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Slot Box House, Santa Monica, California

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Building: Slot Box House
Location: Santa Monica, California
Completed: 1998
Architect: Daly Genik Architects

AE Interest: Overlooks the San Juan Islands, second level skin is floor-to-ceiling translucent panels, entire livable structure sits atop an open garage.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Posted in Built

Lieff Guest House, Napa, California

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Building: Lieff Guest House
Location: Napa, California
Completed: 2002
Architect: Stanley Saitowitz Office/ Natoma Architects

AE Interest: Overlooks the Napa Valley, exterior façade uses earth tones to blend in or stand out from the surroundings depending on the season, and great use of windows to accentuate the view.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Built

Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts, Harvard Westlake School, Los Angeles, California

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Building: Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts, Harvard Westlake School
Location: Los Angeles, California
Completed: 1998
Architect: Michael Maltzan Architecture
Project Architect: Marmal & Radziner Architecture
Structural Engineer: Decoma Industries

AE Interest: Built around an existing chapel, beautiful courtyard at entry, made of a collection of individual buildings – some meant to frame views and some to create views.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Posted in Built

Peter B. Lewis Building, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

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Building: Peter B. Lewis Building, Case Western Reserve University
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Completed: 2002
Architect: Gehry Partners
Construction Manager: Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Encineers, PLLC
Civil Engineer: Euthenics Inc.

AE Interest: Amaking roof structure, natural lighting produces an array of colors as it bouces down the white walls, and air-conditioning and heating enter the building throughthin slits rather than the average ducts.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Posted in Built

University of Minnesota Gateway Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Building: University of Minnesota Gateway Center
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Completed: 2000
Architect: Antoine Predock
Architect of Record: LHB Engineers

AE Interest: Granite and copper façade, use of recycled laytex paint and multiple other recycled products, allows sun light to flood into large open gathering spaces.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Posted in Built

Diamond Ranch High School, Pomona, California

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Building: Diamond Ranch High School
Location: Pomona, California
Completed: 1999
Architect: Morphosis
Project Architect: John Enright
Construction Manager: Bernards Brothers
Structural, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineer: ARUP
Civil Engineer: Andreasen Engineering

AE Interest: Built on a hillside, organization of buildings cued from natural topography.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Posted in Built

L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles, California

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Building: L.A. Design Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Completed: 2003
Architect: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
General Contractor: Steve Forbes, Brunswick Builders
Structural Engineers: Mackintosh and Mackintosh
Landscape Architect: Michael Schneider, Orange Street Studio

AE Interests: Blends well with the surrounding neighborhood because of layers of textured materials, excellent use of parking area as a social center of the project.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Posted in Built

Yorkin House, Malibu, California

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Building: Yorkin House
Location: Malibu, California
Completed: 1999
Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Lighting Consultant: Neal Matsuno

AE Interests: Opens only to indirect light and huge light filled spaces to an exterior courtyard overlooking the beach. Entry to the building is through a courtyard of native grass.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Posted in Built

Bergamot Artists Lofts, Santa Monica, California

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Building: Bergamot Artists Lofts
Location: Santa Monica, California
Completed: 1999
Architect: Pugh + Scarpa Architects
Engineer: Gwynne Pugh
General Contractor: Pegan Construction

AE Interests: Both facades are excellent displays of geometry, blends well with challenging surroundings, great use of corrugated metal, steel, and glass.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Posted in Built

Colorado Court, Santa Monica, California

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Building: Colorado Court
Location: Santa Monica, California
Completed: 2002
Architect: Pugh + Scarpa Kodama
Energy Efficiency consultant: Helios International
General Contractor: Ruiz Brothers Construction Co.

AE Interests: First Building in the nation to be 100% energy neutral, and also the first in the nation to receive a LEED “Gold” rating. Passive Solar Design Strategy and natural gas powered heat recovery system.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Posted in Built

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California

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Building: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Location: 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Completed: 2002
Design Architect: Jose Rafael Moneo
Executive Architect: Leo A Daly
General Contractor: Morley Construction
Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Associates
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineer: ARUP Partners.

AE Interests: Modern Architecture, capacity of about 3000 people, built to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 8.4 on the Richter scale, and entire building sits on base isolators.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Posted in Built

Wexner Center for the Arts-Columbus, OH

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Building: Wexner Center for the Arts
Location: 1871 N High St, Columbus, OH
Completed: 1989
Project Architect: Trott and Bean Architects
Design Architect: Eisenman/Robertson Architects
Project Captain: Heretta, Thomas
Landscape Architect: Laurie Olin

AE Interests: large metal grid meant to suggest scaffolding

Written by Troy Thompson

August 31, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Posted in Built

Field of Stelae-Berlin, Germany

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Building: Field of Stelae
Location: Berlin, Germany
Completed: 2005
Architect: Peter Eisenman
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold

AE Interests: entirely underground museum, emotional artistic façade

Written by Troy Thompson

August 31, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Posted in Built

Belgo Zuid-London, UK

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belgo zuid

Building: Belgo Zuid
Location: London, UK
Completion: 1999
Architect: F.O.A.
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor
Services Engineer: John Bradley Associates

AE Interests: Design style inspired by food items made in restaurant, multiple design styles implemented to allow for more natural lighting.

