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Great Barrier House – New Zealand

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Building: Great Barrier House
Location: Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Architect: Crosson Clarke Carnachan

AE Interest: The home fits in well with its environment, maintaining its aesthetically pleasing appearance while also remaining sustainable with its natural heating of tap water by the sun.

Written by Cody Kinsey

August 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

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Crystal Bridges – Bentonville, Arkansas

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Building: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Location: Bentonville, Arkansas
Architect: Moshe Safdie
Design Engineer: Buro Happold
Construction Firm: Linbeck
Completion: 2011

AE Interest:  The building exposes intricate details with the concrete structure that is very similar to those techniques implemented by Louis Kahn. The structure also exposes steel to help add the essence of artwork that surrounds it.

Written by Cody Kinsey

June 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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Villa – Holland

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Building: Residential Home
Location: Holland, Netherlands
Architects: Powerhouse Co., Copenhagen/Rotterdam
Assistants: Nanne de Ru, Charles Bessard, Alexander Sverdlov, Nolly Vos, Wouter Hermanns, Anne Luetkenhues, Bjorn Andreassen, Joe Matthiessen
Structural Engineer: Breed ID Gilbert van der Lee, Den Haag

AE Interest: The structure of the house is rather unique. The main support lies in the exterior concrete structure, with one steel column supporting the roof over the center of the house, a bookshelf that doubles as a Vierendeel girder.

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Written by Cody Kinsey

January 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

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Genesis, Turn It On Again Tour

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Structure: Temporary structure built for the tour
Location: All over the world (Genesis Tour Dates)
Completion: 2007
Architect: Mark Fisher

AE Interest: Integrating a massive screen with a choreographed light show in the background of the stage is an impressive architectural design.

Written by Cody Kinsey

September 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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Millenium Show – Greenwich, CT

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Structure: Temporary dome built for the show
Location: Greenwich, CT
Completion: 2000
Architect: Mark Fisher

AE Interest: The ability to create such a large temporary structure that seats so many people and allows them all to have a decent view of the center stage is a highly respectable task.

Written by Cody Kinsey

September 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

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Universal Studios – Japan

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Structure: Designed for a show at the amusement park
Location: Japan
Completion: 2008
Architect: Mark Fisher

AE Interest: These structures have oblique and interesting shapes that also have moveable parts

Written by Cody Kinsey

August 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

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Cirque Du Soleil – Las Vegas, NV

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Structure: Theater built for the show
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Architect: Mark Fisher
Completion: 2004

AE Interest: Fisher’s unique structural design of the stage really compliments the mesmerizing performance of Cirque Du Soleil very well.

Written by Cody Kinsey

August 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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U2, 360 Degrees Tour

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Structure: Temporary stage built for the tour
Location: All over the world (U2 tour dates)
Completion: 2009
Architect: Mark Fisher
Video Screen kinetic design- Chuck Hoberman
Structural and membrane engineering – Neil Thomas, Atelier One
Video screen structural engineering – Buro Happold
Membrane form finding – Gavin Sayers, David Dexter
Membrane fabrication – Architen Landrell Associates
Polyp mushroom- Steel Monkey Engineering
Primary steelwork fabrication – StageCo

AE Interest:  Massive portable architecture that is used to entertain thousands at a time

Written by Cody Kinsey

August 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Posted in Built

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