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Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre – Dallas, Texas

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Building: Dee & Charles Wyly Theater
Location: 2401 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
Status: Completed 2009
Architect: Rem Koolhaas of OMA and Joshua Prince-Ramus of REX (OMA NY)
Architect of Record: Kendall/ Heaton Associates
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
General Contractor: McCarthy
Mechanical Engineers: Cosentini associates/ Transsolar

AE Interest: Motorized system to raise/lower seating and floor system for varied theatre arrangements. Ground level opens up on 3-sides to outside plaza, Wyly-green color at all hazard areas creates color motif for building. High-strength concrete angled columns create open corner of building, extruded aluminum “curtain” on exterior.  `

Joshua Prince-Ramus lecture, Dallas (TEDx)
6:00 – start of Wyly presentation
16:40 – timelapse reconfig. of stage

Project Team

UT tour Dallas

Written by Cristina Calderon

October 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm

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Selfridges Department Store – Birmingham, UK

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Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Completed: 2003
Architect: Future Systems
Client: Selfridges & Co
Engineers: Arup
Contract Value: £60 million
Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Gross Area:  25,000m²
AE Interests: Skins is made up of thousands of aluminum disks which reflect current weather conditions and at night it is brightly illuminated in bright blue.

Written by Cristina Calderon

February 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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Walsall Art Gallery – Walsall, West Midlands, England, UK

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Location: Walsall, West Midlands, England, UK
Completed: 1999
Architect: Caruso St. John
Engineers: Arup
Contract Value: £21 million
Gross Area: 5,000 sqm
AE Interests: Built in clad terracotta.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm

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Elektra House – London, England, UK

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Location: London, England, UK
Completed: 2000
Architect: Adjaye Associates
Client: Undisclosed
Engineers: Price & Myers LLP
Contract Value: € 100,000
Contractor: John Perkins Projects
Gross Area: 130 m2
AE Interests: A converted shoe factory, without many windows the exterior is coated with a phenolic resin faced ply that is normally used is casting concrete. There is only one window that is on the first floor that only provides a view of the sky for those inside while all other light in the house comed in through skylights, one for each room.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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Dirty House – London, England, UK

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Location: London, England, UK
Completed: 2002
Architect: Adjaye Associates
Client: Tim Noble and Sue Webster
Engineers: Techniker
Contract Value: € 453000
Contractor: R.J. Parry
Gross Area: 350 m2
AE Interests: Converted timber factory that is now a home for two artists. Most of the structure was removed leaving only the shell which was painted black. The windows on the second floor are set back while those on the ground floor are set flush with the walls.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

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Saїd Business School, Oxford University – Oxford, UK

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Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Completed: 2001
Architect: Dixon Jones Architects
AE Interests: Symmetry, Noise Reduction Qualities.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm

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The Great Glasshouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales – Llanarthe, UK

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Location: Llanarthe, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
Completed: 2000
Architect:  Foster & Partners
AE Interests: Largest single span glass house that mirrors the hilly landscape. Supporting structure is made up of tubular steel and aluminum glazing that minimize materials used and maximizes light transmission. The temperature conditions on the inside and out of the glass hill are constantly monitored by a computer system that automatically adjusts each glass flap for optimum energy consumption. The building also uses collects rainwater for various uses and uses a biomass boiler that burns timber trimmings as its primary heat source which creates a highly sustainable building.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Built

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