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Uijae Museum of Korean Art – Un Lim-Dong, South Korea

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Building: Uijae Museum of Korean Art
Location: Un Lim-Dong, Gwangju, South Korea
Completion:  2001
Architect:  Kim Jong Kyu, M.A.R.U. with Joh Sung Yong
Client:  Uijae Foundation

AE Interests:  Floating walkway; adjusts to site with many levels; facade includes timber cladding, translucent glass, blocks of flat stone; contrast between modern/traditional and natural/man made

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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Ilsan Residence 5 – Ilsan, South Korea

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Building:  Ilsan Residence 5
Location: Ilsan, South Korea
Completion:  2003
Architect:  Jae Yong Lim
Client:  Dong Yeol Yoo

AE Interests:  Irregular and twisting masonry structure, cantilevered forms

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm

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Cafe en Rose – Yangp’yeong, South Korea

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Building:  Cafe en Rose
Location:  Yangp’yeong, South Korea
Completion:  1998
Architect:  Keunwoo Cheon
Client:  Kangchul Lee

AE Interests:  External timber decking, raised on piloti, curved H beam forms spine 30 m long

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm

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Aomori Contemporary Art Centre – Aomori, Japan

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Building:  Aomori Contemporary Art Centre
Location:  Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2001
Architect:  Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Client:  Aomori City
Structural Engineer:  Kanebako Structural Engineers (Yoshiharu Kanebako, Sota Mato)
MEP:  P.T.Morimura & Associates, Ltd. (Yukimasa Suzuki, Masahiro Sekiguchi)
General Contractor:  Takenaka Corporation and Yamaguchi Corporation Construction

AE Interests:  Open air stage, exposed concrete structure, “invisible construction”, incorporates geographical features, such as the abundant ups and downs of the terrain, into the design

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

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Hakuou High School – Wakayanagi, Japan

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Building:  Hakuou High School
Location:  Wakayanagi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2001
Architect:  Kazuhiro Kojima and Mitsumasa Sampei/ C+A Associate Architects
Client:  Miyagi Prefecture
Structural Engineer:  Oak Structural Design Office
Mechanical Engineer:  Scientific Air-Conditioning Institute
General Contractor:  JV of Hazama, Hashimoto, and Watanabe; JV of Nihon, Ueda, and Onodera

AE Interests:  “flexible learning spaces” (multi use), solar panels, precast and prestressed concrete to reduce need of structural walls, daylighting, louvred windows

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

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Fukushima Gender Equality Centre – Nihonmatsu, Japan

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Building:  Fukushima Gender Equality Centre
Location:  Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2000
Architect:  Maki and Associates
Client:  Fukushima Prefecture
Structural Engineer:  Hanawa Structural Engineers
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer:  Sogo Consultants

AE Interests:  brick foundation set into the hillside, reinforced concrete and steel structure, louver-clad structure floats above base, building has core (3-level public space)

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

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Sendai Mediatheque – Sendai, Japan

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Building:  Sendai Mediatheque
Location:  Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2001
Architect:  Toyo Ito & Associates
Client:  City of Sendai
Interior Architects:  Kazuyo Sejima, Karim Rashid, Ross Lovegrove, K. T. Architecture
Structural Engineer:  Sasaki and Partners

AE Interests:  3 elements = plate, tube, transparent skin, 7 steel decks on 13 hollow columns (one at each corner for support and 9 carrying ducts

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Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Posted in Built

Fukushima Lagoon Museum – Toyosaka, Japan

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Building:  Fukushima Lagoon Museum
Location:  Toyosaka, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  1998
Architect:  Jun Aoki
Client:  Toyosaka City

AE Interests:  tilted circular structure, spiral ramp to panoramic views, double layered tent roof, sloping glass curtain wall

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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Niigata City Performing Arts Centre – Niigata, Japan

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Building:  Niigata City Performing Arts Centre
Location:  Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2002
Architect:  Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier

AE Interests:  resembles archipelago, floating structures, elliptical glass skin, aluminum screen used for solar shading

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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Stone Museum – Nasu, Japan

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Building:  Stone Museum
Location:  Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2000
Architect:  Kengo Kuma & Associates
Client:  Shirai Building Stone
Structural Engineer:  K.Nakata & Associates
Mechanical Engineer:  M.I. Consultants

AE Interests:  Uses regional stone for louvers combined with porous and  slatted stone walls

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm

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Museum of Hiroshige Ando – Bato, Japan

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Building:  Museum of Hiroshige Ando
Location:  Bato, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2000
Architect:  Kengo Kuma & Associates and Ando Architecture Design Office
Client:  Bato Town
Structural Engineer:  Aoki Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineer:  P.T.Morimura & Associates
General Contractor:  Obayashi Corporation

AE Interests:  Wood lattice over reinforced concrete and steel structure, inspired by artist’s own works

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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Matsudai Small Tower – Matsudai, Japan

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Building:  Matsudai Small Tower
Location:  Matsudai, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2003
Architect:  Marin + Trottin Architectes/Périphériques Architectes
Client:  Art Front Gallery

AE Interests:  Sculpture, observation tower, mesh structural skin (steel painted gray)

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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Pine Courtyard House – Yongin City, South Korea

