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Harpa Concert Hall – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Building: Harpa Concert Hall
Location: Rekjavik, Iceland
Completion: 2011
Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
Architect of Record: Batteríið Architects
Facade Design: Olafur Eliasson

AE Interest: facade

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

June 1, 2011 at 3:58 am

Posted in Built

Garibaldi Exhibition Building – Milan, Italy

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Building: Garibaldi Exhibition Building
Location: Milan, Italy
Competition won: 2006
Architect: Grimshaw

AE Interest: form

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Mediacite – Liege, Belgium

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Building: Mediacite
Location: Liege, Belgium
Completion: 2009
Architect: Ran Arad
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interest: roof structure – ‘complex network of steel roof ribs that undulate through the mall’

UTL2011-E, UTL2011-A?
Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Built

London 2012 Water Polo Arena – London, UK

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Building: London 2012 Water Polo Arena
Location: London, UK
Completion: due 2012
Architect: David Morley Architects
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interest: air-inflated rippling roof made of recycled PVC cushions, temporary for 2012 London Olympics

UTL2011-E

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Glasgow Museum of Transport – Glasgow, Scotland

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Building: Glasgow Museum of Transport
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Completion: due 2011
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Services Engineer: Buro Happold
Facade Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interest: form, wall-roof structure

UTL2011-E, UTL2011-A?

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 25, 2011 at 9:27 am

Posted in Under Construction

Cathedral Bridge – Derby, UK

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Building: Cathedral Bridge
Location: River Derwent, Cathedral Green, Derby, UK
Completion: 2009
Architect: Ramboll UK
Bridge Engineer: Ramboll

AE Interests: cable-stayed swing bridge form, 38m span

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Posted in Built

Norwich Open Academy

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Building: Norwich Open Academy
Location: Marryat Road, Norwich, UK
Completion: 2010
Architect: Sheppard Robson
Structural Engineering: Ramboll

AE Interests: Laminated timber structure

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Posted in Built

Old Livestock Market in Hereford Development

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Location: Hereford, Herefordshire
Completion: due 2013
Partner: Hereford Futures
Developer/Development Manager: Stanhope
Architect: Leslie Jones
Masterplanner: Allies & Morrison
Structural Engineer: Ramboll (formerly Ramboll Whitbybird)
Services Engineer: Cudd Bentley Consulting
Cost Consultant: Cyril Sweett
Construction Manager: Pinnacle Transportation

AE Interests: regeneration of the historic city of Hereford

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

University Square Stratford – London, UK

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Building: University Square Stratford
Location: East London, UK
Completion: due 2013
Architect: Make Architects

AE Interest: highly flexible teaching and administrative spaces

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Siemens Sustainability Centre – London, UK

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Building: Siemens Sustainability Centre
Location: London, UK (Royal Victoria Docks)
Completion: 2012
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Engineer: Arup

AE Interest: Sustainability (BREEAM), building shell form

Image Credit: 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Posted in Built

Cambridge Hauser Forum – Cambridge, UK

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Building: Cambridge Hauser Forum
Location: Cambridge, UK
Completion: 2010
Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects

AE Interest: Sustainability

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Posted in Built

UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation – London, UK

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Building: UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation
Location: London, UK
Completion: due 2015
Architect: PLP Architecture and HOK Architects

AE Interest: roof form, advance bio-medical research facility

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Oxford Street Visitor Information Kiosk – London, UK

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Building: Oxford Street Visitor Information Kiosk
Location: London, UK
Architect: PLP Architecture

AE Interest: ‘soaring’ glass roof

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Four Seasons – London, UK

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Building: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences
Location: London, UK(Heron Plaza)
Completion: due 2015
Architect: PLP Architecture

AE Interest: Skyscraper in urban London

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Four Seasons – Abu Dhabi

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Building: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences
Location: Abu Dhabi at Sowwah Island
Architect: PLP Architecture

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

World Wildlife Fund Headquarters – Woking, UK

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Building: World Wildlife Fund Headquarters
Location: Woking, UK
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Structural Engineers: Expedition Engineering

AE Interest: maximizes on-site sustainable features, aims for ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM rating

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Guy’s and St Thomas’ East Wing Re-cladding – London, UK

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Building: Guy’s and St Thomas’ East Wing
Location: London, UK
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Engineering Consultant: ARUP

AE Interest: creates a thermal buffer zone and two new triangular atria

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Paperhouse Newspaper Kiosks – London, UK

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Installation: Paperhouse Newspaper kiosks
Location: London, UK at Sloane Square and Earl’s Court
Completed: 2009
Architect: Heatherwick Studio (Thomas Heatherwick)

AE Interest: ergonomic arrangement of magazine shelves, roof sections made of toughened glass

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Posted in Built

Guys Approches at Guy’s Hospital – London, UK

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Building: Guys Approches at Guy’s Hospital
Location: London, UK (by London Bridge)
Completed: 2007
Architect: Heatherwick Studio (Thomas Heatherwick)

AE Interest: tiled cladding system wrapping around the boiler house fabricated from high grade stainless steel frames, with braid woven through as the “warp”

The building was built on a raft that allows it to sit above the soft clay in a more efficient manner than traditional foundation piles.

