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KPN Telecom Office Tower – Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Building:  KPN Telecom Office Tower
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Address: Wilhelminakade 123
Design
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Consultant: Royal HaskoningDHV (previously Corsmit Consulting Engineering)
Graphic Design Consultant (for screen): Studio Dumbar
Height: 96.5 m (316 ft)
Completion: 2000

AE Interest: central vertical core, taller tower has 5.9° incline (same angle as suspension cables of nearby Erasmus Bridge), lateral stability of tower secured by 45 m (148 ft) high steel arm connecting to center point of screen facade, facade is curtain wall of 3600 sm (38750 sf), facade has grid of 896 24V lights capable of being seen from as far as 2 km (1.24 mi) [a]
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Written by Ryan Boehm

September 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Posted in Built

Lowara Offices – Montecchio, Italy

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Building: Lowara Offices
Location: Montecchio, Italy
Address: Via Vittorio Lombardi, 14 36075
Design
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Structural Consultant: Favero & Milan
Size: 17.5 m by 120 m (57 ft by 394 ft)
Completion: 1986

AE Interest: catenary curve (lightweight roof, helps alleviate noise problems), aerodynamic form allows micro-climate to be maintained [a], structure clearly visible (front support stands determine window shape, raised foundations seen in decorative floor pattern, corrugated iron roof painted and used as interior) [b]
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Written by Ryan Boehm

September 7, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Posted in Built

The Great Wall of WA – North Western Australia

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Building:  The Great Wall of WA
Location: North Western Australia
Design
Architect: Luigi Rosselli
Project Architects: Kristina Sahlestrom, Edward Birch, David Mitchell
Builder: Jaxon Construction
Rammed Earth Contractor: Murchison Stabilised Earth Pty Ltd
Structural Consultant: Pritchard Francis
Environmental Consultant: Floyd Energy
Area: 230 sm (2476 sf)
Completion: 2015

AE Interest: rammed earth construction, naturally cooled, Cor-Ten steel cyclonic shade frame, sliding curved glass windows on chapel protect from sand storms, gold anodized aluminum sheets on chapel ceiling, skylight at apex of chapel, rear walls of residences buried by meter-deep sand dune [a]
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Written by Ryan Boehm

September 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Built