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Chausseestrasse 43 – Berlin, Germany

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Building Name: Chausseestrasse 43
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Structural & MEP Engineer: PORR
Completion: 2015

AE Interest: Complex form. Libeskind-designed 3D metallic stoneware tile facade designed to clean themselves and the air.

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Written by Justin Nevill

September 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

360º Building – São Paulo, Brazil

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Building Name: 360º Building
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Completion: 2013
Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Structural Engineering: Esteng Estrutural Engenharia
Design Team: Gabriel Bicudo, Manoel Maia
Collaborators: Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
General Contractor: Barbara Engenharia e Construção Ltda

AE Interest: Vertical stack of “houses with yards” provides private outdoor space. Open ground floor increases communal space.
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Written by Justin Nevill

September 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Posted in Built

Støperiet (The Iron Foundry) – Bergen, Norway

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Building Name: Støperiet (The Iron Foundry)
Location: Bergen, Norway
Completion: 2013
Architect: Link Arkitektur
Construction: Rambøll Norway

AE Interest: Preservation & modernization. Cantilever over/support through historic structure. Downtown revitalization. Fenestration dictated by structural design.
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Written by Justin Nevill

September 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Posted in Built

Ardmore Residence – Singapore

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Building Name: Ardmore Residence
Location: Singapore
Architect: UNStudio –  Ben van Berkel et al
Local architects: Architects A61, Singapore
Structure: Webstructures, Singapore
Mechanical & Electrical Consulting Engineers: J Roger Preston, Singapore
Façade: Arup, Singapore
Construction: Shimizu Corporation
Completed 2013

AE Interest: Complex, organic form. Precast concrete facade also serves as structure and brise soleil with some panels spanning four floors. Elevated structure creates green space.

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Written by Justin Nevill

September 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Posted in Built

Angkasa Raya – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Building Name: Angkasa Raya
Location: Singapore
Completion: 2016
Architect: Buro Ole Scheeren
Associate Architect: Chee Ang Architect
Executive Architect: RSP Architects
Structural Engineering: Ranhill Consulting
Building Services Engineering: Ranhill Consulting
Façade Consultant: Front Inc
Façade: Arup
Geotechnical Engineering: G&P Geotechnics
Sustainability Consultant: ZED-G&P
Local architects: Architects A61
Structure: Webstructures

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Mechanical & Electrical Consulting Engineers: J Roger Preston
Wind Engineering: CPP Wind Engineering & Air Quality

AE Interest: Open-slab ground floors and “Sky Levels” on floors 33-36 integrate public space at multiple levels of structure. Aluminum solar shades reduce solar gain with minimal material. Rainwater harvesting, insulated green roofs, irrigation re-circulation, daylighting, and natural ventilation increase sustainability.

Written by Justin Nevill

September 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Under Construction