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KPOP Curve – Segngnam-si, South Korea

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KPOP Curve 2  KPOP Curve 1
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Building: KPOP Curve
Location: Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Architect: Moon Hoon
Completion: 2014
Structure Engineering: POWER
Construction: JEHYO
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Guekdong Engineering

AEinterest: Complex geometric curved structure, two sided wall illusion, primarily concrete, natural light manipulation.

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Written by Marco Munoz

September 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Posted in Built

Mont De Marsan Mediatheque – Mont-de-Marsan, France

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Mont De Marsan  Mediatheque 2  mont new
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Building Name: Mont De Marsan Mediatheque
Location:Place De La Caserne Bosque, Mont-de-Marsan, France
Architect: Archi5
Completion: 2012
Associate Architect: Borja Huidobro
Engineer: Mizrahi

AEinterest: Square geometric form, outer façade acts as a mirror, diagonal grid outer wall, complex geometric form for courtyard, event diffusion of light in the courtyard.
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Written by Marco Munoz

September 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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Medieval Museum In Waterford – Waterford, Ireland

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Medival Musuem 1  medival musuem floor plan
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Building: Medieval Museum in Waterford
Location: Cathedral Square, Waterford, Ireland
Completion: 2013
Architects: Waterford City Council Architects
Design Team: Waterford City Council Architects
Structural and Civil Engineer: Frank Fox & Associates Consultant Engineers
Project Manager: Malone O’Regan Consultants Engineers
Main Contractor: Tom O’Brien Construction Ltd

AEinterest: Building has complex geometric shape, complex shape due to surrounding buildings,  incorporation of medieval structure, complex front façade, mainly concrete structure.
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Written by Marco Munoz

September 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Posted in Built

Darlarna Media Library – Falun, Sweden

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Darlarna 1st  Darlarna 2

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Building: Darlarna Media Library
Location: Falun, Sweden
Architect: ADEPT
Completion: 2014
Engineer: Ramböll Sweden Ab, Sweco Systems Ab, Brandyskyddslaget
Contractor: HMB Construction Ab

AEinterest: Spiral floor plan, hexagonal shape, accommodating acoustic abilities, highly polished exterior panels, extensive wood cladding, and adequate natural lighting in outer sections.

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Written by Marco Munoz

September 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Posted in Built

Nk’ Mip Desert Culture Center – Osoyoos, Canada

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new desert  Nk' Desert Cultural center 2
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Building: Nk’ Mip Desert Culture Centre
Location: Osoyoos, BC VOH, Canada
Architects: DIALOG
Architect in charge: Bruce Haden
Project Architect: Brandy Dunlop
Structural Engineering: Equilibrium Consulting Inc.
Mechanical Engineering: Cobalt Engineering
Electrical Engineering: MCL Engineering
General Contractor: Greyback Construction

AEinterest: Partial submerged building, materials that reflect the surroundings, sustainable usage of surroundings, optimized solar performance, glazing on south and west sides, insulated wall, green roof, 20 to 50% savings on forced air system.

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Written by Marco Munoz

September 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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1911 Revolution Museum – Wuchang, China

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1911 Revolution Musuem 1  1911 Revolution Musuem 2
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Building: 1911 Revolution Museum
Location: Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubie, China
Completion: 2011
Architects: CADI
Architects in charge: Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei

AEinterest: Pillar-less exhibition hall, complex symmetric geometry, steel frame structure, efficient construction, high quality environmental friendly materials, reduced usage of concrete, energy efficient air system.

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Written by Marco Munoz

September 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Built