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The Finnish Embassy – Berlin, Germany

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Building:  The Finnish Embassy
Location:  Berlin, Germany
Completion:  1999
Architect:  VIIVA
Structural Engineer:  IGH
Landscape:  Karsten Bockling
AE Interest:  Shape, solar louvers

Written by Paul Carr

January 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm

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The Reichstag – Berlin, Germany

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Building:  The Reichstag
Address:  Platz der Republic 1 11011 Berlin, Germany
Completion: 1999
Architect:  Foster and Partners
Consultants:  Arup
AE Interest:  Dome, 360 Degree view

Written by Paul Carr

January 27, 2010 at 1:13 am

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Royal Danish Embassy – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Royal Danish Embassy
Address:  The Nordic Embassy Complexs, Berlin Tiergaten
Completion:  1999
Architect:  3XN
Engineer:  IGH
AE Interest:  Solar louvers, structure, Two facades

Written by Paul Carr

January 27, 2010 at 12:41 am

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Photonics Centre – Berlin, Germany

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Building:  Photonics Centre
Address:  Carl-Scheele-Strass 16 12489 Berlin, Germany
Completion: 1998
Cost:  25.7 Million Euros
Architect:  Sauerbruch Hutton Architects
AE Interest:  Double facade, solar louvers, natural ventilation

Written by Paul Carr

January 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm

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Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool – Berlin, Germany

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Building:  Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completion:  1999
Architect:  Dominique Perrault
Structural Engineer:  Ove Arup & Partners
Project Manager:  PROMOS
AE Interest:  Multisports hall, structure, landscaping

Written by Paul Carr

January 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm

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Embassies of the Nordic Countries – Berlin, Germany

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Building:  Embassies of the Nordic Countries
Location:  Berlin, Germany
Completion: 1999
Cost:  42.5 Million Euros
Architect:   Berger & Parkkinen
Structural Engineer:  IGH
Facade Engineer:  DEWI, Wien
Project Manager:  Drees & Sommer
AE Interest:  Facade, lighting, steel construction

Written by Paul Carr

January 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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North German Regional Clearing Bank – Hannover, Germany

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Building:  North German Regional Clearing Bank
Address:  Am Friedrichswall 10 30159 Hannover, Germany
Completion:  2002
Architect:  Behnisch, Behnisch, and Partners
Structural Engineer:  Prefferkorn and Partners
AE Interest:  Cantilevers for dramatic lighting, complex shape, double skinned facade, green building

Written by Paul Carr

January 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

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Igus Headquarters & Factory – Cologne, Germany

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Building:  Igus Headquarters & Factory
Location: Cologne, Germany
Completion:  2000
Architect:  Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners
Structural Engineer:  Whitby Bird
Contractor: Walter Bau- AG
Cost Consulant:  Davis Langdon & Everest
AE Interest:  Large Span, center mast, Factory can be changed for customers demands

 

 

 

Written by Paul Carr

January 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

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Wallraf-Richartz Museum – Cologne, Germany

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Bulding:  Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Address:  Obenmarspforten 50667 Cologne, Germany
Architect:  Professor OM Unger
Completion:  2001
Cost: 63 Million
AE Interest:  Art Museum, lighting, Panoramic views, large collection of medieval art

Written by Paul Carr

January 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

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HV Bayer Headquarter – Leverkusen, Germany

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Building:  HV Bayer Headquarters
Address:  Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 51373 Leverkusen, Germany 0214 301
Completion:  2000
Architect:  Murphy/Jahn
Structural Engineer:  Werner Sobek
AE Interest:  Twin Shell building, green building



Written by Paul Carr

January 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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Cowboys Stadium- Arlington, Texas

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Address:  925 North Collins Street, Arlington, Texas, United States of America
Completion Date: May 29, 2009
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Building: Cowboys Stadium
Location: Arlington, Texas
Construction years: 2005-2009
Owner: City of Arlington
Architect: HKS, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore and Campbell & Associates
General Contractor: Manhattan Construction

The stadium of NFL’s Dallas Cowboys is the largest dome in the world.  The roof has an area of 660,800 square feet with the highest point at nearly 300 feet above the field.  The stadium is centered about two main steel arch box trusses, anchored to the ground on each end lying 1,225 feet apart.  Two of the large panels connecting these trusses are retractable, creating an opening of 104,960 square feet in twelve minutes.  The world’s largest operable glass doors are located at each end zone of the stadium, spanning 180 feet wide and 120 feet high.  `

Written by Paul Carr

September 3, 2009 at 11:24 pm

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Seoul Performing Arts Center- Seoul, Korea

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Seoul

Address:  Seoul, Korea
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Buro Happold
AE Interest:  Structure, site plan, plaza

Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center- Cincinnati, Ohio

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University of Cincinnati

Address:  2820 Bearcat Way Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Completion Date:  2005
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  THP Ltd.
AE Interest:  Structure, design, space

Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 9:02 pm

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SHR Perceptual Management- Scottsdale, Arizona

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SHR

Address:  14646 North Kierland Boulevrad Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America
Completion Date:  1999
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Caruso Turley Scott, Inc.
AE Interest:  Structure, curves, interior space

Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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New Orleans National Jazz Center- New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans National Jazz Center

Address:  New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America 70112
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Thornton Tomasetti Group, Inc.
AE Interest:  Structure, interior space

Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

NYC2012 Olympic Village- New York City, New York

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NYC2012

Address:  Hunters Point, Queens, New York City, New York, United States of America 11101
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  IBE Consulting Engineers
AE Interest:  Site plan, green design

Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 8:47 pm

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Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank- Udine, Italy

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Hypo Alpe- Adria Bank

Address:  Via Alpe Adria 6 Tavagnacco, Udine, Italy
Completion Date:  2007
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  IN.AR.CO. S.R.L.
AE Interest: Structure, angles, interior space

Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 2:45 pm

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Diamond Ranch High School- Pomona, California

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Diamond Ranch

Address:  100 Diamond Ranch Dr. Pomona, California, United States of America 91766
Completion Date:  1997
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Ove Arup & Partners
AE Interest:  Structure, site plan


Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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Caltrans District 7 Headquarters- Los Angeles, California

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Caltrans 7

Address:  100 South Main St. Los Angeles, California, United States of America 90012
Completion Date:  2004
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  John A. Martin Associates, Inc.
AE Interest:  Structure, lighting, design

Written by Paul Carr

August 31, 2009 at 2:29 pm

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Burj Al Maydan- Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Address:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Thornton Tomasetti Group, Inc.
MEP Engineer:  IBE Consulting Engineers
AE Interest:  Structure, Curve of the building, plaza

Written by Paul Carr

August 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Posted in Built, Proposed Design

41 Cooper Square- New York City, New York

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Address:  41 Cooper Square New York City, New York, United States of America
Completion Date:  2009
Architect:  Morphosis
Structural Engineer:  Goldstein Associates, Inc. and John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
MEP Engineer:  IBE Consulting Engineers and Syska HennessyGroup, Inc.

AE Interest:  Sculptural exterior stainless steel skin, complex geometry (atrium), LEED Silver rating.

Written by Paul Carr

August 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Posted in Built

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