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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

Click here to read more about the Sendai Mediatheque

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Posted in Built

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