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Nanjing Greenland Financial Complex – Nanjing, China

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Building: Nanjing Greenland Financial Complex
Location: Gulou Square, Nanjing, China
Completed: 2009
Architect & Engineer: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill

AE Interest: Stepping of building separates spaces of mixed use of building, triangular form, 5th tallest building in the world, angled glass plane facade, central super core, structural steel, reinforced concrete, belt truss system, resistance to seismic and wind loads

Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 1:48 am

Posted in Built

1 Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Building: 1 Dubai
Location: Jumeirah Garden City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Status: On hold until further notice
Architect: Adrian Smith + Gorden Gill Architecture & Meraas

AE Interest: three skyscraper towers, 3280 ft. tall, tripedal base called a saddle, extra support from sky bridges

Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 1:26 am

Posted in Under Construction

Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Complex – Taiwan

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Building: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Complex
Location: Taiwan
Architect: Studio Nicoletti Associati
Structures + Facades: RFR, Mathias Kutterer and Henry Bardsley
Project Manager: Luca Maugeri

AE Interest: natural shell shape, outer skin pattern is designed of interlocking geometric incisions similar to the shape of the DNA of the bacteria being studied at facility, Gold LEED rating, under EEWH certifications, steel framing, open court yard within the egg shape


Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Floating Stage – Seoul, South Korea

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Building: Floating Stage
Location: Han River, Seoul, South Korea
Completed: 2009
Architect: Kyungam Architects Associates

AE Interest: dome structure, barge structure allowing the stage to float, light weight steeled frame, rotating outer walls, LED lights, curved glass facade

Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 12:46 am

Posted in Built

Sky City 1000 – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Sky City 1000
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Takenake Corporation

AE Interests: concrete reinforced with carbon fiber for lighter material, self-contained water system treating sewage and reclaim water, “city built in the air,” each level acts as its own “town”

Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 12:33 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Bionic Tower – Shanghai, China

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Building: Bionic Tower
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: ECE Arquitecturas
Project Price: Approximately $15 billion

AE Interest: “floating foundation” made up of hundreds of anchors instead of vertical foundation, crisscross trusses, light and hollow steel framing, 92 vertical columns that support as well as transport water, energy, and supplies

Written by Sophia Kim

January 28, 2010 at 12:23 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Gyeongju Tower – Gyeongju, South Korea

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Building: Gyeongju Tower
Location: Gyeongju, South Korea
Completed: 2007
Architect: Lee Jong Soo
Client: The Gyeongju World Culture Expo Organizing Committee

AE Interest: Steel structure, inspired by the Hwangryongsa pogada style temple, glass and aluminum structure, generates solar power renewable energy, LED (light emitting diode)

Written by Sophia Kim

January 27, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Posted in Built

Kim Ok-Gil Memorial Hall – Seoul, South Korea

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Building: Kim Ok-Gil Memorial Hall
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Completed: 1998
Architect: Archium
Constructor: Sejin Development

AE Interest: Exposed Concrete for the floor, ceiling, walls, and floor, repetition of open and closed space, cut into concrete to place in glass windows, wood lattice panels

Written by Sophia Kim

January 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Posted in Built

Samsung Jongno Corporate Headquarters – Seoul, Korea

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Building: Samsung Jongno Corporate Headquarters
Location: Seoul, Korea
Completed: 1999
Architect: Rafael Vinoly
Consultants: Charles Paik & Co. Inc.
Structural Engineers: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners & Structural Design Group Co. Ltd.

AE Interest: Steel frame, convex curve glass facade, elevator cores and stairs at corners for circulation system, vertical extension of three corner cores, cantilever steel frame, steel girders, larger scale aluminum girders, steel bezel technique to allow for light and trasnparent facade with only steel rods for support

Written by Sophia Kim

January 27, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Posted in Built

Pudong International Airport – Shanghai, China

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Building: Pudong International Airport
Location:Shanghai, China
Completed: 1999
Architect: Paul Andreu
Leading Contractors: IBM, SITA
Clients: Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai International Holding Ltd

AE Interest: Curving light steel roof, vertical roof-supporting members that also acts as skylights, heavy concrete base, glass facade, withstands seismic motion, supported by steel chords and columns

Written by Sophia Kim

January 27, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Posted in Built

Jin Mao Tower – Shanghai, China

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Building: Jin Mao Tower
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 1999
Architect and Structural Engineers: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Client: China Jin Mao Group Co. Ltd

