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Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Texas, U.S.

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2018 NEWS:
3 new buildings on the MFAH campus:
(named the Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus)

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Buildings shown above / listed below.

The Glassell School of Art
Opened May 2018
Architect:  Steven Holl Architects
Architect of Record:  Kendall Heaton Assoc.
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Climate Engineers: Transsolar
Facade Engineering (incl. str. glass): Knippers Helbig
93,000sf, $90m.

The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
Expected Completion: 2020
Architect:  Steven Holl Architects
Architect of Record:  Kendall Heaton Assoc.
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Climate Engineers: Transsolar
Facade Engineering (incl. str. glass): Knippers Helbig
164,000sf

The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation
Expected Completion:  late 2018
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects
MEP: Collaborative Engineering Group
20,000sf

 

Buildings shown above / listed below.

Audrey Jones Beck Building
Completed: 2000
Architect: Rafael Moneo
Design Firm: Vignelli Associates, New York
Design Team: Massimo & Lella Vignelli (Principals in Charge), Peter Vetter, Mischa Leiner, Yoshiki Waterhouse, Christian Altmann, Yuji Yamazaki at Vignelli Associates; Rafael Moneo, Eduardo Miralles, Cristina Carriedo at José Rafael Moneo, Architect; Bill Kendall, Larry Burns, John Goodman at Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc.
Fabricators: Graphtec, Schlitzberger
Consultants: Hines (project), CBM Engineers, Inc. (structural engineer), Altieri Sebor Wieber (mechanical/electrical engineer), Fisher Marantz Stone (architectural lighting design), Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc. (civil engineer), Ulrich Engineers, Inc. (geotechnical engineer)

AE Interests: Natural daylighting, James Turrell tunnel.
More info

MFA-Houston also includes:


Caroline Wiess Law Building
Completed: 1974
Architects: two additions by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1958 and 1974), original building by William Ward Watkin (1924).


Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
Completed: 1986
Landscape architect: Isamu Noguchi

Central Administration and Glassell Junior School of Art Building
Completed: 1994
Architect: Carlos Jimenez

Video link: 2018 [Museum] Campus Redevelopment

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Written by Gregory Brooks

September 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Built

Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre – Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Building: Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Architect: Cox
Mechanical Systems/ Electrical Engineer: Arduous
Contractor: Lee Ming Construction
Completion: 2014

AE Interests:
Alternating shell structural system – Umbrella trusses reduce steel mass and resist winds and seismic activity; multipurpose, flexible space

Articles/Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 10, 2018 at 12:37 pm

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1 Bligh Office Tower – Sydney, Australia

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Building: 1 Bligh Office Tower
Location: Sydney, Australia
Architect: Ingenhoven architects
Mechanical Systems/ Electrical Engineer: Arup
Structural Engineer: Enstruct corp
Completion: 2011

AE Interests:
Skylight atrium the whole length of building with glass elevators; Double skin facade for ventilation; Other sustainable features – filtration plant in basement cleans more waste water than used and the solar cooling system contributes the tri-generation system

Articles/Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 10, 2018 at 11:13 am

Posted in Built

Queensferry Crossing – Scotland

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Structure:  Queensferry Crossing Bridge
Location:  Between Fife and Edinburgh, Scotland
Joint Venture: Arup and Jacobs Engineering
Contributing Engineers: Ramboll
Contractors: Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors
Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
world’s longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge (1.7 miles long); lane, light, and transport systems in place

Articles, Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm

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Kangan Batman ACE – Docklands, Australia

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Building: Kangan Batman Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE)
Location: Docklands, Australia
Architect:Lyons
Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Partnership
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Umow Lai & Associates
Builder: Hansen & Yuncken
Acoustics: Watson Moss Growcott
Completion: 2006

AE Interests:
Inspired by surrounding buildings and automotive culture; combination of mechanical systems and finished sleek technology; ‘5 Star’ Green Star rating with automated louvers, active thermal mass for climate control, etc

Articles/Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 9, 2018 at 10:55 am

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National Taichung Theater – Taichung, Taiwan

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Building: National Taichung Theater
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Architect: Toyo Ito
Structural Engineer: Arup
Partnering Structural Engineer: Evergreen Consulting Engineering
Completion: 2016

AE Interests:
Catenoid surfaces created by using mesh sheets to pour concrete; the continuous, cavernous design was meant to enhance acoustics; earthquake considerations as well

Articles/Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm

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Enabling Village -Lengkok Bahru, Singapore

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Building: Enabling Village
Location: Lengkok Bahru, Singapore
Architect: WOHA
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: AE&T Consultants
Structural and Civil Engineer: Ronnie & Koh Consultants
Contractor: Sunray Woodcraft Construction 
Landscape: Salad Dressing
Completed: 2016

AE Interests:
Re-purposed area meant to eliminate barriers and create shared spaces; Use of upcycled materials and greenery to create pleasant spaces

Articles, Videos:
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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

Posted in Built