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Ewha Womans University Campus Center – Seoul, South Korea

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Building: Ewha Womans University Campus Center
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Status: Completed 2008
Architect: Dominique Perrault
Structural Engineer: VP & Green Ingenerie
Mechanical Engineer: HIMEC
Civil Engineer: CG E&C

AE Interests: sensitivity to landscape, rebuilt the site’s original topography, concrete-framed structure divided into cloned halves by a valley, which resembles contemporary intervention in the landscape, granite pavers cover walking paths, insulated glazed walls supported by stainless-steel-clad aluminum framing system provide light to low interior levels, doorways provide alterations from continuos curtain walls, green roof, energy conservation of up to 25%, concrete core activation system that optimizes air flow.

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

December 11, 2012 at 3:36 am

Posted in Built

Tokyo Midtown – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Tokyo Midtown
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Status: Completed 2007
Main Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Primary Developer: Mitsui Fudosan
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Landscape Architect: EDAW

AE Interests: modeled after Manhattan real estate, approximately 5 million square feet, mix-usage of space (office, residential, retail, restaurant, and cultural components), has activity 24/7, consists of 6 buildings by multiple architects (including Suntory Museum of Art, 21_21 Design Sight, main plaza, shopping galleria, and 54-story office tower crowned by a five-star hotel- tallest building in Tokyo), SOM produced three main office buildings, boost sluggish economy,

Articles: 1, 2

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

December 11, 2012 at 3:11 am

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New Music Building at the Schulich School of Music – Montreal, Canada

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Building: New Music Building at the Schulich School of Music
Location: Montreal, Canada
Status: Completed 2005
Architect: Saucier + Perrotte with Menkes Shooner Dagenais Architectes
Structural Engineer: Saia Deslauriers Kadanoff Leconte Brisebois Blais
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Pellemon Inc. / BPR
Acoustics: ARTEC

AE Interest: location of building (on a busy street), borders main music building, connects old structure with the new structure, brings local topography into building design, accommodates evolving interior space design, building is designed to look like exposed strata that had eroded from large mountains, rectangular structure, eight stories, a deep concrete band on one side 20 feet up from the ground, long staggered strip windows, black and gray zinc cladding.

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

December 11, 2012 at 2:51 am

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Portland Aerial Tram – Portland, Oregon, U.S.

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Building: Portland Aerial Tram
Location: Portland, Oregon
Status: Completed 2006
Architect: Angelil/Graham/Pfenninger/Scholl (AGPS Architecture)
Structural Engineer: Arup
Facade Engineering Specialist: Dewhurst MacFarlane and Partners

AE Interests: a freestanding tower serves as the upper station, holds 1 million pounds of tram cars and cables, tram cars made of the coarsest available expanded-aluminum mesh gives shimmering effect of cars, required extensive wind testing, towers made of high tech wood laminates, tram cars go over Portland’s oldest national historic district, two parks, 13 streets, and 8 freeway lanes.

Articles: 1

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

December 11, 2012 at 2:26 am

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Al Haramain High Speed Rail – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia `

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Building: Al Haramain High Speed Rail
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Status: Under construction
Architect: Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: Dar Al Riyadh
Structural & Mechanical Engineers: Buro Happold
Landscape Architect: Capita Lovejoy
Lighting Consultant: Jason Bruges Associates

AE Interest: Complex flexible vaulted steel roof stands up to harsh climates, color coordinated stations, tradition gateway arches from Islamic style, solid facades to reduce solar gain, maximizes shading and use of daylight, glazed entrances hidden behind mashrabiya and deep overhanging roof canopies, stations oriented based on path of the sun, lighting, grey water recycling, superstructure.  `

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

September 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

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3Beirut – Beirut, Lebanon

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Building: 3Beirut
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Status: Under construction, complete in 2014
Architect: Foster + Partners
Co-Architects: Samir Khairallah & Partners
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: AME, Tambourji
Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic

AE Interest: North facade faces the harbor while the south facade side steps down in height integrating the buildings with the surroundings, green roofs, environmentally friendly, maximizes natural light and ventilation to reduce energy, sustainability, tourist attraction, pedestrian consideration, greenery.

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

September 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm

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Zayed National Museum – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Zayed National Museum
Location: Saaidyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Status: Under construction, complete in 2016
Architect: Foster + Partners
Local Architect: Planar
Engineers: WSP/BDSP AKT
Environmental Engineers: Transsolar

AE Interest: Sustainability, mix contemporary form with traditional Arabic design, five solar thermal towers act as thermal chimneys to control flow of cool air and draw the air up vertically, negative pressure on the lee of wing profiles draw the hot air out through air vents at the top of the towers, made of lightweight steel structures to resemble feathers on a bird’s wing.

Articles: 1

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

September 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Built