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Auditorium del Parco – L’Aquila, Italy

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Building:  Auditorium del Parco
Location:  L’Aquila, Italy
Architect: Renzo Piano
Structural and Mechanical Systems Engineer: Favero and Milan
Site Supervision: I.T.E.A.
Acoustics: Muller BBM
Fire: GAE Engineering
Owner: Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Completed: 2012

AEInterests:
Temporary replacement for auditorium damaged in earthquake to preserve musical culture; 25,000 square feet, 238 seat auditorium [a1]  college students helped construct; 3 connected cubes with the central one rotated, entirely made of wood, shape and wooden panels for better acoustics, earthquake resistant features [a2]

Articles, Videos:
[a1, a2v1 (construction process)]

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Written by Jordan Stirling

May 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Posted in Built

Middlebury College Virtue Field House – Middlebury, VT

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Building: Middlebury College Virtue Field House
Location: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Architect: Sasaki
Structural Engineer: LeMessurier
Construction: PC Construction
Area: 120,000 sq.ft
Completed: 2015

AE Interest: achieved LEED Gold certification; [1] a massive steel framing system has provided a 240-foot-wide, column-free interior space at the field house; to prevent the unsettlement due to low bearing capacity soil, a ground improvement system is created, where a pier is formed by pushing down through existing soil to create a cavity, followed by placing crushed stone into the cavity in 12-inch compacted layers; [2] Middlebury was able to experience a significant reduction in energy consumption due in part to the eight 24-foot-wide ceiling fans circulating air thereby eliminating the need for air conditioning, efficient LED lighting, super-insulated walls and ceilings, and an abundance of natural light. [3]

Article: a1, a2, a3.

Written by shijunxu

May 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Posted in Built

Nobel Sphere – Stockholm, Sweden

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Building: Nobel sphere (2014 proposal)
Architect: SANAA
Location: Nobel center, Stockholm, Sweden

AE Interest: The large diameters provide height and unimpeded exposure to the sun, and also create temperature stratification within the volume which helps to circulate the air more easily; the geometry of a sphere, yields large enough perpendicular surface area for photovoltaic membranes, that when coupled with the other sustainable energy systems, it reaches a zero energy building; the retractable photovoltaic membranes act as shading for added thermal comfort but its transparency allows for continuous visibility towards the outside to always feel connected with the exterior environment. [1]
Article: a1.

Written by shijunxu

May 1, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Posted in Built

2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion – London, UK

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Project: 2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (temporary)
Architects: SANAA Architects
Structural Engineers: SAPS (Sasaki & Partners), Arup
Location: Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA, UK
Completed: 2009

AE Interest: The roof is supported by 115 vertical stainless steel columns with diameters measuring between 40 and 60 millimeters; the roof is constructed from composite panels made of 3-millimeter mirror-polished aluminum bonded to both sides of a 19-millimeter-thick birch-ply core [1].
Article: a1.

Written by shijunxu

May 1, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Posted in Built

Factory Building on the Vitra Campus – Weil am Rhein, Germany

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Building: Factory Building on the Vitra Campus
Architect: SANAA
Location: Charles-Eames-Straße 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
Completed: 2012
Area: 220175.79 sq.ft.
Architectural Execution: Mayer Bährle Freie Architekten BDA, NKBAK
Structural planning: Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH; SAPS – Sasaki and Partners
Energy technology: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
HVAC: Henne & Walter Engineering Office for Technical Building Systems
Building Automation: Baumgartner GmbH
Facade construction and implementation: STRABAG AG
Structural physics: Horstmann + Berger Engineering Office for Structural Physics

AE Interest: The curtain façade elements are made of acrylic glass with an undulating surface, measuring 1.8 meters in width by 11 meters in height – equal to the height of the building. The individual panels were first cast in flat sheets, then heated to 60 degrees Celsius and vacuum moulded to create the wave structure; The building is rounded in shape, but not quite circular, and is composed of two half-round concrete shells that are connected to one another; The oval form optimizes logistical processes by allowing trucks sufficient room for circulating in. [1]
Article: a1.

Written by shijunxu

May 1, 2018 at 2:35 pm

Posted in Built

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Written by abbymthompson

May 1, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built

Leeza SOHO – Beijing, China

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Project: Leeza Soho
Alternative Names: SOHO Li Ze Tower
Developer: SOHO China Ltd.
Executive Architect: BIAD
Architect Firm of Record: Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
MEP Engineer: Parson Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Facade: KWP, Kighton, Yuanda
General Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation #3
Lighting Consulting: Light Design (SD and DD), Leuchte (CD)
Building Function: Office
Size: 172,800 sq. meters
Height: 200 meters
Construction Start: 2015
Anticipated Completion: 2019

AE Interest:
Complex architectural geometry, world’s 
tallest atrium, 1.4 million square meters of office and retail space.  Structure features composite structural material: core is reinforced concrete, columns are concrete filled steel, floor structure is steel.

Articles, videos:  [a1, a2, v1]

Written by Dasha Brotherton

April 30, 2018 at 5:28 pm

Posted in Built

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