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Treet – Bergen, Norway

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Building: Treet
Address: Damsgårdsveien 99
Location: Bergen, Norway
Architect: Artec
Structural Engineer: SWECO Norway
Glu-lam and CLT structures: Moelven
Module production: Kodumaja
Completion: 2015

AE Interest: world’s tallest wooden building at 14 stories (as of 2016); load borne by glu-lam trusses with high-capacity connections; high degree of prefabrication, including prefabricated residential modules; CLT in elevator shaft, internal walls, balconies and stairwells

Article: [1, 2, 3]


Written by Tiolina Pistilli

April 3, 2017 at 7:27 am

Posted in Built

Tower – Dallas, Texas

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[Breaking news March 2017]

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Project: 70-story tower (proposed)
Location:  Dallas, Texas
Architect: Foster + Partners
Developer: H. Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood real estate firm

AE Interest:  70-story, 1 million-square-foot tower, round plan, diagrid mega-frame lateral stability system.  If built, will be tallest building in Dallas, Texas.

Article: [1]



Written by Gregory Brooks

March 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

Posted in Proposed Design

The Cotton Gin at the CO-OP District – Hutto, TX

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Building: The Cotton Gin at the CO-OP District
Location: Hutto, TX
Address: 420 US-79
Design Architect: Antenora Architects LLP
Structural Engineer: Architectural Engineers Collaborative
Civil Engineer: Bury
MEP Engineer: TTG
General Contractor: American Constructors Inc
Landscape Architect: TBG Partners
Size: 7,800 sf
Cost: $985K [b]
Recipient of the 2017 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

AE Interest:
Reuse of 2 existing 1938 cotton gin structures, public event space, exposed steel structure, perforated stainless steel over glass [c]

Article: [a]

Written by Bhanu Chitturi

March 3, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Posted in Built

Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center – Nanjing, China

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Building: Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center
Location: Nanjing, China
Architect: MAD Architects
Client: Jiangsu Zendai Commercial Culture Development co., ltd
Associate Engineers: CCDI group; Nanjing Kingdom Architecture Design co., ltd
Landscape Architect: Earth Asia Design Group
Status: Under Construction

AE Interest:
Was built with clean construction materials, incorporates ponds, waterfalls, brooks, and pools to collect and recycle rainwater, permeable glass screens and vertical shading fins.[a]

Written by AndrewLoughran

September 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Built

The Spiral – New York, NY

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Building:  The Spiral
Location: New York, NY
Address: 66 Hudson Boulevard
Architect: BIG Architects
Size: 2.85 million sf
Currently in progress

AE Interest:
1,005 ft rise, 27,000 sf of retail, 20,000 units of housing, terraces ascend one per floor, interior office spaces, and linear green spaces [a]

Video: [1,2]

Written by Megan Nguyen

September 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

Posted in Built

152 Elizabeth – New York City, New York

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Building: 152 Elizabeth
Location: New York City, New York
Architect: Tadao Ando
Landscape Architecture: Paul Friedberg and Partners
Interior Design: Gabellini Sheppard Associates
Size: 32,000 sqf
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: Poured-in-place concrete, living green wall measuring 55-feet-high and 99-feet-wide, airport-quality exterior glass to ensure sound-proofing, a floor-to ceiling water wall [a], a place of sanctuary, incorporates light, air, sound, and water to reach harmony [b]


Written by matthewschmidty

September 12, 2016 at 4:05 am

Posted in Built

New Central Library – Calgary, Canada

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Building: Calgary Central Library and Library Plaza
Location: Calgary, Canada
Design Architect: Snohetta
Architect of Record: DIALOG
Construction Manager: Stuart Olson
Project Manager: MHPM
Size: 240,000 sf
Currently under construction; projected to be finished in 2018

AE Interests
Oval-shaped, multi-faceted public library. Exterior is wrapped in a textured facade with translucent fritted glass panels used to screen private study areas and clear glass used for public areas. Interior centers around a four-story atrium topped with a skylight. Multi-functional building with meeting space, activity centers, cafe, theater, reading rooms, and conference rooms. [a]

Written by Daniel Awad

September 12, 2016 at 3:36 am

Posted in Under Construction