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New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium

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Building Name: New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium
Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
Architects: COBE Architects and Transform Architects
Structural Engineer: Sweco
Year Completed: 2013

AE Interests: Aluminum facade holds building together, reflects light and color from mountains, scaly surface due to aluminum shingles

Other Notes: Received Porsgrunn Municipality’s building practice prize 2013

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Written by Trevor Greenberg

September 10, 2014 at 10:38 am

Posted in Built

Underwater Museum of Egypt

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Building Name: Underwater Museum of Egypt
Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Architect: Jacques Rougerie
Structural Engineer: Jacques Rougerie (Engineering Design)
Year Completed: Under Construction since 2010

AE Interests: First Underwater Museum of Egypt, four large structures shaped like sailboats, sixteen to twenty feet deep, underwater tunnels made of fiberglass.

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Written by Trevor Greenberg

September 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Library in Anzin

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Building Name: Library in Anzin
Location: Anzin, France
Main Architect: Dominique Coulon
Design Team: Steve Letho Duclos and Sarah Brebbia
Structural Engineer: Philippe Clément, BATISERF
Year Completed: 2010

AE Interests: Wrapped in slices of concrete, contains many examples of triangular geometry, covered with large white veils that reflect light, looks like origami.
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Written by Trevor Greenberg

September 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Posted in Built

Bishan Public Library

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Building Name: Bishan Public Library
Location: Singapore
Architect: LOOK Architects
Structural Engineer: Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Year Completed: 2006

AE Interests: Concrete Structure, floor slabs minimize use of columns, skylights and colored-glass filter daylight into many colors.

Other Interesting Info: Main faςade contains cubical pods above street, large atrium connects all floors to spark conversation.
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Written by Trevor Greenberg

September 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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Imperial War Museum – Manchester, England, U.K.

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Building Name: Imperial War Museum
Location: Manchester, U.K.
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Interiors: Casson Mann
Year Completed: 2014

AE Interests: Connected with surrounding park, barrel vaulted roof, aircraft held by concrete fins that widen at the top.
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Written by Trevor Greenberg

September 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Posted in Built