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The Bow, Calgary, Canada

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Building: The Bow
Location: Calgary, Canada
Completion: 2011
Architect: Foster & Partners
Structural Engineer: Halcrow Yolles
Climate Engineer: Transsolar
MEP: Cosentini Associates

AE Interest: First steel tower in Calgary, three sky gardens, Radiant heating and cooling systems.

Written by Nate Conrad

January 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Main Station Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

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Building: Main Station Strasbourg
Location: Strasbourg, France
Completion: 2007
Architect: AREP
Climate Engineers: Transsolar
Structural Engineer: RFR

AE Interest: Glass foyer over existing station

Written by Nate Conrad

January 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Posted in Built

Edutainment Center Klimahaus, Bremerhaven, Germany

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Structure:  Edutainment Center Klimahaus
Location: Bremerhaven, Germany
Completion: 2009
Architect: Klumpp Architekten und Städteplaner
Climate Engineer: Transsolar

AE Interest: Curved Structural Shell, uses renewable energy, silk screened glass.

Written by Nate Conrad

January 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Built

Dome City

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Building: Geodesic Dome City
Location: Proposed for Manhattan, New York
Completion: Proposed Design
Designer: Buckminster Fuller
 

AE Interest: Enclosed city under dome, climate controlled, dome made of glass.

Written by Nate Conrad

January 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Shaw Center for the Arts – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Building: Shaw Center for the Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Location: 100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Architect: Schwartz / Silver
Engineering: Mckee & Deville Consulting Engineers, Inc.
General Contractor: The Lemoine Company
Completion: 2005

AE Interest: Double layer facade: Channel Glass on outside and Aluminum on inside. Can withstand major Hurricanes. Two Buildings in one cantilevered over a hotel.

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Written by Nate Conrad

August 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Posted in Built

Ibere Camargo Museum- Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Building: Ibere Camargo Museum
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Architect: Alvaro Siza
Structural Engineering: GOP Jorge Nunes da Silva Ana, Raquel Dias Filipa
General Contractor: Camargo Correa
Completion: 2008

AE Interest: Uses a small effluent-treatment station for on-site liquid and solid waste treatment. Double glazed skylights. Main Material is Concrete. Ramps are enclosed walkways cantilevered across the front facade.

Written by Nate Conrad

August 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Posted in Built

Urban Media Space- Aarhus, Denmark

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Project: Urban Media Space Public Library
Location: Europaplads, Århus, Denmark
Landscape Architect: Kristine Jensens Tegnestue (DK)
Architect: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Engineer: Alectia Consulting Engineers (DK)
Construction: 2011-14

AE Interests: Orthogonal grid of vertical cores and columns. Main material is Glass. Geometric shapes, Heptagonal top on a prism shaped building. Large internal ramp. Parking underneath.

Written by Nate Conrad

August 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza – Nanchang, China

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Building: Greenland central Plaza
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Completion: In construction as of Spring 2010
Location: Nanchang, China

AE Interests: Uses Parametric Modeling Software. Office Buildings, with observation deck at top. Derived from studies of molten metal. 300 meters tall. Con-caved Facades.

Written by Nate Conrad

August 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Nykredit Headquarters – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Building: Nykredit Headquarters
Location:Kalvebod Byrgge 20 1780 Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Engineering: Steensen and Varming
Completion: 2001

AE Interests: Glass and steel curtain walls. Suspended interior spaces. Large void for atrium. Double layer facade. Uses natural ventilation.

Written by Nate Conrad

August 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Posted in Built

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