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Serpentine Sackler Gallery Extention – London, U.K.

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Building:  Serpentine Sackler Gallery Extension
(currently called the Magazine restaurant)
Location: London, U.K. in Kensington Gardens
Architect:  Zaha Hadid Architects
Structural, MEP, Fire engineering:  Arup
Lighting: Isometrix
Project Management: Rise
Completed:  November 2013

AE Interest:  Glass-fibre woven membrane roof, complex form.  “Instead of using perimeter columns, the edge beam – a twisted ladder truss supported on three points – dips down to the supporting ground in front, in the back, and on the free west side…” [1]. Cantilevered, frame-less glass walls.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

May 13, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Posted in Built

Femme de Vals Tower – Vals, Switzerland

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Proposed Design (competition winner): Femme de Vals Tower
Location:  Vals, Switzerland
Architect:  Morphosis
Developer: Remo Stoffel
Competition: Feb 2015
Status:  to be determined.

AEInterest:  Luxury hotel, 82-story, 1,250 tall tower, appx. 100′ x 64′ in plan > 1:12.5 to 1:20 slenderness ratio, inspired by Giacometti’s Femme de Venise sculpture, controversial design for small town of Vals.

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Written by Gregory Brooks

March 31, 2015 at 11:15 am

Posted in Built

Apple Store – Huangzou, China

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Building:  Apple Store
Location:  Huangzou, China
Architect:  Foster + Partners
Completed: 2015

AE Interest:
“The main area inside the store features a 9m high space where the upper floor projects 12m from the rear wall”,
large sheets of glass: 11 large double-glazed panels, each 15m tall. [1]

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Posted in Built

Whitney Museum of American Art – New York City, New York, U.S.

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Building: Whitney Museum of American Art
Location: New York City, New York, U.S.
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Assoc. Architect: Cooper, Robertson & Partners.
Structural Engineer: Roberts Silman Associates
Lighting Designer: Arup
M.E.P. Engineer: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Construction: Turner Construction, LLC

AE Interests:  steel structure, cantilevered entrance, largest column-free museum gallery in New York City [1].

“…the new Renzo Piano–designed building in New York City’s meatpacking district will open Friday, May 1, 2015.” RPBWnews

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Written by Gregory Brooks

February 22, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Posted in Built

Neuroscience and Psychology Complex – Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

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Building: Neuroscience and Psychology Complex
Location: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Architect: José Rafael Moneo Vallés Arquitecto and Davis Brody Bond
Completed January 2014

AE Interest: Pursuing LEED Silver certification, natural lighting, stormwater reclamation system for non-potable use, high-performance glass façade.

Written by Gregory Brooks

February 5, 2015 at 6:59 pm

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Subway Station – Naples, Italy

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Building: Naples Subway Station
Location: Naples, Italy
Architect: Amanda Levete Architects
Sculptor: Anish Kapoor
Local architect: Studio DAZ
? Engineer: Arup
Services engineers: Tecnosistem

AE Interests: complex geometry, stainless steel polished exterior.
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Written by Gregory Brooks

January 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Posted in Built

Porta Susa TGV Station – Turin, Italy

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Location: Turin, Italy
Architects: Silvio D´Ascia
Design Team: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with AREP and Agostino Magnaghi
Client: RFI, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana SpA
Cost: 65 million €
Area: 30,000 sqm
Year (completed?): 2013

AE Interests: Train station, complex form, steel structure, photovoltaic skin, passive ventilation stratiegies.

Written by Gregory Brooks

March 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Posted in Built

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