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Yellow Tree House Restaurant – Auckland, New Zealand

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Yellow Treehouse 1  Yellow Treehouse 2
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Building: Yellow Treehouse Restaurant (The Redwoods Treehouse)
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Architect: Pacific Environments Architects Ltd. (PEL)
Engineers: Holmes Consulting
Project Managers: The Building Intelligence Group
Building Contractors: NZ Strong and Citywide Construction Ltd
Year: 2008-2009

AE Interest: Elevated treetop walkway, built 10 meters high in a redwood tree, chrysalis shape as reflection of natural surroundings, vertical timber fins for natural cooling and lighting, secured to trunk with steel saddles, had to account for fire safety.
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Written by Holly Ashford

September 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm

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Prahran Hotel – Victoria, Australia

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Prahran Hotel 1 Prahran Hotel 2
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Building: Prahran Hotel
Location: Victoria, Australia
Architect: Techne Architects
Structural Engineer: Parkhill Freeman
Contractor: Visual Builders
Pipe Manufacturer: Humes
Client: Sand Hill Road
Year: 2013

AE Interest: This small pub was originally established in 1940 and was reconstructed in 2013. The building now incorporates 17 concrete irrigation pipes, hanging garden elements, and a steel glazed courtyard providing ample natural lighting.
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Written by Holly Ashford

September 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Posted in Built

Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower – Stockholm, Sweden

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Victoria Tower 2  Victoria Tower 3  Victoria Tower 1
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Building: Victoria Tower
Location: Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Structural Engineer: Integra AB
MEP: AB Teknoplan
Client: Arthur Buchardt
Owner/Developer: Call Tower Invest AB
Year: 2011

AE Interest: Appearance changes with position of the viewer and changes in weather, curtain wall façade made up of 8 different types of glass, slight cantilever of top floors, clad entirely in glass, two-thirds of the walls are fully insulated, one of the tallest buildings in Stockholm.
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Written by Holly Ashford

September 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Posted in Built

Unbalance Hotel – Lima, Peru

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Unbalance Hotel 1  Unbalance Hotel 2
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Building: Unbalance Hotel
Location: Lima, Peru
Architect: OOIIO Architecture
Status: Design Development

AE Interest: Perched on a cliff edge, frames the Pacific Ocean, peculiar and unbalanced shape.
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Written by Holly Ashford

September 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Posted in Built

Fuel Station and McDonalds – Batumi, Georgia (Country)

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Fuel Station and McDonalds 1  Fuel Station and McDonalds 2
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Building: Fuel Station and McDonalds
Location: Batumi, Georgia
Architect: Giorgi Khmaladze (Khmaladze Architects)
Structural Engineer: Capiteli
MEP: Gulfstream
Kitchen Engineering: Franke
Exterior Lighting: Erco
Year: 2013
Client: Socar

AE Interest: Reflection pool, effective separation of dining space and vehicular services, small building footprint limitations, smooth transition between floors, cantilevered giant canopy with vegetation layer acting as an ecological shield for the dining customers from the fuel station, unique geometry.
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Written by Holly Ashford

September 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Posted in Built