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House Into – Espoo, Finland

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Building: House Into
Location: Espoo, Finland
Completion Date: 1998
Architect: Jyrki Tasa

AE Interests: it is dominated by an undulating eave, a triangular terrace that splits the building
and tall, diagonal pillars, structure of the house consists of a steel frame with attached timber studs
and beams, allows natural ventilation from the residing sea

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 1:22 am

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Cafe Carbon – Helsinki, Finland

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Building: Cafe Carbon
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Niko Sirola

AE Interests: formed by a glulam frame, assembled on site from industrially prefabricated
Safe Wood glulam units, outer surface of the cafe has been carbonised by burning and creosoted
to make them weather resistant

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 1:13 am

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Sibelius Hall – Lahti, Finland

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Building: Sibelius Hall
Location: Lahti, Finland
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Artto Palo Rossi Tikka Architects

AE Interests: incorporates three-piece adjustable acoustic canopy  to allow for great acoustic
variability, appears to be a wooden vessel encased within a glass vitrine

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

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Korkeassari Lookout Tower – Helsinki, Finland

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Building: Korkeassari Lookout Tower
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Ville hara, Hut Wood Studio Workshop
Structural Engineer: DI Hannu Hirsi, DI Lauri salokangas/Nuvo Engineering

AE Interests: follows the existing low stone wall and skirts around a small birch grove,
the shell structures hasover 600 bolted joints holding the 72 long battens together

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 1:07 am

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Lume Media Centre – Helsinki, Finland

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Building: Lume Media Centre
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Heikkinen – Komonen Architects
HPAC Engineer: Asplan Oy/Harry Stenvall
Electrical Engineer: Kupari Engineering/Jarmo Elo
Construction Engineer: Finnmap Consulting/Pertti Parssinen

AE Interests: architecture relies on a balanced coordination of matrices between layers
of function, mechanical, and electrical systems, organized hierarchically into square
boulevards, back alleys, and service areas

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 1:06 am

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Vuotalo Cultural Centre – Helsinki, Finland

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Building: Vuotalo Cultural Centre
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Completion Date: 2000
Architect: Heikkinen – Komonen Architects

AE Interests: all activities of the building are visible through the 2-storey glazed
main facade, the opposite side is covered with stainless steel chain-link conveyor belt
which make it appear like scales of a salmon, has half-circle plan shape with two glass-
covered “canyons” sliced in to permit natural light to enter

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 1:04 am

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Villa Linnanmaki – Somerniemi, Uusimaa, Finland

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Building: Villa Linnanmaki
Location: Somerniemi, Uusimaa, Finland
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects

AE Interests: located in narrow strip of woodland between fields and a lake,
uses foliage of surrounding birch trees to shade from summer sunlight

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 1:01 am

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Sanoma House – Helsinki, Finland

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Building: Sanoma House
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Completion Date: 1999
Architect: Antti-Matti Siikala and Jan Söderlund
Structural Engineer: Magnus Malmberg Oy 
Electrical Engineer: Olof Granlund Oy 
Mechanical Engineer: Olof Granlund Oy

AE Interests: has series of glass panels that make the inside transparent, constructed predominantly
with steel to give it a modern look, designed to have easy circulation

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 12:59 am

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Main Building at University of Oulu – Oulu, Finland

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Building: Main Building at University of Oulu
Location: Oulu, Finland
Completion Date: 2003
Architect: Virta Palaste Leinonen and Antt-Matti Siikala
Structural Engineer: Magnus Malmberg Oy 
Electrical Engineer: Olof Granlund Oy 
Mechanical Engineer: Olof Granlund Oy

AE Interests: easy to maneuver inside the building since main staircase is located
centrally, main target was to make the laboratory itself and together with the offices
convertible

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 12:53 am

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Kone Headquarters – Espoo, Finland

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Building: Kone Headquarters
Location: Espoo, Finland
Completion Date: 2001
Architect: Antti-Matti Siikala
Structural Engineer: Magnus Malmberg Oy 
Electrical Engineer: Olof Granlund Oy 
Mechanical Engineer: Olof Granlund Oy

AE Interests: designed to be a basic block-like shape, it is technically durable
with main building material being glass and steel, has a lift-shaft that acts as
heat valve for offices

Written by David Morales

January 28, 2010 at 12:51 am

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Birmingham New Street Station – Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Building: Birmingham New Street Station
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Completion Date: 2010
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor
Services Engineer: Hoare Lea

AE Interests: designed to imitate the Doppler Effect’s distortion of perception, windows will reflect the Birmingham Sky instead of surrounding buildings.

Written by David Morales

September 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm

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Yokohama International Port Terminal – Yokohama, Japan

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Building: Yokohama International Port Terminal
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Completion Date: 2002
Architect: Farshid Moussavi, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Foreign Office Architects
Architect of Record: GKK
Services Engineer: PT Morimura & Associates
Acoustics:  Nagata Acoustics Inc.