AE Interests: China’s tallest building, curtain wall made of glass, stainless steel, aluminum, granite, and complex lattice cladding of aluminum alloy pipes, tiered pagoda style, octagonal concrete shear wall core, structure held by 8 exterior composite super columns and 8 exterior steel columns, outrigger trusses connect columns to cores, steel piles driven 83.5 m deep for foundation in poor soil, supports building in typhoon winds up to 200 km/h and earthquakes up to 7 on Richter scale, steel shafts with shear joints for shock absorption to compensate lateral forces of winds and earth quakes, swimming pool on 57th floor acts as passive damper, giant 3o story atrium

Written by Sophia Kim

January 26, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Posted in Built

Shanghai Grand Theatre – Shanghai, China

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Building: Shanghai Grand Theatre
Location: Shanghai, China
Address: Located at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Huangpi Road South
Completion: 1998
Architect: Jean-Marie Charpentier
Client: Municipal of Shanghai

AE Interests: Laminated Curtain glass facade suspended by cables, 7000 tons of steel structure, inverted arched steel roof, six reinforced concrete columns to hold up structure

Written by Sophia Kim

January 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Built

Jiushi Corporation Headquarters – Shanghai, China

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Building: Jiushi Corporation Headquarters
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2001
Architect: Foster + Partners
Co-architects: East China Architectural Design and Research Institute
Structural Engineers: Shanghai General Arts Design & Engineering Co., Ltd
Client: Juishi Corporation
Consultants: Obayashi, Claude Engle

AE Interests: no internal columns in combination of curved floor plates, concrete core structure, triple skin ventilation glazing system decreasing buildup of solar heat, floors stepped back for terrace sectioned façade

Written by Sophia Kim

January 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Posted in Built

Writing with Light House – Long Island, New York

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Building: Writing with Light House
Location: Long Island, New York
Status: Complete, 2004
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural engineer:  Silman Associates, PC.
General contractor:  Koral Bros. Inc.

AE interests: free-form design, wood beams, open balloon frame, geometric shape, interesting  natural lighting

For More info:
http://www.stevenholl.com/project-detail.php?type=houses&id=49&page=0

Written by Sophia Kim

September 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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Y House – Catskills, New York

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Building: Y House
Location: Catskills, New York
Status: Complete, 1999
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural engineer: Robert Silman Associates

AE Interest: splitting two arms, color scheme, natural light, steel framing, iron-oxide red, geometric shape, cantilevered outdoor balconies

For more info:
http://www.stevenholl.com/project-detail.php?type=houses&id=44&page=0

Written by Sophia Kim

September 1, 2009 at 9:22 am

Posted in Built

Planar House – Paradise Valley, New Mexico

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Building: Planar House
Location: Paradise Valley, New Mexico
Status: Completed, 2005
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural engineer:  Rudow & Berry
Mechanical engineer: Roy Otterbein
Civil engineer: Fleet Fisher Engineering 

Awards: NY AIA Merit Award, USA, 2006

AE Interest: perforated sheets of Cor-Ten steel, tilt up concrete walls, natural light, ramp leading to rooftop sculpture garden, geometric design

For more information:
http://www.stevenholl.com/project-detail.php?type=houses&id=57&page=0

Written by Sophia Kim

September 1, 2009 at 9:15 am

Posted in Built

Arquitectonica Bronx Museum of the Arts – Bronx, New York

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Building: Arquitectonica Bronx Museum of the Arts
Location: 1040 Grand Concourse,Bronx, NY 10456
Status: Complete, October 2006
Architect: Arquitectonica
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Contractor: PMS Construction Management

AE interest: irregular folded screen shape, glass & metallic panels, semi-transparent glass, curtain-like geometry, black & white brick layout, concrete floors & ceilings, steel cable railings, natural lighting

Written by Sophia Kim

August 31, 2009 at 10:31 pm

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Grand Rapids Art Museum – Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Building: Grand Rapids Art Museum
Location: 101 Monroe Ctr NW., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Status: Complete, 2007
Architect: wHY Architecture
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
Awards: First Art museum to receive a LEED certified status

AE interest: projecting canopies, natural light, louvers, glass & shades, latern skylights, geometric shape, structure

Written by Sophia Kim

August 31, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Posted in Built

Loisium Hotel – Langenlois, Austria

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Building: Loisium Hotel
Location: Langenlois, Austria (60 min. west of Vienna)
Status: Complete, 2005
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural engineer: Retter & Partner GmbH, A-Krems
Mechanical engineer: Altherm Engineering, A-Baden

AE Interests: Incorporation of 900-yr old stone passages, earth-like materials to blend in with the surroundings, natural lighting, geometric shape, perforated aluminum walls/ceilings, glass panels

For more info:

http://www.stevenholl.com/recent-press-detail.php?id=138

For More about

http://moreaedesign.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/loisium-hotel-langenlois-austria/

