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Visitor Reception Building, Novartis Campus – East Hanover, New Jersey, U.S.

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Novartis 2  Visitor 1

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Building: Visitor Reception Building
Location: Novartis Campus, East Hanover, New Jersey, U.S.
Completed: January 2013
Architect: Weiss/Manfredi
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates
Project Manager:  Christopher Ballentine
Construction Management: Sordoni Construction

AE Interest: solar array canopy at the parking area, pleated structural ceiling, perimeter walls enclosed in energy efficient coated, self-supporting glass, certified LEED Gold.
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Written by Jessica Martinez

September 10, 2014 at 11:22 pm

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Office Building 335, Novartis Campus – East Hanover, New Jersey, U.S.

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Novartis 1  Novartis 3

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Building: Office Building 335
Location: Novartis Campus, East Hanover, New Jersey, U.S.
Completed: December 2012
Architect: Weiss/Manfredi
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Cosentini Associates
Project Manager: Clifton Balch
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company

AE Interest: Ascending spiral of communal double-height living rooms to create a continuous and flexible work environment, oscillating acid etched, reflective clear glass curtain wall mirrors the landscape and fills the interior with light

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Written by Jessica Martinez

September 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

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Visitor Center, The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute – Williamstown, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Clark 1  Clark 1

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Building: Visitor Center
Location: The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Completed: 2014
Architect: Selldorf Architects, Gensler, Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand
Civil Engineer: Vincent P. Guntlow & Associates
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
Consulting Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber
Project Manager: Zubatkin Owner Representation
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company

AE Interest: Majority of materials used were recycled or locally sourced, “Ando concrete” poured into forms of birch plywood covered with phenolic surface film, integrated hydrological system links all of the campus buildings to the reflecting pool and landscape.

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Written by Jessica Martinez

September 10, 2014 at 2:21 am

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Thorncrown Chapel – Eureka Springs, Arkansas, U.S.

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Thorncrown 1  Thorncrown 2

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Building: Thorncrown Chapel
Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Completed: 1980
Architect: E. Fay Jones

AE Interest: Local pine used in a repeated wooden column and truss structure to mimic a forest within a forest, minimal site impact, received the 2006 AIA Twenty-five Year Award and named one of the AIA’s Top 10 structures of the 20th century.

Written by Jessica Martinez

September 9, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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Les Quinconces Cultural Center – Le Mans, France

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Quinconces 1  Quinconces 2
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Building: Les Quinconces Cultural Center
Location: Le Mans, France
Completed: 2014
Design Architect: Babin+Renaud
Associate Architect: Oab
Landscape Architect: Michel Desvigne
Structural Engineer: Grontmij Sechaud Bossuyt
Acoustical Engineer: ASE

AE Interest: Two separate volumes under one roof, the municipal theatre enveloped in a vertically striated glass curtain and the cinema multiplex clad in white stone, big pivoting shutters allow for a communal public space and interaction with the surrounding historic architecture.
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Written by Jessica Martinez

September 8, 2014 at 2:49 pm

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Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall – Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

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Landensgartenschau 1  Landensgartenschau 2  Landensgartenschau 3
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Building: Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall (also known as LaGa Exhibition Hall)
Location: Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Completed: 2014
Architect: ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart
Project Team: ICD Institute for Computational Design, ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, IIGS Institute of Engineering Geodesy, müllerblaustein Bauwerke GmbH, KUKA Roboter GmbH, Landesbetrieb Forst, Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd 2014 GmbH

AE Interest: Robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates and digital prefabricated insulation, waterproofing and cladding, lightweight biomimetic design inspired by skeletal systems of sea urchins, successful structural stability due to finger joint interlocking connections.
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Written by Jessica Martinez

September 8, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Built