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Foundation Luis Vuitton – Paris, France

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Building: Foundation Luis Vuitton
Location: Paris France
Completion: 2014
Architect: Gehry Partners, Frank Gehry
General Contractor: VINCI Construction
MEP  and Civil Engineer: Setec Batiment

AE Interests: Gives the impression of movement with curved glass panels, no concrete pillars, steel girders protrude out at variety of angles, panels for the white blocks are white fiber reinforced concrete, glass saves energy with a silk filter printed on the panels (reflects half of the exterior light) supported by wooden beams, fastenings allow for movement, deep foundation accounts for overhangs and imbalances to wind

Written by Annabel Cook

July 15, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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Santa Caterina Market renovation – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Santa Caterina Market renovation
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2005
Architect: Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabie EMBT
General Structural Engineer: Robert Brufau
Roof Engineer: Jose María Velaso
Housing Engineer: Miquel Llorens
Ceramic Manufacturer: Toni Cumella

AE Interests: Eccentric new roof flying over the walls of a neoclassical market, irregular arches with interior wood cladding and center bracing. It was an attempt by the city authorities to control complexity in the area’s development. The architects consolidated what had been the broken, irregular path of the unrealized avenue, in contrast to the urban-scale order that would have been imposed over the winding maze of medieval streets.

Written by Annabel Cook

July 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

Posted in Built

Limoges Concert Hall – Limoges, France

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Building: Limoges Concert Hall
Location: Limoges, France
Completion: 2007
Architect: Bernard Tschumi Architects
Local Architect: Atelier 4
Structural Engineers: Technip TPS
Acoustics: CIAL

AE Interests: Double envelope: an outer skin made of wood arcs and translucent rigid poly-carbonate sheets and an inner acoustical envelope of locally grown Douglas fir, meant to filter light, heat and acoustics. A good example of energy conservation and use of renewable materials.

Written by Annabel Cook

June 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2012 – Stuttgart, Germany

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Building: ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Completion: 2012
Architects:  University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
Structural Engineers: Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart

AE Interests: Double curved shape pavilion, entirely robotically fabricated from carbon and glass fiber composites, directional stress distributions with unidirectional layer structure,  anisotropic fiber for directed load transfer, fiber optic sensors continuously monitor the stress and strain variations

Written by Annabel Cook

June 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

Posted in Built

Glacier Skywalk – Jasper, Canada

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Building: Glacier Skywalk
Location: Jasper, Canada
Completion: 2014
Architects: Sturgess Architecture
Structural Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting Engineers
Construction: PCL Construction Manegement, Inc

AE Interests: Cantilevered corten steel and glass structure, parabola shaped, trapezoidal box girders supported at the cliff, then extended curved end is cable supported

Written by Annabel Cook

June 11, 2015 at 4:29 pm

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Ribbon Chapel – Hiroshima, Japan

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Building: Ribbon Chapel
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Completion: 2013
Architects: NAP Architects
Structural Engineers: Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, S structure

AE Interests: Free standing chapel, use of titanium zinc alloy, a three-dimensional brace and hoop effect for resisting horizontal and outward forces, pendulum-type base isolation, overhang-type tuned mass damper (TMD), dot point glazing (DPG) arms

Written by Annabel Cook

June 11, 2015 at 10:45 am

Posted in Built

Harbin Cultural Island – Harbin, China

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Building: Harbin Cultural Island
Location: Harbin, China
Completion: Under Construction
Architects: MAD Architects
Associate Engineer: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)
Structural Engineer: Inhabit Group, China Jingye Engineering Co., Ltd
Mechanical Engineer: Chinese PLA General Armament Institute of Engineering Design
Acoustics:  Zhanggui Acoustics Research Institute of Shanghai Modern Design Group

AE Interests: Theater and cultural center, custom-made pure white aluminum cladding, skylight for natural daylight, wood designed for best acoustical effects, white stone and concrete are used as part of the structural walls

Articles: MAD Website

Written by Annabel Cook

June 10, 2015 at 11:37 am

Posted in Built

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