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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2000- London England

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2000
Location: London, England
Completion: July 2000
Dismantled: October 2000
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: folding form of angular flat planes, triangulated roof, tensile-fabric structure

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2001(Eighteen Turns)-London, England

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2001(Eighteen Turns)
Location: London, England
Completion: July 2001
Dismantled: October 2001
Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineer: Arup-Cecil Balmond
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: references origami, angled planes, 4 interlocking sections, took less than 3 weeks to build

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002- London, England

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002
Location: was London, England, now St. Tropez Island
Completion: July 2002
Dismantled: October 2002
Architect: Toyo Ito
Structural Engineer: Arup Advanced Geometry Unit
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: complex pattern derived from algorithm of cube that is expanding as it is rotated

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003- London, England

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2003
Location: London, England
Completion: July 2003
Dismantled: October 2003
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer
Structural Engineer: Arup
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: flowy concrete form, basement that provides worm-eye view

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005-London, England

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005
Location: London, England
Completion: June 2005
Dismantled: October 2005
Architect: Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura
Structural Engineer: Arup-Cecil Balmond
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: dynamic curvaceous form, seems to fade into nature, solar-powered electrical lamps

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006- London, England

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2006
Location: London, England
Completion: July 2006
Dismantled: October 2006
Architect: Rem Koolhaas
Structural Engineer: Arup-Cecil Balmond
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: ovel shaped inflatable canopy that rises and falls depending on the activity, a “non-structure”

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007
Location: London, England
Complition: August 2007
Dismantled: November 2007
Architect: Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen
Advisors:Arup-Cecil Balmond
Structural Engineer: Switbert Greiner
Clinet: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: complex geometric pattern, plays with vertical circulation,

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009- London, England

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009
Location: London, England
Comlition: July 2009
Dismantled: October 2009
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
Structural Engineer: SAPS/Arup Advanced Geometry Unit
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: won Institution of Structural Engineers 2010 Small Projects award, changing appearance with the weather

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010- London, England

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010
Location: London, England
Complition: July 2010
Dismantled: October 2010
Architect:Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineer: Arup Advanced Geometry Unit
Client: Serpentine Gallery
AE Interest: lightweight materials contasted with metal cantilevered structure, vivid red color, and retractable awnings

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Posted in Built

Kurilpa Bridge- Brisbane, Australia

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Structure: Kurilpa Bridge
Location: Brisbane Australia
Complition: 2009
Architect: Cox Rayner Architects
Structural Engineers: Arup Advanced Geometry Unit
General Contractor: Baulderstone Queensland Pty Ltd
Clinet: City of Brisbane
AE Interest: advanced geometry, world’s largest tensegrity bridge

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Posted in Built

ArcelorMittal Orbit- London, UK

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Building: ArcelorMittal Orbit
Location: London, UK
Completion: due 2011
Architect: Anish Kapoor
Structural Engineer: Cecil Balmond/ Arup Advanced Geometry Unit
Project Management: Sir Robert McAlpine
Client: City of London

AE Interest: advanced geometries, modular construction

UTL2011-A, UTL2011-E, UTL2011-C?

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Weave Bridge- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Building: Weave Bridge
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Complition: 2009
Architect: Cecil Balmond/Amman and Whitney
Structural Engineer: Arup Advanced Geometry Unit
Project Manager: Brenda Loewen
Client: University of Pennsylvania
AE Interest: advanced geometry, weaving structure

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Posted in Built

Pedro and Ines Footbridge-Coimbra, Portugalm

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Building: Pedro and Ines Footbridge
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Comletion: 2006
Architect: Cecil Balmond
Structural Engineer: Arup Advanced Geometry Unit
Client: City of Coimbra
AE Interests: dislocated center, asymmetrical structure

Written by Sarah Turner

January 31, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Posted in Built

Brauerei Liesing – Vienna, Austria

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Building: Brauerei Liesing
Location: 23rd Viennese District Liesing, Vienna, Austria
Completion: estimated 2011
Project Architect: Helmut Holleis
Planning: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Client: ARWAG Bautrager Gasellschaft

AEInterest: transitions from enclosed to open space, snake-shaped structure, a built urban landscape, green spaces

Architect’s Website

Written by Sarah Turner

August 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Art Museum Strongoli – Strongoli, Italy

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Project: Art Museum Strongoli
Location: On top of Motta Grande, Strongoli, Italy
Status: In Planning
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix

AEInterest: complex geometric structure, cantilevered restaurant, panoramic terrace, flexible exhibition areas, outer skin responds to climatic forces dynamically

Architect’s Website

Written by Sarah Turner

August 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Energy Roof – Perugia, Italy

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Project: Energy Roof
Location: Via Mazzini in the center of Perugia, Italy
Status: In Planning
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Local Partner: Heliopolis 21
Civil and Structural Engineer: B+G Ingenieure
Energy Design: Baumgartner
Client: Universita degli Sudi di Perugia

AEInterest: parametric design, sustainability, exhibition space, wind turbines, photovoltaic cells

Architect’s Website

Written by Sarah Turner

August 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Town Town – Erdberg, Vienna

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Project: Town Town Office Building
Location: Erdberg, Vienna
Completion: In Planning
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Client: Immobiliendevelopment WIENER STADTWERK BMG, Swiss Town Consult, and Donau-Finanz GesmbH & Co. KG
Structural Engineer: Kollitsch & Stanek Ziviltechniker Ges.m.H.
HVAC and Acoustics: Dr. Pfeiler GmbH

AEInterest: sustainability, wind forces(see the upper right picture for diagram), metal skin designed in shapes that are dynamic to wind forces, acoustics, winner:MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award(Category:Sustainability)

Architect’s Website

Written by Sarah Turner

August 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Pavilion 21 MINI Opera House – Munich, Germany

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Building: Pavilion 21 MINI Opera House
Location: Temporarily in Munich, Germany
Completion: June 2010
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Client: The Free State of Bavaria
Acoustics: ARUP
General Contractor: Frener & Reifer Metalbau

AEInterest: complex geometries, temporary location, acoustics, manipulation of sound

Architect’s Website:

Written by Sarah Turner

August 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Posted in Built

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