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Visual Arts Building – Iowa City, Iowa

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Steven Holl  steven_holl_interior  Steven Holl Sketch
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Building:  Visual Arts Building
Location:  Iowa City, Iowa
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Associate Architects: BNIM Architects
Structural Engineer: Structural Engineering Associates and Buro Happold
Mechanical Systems Engineering: Design Engineers
Civil Engineer: Shive-Hattery
Sustainability Engineer: Transsolar
Lighting Consultant: L’Observatoire International
Completed: 2016

AEInterests:
Square with holes cut out and floors shifted; bubble slab for lighter concrete and radiant heating/cooling; exterior perforated stainless steel cover; naturally lit, open floor plans with dynamic stairs to encourage interaction

Articles, Videos:
[a1 (with video), a2 (sustainability), a3 (sketches and construction)]

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Written by Jordan Stirling

July 17, 2018 at 10:44 am

Posted in Built

M+ Pavilion – Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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M_Pavilion_(1)_WKCDA_copy  M+  M+ Stairs
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Building:  M+ Pavilion
Location:  Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Architect: VPANG, JET, and Lisa Cheung
Structural Engineer: Prudential Surveyors International
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Aurecon Hong Kong
Main Contractor: Union Contractors
Client: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Completed: 2016

AEInterests:
Mirrored elevated walls offers an unobtrusive shelter from busy city life; entrances laid out to connect to nature on human scale; Competition winning design for art exhibition[a1]

Articles, Videos:
[a1, a2]

Written by Jordan Stirling

July 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

Posted in Built

Hamad International Airport – Doha, Qatar

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Hamad Airport  Interior  Hamad-International-Airport-by-HOK-10  hamad-airport-new02
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Building:  Hamad International Airport
Location:  Doha, Qatar
Architect: HOK
Structural Engineer: Burohappold Engineering 
Consultant (main terminal): KEO
Owner: Qatar Civil Aviation Authority
Completed: 2014

AEInterests:
Luxurious but unadorned spaces to celebrate movement; open spaces and dramatic skylights with high performance glass and steel; form is reminiscent of ocean waves and sand dunes; central mosque, public art, 17  lounges, health club and spa

Articles, Videos:
[a1]

Written by Jordan Stirling

July 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Posted in Built

One Ocean Pavilion – Yeosu, South Korea

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soma_thematicpavilion_02  Soma Pavilion White  Soma Pavilion Aerial  Soma Pavilion Back
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Building: “One Ocean” Thematic Pavilion
Location: Yeosu,  South Korea
Architect: Soma
Mechanical Systems Engineer: Himec
Facade: Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering
Structural Engineer: Brandstätter ZT GmbH and Jeon + Partners
Climate Design: Transsolar
Designed for EXPO Yeosu 2012
Completed: 2012

AEInterests:
Bio-mimetic glass fiber reinforced polymer kinetic facade for climate control, patterned movement, and light adjustments [a1]; seawater heat exchanger and solar panels [a2]; Ocean inspired shape that creates a continuity [a3]

Articles, Videos:
[a1 (Facade), a2 (Klimaengineering), a3 (Concepts)]

Written by Jordan Stirling

July 14, 2018 at 7:43 pm

Posted in Built

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building – Sydney, Australia

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Dr Chau Chak  Dr_Chau_Chak_Wing_Building_Gehry_LLP_7  Dr_Chau_Chak_Wing_Building_Gehry_LLP_8  UTS-Business-School-by-Frank-Gehry_dezeen_468_24
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Building:  Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
Location: Sydney, Australia
Architect: Frank Gehry
Structural Engineer: Arup
Contractor: AW Edwards
Services Engineer: AECOM
Completed: 2014

AEInterests:
Internal maximized creative spaces for the university were designed first [a1]; Exterior curves created with 320,000 individual bricks, true to Australian heritage, while the glass reflects nearby buildings [a2]

Articles, Videos:
[a1(floor plans and pics), a2]

Written by Jordan Stirling

July 12, 2018 at 10:25 am

Posted in Built

Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia

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mercedes-benz-stadium-hok-architecture-atlanta-georgia-usa_dezeen_sq1  Mercedes bens side  mb-stadium-finished
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Building:  Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Location:  Atlanta, Georgia
Architect: HOKGoode Van Slyke Architecture, Stanley Beaman & Sears,  and tvsDesign
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold
Mechanical Systems Engineer (and fire protection): WSP
Construction: HHRM joint venture
Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
Contracting roof  that works like a camera; exterior “wings” create a 16 story view of city from within; 360-degree halo video board; first LEED platinum stadium, reusing rainwater and incorporating solar cells [a1].

Articles, Videos:
[a1, a2v1, v2 (design and construction)]

Written by Jordan Stirling

July 11, 2018 at 10:24 am

Posted in Built

Cité Musicale – Seguin Island, France

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Cite musicale  Cite musicale auditorium  cite-musicale-detail1
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Building:  Cité Musicale or La Seine Musicale
Location:  Seguin Island, France
Architect: Jean de Gastines and Shigeru Ban
Mechanical Systems Engineer: Artelia
Acoustics: Lamoureux
KlimaEngineering: Transsolar
Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
Advanced acoustics; geometric wooden panel creates round shape; photo-voltaic sail moves to optimize solar energy while sheltering the building from sunlight [a1]

Articles, Videos:
[a1,a2 (pictures)]

Written by Jordan Stirling

July 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Posted in Built