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Reina Sofia Museum – Madrid, Spain

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Building: Reina Sofia Museum
Location: Madrid, Spain
Status: Under construction
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Structural Engineering: Esteyco
MEP Systems: JG Asociados
Lighting: Erco
Project Manager: Alberto Medem
Consultants: Higini Arau, Rafael Guijarra
Economist: Rafael Guijarro
Client: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCRS), Ministry of Culture

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Written by Abdullah Alqaroot

December 7, 2012 at 1:51 am

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The National Library – Victoria Street, Singapore

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Building: The National Library
Location: Victoria Street, Singapore
Status: Completed 2004
Architect: TR Hamzah & Yeang
Structural and Mechanical Engineering: Buro Happold
Building Performance Simulation: Total Building Performance Team
Embodied Energy & Materials Specifications Consultant: Battle McCarthy Façade Design Consultant: Arup Façade Engineering
IT Consultant: Arup Communications
Client: The National Library Board

AE Interest: Use of Day lighting, good solar orientation, sun shading, natural ventilation, use of recycled materials in the building., very sustainable.

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Written by Abdullah Alqaroot

December 7, 2012 at 1:41 am

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Federal Environmental Agency – Dessau, Germany

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Building: Federal Environmental Agency
Location: Dessau, Germany
Status: Completed 2005
Architect: Sauerbruch Hutton
Structural Engineering: Krebs & Kiefer
Structural System: HochTief Construction AG
Energy and Environmental Engineering: Zibell Willner & Partners
Consultants: ST raum a
General Constructor: Harms & Partner
Client: Federal Republic of Germany

AE Interest: the building is a case sudy in sustainable design.The architectural design of the building helps in actively reduce the energy consumption and the production of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. High thermal insulation, use of geothermal heat-exchange systems. Photo voltaic plant and thermal solar panels.

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Written by Abdullah Alqaroot

December 7, 2012 at 1:31 am

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London 2012 Olympic Cauldron – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Olympic Cauldron
Location: London, United Kingdom
Designer: Thomas Heatherwick
Status: Built in 2012 for the summer olympics
Material: 204 copper petals
Videos:Thomas Heatherwick London Olympics Cauldron

AE interest: Every Copper petal represent each country participating in the Games. Then they all converge with one another to create a unified flame symbolising hope and peace. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxRNN6uprZQ&feature=related

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Written by Abdullah Alqaroot

September 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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Sheung Wan Hotel – Hong Kong, China

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Building: Sheung Wan Hotel
Location: Hong Kong, China
Architect: Tom Heatherwick
Status: Proposed design
Client: District of Hong Kong

AE interest: The building is a concrete structure, filled in with metal boxes, which are manufactured with the folded-metal technology used to make air conditioning ducts and water tanks.
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Written by Abdullah Alqaroot

September 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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Beukenhof Auditorium and Crematorium – Schiedam, The Netherlands

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Building: Beukenhof auditorium and crematorium
Location: Schiedam, The Netherlands
Architect: Asymptote Architecture
Status: start building by 2014
Client: Beukenhof Foundation

AE interests: The building will  celebrate the many diverse religions and cultures of the region while addressing the unique traditions, rituals and sensibilities of the different faiths that it will accommodate.

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Written by Abdullah Alqaroot

September 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

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Hanseo Pharm Solid Dose Manufacturing Facility – Seoul, South Korea

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Building: Hanseo Pharm Solid Dose manufacturing facility
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: AMEC Zektin
Structural Engineer: AMEC

AE Interest: The facility is considered a very efficient in terms of improving material and increase productivity. This is due to the introduction of new technologies that help reduce dust generation improve product quality and operators’ safety.

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Written by Abdullah Alqaroot

September 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Posted in Built