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M.A.C Main Airport Center – Frankfurt, Germany

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Building: M.A.C Main Airport Center
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Completion: 2003
Architect: ABB Architekten
Structural Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann
General Contractor: Wayss & Freytag Schlüsselfertigbau AG
Façade Engineering: Architektur Technik Fassade

AE Interests: metal and glass façades with heat and noise insulated claddings

Written by Evan Reschreiter

February 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Posted in Built

Festival Walk – Hong Kong

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Building: Festival Walk
Location: Hong Kong
Completion: 1998
Architect: Arquitectonica
Structural Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
Client: Swire Properties

AE Interests: mixed-use: retail center, mass transit railway station, office space, and car parking; Platinum BEAM (Building Environmental Assessment Method) rating, glass curtain walls

Written by Evan Reschreiter

August 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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Miami Federal Courthouse – Miami, Florida

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Building: Miami Federal Courthouse (Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse)
Location: 400 North Miami Ave., Miami, Florida
Completion: 2005
Architect: Arquitectonica
Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore and Associates
General Contractor: Dick Corporation

AE Interests: glass curtain walls, pre-cast concrete frame, cone of colored glass pierces 8 stories of atrium that join the two towers, massive limestone structural columns

Written by Evan Reschreiter

August 30, 2010 at 10:11 pm

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Seikei University Library – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Seikei University Library
Location: Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
Completion: 2006
Architect: Shigeru Ban Architects
Structural Engineer: Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc.

AE Interests: cantilevered book stacks, sunken floor, mushroom pods, glass curtain walls, concrete bookshelves used as structural columns

Written by Evan Reschreiter

August 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Posted in Built

Nicolas G. Hayek Center – Tokyo, Japan

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Structure: Nicolas G. Hayek Center
Location: Ginza, Chuo-ku 7-9-18, Tokyo, Japan
Completion: 2007
Architect: Shigeru Ban Architects
Structural Engineer: ARUP
General Contractor: Kajima Corporation

AE Interests: retractable four-story glass curtain wall shutters, glass curtain wall system, hydraulic glass elevators, extensive use of greenery, mass damper system to counter seismic activity, divided into three or four recessed sky gardens, irregular roof geometry

Written by Evan Reschreiter

August 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Posted in Built

Trinity Place – San Francisco, California

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Building: Trinity Place
Location: 1188 Market Street, San Francisco, California
Status: Under Construction
Architect: Arquitectonica
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
General Contractor: Cannon Constructors, Inc.

AE Interests: three phase construction, six building complex, mixed-use: retail, residential, park, dining; pre-cast concrete exterior walls, concrete structure, courtyard

Written by Evan Reschreiter

August 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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