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Zlota 44 – Warsaw, Poland

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Building: Zlota 44
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Expected completion: 2010
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Developer: Orco and CEO Jean-François Ott

AE Interests: 192m tall luxury apartment building; sweeping glass facade and bending walls; sun terrace; designed to high level of sustainability; thermal efficiency; natural ventilation

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Hotel Josef – Prague, Czech Republic

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Building: Hotel Josef
Location: Prague, Czezh Republic
Completed: 2002
Architect: Eva Jirinca
Interior Design: Eva Jirinca

AE Interests: modern amenities while maintaining Prague’s traditional architecture; two buildings connected by a courtyard that unifies the public areas; natural daylighting deep into building

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Posted in Built

Semi-Detached House – Tabasalu, Estonia

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Building: Semi-Detached House
Location: Tabasalu, Estonia
Completed: 2002
Architect: Architectural Bureau Kolde Grupp
Structural Engineer: Kolde Grupp

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Posted in Built

Lilium Tower – Warsaw, Poland

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Building: Lilium Tower
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Built: Development on hold Jan 2009
Architect: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Markus Planteu
Competition Team: Thomas Mathoy, Sophia Razzaque, Naomi Fritz, Daniel
Widrig, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Dennis Brezina
Strucural Consultant: ARUP

AE Interests: 240m tall; central core forms backbone of structure; low-energy use designed to cope with extremes of climate

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Agora Headquarters – Warsaw, Poland

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Building: Agora Headquarters
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Completed: 2002
Architect: JEMS Architekci
Project manager: Andrzej Sidorowicz
Project Management, consultation to the design team on the application of certain materials and technologies, and construction supervision: Arup Polska
General contractor: Porr Polska S.A.
Costs of construction and installation labor: USD 40,296,000

AE Interests: opened up to daylighting and use of interior gardens within building’s framework; use of louvers to direct daylight

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Posted in Built

Estonian Embassy – Vilnus, Lithuania

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Building: Estonian Embassy
Location: Vilnus, Lithuania
Completed: 1998
Architect: 3+1 Architects

AE Interests: hallway creates a terrace garden that gets southern and evening sun; 3.5 story building created by 7 half floors; two distinct facades: one side of blue stained limestone and one hanging green glass;

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Posted in Built

British Embassy – Moscow, Russia

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Building: British Embassy
Location: Moscow, Russia
Completed: 2000
Architect: ABK Architects
Lighting: Delmatic

AE Intrests: “transparent” glass facade symbolize open relations between UK and Russia

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Posted in Built

Neiser Factory – Tallinn, Estonia

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Building: Neiser Factory
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Completed: 2002
Architect: Indrek Nakk

AE Interests: mix of glass, steel, and wood facade

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Posted in Built

Villa V – Tallinn, Estonia

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Building: Villa V
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Completed: 2000
Architect: 3+1 Architects

Architects in charge: Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari & Ilmar Valdur

AE Interests: cut into existing landscape; cast concrete, glass, and bright wood

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 24, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Posted in Built

Orro House – Tabasalu, Estonia

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Building: Orro House
Location: Tabasalu, Estonia
Completed: 2002
Architect: Martin Aunin

Written by Kenny Greaves

January 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Posted in Built

La Rioja Bodegas Ysios – Laguardia, Spain

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Building: La Rioja Bodegas Ysios
Location: Laguardia, Spain
Completed: 2000
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: geometry of structure, cedar and aluminum facade, integrated into surrounding landscape, “static movement” of design

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 31, 2009 at 10:04 am

Posted in Built

Light Rail Train Bridge – Jerusalem, Israel

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Building: Light Rail Train Bridge
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Completed: June 2008
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: cable stayed bridge, single inclined pylon, built-in lighting, cable-system creates parabolic shape

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 31, 2009 at 9:48 am

Posted in Built

Ernsting’s Warehouse Doors – Coesfeld, Germany

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Building: Ernsting’s Warehouse
Location: Coesfeld, Germany
Completed: 1985
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Posted in Built

Lyon-Satolas TGV Station – Lyon, France

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Building: Lyon-Satolas TGV Station
Location: Lyon, France
Completed: 1994
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava
Project Architects: Alexis Bourrat, Sebastien Mamet
Major Contractors: E.I.-G.F.C-M.S, Eiffel, Berretta-Girardet-Instalux, Leon Grosse, G.T.M, Baudin-Chateauneuf

AE Interests: steel and concrete structure, steel arches

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Posted in Built

Atlanta Symphony Center – Atlanta, Georgia

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Building: Atlanta Symphony Center
Location: Midtown on 14th Street, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Completion: proposed design
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Clatrava
Acoustical Engineer: Larry Kirkegaard, Kirkegaard Associates

AE Interests: glass, steel, and concrete design, “bent-leaf” steel lattice features, natural light

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay – Redding, California

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Building: Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay
Location: Redding, California, USA
Completed: 2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
Erection Engineers: Buckland and Taylor

AE Interests: bridge never touches the water making it environmentally sensitive, functional sun dial, structural glass deck, cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Posted in Built

Katehaki Bridge – Athens, Greece

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Building: Katehaki Bridge
Location: Athens, Greece
Completed: 2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: steel structure, single cantilever pillar from which 14 cables used to suspend bridge over the street

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Posted in Built

Athens Olympic Stadium – Athens, Greece

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Building: Athens Olympic Stadium
Location: Athens, Greece
Completed: 1982
Renovated: 2004
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava, SKM Anthony Hunts

AE Interests: “bent leaf” polycarbonate glass rooftop covers over 90% of seating, roof has total weight of 19,000 tons, roof can withstand 120 km/h winds, 75,000 seating capacity

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Posted in Built

80 South St. – New York, New York

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Building: 80 South St.
Location: 80 South Street, New York, New York, USA
Completion: Proposed design
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava
ME Engineer: Calatrava
Builder: Sciame

AE Interests: 12 individual, 4 story cubes, cables in tension hold cubes in position, would-be 3rd tallest building in New York

Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge – Dallas, Texas

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Building: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Location: Dallas, Texas
Completion Expected: late 2011
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Structural Engineer: Calatrava

AE Interests: built in lighting, cables strung from a single 400 ft parabolic arch.  `

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Written by Kenny Greaves

August 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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