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Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall – Quebec, Canada

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City Hall New Entrance  City Hall Old Entrance
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Building: Saint Roch-de-l’Archigan City Hall
Location: Quebec, Canada
Architects: Affleck de la Riva Architects
Design Architect: Richard de la Riva
Project Manager: Richard de la Riva
Structural/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer: Leroux Beaudoin Hurens
Year: 2012

AE Interests: The city hall was originally a convent built in 1881. The project creates a dialogue between the restored heritage building and a contemporary addition housing a new entry lobby, elevator and stair-tower. Combining artisanal materials with contemporary materials, the addition provides a spacious, naturally lit lobby and up-to-date vertical circulation.
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Written by Yenny Wu Goss

September 12, 2014 at 1:20 am

Posted in Built

Liberty Mutual Boston Heaquarters – Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Liberty Mutual Boston Headquarters Exterior
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Building: LIberty Mutual Boston Headquarters
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Architects: CBT Architects
Structural Engineer: Colby Company Engineering
Consulting Engineer: Bard Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers

AE Interest: window façade relates to the surrounding historical buildings, LEED Silver, won Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award 2014
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Written by Yenny Wu Goss

September 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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Rocks Police Station – Sydney, Australia

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Rocks Police Station Exterior  Rocks Rolice Station Interior
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Building Name: Rocks Police Station
Location: Sydney, Australia
Architects: Welsh+Major
Structural Engineer: Shreeji Consultant
Year: 2013

AE Interest: The architecture celebrates the imposing, austere qualities of the former Police Station building, whilst activating adjacent public space. Won the 2014 NSW AIA Architecture Award for Heritage-Conservation.

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Written by Yenny Wu Goss

September 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

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Ace Hotel – Dowtown Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Ace Hotel Exterior  Theater
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Buidling: Ace Hotel restoration
Location: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Original Architects: C. Howard Crane
Restoration Architects: Commune Design, GREC Architects, LLC
Structural Engineer: Nabih Youseef Associates

AE Interest: combines 1920’s Hollywood glamour and modern minimalism, formerly known as Grauman’s United Artists Theater
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Written by Yenny Wu Goss

September 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Built