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VCU Institute for Contemporary Art – Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

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Building: VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Status: New Construction, breaking ground 2013
AE Interest: Translucent glass walls introduce natural daylight, geothermal wells to heat and cool the building, green roofs insulate the ceiling and absorb storm water runoff.
Articles: 1   2
2012fallmwf

Written by Michael Van Shellenbeck

October 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

Posted in Built

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Architect: Aedas
Completion Date: Q4, 2013
Engineers: HDR Engineering, AECOM
General contractor: Sixco-Samsung Joint Venture
AE Interest: Alternative Energy, LEED Registered, Low-Emitting Materials, Water Efficient
Articles: 1
2012fallmwf

Written by Michael Van Shellenbeck

October 1, 2012 at 9:55 am

Posted in Built

Cité de l’Océan et du Surf – Biarritz, France

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Building: Cité de l’Océan et du Surf
Location: Biarritz, France
Architect: Steven Holl Architects, Solange Fabião
Completion Date: June, 2011
Structural Engineer: Betec & Vinci Construction Marseille
Lighting Design: L’Observatoire International
General contractor: Faura Silva, GTM Sud-Ouest Batiment
AE Interest: Sloping landscape and structure emulates the sea, while two glass boulders contain the restaurant and the surfer’s kiosk, mirroring actual boulders in the distance. Museum underneath the curved structure thematically is “under the sky, under the sea.”
Articles:  1   2
2012fallmwf

Written by Michael Van Shellenbeck

September 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Built