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AIA Central – Hong Kong, China

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Building: AIA Central (previously known as AIG Tower)
Location: Hong Kong, China
Completed: 2005
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Structural Engineer: Leslie E. Robertson Associates

AE Interest: The AIA Central was designed to look like an ancient Chinese sailboat called a junk, which is still in use today.

Written by Kartik Sampath

February 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Posted in Built

Tower of Winds – Yokohama, Japan

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Building: Tower of Winds
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Completion: 1986
Architect: Toyo Ito and Associates

AEInterests: Transformation of existing reinforced concrete structure, perforated aluminum skin, uses light as a dominant feature

Written by Kartik Sampath

August 31, 2010 at 12:03 am

Posted in Built

Kaohsiung National Stadium – Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Building: Kaohsiung National Stadium
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Completion: 2009
Architect: Toyo Ito and Associates
Engineer: Takenaka Corporation + Hsin-Yeh Engineering Consultants INC.

AEInterests: Power provided by solar energy, solar panels cover the external face of the stadium

Written by Kartik Sampath

August 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Posted in Built

Tod’s Omotesando – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Tod’s Omotesando
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completion: 2004
Architect: Toyo Ito and Associates
Structural Engineer: Oak Structural Design Office

AEInterests: Skin of criss-crossed concrete braces and glass that reinterprets the silhouettes of the elm trees lining the street

More about this building

Written by Kartik Sampath

August 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Posted in Built

Torres Porta Fira – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Torres Porta Fira
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2009
Architect: Toyo Ito and b720 Architecture study
Led by: Farming Vazquez

AEInterests: Reinforced concrete, organic shape, contains energy saving devices such as a water recovery system and uses solar energy

Written by Kartik Sampath

August 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Posted in Built

Docks De Paris – Paris, France

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Building: Docks De Paris
Location: 70 Avenue République, Paris, France 75011
Status: First elements opened in 2008
Architect: Jakob + Macfarlane
Curtain Wall Facade: Rice Francis Ritchie
Lighting: Yann Kersale
Landscape: Michel Desvignes

AEInterests: External skin covers the existing building, glass covered steel tube structure, wooden decks and grass areas on roof

Written by Kartik Sampath

August 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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