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Little Tesseract – Rhinebeck, New York

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Building: Little Tesseract
Location: Rhinebeck, New York
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Designer: Steven Holl
Date Completed: 2004

AE Interests: Ponds near the house help cool approaching breezes, warped cube design, uses natural ventilation.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Built

Villa Sari – Pori, Finland

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Building: Vila Sari
Location: Pori, Finland
Architect: ARRAK Architects
Designer: Hannu Kiiskila
Date Completed: 2000

AE Interests: Horizontal design soaks in winter sun, deep overhangs provide shade in summer, uses 75% less energy than average house in Finland.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Posted in Built

Charlotte Residence – Charlotte, North Carolina

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Building: Charlotte Residence
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Architect: William McDonough + Partners
Designer: Allison Ewing and William McDonough
Date Completed: 2002

AE Interests: Vaulted roof to provide open interior spaces to resemble a canopy of tree branches, passive solar orientation.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Posted in Built

Solar Tube – Vienna, Austria

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Building: Solar Tube
Location: Vienna, Austria
Architect: Driendl Architects
Designer: George Driendl
Date Completed: 2001

AE Interests: 21st century tree house design, concrete core, exterior steel frame, takes maximum advantage of light year round.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Posted in Built

The Solaire – New York, New York

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Building: The Solaire
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Cesar Peli & Associates Architects
Designer: Rafael Pelli
MEP: Cosentini Associates
Date Completed: 2002

AE Interests: Embedded photovoltaic panels that capture sunlight throughout the day, half of all materials used in construction were procured locally.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Posted in Built

Sea Train House – Los Angeles, California

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Building: Sea Train House
Location: Los Angeles, California
Architect: Office of Mobile Design
Designer: Jennifer Siegal
Date Completed: 2003

AE Interests: The home is almost completely recycled, the structural elements are old sea-going storage containers, some of which had been on site before the project began, glass curtain wall facade.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Posted in Built

1310 East Union Street – Seattle, Washington

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Building: 1310 East Union Street
Location: Seattle, Washington
Architect: The Miller/Hull Partnership
Date Completed: 2001

AE Interests: Glass box with exposed steel structure, Argon gas infused windows.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Posted in Built

Colorado Court – Santa Monica, California

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Building: Colorado Court
Location: Santa Monica, California
Architect: Pugh + Scarpa Architecture
Designer: Angela Brooks
Date Completed: 2002

AE Interests: Produces enough energy from its 199 blue solar panels to power 92% of energy needs

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Posted in Built

156 Reade Street – New York, New York

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Building: 156 Reade Street
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Studio Petrarca
Date Completed: 2001

AE Interests: Glass and steel facade, heated and cooled using a geothermal pump, effectively uses natural light.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Posted in Built

P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E Project – Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Building: P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E Project
Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Architect: Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten
Date Completed: 2001

AE Interests: Unique contrast between old warehouse and green angular building, construction was prefabricated, relates to the city by taking advantage of existing systems.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Posted in Built

Private House – Barcelos, Portugal

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Building: Private House
Location:Barcelos, Portugal
Architect: José Bernardo Távora
Date Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Elevated to maximize prevailing breezes to keep building cool, simple rectangular floor plan design, used local materials

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Built

Presidency and State Government Building – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Building: Presidency and State Government Building
Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Architect: AMP Architects
Client: Canary Government
Date Completed: 2007

AE Interests: Twinning of large volumes of stone with a central courtyard, each floor has unique distinguishing features

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 24, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Posted in Built

South Tenerife Convention Centre – Adeje Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Building: South Tenerife Convention Centre
Location: Adeje Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Architect: AMP Architects
Structural Engineers: Victor Martinez, Juan Jose Gallarado
Contractor: Congrsso U.T.E.
Client Canary Government
Date Completed: 2005

AE Interests: Versatile meeting space, natural lighting by a series of metal glasshouses, 3 main entrances

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Posted in Built

Studio Weil – San Carlos, Mallorca, Spain

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Building: Studio Weil
Location: San Carlos, Mallorca, Spain
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineers: Adolfo Alonso Dura, Gracia Lopez Pationo
Lighting Designer: Studio Dinnebier
Contractor: Goccisa
Client: Barbara Weil
Date Completed: 2003

AE Interests: Responds to surrounding landscape, forms a space that complements and contrasts artistic work

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Posted in Built

Balearic Innovation Centre -Mallorca, Inca, Spain

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Building: Bealearic Innovation Centre
Location: Mallorca, Inca, Spain
Architect: Estudio Alberto Campo Baeza
Date Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Triangular shape and floor plan, stereotomic base in stone, continuous space