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Building:  Pine Courtyard House
Location:  Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Completion:  1998
Architect:  Byoungsoo Cho
Client:  Jungwhan Kim

AE Interests:  Central courtyard provides natural light and ventilation, insulated concrete wall, wooden screens to control solar heat gain

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm

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Burj al-Arab – Dubai, UAE

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burj-al-arab

Building: Burj al-Arab
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE
Completion: 1999
Architect: Tom Wright
Supporting Architect: W.S. Atkins & Partners
Structural Engineer: Eversendai Engineering
MEP: DSE Engineering Group

AE Interests: Artificial Island Base, Fabric Atrium Wall, Teflon-coated Glass, Diagonal Trusses

Written by Zahra Bhora

September 2, 2009 at 11:43 am

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Guggenheim Pavilion – Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Saadiyat Island Pavilion

Building: Guggenheim Pavilion
Location: Biennale Park, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Completion: Pavilion Commissioned 2006
Architect: Asymptote Architects
Clients: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company

AE Interests: Steel Walking Bridge, Geometric Forms, Mesh Skin

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Budapest Bank Tower – Budapest, Hungary

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Budapest BankTower

Building: Budapest Bank Tower
Location: Vaci u 190, Budapest, Hungary
Completion: Competition Entry Comission 2006
Architect: Asymptote Architects
Developer: Orco Property Group
Structural Engineer: ARUP

AE Interests: Rotating Core, Structural Mesh Steel Skin, Varied Perforations Dependent on Loading

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Guggenheim Guadalajara – Guadalajara, Mexico

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GuggenheimMexico

Building: Guggenheim Guadalajara
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Completion: Competition Entry (non-winning)
Architect: Asymptote Architects

AE Interests: Ceramic Tile Coating, Steel and Glass Framing

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

World Business Center – Busan, South Korea

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WBCB

Building: World Business Center
Location: Downtown Busan, South Korea
Completion: 2018 (Commissioned – 2007)
Architect: Asymptote Architects
Developer: The Solomon Group
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Lighting Consultant: L’Observatoire International Herve Descottes

AE Interests: Proposed to be one of the tallest buildings in Asia at 560m, Central Void Garden

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Steel Cloud – Los Angeles, California

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Building: Steel Cloud
Location: Hollywood Freeway, Los Angeles, California
Completion: Winning Competition Entry (Project Abandoned)
Architect: Asymptote Architects

AE Interests: Utilizing Unusable Space; Steel and Glass Structure; Steep Angular Forms

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Hydra Pier Pavilion – Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands

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Hydra Pier

Building: Hydra Pier Pavilion
Location: Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands (in proximity to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport)
Completion: 2002
Architect: Asymptote Architects
Architect of Record: Architektenburo Bronsvoort bna
Structural Engineers: Smit Westerman (structure); Octatube (glass structure, panels roof); VanDam (panels wall, ceiling); Lomans (installations); Lotek (watersupply)
Builder: Nijhuis Bouw bv; Chris Kreijns; Nijhuis, Utrecht; Infocus Bouwmanagement bv
Lighting Advisor: Hollands Licht (Rogier van der Heide)

AE Interests: Dams and Pumping Stations, Artificial Movement of Water, Hydra-engineering; Curved, Laminated Glass

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

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166 Perry St. – New York, NY

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166 Perry Street

Building: 166 Perry St. Luxury Condominiums
Location: 166 Perry St., New York, NY
Completion: 2009
Architect: Asymptote Architecture
Developer: Perry Street Development Corporation LLC.
General contractor: J Companies LLC.

AE Interests: Shape-shifting Form, Computer Generated and Laser Cut Forms, Angled Glass Facade

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Penang Global City Center – Penang, Malaysia

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PGCC

Building: Penang Global City Center
Location: Penang Turf Club, Panang, Malaysia
Completion: Proposed
Architect: Asymptote Architects
Developer: Abad Naluri, Equine Capital Bhd.

AE Interests: Sustainable Design, Curvilinear Forms, Glass Facade

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

Posted in Under Construction

Strata Tower – Abu Dhabi, UAE

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strata tower

Building: Strata Tower
Location: Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Expected Completion: Early 2011
Architect: Asymptote Architects
Principal Architects: Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture
Structural and MEP Engineer: ARUP
Façade Consultant: Front Inc.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Consultant: Gehry Technologies
Environmental Designers: Atelier Ten

AE Interests: Environmental Sustainability, Louver System, Cantilever (exoskeleton), Curvilinear Form

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Posted in Under Construction

The Yas Hotel – Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Yas Hotel

Building: The Yas Hotel
Location: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Completion: November 1, 2009
Architect: Asymptote Architecture
Local Architects: Dewan Architects & Engineers; Tilke & Partners W.L.L.
Structural Engineers: Dewan Architects & Engineers; ARUP
MEP Engineer: Red Engineering Middle East
Facade Consultants: Front Inc.; TAW & Partner
Lighting Consultants: LAPD Lighting Design; Bartenbach LichtLabor GmbH; Red Engineering Middle East; ARUP Lighting

AE Interests: Grid-Shell, curvilinear forms, pivoting glass panels, dramatic lighting effects

Written by Zahra Bhora

August 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Posted in Built

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