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Liberal Arts and Science College- Doha, Qatar

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Building: Liberal Arts and Science College
Location: Doha, Qatar
Completed: 2003
Architect: Perkins + Will and Shunji Nagata/Fox & Company
Architect of record: Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko and Akamatsu/C+A
Structural Engineer: Arup
MEP Engineer: McGuire Engineers
Project Manager: KEO International Consultants

AE Interest: Perforated metal roof, secondary GRC panel skin to adapt to harsh climate, 30, 60, 90 degree parallelograms make up facade, mosaic layout of a typical Islamic city

Articles: 1, 2

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Written by Katelyn Beiter

December 6, 2012 at 2:06 am

Posted in Built

Academic Resource Centre- Scarborough, Ontario

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Building: Academic Resource Centre
Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Completed: 2003
Architect: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Structural Engineer: Peter Sheffield & Associates Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: Keen Engineering Co. Ltd
General Contractor: Walter Construction

AE Interest: exterior copper cladding, natural day lighting, exposed HVAC systems, organized based on idea of  boats being docked inside a grid, exposed steel framing

Articles: 1, 2, 3, 4

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Written by Katelyn Beiter

December 6, 2012 at 1:43 am

Posted in Built

Smith College Campus Center- Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Building: Smith College Campus Center
Location: Northampton, Massachusetts
Completed: 2003
Architect: Weiss/Manfredi Architects
Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates, Inc
MEP Engineer: Jaros, Baum, and Bolles Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: Fuss & O’Neill
Construction Manager: Daniel O’Connel’s Sons

AE intrest: White stained wood panel cladding, rainscreen made of wood, plywood, steel, and insulation, three separate buildings connected by a seismically safe bridge to the long, curved sky lit gallery, snowstorm protected skylight, serves as a pathway from street into campus

Articles: 1, 2, 3

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Written by Katelyn Beiter

December 6, 2012 at 1:11 am

Posted in Built

TV Asahi Headquarters- Tokyo, Japan

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Building: TV Asahi Headquarters
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2003
Architect: Fumihiko Maki + Maki & Associates
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group
Mechanical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
General Contractor: Takenaka Corporation

AE Interest: 90 ft high glass enclosed atrium, Glass Curtain Wall, 102,000 square feet floors, earthquake resistant reinforced concrete walls, walls tilted 3 degrees to prevent echos in studios, 396-foot-long Vierendeel truss, horizontal overhang for shading

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Katelyn Beiter

December 6, 2012 at 12:49 am

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The James H. Clark Center- Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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Building: The James H. Clark Center
Location: Palo Alto, California
Completed: 2003
Architect: Foster & Partners
Architect of record: MBT Architecture
Structural Engineer: Middlebrook & Louie
MEP Engineer: AlfraTech
Civil Engineer: Brian Kangas Faulk
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie

AE Interest: Glass Curtain Wall, external balconies are corridors, open, interactive laboratories, red-tiled canopies for solar shading, structural steel frame

Articles: 1, 2. 3
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Written by Katelyn Beiter

December 6, 2012 at 12:15 am

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The Cross # Towers- Seoul, Korea

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Building: The Cross # Towers
Location: Seoul, Korea
Status: In Progress
Architect: Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG)
Architect of Record: SIAPLAN
Engineer: ARUP
Lighting Engineer: Amsterdam

AE Interest: Interlocking horizontal and vertical towers, three dimensional space, different facades correspond to different solar conditions, bridges are “landscaped and equipped for activities usually restricted to the ground”

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Written by Katelyn Beiter

September 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm

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The New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse- Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Building: The New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse
Location: Los Angeles, California
Status: In Progress, Expected completion 2016
Architect: Perkins & Will
Engineer: Battle McCarthy

AE Interest: Solar power generator on south wall, stand alone glass wall, buried labyrinth tube for free cooling, steel structure can withstand potential external bomb blasts

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Written by Katelyn Beiter

September 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Posted in Built