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Posted in Built

Congress Centre – Valencia, Spain

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Building: Congress Centre
Location: Valencia, Spain
Architect: Foster & Partners
Consultants: Arup, Davis Langdon & Everest, Claude and Danielle Engle
Client: City of Valencia
Date Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Follows vernacular local architecture, aerodynamic roof, used mostly local materials

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Posted in Built

Museo de Bellas Artes – Castello de la Plana, Spain

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Building: Museo de Bellas Artes
Location: Castello de la Plana, Spain
Architect: Mansilla & Tunon
Client: Castellon Cultural
Date Completed: 2005

AE Interests: External cast-iron rectangular shape, white/wooden interior that efficiently uses natural light

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Built

Valleaceron Chapel – Valleaceron, Spain

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Building: Valleaceron Chapel
Location: Valleaceron, Spain
Architect: Sol Madridejos & Juan Carlos Sancho
Project Leader: Luis Renedo
Date Completed: 2000

AE Interests: “Folded Box” design technique, no artificial lighting

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Posted in Built

Bodegas Ysios – La Guardia, Spain

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Building: Bodegas Ysios
Location: La Guardia, Spain
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Client: Bodegas y Debidas
Date Completed: 2004

AE Interests: Laminated wooded beams are used for roof, mixture of aluminum, wooden slates and precast concrete for exterior facades, rectangular-linear site plan

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Posted in Built

De Blas House – Sevilla la Nueva, Spain

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Building: De Blas House
Location: Sevilla la Nueva, Spain
Architect: Estudio Alberto Campo Baeza
Client: Francisco de Blas
Date Completed: 2000

AE Interests: Rectangular glass 2nd floor, heavy and massive stone structure, symmetrical design

Written by Joshua Atkins

January 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Posted in Built

SEG Tower – Vienna, Austria

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Building: SEG Tower
Location: Vienna, Austria
Completed: 1998
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineers: Projektierungsburo fur Industrie-, Hooch- und Tiefbauten AG

AE Interests: Intelligent glass facade, Well circulated heating and cooling system

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Posted in Built

JVC Entertainment Center – Guadalajara, Mexico

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Building: JVC Entertainment Center
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineer: B+G Ingenieure
Mechanical Engineer: Pickl+Partner

AE Interests: Abstract glass design, breathable

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

European Central Bank – Frankfurt a.M., Germany

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Building: European Central Bank
Location: Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Completion: 2014
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineer: B+G Ingenieure
Client: European Central Bank

AE Interests: Visible at great distances, strong form, dynamic spatial sequences

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum – Lansing, Michigan

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Building: Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Client: Michigan State Univeristy

AE Interests: Unique-abstract form, elegant use of steel and glass

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

North Jutland House of Music- Aalborg, Denmark

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Building: North Jutland House of Music
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Client: North Jutland House of Music Foundation

AE Interests: Organic glass roof, Seemless transition between public and private areas

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Busan Cinema Center – Busan, South Korea

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Building: Busan Cinema Center
Location: Busan, South Korea
Completion: 2011
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Client: P(B)usan International Film Festival Organzing Committee

AE Interests: Responsive changing space, bright-organic feel, overlapping zones

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Posted in Built

Akron Art Musuem – Akron, Ohio

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Building: Akron Art Museum
Location: Akron, Ohio
Completed: 2007
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineer: B + G Ingenieure
Mechanical Engineer: IBE Consulting Engineers

AE Interests: Abstract use of glass for daylighting, Lack of collumns allows maximum flexibility for varying exhibition requirements

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Built

BMW Welt – Munich, Germany

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Building: BMW Welt
Location: Munich, Germany
Completed: 2007
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Client: BMW AG

AE Interests: Lightweight bridge structure, Complexity of form.

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Posted in Built

Center of Performing Arts – Zarautz, Spain

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Building: Center of Performing Arts
Location: Zarautz, Spain
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au

AE Interests: Energy Efficient Roof, Simple Combination of Basic Shapes

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 – Los Angeles, California

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Building: Central Los Angeles Area High School #9
Location: Los Angeles, California
Completed: 2008
Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Structural Engineer: Taylor and Gaines
Civil Engineer: A. C. Martin Partners
GC: PCL Construction Services, Inc.

AE Interests: Spiral 9 Formation, Skylights, Dynamic and Centralized Form

Written by Joshua Atkins

August 28, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Posted in Built

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