Building/Project: Capital Cairo Project
Location: Cairo, Egypt.
Completed: Proposal submitted
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merril (SOM)
AEInterest: Design of cities, masterplan, Cairo population projected to double by several million in next 35 years, passive cooling strategies, housing.
Building: Ring of Celestial Bliss
Architects: J.J. Pan & Partners
Engineers: Li Jin Engineering Co. Ltd., Envision Engineering
AE Interest: Recyclable steel structure, Bamboo facade, permeable bamboo flooring, recycled PET plastic screen. Structure was recycled.
Building: Waller Creek Lattice, The Poppy
Location: Austin, TX, U.S.
Completed: Construction underway since 2014
Landscape architects: Michael Van Valkenburg Associates
Architects: Thomas Phifer and Partners
AE Interest: Chain of parks connected by 6 trail bridges, Bridge pier that treats storm water, island park, floating pontoon bridge, concrete tunnel vane doubles as support for lawn that floats out unto the water. The poppy- lightweight pavilion.
Building: San Francisco Museum of Art
Location:San Francisco, California, U.S.
To be completed by: 2016
Facade Engineers: Leonie van Ginkel, Felix Weber, and Markus Schulte
MEP Engineer: Arup
AE Interests: Facade constructed out of 700 individual glass-fiber-reinforced polymer panels. Sand-gel mixture coats each panel for anti-flammability & shimmer exterior.
AE Interests: 3.4 million square-feet
Lightweight multi-story movable block structures. Large translucent canopies over block structures; let in air and daylight.