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S-Trenue Tower – Seoul, South Korea

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S-trenue  Three Towers  Section  Ground Floor Plan
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Building: S-Trenue Tower
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Status: Completed September 2009
Architect: Mass Studies
Structural Engineer: Junwoo Structure
MEP Engineering: HANA Consulting & Engineers

AE Interests:3-tower design; idea based on matrix studies; 32 bridges; variation of podium tower design; concrete and steel construction; contains commercial, retail, and residential spaces

Article (with more plans, images): 1
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Written by Emma Bradford

February 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Posted in Built

Astrup Fearnly Museum of Modern Art – Oslo, Norway

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Exterior  Inbetween  Sketch
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Building: Astrup Fearnly Museum of Modern Art
Location: Oslo, Norway
Status: Completed September 2012
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Engineer: AAS-Jacobsen, Seim & Hultgren

AE Interests: Two buildings divided by canal; Single swooping glass roof connects the two buildings; roof resembles sailboat masts with cable rigging reinforcement

Articles: 1

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Written by Emma Bradford

September 10, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Posted in Built

Torre Reforma – Mexico City, Mexico

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Exterior  Construction
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Building: Torre Reforma
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Status: Under Construction (Expected Completion: 2015)
Architect: LBR&A
Structural Engineer: Arup
Sustainability & LEED Certification Consultant: Arup

AE Interests: Mixed-use building; Column free; Tallest Building in Latin America (245m, 800ft); Slim design contributes to energy efficiency; First LEED Platinum (pre)certified building in Latin America; Designed to withstand a 2500yr seismic event making it one of the most secure buildings in the region

Articles: 1

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Written by Emma Bradford

September 10, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Melbourne Recital Centre – Melbourne, Australia

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Exterior  Interior
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Building: Melbourne Recital Centre
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Status: Completed 2009
Architect: Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM)
Acoustic Consultant: Arup Acoustics
Engineering: Bonacci Group

AE Interests: World-class acoustic design; Interior clad in Australian hoop pine; Interior paneling provides reflective ledges and sound diffusions; “Box-in-box” arrangement reduces outside noise

Videos: 1
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Written by Emma Bradford

September 10, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Posted in Built

KAFD Conference Center – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Exterior  Interior
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Building: King Abdullah Financial District Conference Center
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Status: Under Construction (Anticipated Completion: 2015)
Architect: SOM
Landscape Architect: HM White
Structural Engineer: SOM

AE Interests: Extension of angular desert landscape; “Solar chimney” ventilation; Designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification; Hypertufa growing medium developed to allow plant growth on roof and walls; Flexible conferencing; Multipurpose event hall
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Written by Emma Bradford

September 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Prada Transformer – Seoul, South Korea

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Building Lit Up  4 Events  Crane and Structure
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Building: Prada Transformer
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Status: Completed 2009 (Temporary structure, Dismantled 2009)
Architect: Rem Koolhaas of OMA
Structural Engineer: Eunmin S&D

AE Interests: Wrapped in polyvinyl skin developed by U.S. Army; Four cranes lift and rotate structure; Four basic shapes host four different types of events; Steel framing; Complex connections between steel shapes

Videos: 1

Articles: 1
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Written by Emma Bradford

September 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Posted in Built