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Phoenix Towers – Wuhan, China

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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.

Written by Christopher Lawrence

June 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

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Sand Babel – China

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Building: Sand Babel
Location: China
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.

Written by Christopher Lawrence

April 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

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Building: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013
Location: London, United Kingdom
Expected Completion: October 2013
Architect: Sou Fujimoto
Structural Engineer: Aecom – Harriet Eldred

AE Interest: Lightweight steel pole structure

Written by Abraham Chapa

June 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

Posted in Proposed Design

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas, Texas

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Building: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Location: Victory Park – Dallas, Texas
Architect: Morphosis
Architect of Record (Dallas): Good, Fulton and Farrell
Structural Engineer: John Martin & Associates and Datum Engineers.
Preliminary Design Engineer: Buro Happold
Completed 2013

AE Interests:  Complex form, custom concrete shapes on facade, green roof. `

MORE ABOUT this building.
article/slideshow Jan 9, 2013 Architectural Record online

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Written by Gregory Brooks

October 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Medical Education Building, Columbia University – New York, New York

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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.

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Written by Johnathan Duong

October 2, 2012 at 12:18 am

Posted in Proposed Design

The Kingdom Tower – Saudi Arabia

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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.

Written by Christopher Lawrence

October 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Skolkovo University District – Skolkovo, Russia

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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.

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Written by Alizain Maredia

September 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

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