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Peñalolen Velodrome – Santiago, Chile

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Building: Peñalolen Velodrome
Location: Santiago, Chile
Status: Completed (2013)
Architect: Iglesis Prat Arquitectos
Structural Engineer: RG Ingenieros (Patricio Recabal)

AE Interest: Large suspended roof, designed with steel frames that form a tensile structure, articulated frames make up long spans, perimeter walls are made up of metal enclosures that facilitate the incorporation of natural light

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Written by nicogiraldo92

September 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

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Florida Polytechnic Science, Innovation and Technology Building – Lakeland, Florida, U.S.

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Building: Florida Polytechnic Science, Innovation and Technology Building
Location: Lakeland, FL, U.S.
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Architect of Record: Alfonso Architects
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

AE Interest: concrete and steel columns arranged vertically to allow light to flow in, features a prominent glass and steel cupola with an operable louver system, individual hydraulic pistons operate each of the 94 louvers, continuous pergola defined by 84 arched aluminum “leaves” shade the upper level terraces and ground-level arcades

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Written by nicogiraldo92

September 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

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Ilham Baru – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Building: Ilham Baru
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Status: Under Construction (expected completion in 2014)
Architect: Foster + Partners
Associate Architect: SA Architects

AE Interest: Innovative self-bracing rigid structure, large column-free spaces acomodate its mixture of functions

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Written by nicogiraldo92

September 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

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Willis Headquarters at Lime Street – London, U.K.

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Building: Willis Headquarters a Lime Street
Location: London, UK
Status: Completed, 2008
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural Engineer: Whitbybird
Client:   The British Land Co plc, Stanhope plc

AE Interest: distinctive saw-tooth design to prevent overheating, reduce air conditioning usage and optimize the amount of natural light, a six-story planted “green wall” concept on the North side façades encourages biodiversity on the site, building services equipment is all highly energy efficient and centrally controlled to maximize performance.

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Written by nicogiraldo92

September 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

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Electric Ramps At The Old Centre – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

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Building: Electric Ramps At The Old Centre
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Status: Complete
Architects: Roberto Ercilla + Miguel Angel Campo
Technical Architect: Gorka Sagasti

AE Interest: The basic stainless steel and glass portico acts similarly to the shots of a film rotating around a virtual axis in sequences of one meter distances, strong emphasis on functionality given extreme winter conditions in Vitoria

Photos by Cesar Martin

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Written by nicogiraldo92

September 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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