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Nordpark Cable Railway – Innsbruck, Austria

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Norpark Norpark 2

Building: Nordpark Cable Railway
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Status: Completed 2007
Architect: Zaha Hadid
Structural Engineers: Baumann, Obholzer Ziviltechniker, and Bollinger Grohmann Scheider ZT
Lighting Consultant: Zumbotel Lighting GmbH
Contractor: STRABAG AG

AE Interests: Connects 4 stations, base made from reinforced concrete, structure made with steel, cladding done with thermoformed glass, complex geometry, includes 820 foot long cable stayed bridge

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Written by Heriberto Fernandez

December 11, 2012 at 4:15 am

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Arabian Public Library – Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.

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Arabian Library 1 Arabian Library 2

Building: Arabian Public Library
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: Richärd + Bauer
General Contractor: Redden Construction, Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: Kunka Engineering Inc.

AE Interests: Inspired by the canyons of Arizona, full length windows draw in light from the interior courtyard and views of the surrounding mountains, designed for maximum energy efficiency, made from 42.8% recycled material, the building utilizes low VOC paints, and an underfloor HVAC system circulates air, lowering the temperature of the outdoor courtyard and making it bearable even in the Arizona sun

Articles: 1 2
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Written by Heriberto Fernandez

December 11, 2012 at 3:46 am

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Glenstone Residence and Art Museum – Potomac, Maryland, U.S.

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Glenstone Glenstone 2

Building: Glenstone Residence and Art Museum
Location: Potomac, Maryland
Status: Completed 2007
Architect: Gwathmey Siegel and Associates

AE Interests: private residence as well as an art museum, the structure is part of an assemblage of buildings and outdoor sculptures, the 22,000-square-foot museum is a multiple volume, single-level structure clad in zinc panels and French limestone. A large, naturally lit sculpture gallery is the organizing element for a sequence of 18-feet-high gallery spaces with state-of-the-art museum environmental controls, and an administrative office suite.
Articles: 1
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Written by Heriberto Fernandez

December 11, 2012 at 3:24 am

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Parque Biblioteca España – Medellin, Colombia

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Parque Biblioteca Parque Biblioteca 2

Building: Parque Biblioteca España
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Status: Completed 2007
Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Collaborating Architects: Andrés Sarmiento, Juan Manuel Gil, Freddy Pantoja, Camilo Mora, Pedro Saa, Alejandro Piña, Iván Ucros, Gustavo Vásquez
Structural Engineers: Sergio Tobón and Alberto Ashner

AE Interests: brick and stucco structure, boulder like structures inspired by the terrain of the Andes Mountains, the three masses are linked together by a rectilinear concrete podium, uses natural day-lighting, exterior is enclosed by a dark stone tile fabricated in the surrounding region known as “cafe pinto”,  total costs of about $4 million,
Articles: 1 2
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Written by Heriberto Fernandez

December 11, 2012 at 2:56 am

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Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop – Kanagawa, Japan

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Kanagawa 1 Kanagawa 2

Building: Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop
Location: Kanagawa, Japan
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: Junya Ishigami and Associates
Structural Engineer: Yasutaka Konishi

AE Interests: exterior walls of thin glass, delicate thin steel columns, natural day lighting
Articles: 1

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Written by Heriberto Fernandez

December 11, 2012 at 2:27 am

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Tall Tree and the Eye – London, England, U.K.

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Structure: Tall Tree and the Eye
Location: As seen inRoyal Academy of Arts courtyard. This is now at the Guggenheim Bilbao.

Status: Completed in 2009
Architect/Sculptor: Anish Kapoor

AE Interests: Perfectly placed stainless steel spheres create a feel of undefinable ascension.

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Written by Heriberto Fernandez

October 1, 2012 at 1:20 am

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Temenos – Middlesbrough, England, U.K.

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Building: Temenos
Location: Middlesbrough, England
Status: Completed 2010
Architect/Sculptor: Anish Kapoor
Structural Designer: Cecil Balmond
Civil Engineer: Balfour Beatty
Consulting Engineer: Tony Gee and Partners LLP

AE Interest: 64 points of longitude, 49 curves, wires held in tension, structure stands 50 meters high and 110 meters long; one of the largest public artworks in the world

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Written by Heriberto Fernandez

September 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Posted in Built