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Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center – Nanjing, China

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Building: Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center
Location: Nanjing, China
Architect: MAD Architects
Client: Jiangsu Zendai Commercial Culture Development co., ltd
Associate Engineers: CCDI group; Nanjing Kingdom Architecture Design co., ltd
Landscape Architect: Earth Asia Design Group
Status: Under Construction

AE Interest:
Was built with clean construction materials, incorporates ponds, waterfalls, brooks, and pools to collect and recycle rainwater, permeable glass screens and vertical shading fins.[a]
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Written by andrewloughran96

September 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm

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Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort – Zhejiang, China

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Building: Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort
Location: Zhejiang, China
Architects: MAD Architects
Structural Engineer: China Majesty Steel Structural Design Co., Ltd.
MEP Engineer: China Majesty Steel Structural Design Co., Ltd.
Developer: Feizhou Group
Height: 335 ft/ 102.2 m
Tower GFA(Gross Floor Area): 30,799 m^2/ 331,518 ft^2

AE Interest:
Reinforced concrete-core tubes that are earthquake resistant, Annular shape, bracing steel structure to connect structure at top floor, thin shape allows maximal ventilation to various rooms and suites.[a]
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Written by andrewloughran96

September 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

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8600 Wilshire – Beverly Hills, California

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Building: 8600 Wilshire
Location: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Architects: MAD Architects
Structural engineer: John Labib & Associates
Environmental Engineer: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

AE Interest:
first US residential structure for firm, Core design philosophy: to coalesce nature and community into a living environment among high-density cities[a]; living wall, integrating nature and architecture by being “able to put them together.”[b].
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Written by andrewloughran96

September 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Built