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Allenby Connought – Salisbury Plain, UK

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Project: Bahrain Masterplan
Location: Salisbury Plain, UK
Completion: conceptual stage
Engineer: Christopher McCarthy
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc.
Sustainable Masterplanning and Landscape Architecture: Battle McCarthy Limited

AE Interests: This plan contains 3 phases which will ultimately protect the island’s air, land, and water. Land assignments for all construction, seen and unforeseen, within the next 20 years will be laid out.

Written by Erica Ortiz

January 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm

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New Home Office Headquarters – London, UK

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Building: New Home Office Headquarters
Location: London, UK
Completion: Post Construction
Architect: Terry Farrell & Partners
Environmental Design & Building Services Engineering: Battle McCarthy Limited

AE Interests: Local temperature controls achieved through reverse cycle heat pumps in offices. Previously existing building materials utilization was maximized.

Written by Erica Ortiz

January 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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Holloway Circus Tower- Birmingham, UK

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Building: Holloway Circus Tower
Location: Birmingham, UK
Completion: Completed in 2005
Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
Landscape Architecture, Structural, Environmental & Building Services (MEP) Engineering: Battle McCarthy Limited

AE Interests: Car park deck landscape; twin stair cores resist wind loads and provide additional stability to steel frame structure; maximum utilization of recycled materials.

Written by Erica Ortiz

January 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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Endesa Headquarters-Madrid, Spain

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Building: Endesa Headquarters
Location: Madrid, Spain
Completion: Completed in 2003
Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
Structural, Building Services & Environmental Engineering: Battle McCarthy Limited

AE Interests: AIA New York Chapter Design Awards, solar/wind flues, full heat recovery throughout, large span column grid, photovoltaic atrium roof, displacement ventilation, concrete frame.

Written by Erica Ortiz

January 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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Lerner Hall Student Center, Columbia University

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Building: Lerner Hall Student Center, Columbia University
Location: New York, New York
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
Completion: 1999
Architect: Bernard Tschumi
AE Interests: Intersecting triangular steel planes create form for criss-crossing glass ramps. Corner bolts keep glass plane transparent.

Written by Erica Ortiz

September 3, 2010 at 1:24 am

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Acropolis Museum

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Building: Acropolis Museum
Location: Athens, Greece
Completion: 2009
Architect: Bernard Tchumi
Structural Engineering: ADK and Arup
General Contractor: Aktor
AE Interests: Museum contains glass ramp with overlooks archeological excavation. Top portion rotates.

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Written by Erica Ortiz

September 3, 2010 at 1:21 am

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BLUE Residential Tower

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Building: BLUE Residential Tower
Location: New York City, New York
Completion: Summer 2007
Architect: Bernard Tchumi
Structural Engineering: Thornton Tomasetti
General Contractor: On The Level Enterprises, Inc.
AE Interests: Cantilevers over an existing building. Blue pixilated façades. Urban garden on top of adjacent structure.

Written by Erica Ortiz

September 3, 2010 at 1:17 am

Posted in Built

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