildings: Paint Rock Camp
Location: Hyattville, Wyoming, USA
Address: 5332 Co Road 49 1/2, Hyattville, WY 82428
Completion: 2001
Architect: Charles Rose Architects
Project Architects: Eric Robinson, David Gabriel, David Martin
Structural Engineers: ARUP
MEP: Patterson, Weber & Associates
Civil Engineers: Steedley & Associates
General Contractor: Groathouse Construction, Inc
Client: The Alm Foundation
AE Interests: 16 residential buildings built on steel platforms supported by stilts, communal buildings have extended concrete foundations to make terraces, fissures in the roofs, recycled heavy timber framing

Written by Chris Krenek

January 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Posted in Built

Napa Valley Museum – Yountville, California, USA

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Building: Napa Valley Museum
Location: Yountville, California, USA
Address: 55 President Cir, Yountville, CA 94599
Completion: 1998
Architect: Fernau & Hartman Architects
Developer: Napa Valley Museum
AE Interest: Curved aerodynamic roof, exposed industrial component interior and exterior, cantilevering observation deck

Written by Chris Krenek

January 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Posted in Built

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia and John Price Museum Building – Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Building: Utah Museum of Fina Arts, Marcia and John Price Museum Building
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Address: University of Utah, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0350
Completion: 2001
Architect: Machado and Silvetti Associates
Structural Engineer: ARW Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank Associates
Electrical Engineer: BNA Consulting Engineers II
Civil Engineer: Great Basin Engineering
General Contractor: Layton Construction Company
AE Interests: Continuous stepping of prismatic volumes wrap around and ascend the tall Grand Gallery creating a spiral of volumes with protruding windows

Written by Chris Krenek

January 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Posted in Built

Museum of Glass – Tacoma, Washington, USA

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Building: Museum of Glass
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Address: 1801 Dock St. Tacoma, WA 98402
Completion: July 2002
Architect: Arthur Erickson with Nick Milkovich Architects
Structural Engineer: Skilling, Ward, Magnusson, Barkshire
Mechanical Engineer: Notkin Engineering Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Sparling
General Contractor: Baugh Construction
AE Interests: Tilted 91 foot cone wrapped in stainless steel, Tiered horizontal terraces with rimless reflecting pools

Written by Chris Krenek

January 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Posted in Built

55° Time Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Forum Building – Barcelona, Spain

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forum

Building: Forum Building
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 1 08019, Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2004
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG, Robert Brufau i Associats
AE Interests: Unique shape, form, and structure. Reflective material affect lighting and spaces. Water-covered roof

Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Posted in Built

Cottbus University Library – Cottbus, Germany

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Cottbus University Library

Building: Cottbus University Library
Location: Cottbus, Germany
Address: Karl-Marx Strasse 43 03044 Cottbus, Germany
Completion: 2005
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineering: Pahn Ingenieure GmbH
AE Interests: Organic (amoeba) form, glass facade with letters from numerous alphabets overlapping

Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Posted in Built

Dynamic Tower – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Dynamic Tower
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Dr. David Fisher
AE Interests: New dimension of architecture: time, individually varying rotating floors, prefabricated construction, True Green building

Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

40 Bond Street – New York City, New York

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40-bond-street

Building: 40 Bond Street
Location: 40 Bond Street New York, New York 10012
Completion: 2007
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Developer: Ian Schrager Company
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Ambrosino DePinto & Schmieder
AE Interests: Graffiti-inspired gates, structural materials, load-bearing glass making interior free of columns

Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Posted in Built

Caixa Forum – Madrid, Spain

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caixa forum

Building: Caixa Forum
Location: Madrid, Spain
Completion: 2008
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure
MEP Engineering: Urculo Ingenieros
Lighting: Arup Lighting
Acoustics: Audioscan
AE Interests: Garden wall, covered plaza entrance gives appearance of the building floating above the street level

Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Posted in Built

Prada Aoyama Epicenter – Tokyo, Japan

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prada epicenter

Building: Prada Aoyama Epicenter
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Address: Minami-Aoyama 5-2-6, 107-0062 Tokyo, Japan
Completion: June 2003
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineering: Takenaka Corporation
Lighting Designer: Arup
AE Interests: Visual effects technology HyperSurface, convex and concave wedged shaped window facade

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Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Posted in Built

Laban Dance Centre – London, England

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laban dance centre

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Building: Laban Dance Centre
Location: Creekside, London, England
Completion: February 2003
Architects: Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineers: Whitby Bird and Partners
Acoustic Engineers: Arup Acoustics
Main Contractor: Ballast Construction

AE Interests: Transparent and translucent curved polycarbonate cladding, color usage, interior “streetscape” design

Written by Chris Krenek

August 31, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Posted in Built

Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany

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Allianz Arena

Building:  Allianz Arena
Location: Munich, Germany
Address: Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 Munich, Germany
Completion: May 30, 2005
Architect: Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer: Arup & Partners
Lighting Design: Werning Tropp Schmidt
AE Interests: Illuminated facade, transparant and translucent roof and facade made of ethylenetetrafluoroethylene (0.2 millimeters thick)

Written by Chris Krenek

August 30, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Posted in Built

56 Leonard Street – New York City, New York

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56 Leonard Street

Building:  56 Leonard Street
Location:  56 Leonard Street New York, New York 10013
Completion:  Fall 2010 (On hold)
Architect:  Herzog and de Meuron
Structural Engineer:  Cantor Seinuk
Construction Management:  Hunter Roberts
AE Interests:  permeability, customized residences, staggered progression

Written by Chris Krenek

August 30, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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