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Museo Parc Alesia – Alise-Sainte-Reine, France

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Building: Museo Parc Alesia
Location: Alise-Sainte-Reine, France
Year: March 2012
Architect: Bernanrd Tschumi Architects
Size: 37 hectares
AE Interests: Wooden mesh façade surrounding the building acts as a thermal shield and limits energy consumption, exposed concrete walls, floor and ceiling, glazed rotunda

Sources: [1]

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Written by Alex G.

December 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

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Musee Jean Cocteau – Menton, France

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Building: Musee Jean Cocteau
Location: Menton, France
Year: November 2011
Architect: Rudy Ricciotti Architect
Structural Engineer: Eric Vallauri
Size: 23,235 square feet
AE Interests: Complex concrete design adapted for seismic loads. Skylight glazing. Central core with white finishes.

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Written by Alex G.

December 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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New Court Rothschild Bank – London, U.K.

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New Court Rothschild Bank – London
Building: New Court Rothschild Bank
Location: London
Year: November 2011
Architect: Office of Metropolitan Architecture
Structural engineer: ARUP
Size: 140,000 square feet
AE Interests: Rectilinear, Sky pavilion, structural steel design

Sources: [1]

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Written by Alex G.

December 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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The Barnes Foundation – Philadelphia

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Building: The Barnes Foundation
Location: Philadelphia
Year: May 2012
Architect: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
MEP Engineers: Altieri Sebor and Wieber
Civil Engineers: Hunt Engineering
Size: 93,000 square feet
AE Interests: LEED Platinum certified, translucent canopy that appears to float above the stone building, rainwater collection for the site irrigation system, natural daylight, green roof, grey water re-use, intelligent lighting control system

Sources: [1]

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Written by Alex G.

December 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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Calder Foundation Project Space – New York, New York, U.S.

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Building: Calder Foundation Project Space
Location: New York, New York
Year: December 2011
Architect: Stephaniegoto
Structural Engineer: Leslie E. Roberts Associates
Size: 4,000 square feet
AE Interests: Concrete slab and steel framing structural system, use of daylight and skylights, blue interference coating finish on stainless steel exterior cladding

Sources: [1], [2]
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Written by Alex G.

December 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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K3 for Kukje Gallery – Seoul, Korea

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Building: K3 for Kukje Gallery
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Year: April 2012
Architect: SO-IL
Facade Engineering: Front Inc
Size: 32,290 square feet (gross), 13,500 square feet (building)
AE Interests: A custom made tight hand welded and grinded stainless steel rings that serves as a flexible chainmail mesh made out of metal creates a strong skin that adapts itself to the contour of the building.

Sources: [1]

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Written by Alex G.

December 11, 2012 at 4:11 am

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El B Auditorium and Congress Hall – Cartagena, Spain

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Building: El B Auditorium and Congress Hall
Location: Cartagena, Spain
Year: November 2011
Architect: Selgascano
Structural Engineering: FHECOR
MEP Engineering: JG
Acoustic Engineering: Arau Acustica
Size: 200,000 square feet
AE Interests: Walls formed of polycarbonates that provide UV protection for external facades and fire resistant interiors. Plastics were not only economical in the making of the building but are also sustainable since 99% can be recycled.

Sources: [1]
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Written by Alex G.

December 11, 2012 at 4:09 am

Posted in Built