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Posted in Built

Vents at Paternoster Square – London, UK

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Installation: Vents at Paternoster Square
Location: London, UK
Status: Completed 2000
Architect: Heatherwick Studio (Thomas Heatherwick)

AE: Interest: Space-saving mechanical system, two raised outlet vents with inlet vents flush with the ground, folded stainless steel structure

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Posted in Built

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Transformation – Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

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Building: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Transformation
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Architect: Bennetts Associates
Engineering: Buro Happold

AE Interest: new basement under the stage is in a flood zone next to the River Avon

UTL2011-A, UTL2011-E

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Posted in Built

Elizabeth II Court for Hampshire County Council – Winchester, UK

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Building: Elizabeth II Court for Hampshire County Council
Location: Winchester, UK (just outside of London)
Architect: Bennetts Associates

AE Interests: retrofit (open plan upgrade), sustainability

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 19, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Posted in Built

Mint Hotel Tower of London – London, UK

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Building: Mint Hotel Tower of London
Location: London, UK
Architect: Bennetts Associates

AE Interests: Living walls, cantilevered structure

UTL2011-A, UTL2011-E

Article 1, Article 2

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Posted in Built

New Street Square – London, UK

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Building: New Street Square
Location: New Street Square, London EC4A 3BF, UK
Architect: Bennetts Associates Architects

AE Interests: urban renewal, living wall, high level of sustainability for an office space, complementary collection of buildings, urban planning

UTL2011-A, UTL2011-E

Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Posted in Built

Monsoon Headquarters – London, UK

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Building: Monsoon Headquarters [Yellow Building]
Location: Paddington Basin, London, UK
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor (AKT)

AE Interst: Structural System, no vertical columns

UTL2011-E, UTL2011-A?
Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

Posted in Built

Adelaide Wharf – London, UK

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Building: Adelaide Wharf
Location: Shoreditch, London, UK
Date of Project: 2007
Architect: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor (AKT)
Client: First Base Ltd & English Partners
Construction: Faithful + Gould
Other Consultants: Bovis Lend Lease (Main Contractor), Richard Woods (Artist)

AE Interst: Sustainability (brown roof), featured in the ‘Sustainable London’ series by The Building Centre

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 18, 2011 at 11:49 am

Posted in Built

Victoria & Albert Museum Extension – London, UK

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Building: Victoria & Albert Museum Extension
Location: London, UK
Architect: Amanda Levet Architects

AE Interests: complex geometry

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Cultural Centre – Lisbon, Portugal

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Building: Cultural Centre
Location: Lisbon, Portugal (on Tagus River)
Architect: Amanda Levet Architects

AE Interests: complex geometry

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Globe Academy – London, UK

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Building: Globe Academy
Location: London, UK
Architect: Amanda Levete Architects
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: expressed structure

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Posted in Built

Barts and the Royal London New Hospital – London, UK

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Building: Barts and the Royal London New Hospitals Programme
Location: London, UK
Project Manager: Skanska
Completion: due 2016

AE Interests: Construction in urban London
Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Heron Tower – London, UK

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Building: Heron Tower (110 Bishopsgate)
Location: London, UK
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
Project Manager: Skanska
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: Skyscraper, Construction in urban London

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Posted in Built

More London Development – London, UK

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Building: More London Development
Location: London, UK
Completion: under construction
Architect: Norman Foster (masterplan)
Construction Delivery/Construction Management: Mace
Client: More London Development

AE Interest: BREEAM outstanding rating

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

100 East Road – London, UK

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Building: 100 East Road
Location: Hoxton, London, UK
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley
Program & Project Management: Mace
Client: JG Land

AE Interst: BREEAM Excellent rating

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Posted in Built

King’s Cross St Pancras Station – London, England

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Image credit: 1, 2

Building: King’s Cross St Pancras Station
Location: London, England
Completed: 2009
Architect: John McAslan + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup
Construction: Balfour Beatty
Client: Transport for London

AE Interest: Complex double curvature canopy entrance. Structure is supported by radial arms that meet in a funnel in front of the subway entrance. Redevelopment and design of the interior station as well.

