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TEDA International Convention Center Hotel – Tianjing, China

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Building: TEDA International Convention Center Hotel,
Location: Tianjin, China
Completion Date: 2008 (not confiremed)
Engineer: Weidlinger Associate Inc.
Owner or Client: Tianjin Economic-Technology Development Area
Prime Consultant(s): Grand Architects; Lee Harris Pomeroy

AE interests: The rotating plan consists of three cylinders offset two degrees per floor; Interwoven concrete slant columns; Bracing visible at night through the pale green glass skin; Interlayer screens will shade the glass according to solar orientation.

Written by Fan Feng

February 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

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Las Arenas – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Las Arenas
Construction Time: 2000—2006
Client: Metrovacesa
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Structural Engineer: Expedition Engineering and BOMA
Services Engineer: JG and BDSP
Quantity Surveyor:TG3
Retail Consultant: Sociedad Centros Comerciales España (S.C.C.E)
Main Contractor: ACS
Facade Engineer: Expedition Engineering and BOMA
Acoustic Consultant: BDSP and Audioscan
Cost: £67.2 million
Area: 102,816m²; 46,973m² (Bullring); 5,500m² (Eforum); 50,343m² (Parking)

AE Interest: structurally independent internal “segment”, transformation of redundant bullring, old base excavation and new base insertion for existing walls with composite arches, giant roof terrace with domed roof, and natural energy sources used.

Written by Fan Feng

September 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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Step Up on 5th– Santa Monica, California

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Building: Step Up on 5th
Completion Time: 2009
Architect: Pugh + Scarpa Architects
Structural Engineer: JAMA
MEP Engineer: IBE
General Contractor: Ruiz Brothers

AE Interest: 75% recycling rate in overall project, custom water jet anodized aluminum panels on the main façade, double-pane windows, insulation made from recycled newspapers, water-saving dual flush toilets

Written by Fan Feng

September 1, 2010 at 12:16 am

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Dwell House II – Topanga, California

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Building: Dwell House II
Completion time: 2004
Architect: Pugh + Scarpa Architects
Structural Engineer: Gwynne Pugh
MEP and Sustainability Engineer: IBE Consulting Engineers

AE Interest: low budget, lightweight Structural Concrete Insulated Panels (SCIP) made by Green Sandwich Technologies, R-40 average insulation value, a small number of solar panels, ground source heat pump, high quality heating and cooling, nearly or completely energy neutral

Written by Fan Feng

August 31, 2010 at 11:35 pm

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Rice University South Plant – Houston, Texas

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Building: Rice University South Plant
Location: 6100 Main Street Houston, TX 77005
Completion Time: 2008
Design Architect: Antoine Predock Associates, Morris Architects, Michael Graves
Engineers: Bridges & Paxton Consulting Engineers Inc.
Contractors: Miner-Dederick Constructors Inc., Project Control, Capp Electric, Cardinal Mechanical, Gowan Inc. (Mechanical Services), Choate Plumbing
Project Manager: Erik Knezevich

AE Interest: brick and limestone, glazed facades, steel armature clad with dichroic glass curtain wall, partial green roof, low-maintenance vegetation roof on drainage and aeration material insulation

Written by Fan Feng

August 31, 2010 at 7:16 pm

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Community Performing Arts & Learning Center – Green Valley, Arizona

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Building: Community Performing Arts & Learning Center
Phase I completed: 2004
Phase II completion: 2007
Design Architect: Antoine Predock
Executive Architect: Burns Wald-Hopkins Architects Inc.
Landscape Architect: Wheat Scharf Associates
Civil Engineer: Stantec Consulting Inc.
Structural Engineer: Turner Structural Engineering Co.
Mechanical Engineer: Professional Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineer – R.A. Alcala & Associates
Theater Consultant: Fred Masino
Acoustical Consultant: Arizona Sound & Light Inc.

AE Interest: copper clad and stucco, acoustically shaped wall surfaces, large volume, edge lighting of translucent ceiling glass, public theater venue, 250-seat outdoor amphitheater.

Written by Fan Feng

August 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Posted in Built

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