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Posted in Built

Meydan Retail Complex and Multiplex-Istanbul, Turkey

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Building: Meydan Retail Complex and Multiplex
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Completed: 2007
Architect: F.O.A.

AE Interest: Underground parking, roof is covered with gardens and extensive vegetation,

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Posted in Built

Bluemoon Hotel- Groningen, The Neatherlands

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Building: Bluemoon Hotel
Location: Groningen, The Neatherlands
Completed: 2001
Architect: F.O.A.
Architect of Record: Artes

AE Interests: Repetitive pattern of aluminum openable panels.

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Posted in Built

Municipal Police Headquarters-La Villajoyosa, Spain

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Building: Municipal Police HeadquartersLocation: La Villajoyosa, Spain
Completed: 2004
Architect: F.O.A.
Architect of Record: Antonio Marquerie
Structural Engineer: NB35
Service Engineer: Angel Garrido

AE Interests: Compact design style, building designed to split into three job specific bands, skylights used for natural lighting.

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Posted in Built

South East Coastal Park-Barcelona, Spain

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coastal park

Building: South East Coastal Park
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completed: 2004
Architect: F.O.A.
Structural Engineer: Obiol, Moya y Asociados SL
Project Manager: Europrincipia
Constructor: Corsan-Corviam
Landscape Architect: Teresa Gail

AE Interests: Designed to control the view, certain areas protected from the prevailing south wind.

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 11:01 am

Posted in Built

D38 Zona Franca – Barcelona, Spain

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d38 zona franca

Building: D38 Zona Franca
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completed: 2009
Building 1 Architect: Arata Isozaki architects
Building 2 Architects: F.O.A.
Structural Engineer: BOMA S.L. (Brufau, Obiol, Moya y Asociados)
Landscape Engineer: Arquitectura Agronomia, Teresa Gali
Contractor: Edifica SL

AE Interests: Structural design allows building to be suspended like a cantilever in areas

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

Posted in Under Construction

University of Phoenix Stadium-Glendale, Arizona

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UOP stadium

Building: University of Phoenix Stadium
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Completed: 2006
Architect: Peter Eisenman and HOK Sport
Project Architects: Richard Rosson and Jeff Spear
Project Designers: Marta Caldeira, Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa
Project Manager: Jack Boyle
Roof Engineer: Walter P. Moore
Structural Engineer: TLCP
Civil Engineers: Evans, Kuhn and Associates and MX Sports Engineers, Inc.

AE Interests: moveable football field, exterior shape modeled after a barrel cactus, fully retractable roof.

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 10:45 am

Posted in Built

Aronoff Center for Design and Art-Cincinnati, Ohio

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Aronoff

Building: Aronoff Center for Design and Art
Location: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Completed: 1996
Architect: Peter Eisenman
Structural Engineer: Lorenz & Williams

AE Interests: excellent use of geometric forms, interesting shape caused structural challenges.

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 10:40 am

Posted in Built

Columbus Convention Center-Columbus, Ohio

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ColumbusConventionCenter

Building: Columbus Convention Center
Location: 400 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Completed: 1993
Architect: Peter Eisenman
Construction manager: Turner/Smoot/Zunt
Structural Engineer: Lorenz & Williams
Civil Engineer: Moody/Nolan
Lighting Engineer: Jules Fisher & Paul Marantz
Acoustical Engineer: Jaffe Acoustics

AE Interests: angled façade, overhead view resembles trains in a train yard.

Written by Troy Thompson

August 30, 2009 at 10:24 am

Posted in Built

City of Culture of Galicia-Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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Building: City of Culture of Galicia
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Date: 1999 – current
Completion planned for 2012
Architect: Peter Eisenman
Senior Partner & Principal Designer: Peter Eisenman
Partner-in-Charge: Richard Rosson
Project Director: Sandra Hemingway
Execution Architects & Engineers of Record: UTE Andres Perea Ortega & Euroestudios, Madrid

AE Interests: external façade resembles rolling hills, thousand of custom designed windows, double roof: an inner, waterproof lining and an outer, stone-clad layer that routes heavy rain off the surface and hides roof machinery.

Written by Troy Thompson

August 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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