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Walt Disney Concert Hall- Los Angeles, California

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Building:  Walt Disney Concert Hall
Location:  Los Angeles, California
Completion:  2003
Architect:  Frank Gehry
Structure and Facade Design: Frank O. Gehry & Partners
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
Chief Acoustician: Yasuhisa Toyota
MEP: Cosentini Associates

AE Interests: Complex geometry, state-of-the-art acoustical concert hall, stainless steel facade. `

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Written by Matt McCarthy

October 5, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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131 Rue Pelleport- Paris, France

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Building: 131 Rue Pelleport
Location: Paris, France
Completed: 1999
Architect: Frédéric Borel

AE Interests: Several vertical shapes converge asymmetrically to form the physique of the building. Composed of some glass, the building allows shade and indirect sunlight into the building at many different angles.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm

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Stade de France- Paris, France

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Building: Stade de France
Location: Paris, France
Completed: 1998
Architects: Michele Macary and Aymeric Zublena
Structural Engineers: Bouygues, Dumez and SGE

AE Interests: A partially retractable roof provides protection for the crowd from bad weather while still exposing the outside elements.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm

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School of Architecture- Marne-la-Vallée , France

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Building: School of Architecture
Location: Marne-la-Vallée
Address: Avenue Blaise Pascal 12, 77447 Marne-la-Vallée
Completion: 1999
Architect: Bernard Tschumi

AE Interests: The building has a a large interior public space with an auditorium where all movement takes place. The project was supplied with a very low budget. Wood was usd to absorb much of the sound.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 26, 2010 at 1:43 am

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Motorway Control Centre- Nanterre, France

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Building: Motorway Control Centre
Location: Nanterre, France
Address: Beneath the Grande Axe Motorway A14 Bridge
Completion: 1999
Architecture Firm: Odile Decq and Benoit Cornette Architects
Project Designer: RFR Consulting Engineers
Structures: Ove Arup and Partners
Client: E.P.A.D.

AE Interests: Offices, an entrance hall and a control room are annexed to the bridge, suspended between two structural bays. The cement profile of the carriageways provide light to the offices because the edges are narrowed to increase the angle from which light can flow underneath the structure.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 26, 2010 at 12:43 am

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MR House- Pomponne, France

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Building: MR House
Location: Pomponne, France
Address:Rue des Chênes 11, 77400 Pomponne
Completion: 2001
Architecture Firm: Périphériques Architects

AE Interests: The rooms open along the slope and huge windows are added to the house to show the difference between inside and outside.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 25, 2010 at 11:24 pm

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Zénith Concert Hall and Exhibition Centre- Rouen, France

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Building: Zénith Concert Hall and Exhibition Centre
Location: Rouen, France
Address: 44 Avenue des Canadiens, 76120 Grand Quevilly
Completion: 2001
Project Architect: Bernard Tschumi
Structural-MEP Engineer: Technip Seri Construction
Acoustical Engineer: Cabinet CIAL

AE Interests: The curvature of the outside walls present a unique, contemporary style which signifies the growth of the economy and contemporary art in the city. The roof is slightly vaulted to maximize the flexibility of the exhibition spaces below.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 25, 2010 at 10:54 pm

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Theatre L’Eclat- Pont-Audemer, France

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Building: Theatre L’Eclat
Location: Pont-Audemer, France
Address: Place du Général de Gaulle, 27500 Pont-Audemer
Completion: 2001
Project Architects: Jakob and MacFarlane
Client: City of Pont-Audemer

AE Interests: The entire auditorium is enveloped in shades of slate gray. With only silicone joints separating the glass panels, the facade appears detached from the building behind it.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

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Licorne Soccer Stadium- Amiens, France

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Building: Licorne Soccer Stadium
Location: Amiens, France
Address: Rue du Chapitre, 80016 Amiens
Completion: 1999
Project Architects: Ateleir d’Architecture Chaix & Morel et associés
Client: City of Amiens, Culture and Sports Department

AE Interests: The two pairs of curving glass-and-steel wings rise above the seating sections to allow daylight in and to block wind and rain.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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National Museum of History and Art- Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Building: National Museum of History and Art
Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Address: Marché aux Poissons, 2345 Luxembourg
Completion: 2002
Architect: Christian Bauer and Associates
Client: Fonds de Renovation de la Vieille Ville