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Posted in Built

Evelyn Grace Academy – London, UK

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Building: Evelyn Grace Academy
Location: London, UK
Status: Completed 2010
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project Manager: Capita Symonds
Structural Engineer: Arup
Quantity Surveyors: Davis Langdon
Landscape: Gross Max
Acoustic: Sandy Brown Associates
Fire Engineer: SAFE

AE Interests: natural lighting and ventilation, low project cost and fast construction schedule, energy-efficient glazing system sculptural use of concrete

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Posted in Built

Nunawading Station – Melbourne, Australia

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Building: Nunawading Station
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Architect: Grimshaw
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: cantilevered roof
Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Posted in Built

Newport Station – Newport, Whales, UK

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Building: Newport Station
Location: Newport, Whales, UK
Architect: Grimshaw
Structural Engineer: Atkins
Building Services Engineer: Atkins
Quality Surveyor: Faithful + Gould (Atkins)
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: complex geometry
Article 1
, Article 2

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Posted in Built

Perryn Road Footbridge – London, UK

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Building: Perryn Road Footbridge
Location: Acton (west London), UK
Architect: Grimshaw
Main Contractor: Carillion/SH Structures
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: structural expression

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Posted in Built

The St. Botolph Building – London, UK

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Building: The St. Botolph Building
Location: London, UK
Architect: Grimshaw
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Services Engineer: Roger Preston and Partners
Quantity Surveyor: Sense Cost Consultancy
Main Contractor: Skanska
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: large development in urban London
Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Posted in Built

ExCel Exhibition Center – London, UK

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Building: ExCel Exhibition Center Phase II
Location: London Borough of Newham, UK
Architect: Grimshaw
Structural Engineer: McAlpine Design Group
Services Engineer: Hoare Lea
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald LLP
Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
Project Manager: Gardiner & Theodbald LLP
Completion: Phase I (2000), Phase II (2010)

AE Interests: complex geometry, external lighting strategy
Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011- London, UK

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011
Location: London, UK
Completion: due Summer 2011
Dismantled: due Fall 2011
Architect: Peter Zumthor
Client: Serpentine Gallery

AE Interest: temporary pavilion in central London
Article 1

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Posted in Built

Cloud 360 – Sungnam, South Korea

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Building: Cloud 360
Architect: Kyungam Architects (Changki Yun)
Partner: Jaeyoo Yoo
Designer: Taehyung Lim, Kyeongmin Kim, Yunmi Kang
Client: Sungam District

AE Interests: complex geometry, glass technology

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

January 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

OVO – Wroclaw, Poland

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Name: OVO (Hilton Wroclaw)
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Client: Wings Properties
Architect: Gottersman Szmelcman Architecture
Architect of Record: Broadway Malyan Polska
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Building System Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interests: form, located in a regeneration area, acrylic polymer facade

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

April 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

Posted in Under Construction

King Abdulla Financial District – El Seif Engineering

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Building: King Abdulla Financial District Parcels 3.04 and 3.05
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Expected Completion: 2011
Design Build Contractor: El Seif Engineering

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

November 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Posted in Under Construction

King Abdulla Financial District – Saudi Binladin Group

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Building: King Abdulla Financial District Parcels 2.09, 2.14, 4.07, and 4.08
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Expected Completion: 2011
Design Build Contractor: Saudi Binladin Group
Architect: FX – FOWLE
Structural Design: Buro Happold
Building System Design: Buro Happold

AE Interest: LEED, Environmental Modeling Analysis, Natural Lighting, Solar Shading, Fast Track, Design-Build

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

November 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Posted in Under Construction

King Abdullah Financial District Hotel

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Building: King Abdullah Financial District Hotel
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Expected Completion: 2011
Architectural Design: Goettsch Partners
Contractor: Saudi Oger Ltd.
Developer: Rayadah Investment Co.

AE Interests: LEED accredited, large opening

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

November 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Posted in Under Construction

King Abdullah Financial District – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Building: King Abdullah Financial District
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Expected Completion: 2011
Architecture Master Plan: Henning Larsen Architects
Infrastructure Design: AECOM Technology Corporation
Land Owner: Saudi Public Pension Agency
Local Architecture and Engineering Adviser: Omrania & Associates

AE Interests: Fast track development of 1.6 million sq m site, to be completed in 3.5 years, no motor traffic, currently constructing 10 design build parcels

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

October 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Glass Tower – Los Angeles, California

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Building: Glass Tower
Location: La Cienega and Jefferson, LosAngeles, California
Completion: Proposed
Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects
Structural Design: Buro Happold

AE Interests: parametric design, structure, louvers

Articles:
from the Architect

Written by Eleanor Reynolds

August 27, 2009 at 11:51 am

Posted in Proposed Design

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