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Lufthansa Aviation Center–Frankfurt, Germany

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Building: Lufthansa Aviation Center
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Completed: 2007
Architect: Ingenhoven Architects
Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek Ingenieure GmbH, Stuttgart
Project Management: Arcadis Homola GmbH & Co., Frankfurt

AE Interest: With energy conservation driving its design, the building utilizes double and triple-layered glass and advanced climate control tools, including one which regulates the building’s thermal mass in absorbing or releasing heat (hydronic loop system). The structure consists of 60-foot-spans of barrel-shaped steel, and consumes 335 kwH/sq ft in energy.

Articles: 1 , 2 , 3

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Written by Xiuzhu Shao

December 5, 2012 at 2:47 am

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Pontifical Lateran University–Rome, Italy

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Building: Pontifical Lateran University
Location: Rome, Italy
Completed: 2007
Architect: King Roselli Architetti
Structural Engineer: Proges Engineering-Andrea and Pierfrancesco Imbrenda
General Contractor: C.P.C.- Technodir

AE Interest: Library addition to the university. Movement is invoked through a brick structure that mimics the appearance of a tower of books. Interior space is arranged according to the idea of shelves.

Articles: 1 , 2 , 3

Written by Xiuzhu Shao

December 5, 2012 at 12:46 am

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Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts–St.Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Building: Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Completed: 2006
Architect: Fumihiko Maki & Maki and Associates
Structural Engineer: Jacobs Facilities Inc.
MEP Engineer: General Planner/Shah Kawasaki Architects
General Contractor: McCarthy Construction

AE Interest: Limestone cladding and modernized aesthetics. The building is designed around a vaulted atrium and maximizes open space by concentrating all fixed core elements at the ends of the building.

Articles: 1 , 2 , 3

Written by Xiuzhu Shao

December 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

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The National Art Center–Tokyo,Japan

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Building: The National Art Center
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2007
Architect: Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates
Structural Engineering: Nihon Sekkei Inc. Susumu Nakagawa
Mechanical Engineer: Nihon Sekkei, Inc. Kunio Tani

AE Interest: Strong geometry comprised of two inverted cones; usable floor area maximized

Articles: 1 , 2 , 3

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Written by Xiuzhu Shao

December 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

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21_21 Design Sight—Tokyo, Japan

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Building: 21_21 Design Sight
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2007
Architect: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates + Nikken Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Mechanical Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Main Contractor: Takanaka Corporation + Taisei Corporation

AE Interest: The structure consists of two trapezoidal buildings which form a triangular figure. The structure is designed for fluidity through large, folded-steel roofs that taper towards the ground. This building is part of the Tokyo Midtown project, which aimed to channel the timeless elegance of Manhattan real estate.

Articles: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4

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Written by Xiuzhu Shao

December 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

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The Gate – Doha, Qatar

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Building: The Gate – Doha, Qatar
Location: Doha, Qatar
Completed: 2011
Architect: MZ Architects and Partners
Structural Engineer: Halcrow Yolles
Main Contractor: Ammico Contracting Co. (First Phase)

AE Interest: Mixed-use space with glass/energy technologies; use of smart technology to automatically optimize power usage.

Articles: 1
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Written by Xiuzhu Shao

September 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

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Naoshima Ferry Terminal – Kagawa, Japan

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Building: Naoshima Ferry Terminal – Kagawa, Japan
Location: Kagawa prefecture, Kagawa Gun, Naoshima Cho 2249-40, Japan
Architect: SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa)
Construction: Kajima Corporation
Completed 2006

AE Interest: Expansive roof with minimal columns and glass walls. Open, lighted spaces include the waiting area, café, and visitors center.

Article: 1, SANAA gallery

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Written by Xiuzhu Shao

September 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Posted in Built