AE Interests: Attempts a “demystification” of the museum. An internal atrium allows natural light provided from a skylight at the roof.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 25, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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Combined Heat Power Plant and Office Building- Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Building: Combined Heat Power Plant and Office Building 
Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Address: 23 JF Kennedy Avenue
Completion: 2001
Architect: Paul Bretz

AE Interests: Building viewed as a house for a machine. It has a concrete frame with the front entirely glazed. Part of the building is raised up to allow circulation of light throughout the interior.

Written by Matt McCarthy

January 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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Le Clos Jordan Winery- Lincoln, Ontario, Canada

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Building: Le Close Jordan Winery
Location: Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
Completion: 2006
Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
Structural Engineer: Yolles Partnership Inc.
Landscape Architect: Janet Rosenberg & Associates
Planning Consultant: BLS Planning Associates

AE Interests: A gentle flowing metallic structure, the winery reflects its natural surroundings and the sky.

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion- London, United Kingdom

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Location: London, United Kingdome
Completion: 2008
Architects: Frank Gehry, Samuel Gehry
Engineers: Arup

AE Interests: Part amphitheatre, part promenade, the pavilion is a wooden timber structure that protects the inerior from wind and rain, yet provides shade and sunlight to pedestrans.

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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DZ Bank- Berlin, Germany

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Building: DZ Bank
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completion: July 2001
Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann and Partner

AE Interests: A curving glass floor and ceiling gives this building natural light that floods throughout the bank.

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm

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Corcoran Gallery of Art- Washington, DC

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Building: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Location: Washington, DC
Completion: 2005
Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
Project Designer: Edwin Chan
Renovation Architect: Smith Group
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing: Cosentini Associates

AE Interests: The new atrium creates a unifying element between the old stone building and the addition’s boisterous appearance.

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm

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MARTa Herford- Herford, Germany

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Building:  MARTa Herford
Location:  Herford, Germany
Completion: 2005
Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
Design Partner: Frank Gehry
Project Partner: Randy Jefferson
Project Designer: Edwin Chan
Project Architect: Kamran Ardalan
Structural Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann
Mechanical Engineer: Construct
Lighting Consultant: AG Licht

AE Interests: The curvature of bricks and steel reflect the museum’s aesthetic and artistic purpose.

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 30, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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Der Neue Zollhof- Düsseldorf, Germany

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Building:  Der Neue Zollhof
Location:  Düsseldorf, Germany
Completion: 1999
Design Principle: Frank O. Gehry
Project Principal:  Randy Jefferson
Project Designer: Craig Webb 
Project Architects:  Terry Bell, Tomaso Bradshaw

AE Interests: Curvilinear structures constructed of concrete flat slab and brick with punched window openings on the exterior facade provide a unique shape with natural ventilation.

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 30, 2009 at 6:09 pm

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The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum- Biloxi, Mississippi

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Building: The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum 
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Completed: 2004
Design Principal: Frank O. Gehry
Project Principal: Randy Jefferson
Project Designer: Craig Webb
Project Architect: Jeff Wauer

AE Interests: A series of pavilions built around trees to create a juxtaposition of culture, history, and art.

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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Maggie’s Centre- Dundee, Scotland

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Building:  Maggie’s Centre
Location:  Dundee, Scotland
Completed:  2003
Architect:  Frank O. Gehry
Executive Architect:  James F Stephen
Structural Engineers:  Arup
Construction:  HBG

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion- Chicago, Illinois

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Building: Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Location: Millennium Park- Chicago, Illinios 
Completion: 2004
Architect: Gehry Partners, LLP
Project Designer: Craig Webb
Project Architect: Manoucher Eslami
Structural Engineer: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: McDonough Associates
Theatre Consultant/Lighting Designers: Schuler & Shook
Acoustical Consultant/Audio Systems Design: The Talaske Group

AE Interests: Framed by stainless steel panels with an overhead trellis to give the audience a full sense of the onstage sound.

Written by Matt McCarthy

August 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Posted in Built

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