Archive for the ‘Proposed Design’ Category
Building: Phoenix Towers
Location: Wuhan, China
Completion: Conceptual Design
Architect: Chetwood Architects
Design Team: HuaYan Group
AE Interest: Reaching 1km upon completion, this pair of buildings will be the tallest in the world. These towers will be composed of a steel superstructure, concrete core with ‘hat’ trusses, a trussed structure at the base, out-riggered for lateral stability and concrete buttresses. They will be outfitted with wind turbines, photo-voltaic panels, thermal chimneys, rainwater harvesting systems, biomass boilers and hydrogen fuel cells.
Building: Sand Babel
Completion: Conceptual Design
Design Team: Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya and Guo Shen
AE Interest: These towers will be manufactured from adjacent sand by a solar-powered 3D printer. The lower root-like structures will stabilize and reinforce the dynamic flowing sands while the upper spiral skeleton would be constructed using continuous transmission of tensional forces and house a water-generating system located in the mushroom-shaped roof exploiting temperature differences to produce condensation.
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Building: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Location: Victory Park – Dallas, Texas
Architect of Record (Dallas): Good, Fulton and Farrell
Structural Engineer: John Martin & Associates and Datum Engineers.
Preliminary Design Engineer: Buro Happold
AE Interests: Complex form, custom concrete shapes on facade, green roof. `
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Building: Medical Education Building
Location: New York City, New York
Status: Proposed Design; To be completed Late 2016
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Structural Engineer: Leslie E. Robertson Associates
AE Interest: Angular in shape, mainly glass facade, timber-clad boxes slotted into the glass facade will provide decked balconies, floors intertwine with one another, a network of social and study spaces distributed across oversized landings along an intricate 14-story stair.
Building: Kingdom Tower
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Completion: 2016-2017 (expected)
Engineer: Langan International
Architect: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Main Contractor: Saudi Binladin Group
Developer: Emaar Properties, Jeddah Economic Company (JEC)
AE Interests: Estimated to cost $1.23 billion and reach a staggering 3,280 feet in height, the total construction area will encompass 5.7 million square feet. The building will serve a multi-purpose design consisting of office spaces, apartments, retail stores, luxury condominiums, exterior sky terrace as well as the world’s highest observatory.
Building: Skolkovo Univerity District
Location: Skolkovo, Russia
Building Status: Conceptual Masterplan
Partners: Herzog & de Meon, Stefan Marbach, David Koch
Project Architects: Olga Bolsnina, Tomislav Dushaov, Tobias Winkelmann
Client: Skolkovo Foundation, Moscow, Russia
AE Interest: The University’s scheme integrates into its surroundings by disappearing into the landscape with features such as: low-rise (2-3 story) architecture, numerous openings and views into the interior, the gardens and traditional materials.