AE Interests: designed as extension of pier ground, uses series of program-specific circulation loops for multi-directional space, hybrid structural system of steel and concrete protect from seismic activity

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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WTC 2- Ground Zero Memorial & Towers – New York, United States

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Building: WTC 2- Ground Zero Memorial & Towers
Location: New York, USA
Expected Completion Date: 2030
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup and Partners
Services Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti Engineers, N.Y. Edwards and Kelsey Engineers Inc., Walker Parking

AE Interests: building arches over plaza, structured to maximize flow of people, designed as a historical monument

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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Villa in Pedralbes – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Villa in Pedralbes
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion Date: 2008
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Structural Engineer: Agusti Obiol, Nacho Costales & Boma SL
Service Engineer: Juan Hernez & AJ ingenier

AE Interests: sustainable structure merges with surrounding garden, oriented towards the south to ensure cross ventilation with chimneys on the northern side

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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John Lewis Department Store and Cineplex – Leicester, United Kingdom

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Building: John Lewis Department Store and Cineplex
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom
Completion Date: 2008
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Structure: Adams Kara Taylor
Main Contractor: Sir Robert Mc Alpine
M&E/ Fire Services: WSP Group
QS & Project Management: Cyril Sweett
Traffic Engineer: Waterman Burrow Crocker

AE Interests: moiré laced membrane exterior, layered transparency for interaction between the store and city

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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La Rioja Technology Transfer Centre – Logrono, Spain

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Building: La Rioja Technology Transfer Centre
Location: Logrono, Spain
Completion Date: 2007
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Architect of Record: Jesus Alfaro Lafuente
Structural Engineers: Agusti Obiol Sanchez, Nacho Costales Calvo (BOMA S.L.)
Services Engineers: Ramon Cos Gavalda, Ricardo Bergay Fernandez (Grupo J G)
Landscape Designer: Teresa Gali Izard
Contractor: Visa Y Constucciones S.A., Construcciones Jose Martin S.A.

AE Interests: linear structure, surrounded by green canopy producing a shaded microclimate, integrates landscape into the building space

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 2:08 pm

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Carabanchel Social Housing – Madrid, Spain

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Building: Carabanchel Social Housing
Location: Madrid, Spain
Completion Date: 2007
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Contractor: Acciona
Structural Engineer: Jes*s Hierro, JHS Proyecto de Estructuras y Arquitectura, S.L.
Electrical Engineer: FASEVEN
Mechanical Engineer: ASETECNIC
Telecommunication Engineer: Ra*l Heranz, S.D.C.

AE Interests: sustainable, located in a regeneration area, facades have retractable  screens protected from strong east-west solar exposure

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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Municipal Theatre Auditorium – Torrevieja, Spain

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Building: Municipal Theatre Auditorium
Location: Torrevieja, Spain
Completion Date: 2006
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Architect of Record: Antonio Marquerie
Acoustics: UPV. DPTO. FISICA APLICADA. JAIME LLINARES GALIANA
Services: CONSULTING DE INGENERIA ICA SL. Leandro Feliu Maqueda (Ingeniero Industrial)
Structure: NB35

AE Interests: Plaza sits under cantilevered mass of the building, designed as single container to remove the proscenium

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

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Dulnyouk Publishers – Paju Book City, Korea

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Building: Dulnyouk Publishers
Location: Paju Book City, Korea
Completion Date: 2005
Architect: Foreign Office Architects
Architect of Record: Iroje architects Young Yoon Kim
Structural Engineer: SDG(Structural Design Group)
Services Engineer: BDSP Partnership
Traffic Engineer: Ninian Logan, Radlett
Structural Engineer: ALT Structural Engineering Group
Electrical Engineer: Hana High Tech Co., Ltd
Mechanical: SeAH Engineering & Technology

AE Interests: towers over valley where Paju Book City is located, has east-west orientation for good airflow, designed to maximize potential of site as an extension of surrounding gardens

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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BBC Music Box – London, United Kingdom

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Building: BBC MUSIC BOX
Location: London, United Kingdom
Completion Date: Cancelled 2008
Architect: Foreign Office Architects and Andrew Ingram
Structural Engineering:  Adams Kara Taylor
Acoustic Engineering: Sandy Brown Associates
Lighting Engineering: Speirs and Major Associates
QS & Project Management: Davis Langdon & Everest
Theatre Consultant: Ducks Sceno, Vaulx-en-Velin
Service Engineer: Cameron Taylor Brady

AE Interests: Transparent Organization, Linear Structure, connects the space of the studio and city visually through a glass membrane

Written by David Morales

August 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Posted in Built

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