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Angel Building – London, U.K.

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Building: Angel Building
Location: London, U.K.
Date Completed: 2011
Architect: AHMM
Structural Engineer: AKT II

AE Interest: Vierendeel Truss, Self-compacting concrete, building re-use/adaptation, BREEAM Excellent award, masterful concrete work

Image Credits: Detail Magazine (2011)

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Written by Cody Lambert

June 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City, MO, U.S.

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Location: Kansas City, MO
Engineer: Arup
Architect: Safdie Architects with BNIM Architects

AE Interests: 1,600-seat concert hall and 1,800-seat ballet/opera house, cable-supported glass roof allowing for no interior columns, design influenced by nonlinear analysis and form-finding, combination of CIP concrete and steel framing allowed for fast tracking

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Written by Cody Lambert

April 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm

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Kroon Hall – New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

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Building: Kroon Hall
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Architect: Hopkins Architects (Great Britain) & Centerbrook Architects and Planners (Local, Connecticut)
Engineer: ARUP
AE Interests: LEED Platinum, passive/low energy systems, thermal mass, smart windows, geothermal heating/cooling (4, 1639 ft wells)
Completed: 2009

Links: [1]

Written by Cody Lambert

December 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

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VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Building: VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Architect: Perkins + Will
Engineer: Fast + Epp

AE Interests: unique/universal connections, complex wood framing, prefab, free form roof structure, low cost, fast build, panelized wood forms

Links: [1]

Written by Cody Lambert

December 4, 2012 at 11:38 am

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UK Pavilion Shanghai Expo – Shanghai, China

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Building: UK Pavilion Shanghai Expo
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
MEP Consultant: Atelier Ten
Principal Contractor: Mace

AE Interests: building material use (60,000 transparent acrylic rods), unique illumination scheme, dynamic building movement, steel and timber composite structure, cantilever frames, natural ventilation, sustainable building design (local material usage/planned material recycling effort)

Links: [1]

Written by Cody Lambert

December 4, 2012 at 11:37 am

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AAMI Park Stadium – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Building: AAMI Park Stadium
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Architect: Cox Architecture
Engineer: ARUP
AE Interests: highly efficient design, minimal material use (accomplished via optimizing structural elements for size and load), designed for future upgrade capability, roof permits only desirable sunlight to strike playing pitch

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Written by Cody Lambert

December 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

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Culture Yard in Elsinore – Elsinore, Denmark

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Building: Culture Yard in Elsinore
Location: Elsinore, Denmark
Architect: Aart
Engineer: Soren Jensen Consulting Engineers
Completed: 10/10/2010 at 10:10
AE Interest: long span concrete beams, structural integration of new building with old, triangulated glass and steel structure, massive cantilevered 3-story structure

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Written by Cody Lambert

December 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

Posted in Built