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A Path in the Forest – Tallinn, Estonia

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Building: A Path in the Forest
Location: Kadriorg Park, Tallinn, Estonia
Completed: 2011
Architects: Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Structural Engineer: Mutsuro Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Hiraiwa / SAPS (Sasaki and Partners)

AE Interests: installation, trail, delicate steel structure, connected with forest environment, curvilinear form

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Posted in Built

Merchant Square Footbridge – Paddington, London, U.K.

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Building: Merchant Square Footbridge
Location: Paddington, London, U.K.
Completed: 2014
Architect: Knight Architects
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical Engineer: Eadon Consulting
Lighting Design: Studio Fractal
Landscape Architect: Townshend Landscape Design
Contractor: Mace

AE Interests: drawbridge/footbridge, cantilevered structure, hydraulic jacks

Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Posted in Built

Holmenkollen Ski Jump – Oslo, Norway

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Building: Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Location: Oslo, Norway
Completed: 2011
Architect: JDS Architects
Landscape Architect: Grindaker
Consultants: Norconsult , Metallplan
Steel Contractor: Lecor Steel AB
Client: Oslo Municipality

AE Interests: Norwegian Steel Construction Prize 2011, modern ski jump, wind protection, ice track machine, steel ski jump

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Built

Tucheng Sports Center – New Taipei City, Taiwan

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Building: Tucheng Sports Center
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Completed: 2014
Architect: Q-Lab
Design Director: Borden Tsend
Project Manager: Tunghan Wu
Project Designers: Zizi Huang, Foli Yeh, Albert Chiu, Kunghuei Wang
Construction Company: Best Giving

AE Interests: Cantilever, Walkway, Geometric Structure, window/wall system, sports center

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Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Built

Patronage Laique & Social Housing – Paris, France

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Building: Patronage Laique & Social Housing
Location: Paris, France
Completed: 2014
Architects: LAPS Architecture, MAB Architecture
Structural Engineer: AIA Ingénierie
Services Engineer: Noble Ingenierie
Client: RIVP Real – Board of the City of Paris
Energy Performance : VP Climate Plan , Housing and Environment A BBC Effi energy, Qualitel

AE Interests: Community/social housing, In/arch-Ance National Prize 2014

Written by Madhumitha Venkataraman

March 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Posted in Built

Hermitage Plaza Towers – La Defense District, France

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Building: Hermitage Plaza Towers
Location: La Defense District, France
Architect: Foster and Partners
Structural Engineers: LERA
General Contractor: Turner Construction
To be Completed: 2019

AEInterest: Tallest in Western Europe (1,017ft), Diamond-shaped in plan, Tapers outwards as the grow in height, diagrid structure, BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating, angled façade to provide self-shading and draw fresh air, technical rooms placed strategically to save space.

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Written by Laith Quntar

March 2, 2015 at 2:49 am

Posted in Built

Bitexco Financial Tower – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Building: Bitexco Financial Tower
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Completed: 2010
Architect: Carlos Zapata Studio
Structural Engineer:  Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Construction: Hyundai Engineering and Construction with Turner International

AE Interests:

Essentially an all-concrete structure with composite perimeter columns and concrete core walls. Office floors framed with reinforced concrete flat plate system. Poor soil conditions due to proximity to the Saigon River and the Mekong Delta; very long foundation piers (265ft). Perimeter tapers inward at lower 20 floors, limiting width and resistance to building sway. Structural design uses concrete outriggers and belt trusses are used to stiffen tower against swaying motion. 16 elevators.

Helipad cantilevered out on 52nd floor. Steel girder and beam system used because most economical. Almost the size of the 52nd floor itself.

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Written by Rachel Schutte

February 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Posted in Built

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