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Circa Art Gallery on Jellicoe – Johannesburg, South Africa

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full view  CIRCA on Jellicoe  floor plan view

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Building: Circa Art Gallery on Jellicoe
Location: Rosebank Johannesburg, South Africa; 2 Jellicoe Ave.
Architects: studioMAS architects + urban design
Structural Engineer: Vela VKE Consulting
Chief Contractor: Murray-Dickson
Project Year: 2009
Size: 3 levels of exhibition space

AE Interests: used as an art gallery and is an attempt at making the actual gallery a part of the art as well, inspired by nature utilizing order with chaos and a unique spiral walkway 360 degrees around the oval-shaped structure

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Written by Ian Moffatt

September 8, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Posted in Built

Norton Rose Fulbright Building – Johannesburg, South Africa

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Building: Norton Rose Fulbright Building
Location: Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa; 15 Alice Ln.
Architect: Paragon Architects
Structural Engineer: Sotiralis Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Adaptive Resource Engineers
Chief Contractor: Tiber Construction
Facade Contractor: Andrew Riley & Associates
Completion: May 2014
Size: 6 floor basement, 16 story highrise

AE Interests: north and south facades are wrapped in a glass skin of randomly alternating clear, grey, and translucent glass; the east and west facades implement hand-formed aluminium boxes that are set around incised glass lines, due to the abstract patterns and unique surfaces these materials alter dynamically according to light and atmosphere changes; has achieved a Four Star Green Star SA – Office Design rating because of these factors

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Written by Ian Moffatt

September 8, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Posted in Built

The Diamond Building – Johannesburg, South Africa

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Building: The Diamond Building
Location: CBD Johannesburg, South Africa; 11 Diagonal Street
Architect: Murphy/Jahn, Inc. Architect
Associate Architect: Louis Karol Architects
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Mechanical Engineer: Biederman Finn
Completion: 1984
Size: 22 floors (2 below ground)

AE Interests: Fifteenth tallest building in Johannesburg at 262 ft., glass curtain wall facade, in use as a multi-functional office building, concrete structure designed to facilitate a slip-form core and flying forms for floor construction

Written by Ian Moffatt

September 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Posted in Built

Alexander Forbes Headquarters – Johannesburg, South Africa

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Building: Alexander Forbes Headquarters
Location: Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa; 115 West St.
Architect: Paragon Architects
Structural Engineers: PERI
Consulting Engineers: Sotiralis Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd
Chief Contractor: WBHO/Tiber Joint Venture
Facade Contractor: Rohde Roofing CC
Completion: 2014
Size: 8 floors, 36,950 sq meters

AE Interests: recipient of the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture for 2014 in the built category, accommodates Alexander Forbes’ 2,200 member Johannesburg staff, 4-Star Green Star office design rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), S-shaped scallop walls on the west and east facing walls, flat concrete slab with slanted concrete column structure

Written by Ian Moffatt

September 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Posted in Built