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Waller Creek Redesign- Austin, TX, U.S.

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Building: Waller Creek Lattice, The Poppy
Location: Austin, TX, U.S.
Completed: Construction underway since 2014
Landscape architects: Architects: Thomas Phifer and Partners

AE Interest: Chain of parks connected by 6 trail bridges, Bridge pier that treats storm water, island park, floating pontoon bridge, concrete tunnel vane doubles as support for lawn that floats out unto the water. The poppy- lightweight pavilion.

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Written by ad33543

March 31, 2015 at 12:43 pm

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Femme de Vals Tower – Vals, Switzerland

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Proposed Design (competition winner): Femme de Vals Tower
Location:  Vals, Switzerland
Architect:  Morphosis
Developer: Remo Stoffel
Competition: Feb 2015
Status:  to be determined.

AEInterest:  Luxury hotel, 82-story, 1,250 tall tower, appx. 100′ x 64′ in plan > 1:12.5 to 1:20 slenderness ratio, inspired by Giacometti’s Femme de Venise sculpture, controversial design for small town of Vals.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

March 31, 2015 at 11:15 am

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Shenzhen Stock Exchange – Shenzhen, China

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Building: Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Location: Shenzhen, China
Completed: 2013
Architect: OMA
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Arup
Façade Engineering Design: Graham Dodd, London Office
Level Acoustic: DHV Building and Industry
Client: Shenzhen Stock Exchange

AE Interests: skyscraper(49 floors), 3d megatruss cantilevered podium, roof garden.

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm

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Singapore Sky Greens – Kallang, Singapore

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Building: Sky Greens
Location: Kallang, Singapore
Completion: 2012
Engineers: DJ Engineering, Sky Greens

AE Interest: 120 individual aluminum A-frame towers that rotate vegetables via a hydraulic water pulley system. Each tower is 20 square feet, and 30 ft tall.

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Written by ad33543

March 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Building: San Francisco Museum of Art
Location:San Francisco, California, U.S.
To be completed by: 2016
Facade Engineers: Leonie van Ginkel, Felix Weber, and Markus Schulte
MEP Engineer: Arup
Architect: Snøhetta

AE Interests: Facade constructed out of 700 individual glass-fiber-reinforced polymer panels. Sand-gel mixture coats each panel for anti-flammability & shimmer exterior.

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Written by ad33543

March 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

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Google Headquarters – Mountain View, California, U.S.

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Building: Google Headquarters
Location: Mountain View, California, U.S.
Estimated Completion: 2020
Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio

AE Interests: 3.4 million square-feet
Lightweight multi-story movable block structures. Large translucent canopies over block structures; let in air and daylight.

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Written by ad33543

March 10, 2015 at 11:22 am

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A Path in the Forest – Tallinn, Estonia

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Building: A Path in the Forest
Location: Kadriorg Park, Tallinn, Estonia
Completed: 2011
Architects: Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Structural Engineer: Mutsuro Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Hiraiwa / SAPS (Sasaki and Partners)

AE Interests: installation, trail, delicate steel structure, connected with forest environment, curvilinear form

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Posted in Built

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