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Protective Construction for Hamar Cathedral Ruins – Hamar, Norway

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Building: Protective Construction for Hamar Cathedral Ruins
Location: Hamar, Norway
Architect: Lund & Slaatto Arkitekter
Completion: 1998
Area: 2,640 sq. meters
Cost: $8,000,000

AE Interests: Constructed over 950 yr. old cathedral ruins, glass and steel skin combats condensation and low temperatures

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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3rd District Coastal Authority Headquarters – Norvevika, Ålesund, Norway

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Building: 3rd District Coastal Authority Headquarters
Location: Norvevika, Ålesund, Norway
Architect: Slyngstad Aamlid Arkitekter
Completion: 2000
Area: 1,079 sq. meters
Cost: $170,000

AE Interests: hung slate wall to shield noise, curved timber roof, secondary structure of struts and tensioned cross-bracing to support roof

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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Sami Parliament Building – Karasjok, Norway

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Building: Sami Parliament Building
Location: Karasjok, Norway
Architect: Stein Halvorsen & Christian Sundby
Completion: 2000
Cost: $25,000,000

AE Interests: conical form, concrete modulated timer shade from low angle sun

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm

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Governor’s Headquarters – Svalbard, Norway

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Building: Governor’s Headquarters
Locations: Svalbard, Norway
Architect: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter
MNAL
Completion: 1998
Area: 1,800 sq. meters
Cost: $3,897,000

AE Interests: Cast place concrete, insulated against harsh climate, louvres on triple glazed windows reflect light onto snow and back into building to respond to periods of 24 hr. sunlight or darkness, built on existing concrete foundation, tilted walls

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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Service Centre in Nautholsvik – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Building: Service Centre in Nautholsvik
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Architect: Arkibullan
Completion: 2001
Area: 528 sq. meters
Cost: $1,341,000

AE Interests: built on sand, timber cladding, geothermal water heats surrounding waters, L-shaped and dug into hillside to protect from harsh elements

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm

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Car Park, Garden & Public Space at Kringlan Shopping Mall – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Building: Car Park, Garden & Public Space at Kringlan Shopping Mall
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Architect: Studio Granda
Completion: 1999
Area: 11,506 sq. meters
Cost: $5,742,000

AE Interests: parking area, variety of materials

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 4:02 am

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Art Museum – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Building: Art Museum
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Architect: Studio Granda
Structural Engineers : Línuhönnun
Electrical Engineers : Rafteikning
Environmental Engineers : Vídsjá / Lagnataeki
Acoustic Consultant: Steindór Gudmundsson
Completion: 2000
Area: 3,040 sq. meters
Cost: $6,040,000

AE Interests: canopy to funnel light, built onto old warehouse

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 3:56 am

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Bifrost Business School Extension – Bifrost, Borgarforour Iceland

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Building: Bifrost Business School Extension
Location: Bifrost, Borgarforour Iceland
Architect: Studio Granda
Completion: 2002
Area: 1,324 sq. meters
Cost: $2,700,000

AE Interests: corrugated copper facade, built on hardened lava flow, low-angle sunlight

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 3:46 am

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Katuaq Culture Centre – Nuuk, Greenland

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Building: Katuaq Culture Centre
Location: Nuuk, Greenland
Architect: Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen
Completion: 1992
Area: 4,780 sq. meters
Cost: $13,033,000

AE Interests: arctic climate, ‘floating’ wooden skin, daylighting via slits in ceilings, acoustical engineering in auditorium

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 3:40 am

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Nature Institute – Nuuk, Greenland

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Building: Nature Institute
Location: Nuuk, Greenland
Architect: KHRAS Arkitekter
Completion: 1999
Area: 2,000 sq. meters
Cost: $6,000,000

AE Interests: Positioned parallel to strong winds, natural ventilation, arctic climate

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 3:34 am

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National Palace Museum- Taibo City, Taiwan

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Location: Taibo City, Taiwan
Architect: Antoine Predock
Expected Completion: 2009
Total Area: 34,000sm (365,000sf)
Client: National Palace Museum of Taiwan

