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The Menil Collection – Houston, Texas

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Menil collection

Building: The Menil Collection
Location: 1515 Sul Ross Street, Houston, Texas
Completion: 1986
Architect: Renzo Piano
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Images: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)

AE Interests: The building’s roof has an innovative design that allows for natural interior lighting – a roof of concrete “leaves” controls the entry of light into the building.  `

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Written by Mike Renteria

November 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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Banca Popolare di Lodi Headquarters – Lodi, Italy

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Banca Popolare
Building: Banca Popolare di Lodi Headquarters
Location: Lodi, Italy
Completion: 2001
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineering: M.S.C.
Acoustics: Müller BBM

AE Interests: Cylindrical bodies, terracotta cladding upheld by a steel base.

Written by Mike Renteria

September 1, 2009 at 9:13 am

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EMI Music France Headquarters – Paris, France

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EMI Music France Headquarters
Buiding: EMI Music France Heaquarters
Location: Paris, France
Completion: 2005
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Cost Consultant: GEC Ingénierie
Acoustics: Peutz & Associés

AE Interests: Glass shed roofs for natural lighting, terracotta cladding.

Written by Mike Renteria

September 1, 2009 at 8:56 am

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Maison Hermès – Tokyo, Japan

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Maison Hermès
Building: Maison Hermès
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completion: 2001
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Cost Control: Syllabus
Landscape: K. Tanaka

AE Interests: Structural core design similar to a pagoda. Topic focus during lecture by Bob Lang in ARE320L 2010.
Innovation of large dampener / stiffness reducer to allow one side of building to lift up during earthquakes.

Written by Mike Renteria

August 31, 2009 at 8:51 pm

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Parco della Musica Auditorium – Rome, Italy

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Parco della Musica Auditorium
Building: Parco della Musica Auditorium
Location: Viale Pietro de Coubertin, Rome, Italy
Completion: 2002
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Acoustics: Müller Bbm

AE Interests: Three separate music halls whose space can be modified to accomodate the performance – Acoustic properties are adjusted by moving the walls/ceilings.

Written by Mike Renteria

August 31, 2009 at 4:26 pm

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Rue de Meaux Housing – Paris, France

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Rue de Meaux Housing
Building: Rue de Meaux Housing
Location: Paris, France
Completion: 1991
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: GEC Ingénierie
General Contractor: Dumez

AE Interests: Exterior walls use fiber glass reinforced concrete panels that are covered with terracotta.

Written by Mike Renteria

August 31, 2009 at 3:50 pm

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P&C Department Store – Cologne, Germany

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P&G Depatment Store
Building: P&C Department Store
Location: Cologne, Germany
Completion: 2005
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: Knippers & Helbig
Contractor: Hotchief Construction

AE Interests: The building’s exterior is a glass facade and it’s main structure is made out of wooden arches that form a dome shape.

Written by Mike Renteria

August 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm

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B&B Italia Offices – Lombardy, Italy

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B&B Italia Offices
Building: B&B Italia Offices
Location: Strada Provinziale, Novedrate, Italy
Completion: 1973
Architect: Studio Piano & Rogers
Structural Engineer: F. Marano

AE Interests: To make future expansions more easy, light/self supporting materials were used for the building’s structure and the walls and light fittings are mobile.

Written by Mike Renteria

August 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm

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The New York Times Building – New York, New York

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The New York Times Building NYTIMES

Building: The New York Times Building
Location: 200 Park Avenue, New York, New York
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop & FXFOWLE Architects
Structural  Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Construction Manager: AMEC

AE Interests: 52-storey glass and steel skyscraper. The building’s design shows the steel beams and columns that provide structural support - 95% of the structural steel contains recycled materials.

Written by Mike Renteria

August 30, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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Broad Contemporary Museum – Los Angeles, California

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Broad Contemporary Museum

Building: Broad Contemporary Art Museum
Location: 5905 Willshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Completion: 2008
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineering: Arup
Civil Engineering: KPFF
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon

AE Interests: An expansion to the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum. Industrial design whose main materials are stone and steel. Three-storey building with an H-plan design.

Written by Mike Renteria

August 30, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Posted in Built

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