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Hermitage Plaza Towers – La Defense District, France

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Building: Hermitage Plaza Towers
Location: La Defense District, France
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineers: LERA
General Contractor: Turner Construction
To be Completed: 2019

AEInterest: Tallest in Western Europe (1,017ft), Diamond-shaped in plan, Tapers outwards as the grow in height, diagrid structure, BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, angled façade to provide self-shading and draw fresh air, technical rooms placed strategically to save space.

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Written by Laith Quntar

March 2, 2015 at 2:49 am

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Children’s Activity and Learning Center -Koh Kood, Thailand

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Building: Children’s Activity and Learning Center
Location: Koh Kood, Thailand
Completed: 2009
Architect: 24h-architecture
Local Architect: Habita Architects
Structural Engineer: Planning & Design Thailand
Structural Engineer for Wind-Tunnel Tests: Arup Thailand
Bamboo Consultant: Jörg Stamm

AEInterest: large organic translucent canopy that cantilevers up to eight meters, two bamboo columns anchor the structure, grouped members create flexible composite beams, Sustainable structure using local materials, bamboo’s natural openness facilitates excellent airflow through the Center

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Written by Laith Quntar

December 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

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Museo Soumaya – Mexico City, Mexico

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Building: Museo Soumaya
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architect: LAR / Fernando Romero
Structural Engineers: Arup/Gehry
Completed: 2011
Manufacturer: Geometrica

AEInterest: Shell is constructed of 28 curved steel columns of different sizes and diameters, facade is made of translucent concrete (airy but solid material) that filters light, skin made of  hexagonal aluminum modules to optimize conservation and durability, ceiling suspended from a cantilever

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Written by Laith Quntar

September 15, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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Dalian Shell Museum – Dalian, China

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Building: Dalian Shell Museum
Location: Dalian, China
Architect: The Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture of DUT
Engineering: The Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture of DUT
Contractor: Hunter Douglas Contract
Completed: 2009

AEInterest: overlapping roof made of QuadroClad, customizable light weight aluminum panels, stable metal honeycomb between the skins, fabrication technology used in aircrafts

Article: 1

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Written by Laith Quntar

September 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

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Tree Art Museum – Beijing, China

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Building: Tree Art Museum
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: Daipu Architects
Structural Engineer: Huang Shuangxi
Completed: 2009

AEInterest: Curvy concrete floorslab from the floor all the way to the roof, tilted concrete walls,  sloping exhibition rooms and offices, curtain walls allow for daylight to penetrate

Article: 1

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Written by Laith Quntar

September 11, 2014 at 4:38 pm

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FRAC Bretagne – Rennes, France

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Building: FRAC Bretagne
Location: Rennes, France
Architect: Studio OdileDecq
Structural Engineer: Batiserf / CARIG
Completed: 2012

AEInterest: Made of reinforced concrete treated with an engineered pigmentation process, steel used for cast in frame work and structural framing, massive blocks, complexity, tinted steel

Article: 1

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Written by Laith Quntar

September 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm

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El Aleph – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: El Aleph
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Completed: 2012
Architect: Foster and Partners
Collaborating Architect: Berdichevsky-Cherry
Structural Engineer: Jose Noberto, Galay and Buro Happold
M+E Engineer: Estudio Grinner

AEInterest: sustainable (recycled or local) materials, vaulted concrete structure, flexible glazed screens, bronzed aluminum glazing and sunscreens, façade oriented to protect from various sun intensities

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Written by Laith Quntar

September 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Posted in Built