AE Interests: spiralling bronze galleries, flowing water, wood lattice structure, Taroko marble

Written by Maggie Lawson

September 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm

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Nelson Fine Arts Center- Tempe, Arizona

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Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Architect: Antoine Predock
Completion: 1990

AE Interests: steel plate trellises, labyrinthine form, curving aqueduct provides water to fountains

Written by Maggie Lawson

September 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

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Douroux House- Venice, California

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Location: Venice, California
Architect: Antoine Predock
Completion: 1991

AE Interests: one-ton cantilevered window, designed to withstand seismic activity, glass cast in concrete

Written by Maggie Lawson

September 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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Austin City Hall – Austin, Texas

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Building: Austin City Hall
Location:  Austin, Texas
Design Architect: Antoine Predock
Local Architect: Cotera+Reed
Structural Engineer (above-grade building): P.E. Structural Consultants, Inc. PESC
Structural Engineer (below-grade parking structure): Datum Engineers, Inc.
Builder: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Landscape Team: Eleanor McKinney, Carolyn Kelley
Total Area: 115,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $56.6 million

AE Interests: LEED Gold, cast-in-place concrete, Lueders limestone, copper, water system incorporates Lady Bird Lake, photovoltaic cells provide solar protection.  Ventilation system for the underground parking measures the level of CO2 and CO and regulates the amount of ventilation, saving a significant amount of energy and earning it a LEED innovation point. `

Written by Maggie Lawson

September 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

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Trinity River Audubon Center- Dallas, Texas

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Architect: Antoine Predock
Owner’s Representative: Brown Reynolds Watford Architecture, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Jaster-Quintanilla and Associates
Mechanical, Civil, Electrical Engineer: Lopez Garcia Group
Engineer (other): Meers Engineering
Completion: 2008
Total Area: 21,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $14 million

AE Interests: deeply wooded site, built atop illegal dump, integration of nature, on-site wastewater treatment, uses recycled materials, conservation, photovoltaic roofing, sustainability

Written by Maggie Lawson

September 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm

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Guardian Towers- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Architect: Lab architecture studio
Built by: Dubai Contracting Company
Expected Completion: 2010

AE Interests: fractured and offset structure, underground parking, central location, residential and office use

Written by Maggie Lawson

September 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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Soho Shang Du- Beijing, China

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Location: Beijing, China
Architects: Lab architecture studio, Chinese Design Institute, CABR
Principal Architect: Peter Davidson (Lab)
Landscape Architect: Oculus
Engineer: Arup
Lighting: Light Design partnership
Completion: July 2007

AE Interests: faceted glass and aluminum surfaces, specialized LED/reflector lighting system, inverted triangles with 4 meter cantilever, heat control

Written by Maggie Lawson

September 1, 2009 at 11:46 am

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Riyadh Business Center- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Architect: Lab architecture studio
Site Area: 39,124 sq. meters
Total Floor Area: 90,000 sq. meters

AE Interests: Perforated aluminum skin, ‘domino’ structure, solar protection

*project not yet begun

Written by Maggie Lawson

September 1, 2009 at 11:25 am

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Newcastle Region Art Gallery- Newcastle, NSW Australia AB

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Location: Newcastle, NSW Australia AB
Architect: Lab architecture studio
Engineer: Arup
Expected Completion: 2010

AE Interests: oxidized stainless steel panels, redevelopment (additional 86,ooo sq. ft.)

Written by Maggie Lawson

August 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm

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Federation Square- Melbourne, Australia

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Architect: Lab + Bates Smart
Principal Architects: Donald L. Bates, Peter Davidson
Facade Technology: Andrew Watts – Newtechnic
Engineer: Waterman AHW Consulting Engineers, Atelier One, Atelier Ten
Completion: 2003
Cost: $450 million
Site Area: 3.6 hectares

AE Interests: specialized lighting and security systems, sustainability, facade uses a pinwheel grid system of proportional triangles, thermal cooling labyrinth

Written by Maggie Lawson

August 31, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Posted in Built

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