Written by Sophia Kim

August 31, 2009 at 9:48 pm

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Loisium Visitor Center – Langenlois, Austria

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Building: Loisium Visitor Center
Location: Langenlois, Austria
Status: Complete, 2003
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural engineer: Retter & Partner GmbH, A-Krems
Mechanical engineer: Altherm Engineering, A-Baden

AE Interest: incorporated 900- yr old stone passages, geometric design, partially set in the ground to portray the connection to the vault wine system, light refraction, roof terrace, natural lighting, windows glazed in recycled bottle glass

Written by Sophia Kim

August 31, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Built

Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall Insertion – Brooklyn

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Building: Higgins Hall Insertion, Pratt Institute School of Architecture
Location: 65 St James Pl., Brooklyn, New York 11238 map
Status: Completed, 2005
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural engineer:  Robert Silman Associates
Mechanical engineer: Ove Arup
Construction manager: F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.

Awards:
Roger H. Corbetta Merit Award, Concrete Industry Board, USA, 2006
AIA New York Chapter Architecture Honor Award, USA, 2007

AE Interest: concrete frame, recycled bricks from neighboring buildings, structural glass planks, clear glass floor plates, skylight natural light, translucent insulation for an illuminating glow at night.

Written by Sophia Kim

August 31, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Posted in Built

School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

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Building:  School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa
Location:  141 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, Iowa 52246
Status: Completed, 2006
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural engineer:  Guy Nordenson and Associates
Civil engineer:  Shive-Hattery
Associate structural engineer:  Structural Engineering Associates

AE Interests: natural lighting, geometric shape, “formless,” interior glass walls, steel cables/panels, cantilever structure, exposed steel & concrete planks

Written by Sophia Kim

August 31, 2009 at 3:27 pm

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Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art – Helsinki, Finland

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Building: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Status: Completed, May 1998
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Project Mgmt: National Board of Public Building (Design), Helsinki Public Works Dept (Construction)
Glass consultant: Engineering Office Aulis Bertin, Ltd
Structural engineer: Insinööritoimisto OY Matti Ollila & Co.
HVAC engineer: Insinööritoimisto Olof Granlund OY
Mechanical engineer: Ove Arup

Awards: National AIA Design Award, USA, 1998

AE Interests: geometric shape reflected by the city, use of metal/glass to connect with the land, natural light, shifting interior light patterns, scratch coat plaster surfaces, refracting skylights

For More information:

http://www.arcspace.com/architects/Steven_Holl/kaisma/index.html

Written by Sophia Kim

August 31, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Posted in Built

College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Building:  Rapson Hall; College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota
Location:  89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Status: Completed, 2002
Awards: Progressive Architecture Awards, USA, 1990
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson & Associates
Contractor: Knutson Construction Services, Inc.

AE Interests: geometric/angular shape for different views of the court, natural day lighting, structure, multi-use of space (library, auditorium, offices, classrooms)

Written by Sophia Kim

August 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Posted in Built

Sarphatistraat Offices – Amsterdam,The Netherlands

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Building:  Sarphatistraat Offices
Location:  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Completion Date: June 2000
Architect:  Steven Holl Architects
Structural engineers: Ingenieursgroep† Van Rossum
Contractor: VOF Van Eesteren

AE Interest: perforated walls for availability of passages & storage, overlapping interior spaces, geometric design, design reflects “Merger Sponge” principal, use of return air grilles,

Written by Sophia Kim

August 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

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Knut Hamsun Center – Hamaröy, Norway

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Building:  Knut Hamsun Center
Location:  Hamaröy, Norway (above the Arctic Circle, near the village of Presteid of Hamarøy)
Completion Expected: 2009
Architect:  Steven Holl Architects

Design Development
Project Architect: Erik Fenstad
Project Team:
Gabriela Barman-Kraemer
Yoh Hanaoka
Justin Korhammer,
Anna Müller
Audra Tuskes
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates

Construction Documents
Associate Architects: LY Arkitekter AS
Project Team:
Francesco Bartolozzi
Ebbie Wisecarver
Structural Engineer: Rambøll Norge
Mechanical Engineer: Rambøll Norge
Mechanical Engineer: Ove Arup
Lighting Consultant: L’Observatoire International
Lighting consultant: Vesa Honkonen Architects
Landscape Architect: Landskapsfabikken

AE Interests: uses design/materials reflected by Norwegian culture, dramatic interior lighting effects based on the time of year, intuitive layout, environmental sustainability, angular geometry

For more info:

http://www.arcspace.com/architects/Steven_Holl/hamsun_museum/index.html

Written by Sophia Kim

August 30, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Posted in Built

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