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Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Student Residence Hall – Boston, MA, U.S.

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MIAD front facade  MIAD metal panels
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Building: Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Student Residence Hall
Architects: ADD Inc.
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Year: 2013
Structural Engineer: Odeh Engineers, Inc.
MEP Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Main Constructor: Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.

AE Interest: Facade constructed of 5,500 metal panel that have 5 distinct colors whose purpose is to mimic a tree. Curved base constructed through use of steel truss system. LEED Silver. More than 50 percent of the building materials used has recycled content. Orientation of windows help to lessen heat gain.

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Written by Andrew Chien

February 9, 2015 at 12:49 am

Posted in Built

Chaoyang Park Plaza – Beijing China

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Chaoyang Park Plaza Rendering 1  Chaoyang Park Plaza Rendering 2
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Building: Chaoyang Park Plaza
Architects: MAD Architects
Location: Beijing, China
Estimated Year of Completion: 2016
Directors In Charge: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
Design Team: Zhao Wei, Kin Li, Liu Huiying, Lin Guomin, Bennet Hu Po-Kang, Julian Sattler, Nathan Kiatkulpiboone, Li Guangchong, Fu Changrui, Yang Jie, Zhu Jinglu, Younjin Park, Gustaaf Alfred Van Staveren
Client: Junhao Real Estate Beijing Jingfa Properties Co., Limited.
Construction Engineers: China Construction Design International Group Co., Ltd
Facade Design & Optimize Consultant: RFR
Landscape Design Consultant: Greentown Akin
Lighting Design Consultant: GD Lighting Design Co., Ltd

AE Interest: Facade designed to mimic traditional shan-shui paintings (shan-shui = mountain-water). Air purification system and ventilation system are integrated into the facade of the building. LEED Gold.
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Written by Andrew Chien

September 14, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Honeycomb – New Providence, Bahamas

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Honeycomb Front Facade  Honeycomb Pools  Honeycomb Water Feature
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Building: Honeycomb
Architects: BIG, HKS, Michael Diggiss Architects
Location: New Providence, Bahamas
Estimated Year of Completion: 2016
Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Leader: Sören Grünert
Design Team: Benzi Rodman, David Spittler, Jenny Shen, Karen Shiue, Lujac Desautel, Romea Muryn, Brian Foster
Local Architect: HKS architects
Executive Architect: Michael Diggiss Architects (MDA)
Client: Tavistock Group / New Valley LLC
Developer: Howard M. Lorber, Tavistock Group

AE Interest: Honeycomb facade mimics the natural design of coral formations. Vertical columns of the honeycomb structure supports pools in each condo.
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Written by Andrew Chien

September 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Transitional Micro-Housing – Hong Kong

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AFFECT-T Sample  AFFECT-T Extended Family  AFFECT-T Floor Plan
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Architects: AFFECT-T
Location: Hong KongArchitect In Charge: Luke Hayes
Design Team: Dylan Baker-Rice, Damita Yu, Matthew Donkersley, Sara Campagna, Cherie Cheung, Sam Ki, Jason Yeung
Contractor: Hung Wai Decoration Company Ltd.

AE Interest: Micro-housing designed to solve the lack of available housing in many Asian countries. Modular System to service multiple types of families. Inexpensive and sustainable with a relatively simple structural system.

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Written by Andrew Chien

September 10, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Posted in Built

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RW Concrete Church – Byeollae, South Korea

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Concrete Church - Exterior  Concrete Church - Section  Concrete Church - Interior
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Building: RW Concrete Church
Location: Byeollae-myeon, Namyangjusi, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (Byeollae, South Korea)
Completion: 2013
Architects: NAMELESS Architecture
Architect in Charge: Unchung Na, Sorae Yoo
Collaborating Architect: Jplus (Jungtaek Lim, Hwataek Jung)
Structural Consultant: Mido Structural Consultants
Mechanical Consultant: One Engineering
Client: RockWon Church

AE Interest: Interesting Geometric Facade. Lighting Design. Modern Brutalism
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Written by Andrew Chien

September 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Posted in Built