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Surrey City Centre Library – Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

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Building: Surrey City Centre Library
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Completion: 2011
Architect: Bing Thom Architects
Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp
Civil Engineer: CitiWest Consulting Ltd.
Construction: Stuart Olson Dominion
Mechanical Engineer: AME Consulting Group
Electrical Engineer: Applied Engineering Solutions
Geotechnical Engineer: Trow Consulting Engineers

AE Interests: sloped walls, complex interior space, concrete frame, flexible plan for future expansion

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Annabel Cook

May 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Posted in Built

Serpentine Sackler Gallery Extention – London, U.K.

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Building:  Serpentine Sackler Gallery Extension
(currently called the Magazine restaurant)
Location: London, U.K. in Kensington Gardens
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural, MEP, Fire engineering:  Arup
Lighting: Isometrix
Project Management: Rise
Completed:  November 2013

AE Interest:  Glass-fibre woven membrane roof, complex form.  “Instead of using perimeter columns, the edge beam – a twisted ladder truss supported on three points – dips down to the supporting ground in front, in the back, and on the free west side…” [1]. Cantilevered, frame-less glass walls.

Articles:  1, 2,

Written by Gregory Brooks

May 13, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Posted in Built

Stadskantoor – Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Building: Stadskantoor
Location: Meent 119, 3011 JH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft
Construction: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision
Competition Engineering, Structural And Installations: ABT: Rob Nijsse, Gyuszi Florian, Niek Kunnen, Harry Pasterkamp, Jeroen ter Haar
Under Construction (estimated completion date: mid-2015)

AE Interests: modular structural system and programmatic versatility, mixed-use (offices and apartments), open space on street level, the most sustainable building in the Netherlands, translucent insulation, stacked units

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Edited May2015 by YW.

Written by Yee Sang Wong

May 11, 2015 at 3:24 am

Posted in Built

Guangzhou Opera House – Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

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Image credits: 1, 2, 3
Building: Guangzhou Opera House
Client: Guangzhou Municipal Government
Location: Guagnzhou Opera House, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Facade Engineer: KGE Engineering (Zhuhai, China)
Structural Engineer: SHTK (Shanghai, China)
Acoustical Engineer: Marshall Day Acoustics (Melbourne, Australia)
Construction: Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision
Completed 2010

AE Interests: architectural language of fluidity and seamlessness, intricate secondary steel structure, 1800-seat auditorium, latest acoustic technology.

Video of the Guardian describing Zaha Hadid’s design process on Guangzhou Opera House.

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Edited May2015 by YW.

Written by Yee Sang Wong

May 11, 2015 at 1:59 am

Posted in Built

Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building – Torino, Italy

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Building: Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building
Location: Torino, Turin, Italy
Completion: 2014
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Engineers: Expedition Engineering/ Studio Ossola

AE Interest: bioclimatic building, naturally ventilated, southern facade covered by photovoltaic panels, 6 mega-columns support two glass planes

Written by Nathan L Sanchez

May 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Posted in Built

Asia Society Hong Kong Center – Admiralty, Hong Kong

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Building: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Location: Admiralty, Hong Kong
Completion: 2012
Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects + Partners
Structural Engineer: Arup

AE Interests: Steeply sloped site, concrete bridge connecting buildings on the site, y-shaped structural supports, jungle and city scape

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Posted in Built

St. Voile Chapel – Niigata City, Japan

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Building: St. Voile Chapel
Location: Niigata City, Japan
Completion: 2014
Architect: Kasahara Design Work
Structural Engineer: OGA

AE Interests: Natural slate, single construction method used for walls and roof, arced pipes
Design Concept: Wedding veil

Written by Sydney Valentine Moore

April 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Posted in Built

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