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House 1a – London, U.K.

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Building Name: House 1a / Camera Jewel House
Location: East Finchley, London N2
Year: 2001
Architect: Tonkin Liu
Structural Engineer: Atelier One

AE Interests: reflecting pool, camera obscura studio, house and studio facades face and reflect each other

Written by Marilyn Newberry

June 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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Building Name: Stadthaus
Location: 24 Murray Grove, London N1 7FB, UK
Architect: Waugh Thistleton Architects
Structural Engineers: KLH and Techniker LTD
Contractor: Telford Homes PLC
Year: 2009

AE Interests: tallest timber structure in the world (nine stories), billed as carbon-negative

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Written by Marilyn Newberry

June 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm

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Miguel Delibes Cultural Center – Valladolid, Spain

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Architect: Ricardo Bofill, Taller de Arquitectura
Location: Valladolid, Spain
Builder: UTE Auditorio (Zarzuela s.a. / Dragados)
Engineering: Proyectes (Carlos Morancho) / Eduardo Palao (structure)
Acoustic Engineering: XU Acoustique
Total Surface Area: 40,000 sqm
Completed: 2007
Cost: €40,000,000
Photographs: Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

AE Interests: curtain walls suuporting covered plaza, continuous reddish wall through front facade; undulating roof line reflects surrounding hills and music inside; interiors encourage movement, flow, and interaction throughout building
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Written by Marilyn Newberry

September 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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Oaxaco House and Studio – Oaxaca, Mexico

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Building: Oaxaca House and Studio
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Completion: 2008
Architect: Taller de Arquitectura, Mauricio Rocha
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Construction: Francisco López
Structural: Grupo Sai
Size: 180 sqm

AE Interests: structural system of wood beams to support staggered volumes, cantilevered exterior and interior staircases, concept of “garden with a house as opposed to a house with a garden”
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Written by Marilyn Newberry

September 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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Volkswagen Plant – Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.

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Building: Volkswagen Plant
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Completion: 2010, operational 2011
Architect: SSOE Group
Structural: SSOE Group
Mechanical: W.J. O’Neil Co.
Sustainability: Vertegy
Contractor: SSOE Group
Size: 2.5 million sq-ft

AE Interests: first and only automotive manufacturing plant in the world to receive LEED Platinum; recycled 78% of construction waste; reflective roofing material
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Written by Marilyn Newberry

September 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Calgary, Alberta

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Building: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Location: 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta
Completion: 2011
Architect: Stantec Architecture
Structural: Stantec Engineering
Project Manager and Design Builder: CANA Construction
Size: 44,000 sq-ft

AE Interests: innovative structural system to provide exhibition space; floating red “box” over glass entrance; elevated platorfms reflect atheletes’ status as well as integrate with site geography
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Written by Marilyn Newberry

September 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Extension – Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Building: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Location: 280 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts
Completion: 2012
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Burt, Hill and Stantec
Structural and MEP Engineer: Buro Happold
Civil Engineer: Nitsch Engineering
Construction Manager: Shawmut Design and Construction
Construction Cost: $140 million
Size of Addition – 70,000 sq-ft

AE Interests: targeted for LEED Gold by using geothermal wall system, daylight harvesting, and use of local and responsibly sourced materials; slanted curtain walls; steel, glass, and prepatinated copper cladding
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Written by Marilyn Newberry

September 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Built