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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

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City of Manchester Stadium – Manchester, England, UK

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Location: Manchester, England, UK
Completed: 2002
Architect: Arup Associates and Arup Group
Client: Manchester City Council
Engineers: Arup
Contract Value: £110 million
AE Interests: Two stage design that allowed the stadium to be converted from an athletics venue for the 2002 Commonwealth Games to a full on stadium, seating 48,000 people.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm

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The Lowry Performing and Visual Arts Centre – Manchester, England, UK

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Location: Manchester, England, UK
Completed: 2000
Client: The Lowry Trustees & City of Salford
Architect: Michael Wilford & Partners
Engineers:  Buro Happold
Contract Value: £64 million
Contractor: Bovis Construction Limited
Gross Area: 24,000 sq.m
AE Interests: Shape; Materials used: stainless steel, perforated sheet metal, glass.



Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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Ruskin Library, University of Lancaster – Lancaster, UK

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Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, England, UK
Completed: December 1996
Client: Lancaster University
Architect: MJP Architects
Engineer: Harris & Sutherland
Contractor: John Laing Plc
Contract Value: £4m
AE Interests: Raised floor allows for improved air circulation through all data and telecommunication cables. Core is used as a “noisy” space while the perimeter of the building allows for more quiet uses.

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge – Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Completed: Officially opened by Queen in May of 2002
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Client: Gateshead Council
Engineers: Gifford & Partners
Contract Value: £ 22 million
Contractor: Harbour & General
AE Interests:  Non-linear parabolic shape; Tilting action instead of traditional opening in half to allow large ships to pass under. See time-lapsed video below.

credits: Dvice article

Written by Cristina Calderon

January 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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Zollverein Kohlenwäsche – Essen, Germany

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red Zollverien

Building: Zollverein Kohlenwäsche
Location: Essen, Germany
Status: Completed 2007
Architect: OMA / Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB

AE Interest: Exposed structural members and HVAC systems.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:39 pm

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Waterfront City – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Waterfront City
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Status: Under Construction
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: A masterplan of an brand new city/island built from the ground up including rare and fascinating shapes in architecture.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:33 pm

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Balandra Bay – Baja California, Mexico

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Balandra Bay

Building: Balandra Bay
Location: Baja California Sur, Mexico
Status: Competition 2005
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: Embedding a five star resort into well known cliffs in Mexico.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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Hermitage Guggenheim – Las Vegas, Nevada

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Outside Cieling

Building: Hermitage Guggenheim (Exhibition Space)
Location: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S 89109, Las Vegas, Nevada
Status: Completed 2001
Architect: OMA
Consultants: Martin & Martin, Martin & Peltyn, Arup, MSA Engineering, Skyska & Hennessy, Rolf Jensen

AE Interest: Rotating walls to change the size and shape of the museum spaces.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:16 pm

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McCormick Tribune Campus Center – Chicago, Illinois

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IIT people

Building: McCormick Tribune Campus Center
Location: 3201 S State St, Chicago, IL‎ 60616 map
Status: Completed 2003
Architect: OMA

AE Interest: Stainless steel tube encasing elevated track with concrete slab buffering noise to student center below.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:07 pm

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LACMA Extension – Los Angeles, California

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LACMA Extension

Building: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Extension
Location: Los Angeles, California
Status: Competition 2001 – 1st prize
Proposed
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: In order to include the notion of clarity, the roof was designed to be translucent throughout the entire structure.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 9:00 pm

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Casa Da Musica – Porto, Portugal

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Casa Da Musica

Name: Casa Da Musica
Location: Porto, Portugal
Status:  Competition: 1999
Completed: 2005
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup / AFA Lda

AE Interest: Shape played a huge factor in the creation of  the Casa Da Musica because it had to enhance the acoustical integrity of the concert hall without taking shape of a plain box.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 8:56 pm

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Beijing Books Building – Beijing, China

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Beijing Books Building

Building: Beijing Books Building
Location: Beijing, China
Status: Competition 2003 (1st Prize)
Architect: OMA

AE Interest: All four faces of this building are made of glass to show the activity taking place inside.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Torre Bicentario – Mexico City, Mexico

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Name:  Torre Bicentario
Location:  Mexico City, Mexico
Status:  Concept Design Completed; Discontinued
Architect: OMA

AE Interest: Thin members create transparency throughout the building while two conjoined pyramids create an eye catching shape all celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence.

Written by Cristina Calderon

August 30, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

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