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Water + Life Museums – Hemet, California

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Building: Water + Life Museums
Completion Time: 2007
Architect: Lehrer Architects and Gangi Architects
MEP engineer: IBE Consulting Engineers

AE Interests: First platinum LEED certified museum, earthworks project, solar installations, heat blocking glass, drip irrigation system

Written by Christina Phensy

January 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Posted in Built

Grand Canal Square Theater and Commercial Development – Dublin, Ireland

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Building: Grand Canal Square Theater and Commercial Development
Location: Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Architect: McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects Ltd
Structural Engineer: ARUP Consulting Engineers, Dublin
Acoustic Consultant: Arup Acoustics
Architectural Lighting Designer: Pritchard Themis

AE Interests: reinforced concrete, steel structure, large spans of glass, twin skin glazing system in particular, solar/glare perforated venetian blinds, atriums, and roof landscaping

Written by Christina Phensy

August 30, 2010 at 1:01 am

Posted in Built

Military History Museum – Dresden, Germany

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Project: Military History Museum (new extension)
Location: Olbrichtplatz 201076 Dresden, German
Expected Completion: 2010
Architect: Daniel Libeskind AG
Structural Engineer: GSE Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbh

AE Interests: 140 ton glass, concrete, and steel, composite steel beam construction, transparent glass (spans up to 14.0 m)

Written by Christina Phensy

August 30, 2010 at 12:16 am

Posted in Under Construction

Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Washington, D.C.

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Building: Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Memorial Wall)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Architect: Maya Lin
Architectural Firm: Cooper-Lecky Partnership
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

AE Interests: black granite, retaining wall, sloping topography

Written by Christina Phensy

August 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Posted in Built

Juarez Complex – Mexico City, Mexico

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Building: Juarez Complex (Plaza Juárez, Department of Foreign Affairs,Superior Court of Justice)
Location: México D.F.
Architect: Legorreta + Legorreta
Engineer: (Plaza Juárez): Izquierdo Ingenieros y Asociados
Engineer: (Department of Foreign Affairs): Colinas de Buen
Engineer: (Superior Court of Justice): Grupo DYS
General Contractor: (Plaza Juárez): Group Farla
General Contractor: (Department of Foreign Affairs): Grupo PC Constructores
General Contractor: (Superior Court of Justice): Corporativo Plaza Juárez
Precaster: Pretecsa

AE Interests: Precast and prestressed concrete, “Huixquilucan Pearl “ stone, air injectors, fountain

Written by Christina Phensy

August 29, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Posted in Built

The Arango House – Acapulco, Mexico

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Building: The Mr. and Mrs. Jeronimo Arango House
Location: Cda. Vientos Cardinales, Acapulco, Mexico
Architect: John E. Lautner
Engineer: Lin, T.Y., Kulka, Yang and Associates

AE Interest: cantilevered from the hill, poured concrete disk roof, solar shading, water moat, prestressed concrete

Written by Christina Phensy

August 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Posted in Built

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