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Van Nelle Factory – Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Building: Van Nelle Factory
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Architect: Leendert van der Vlugt, Johannes Brinkman, and Mart Stam
Structural Engineer: J.G. Wiebenga
Completed: 1931

AE Interests: Heavily influenced by Russian constructivism; Described by Le Corbusier as “factory of light”; incorporation of muchroom columns; Constructed of reinforced concrete, steel, and glass.

Articles: [1]

Written by Billy Lu

October 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

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Maison À Bordeaux – Boredeaux, France

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Building Name: Maison À Bordeaux
Location: Boredeaux, France
Architect: Rem Koolhaas of OMA
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Completed: 1998

AE Interests: Compilation of three houses stacked upon each other; Cantilevering volume supported by steel tube that contains spiral staircase; Steel beam runs along the roof that attaches to tension cables for lateral loads.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Billy Lu

October 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

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Opus Hong Kong – Mount Cameron, Hong Kong

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Building Name: Opus Hong Kong
Location: Mount Cameron, Hong Kong
Architect: Frank Gehry
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Completed: 2012
AE Interests: Helical design reduces need for load bearing walls; Composed mainly of glass; Column free floor slabs; External steel columns with glass cladding.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Billy Lu

October 22, 2018 at 10:58 am

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Lovell Health House – Los Angeles, California

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Building Name: Lovell Health House
Location: Los Angeles, California
Architect: Richard Neutra
Contractor: Richard Neutra
Completion: 1929

AE Interest: suspended balconies; steel framing; open interior engaging exterior; steel-sashed windows; ‘Moon-architecture’; curtain glass windows; glass corners; industrial production

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Videos: [1]

Written by Devin Kumar

October 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

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Parc De La Villette – Paris, France

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Building Name: Parc De La Villette
Location: Paris, France
Architect: Bernard Tschumi
Completion: 1998

AE Interest: abstract form construction; design interacting with site, expansive broken-up plan, design integration with surrounding city

Articles: [1,2]

Videos: [1]

Written by Devin Kumar

October 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

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West Kowloon Terminus Station – Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Building Name: West Kowloon Terminus Station
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong,
Architect: Aedas
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold
Bridge Engineer: BuroHappold
Facade Engineer: BuroHappold
Completion: 2018

AEInterest: complicated rood structure systems; bridge integration with roof; steel-intensive construction; high-speed rail terminal construction, garden integrated design; effective acoustical design in high traffic areas

Articles: [1,2,3,4]

Videos: [1]

Written by Devin Kumar

October 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

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ChinPaoSan Necropolis – Taipei, Taiwan

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Building: ChinPaoSan Necropolis (Arrival Hall, Amphitheater, Pavilion)
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Local Architect: Chou Chienping Architects
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Local Structural Engineer: TH TSAI and Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Heng Kai Inc
Climate Engineer: Transsolar
Construction: Ongoing, expected completion 2019

AE Interest: intersecting spherical forms create symbolical geometry; openings in the intersecting spheres facilitate natural lighting; underwater photovoltaic cells increases efficiency by 20%; other sustainable energy strategies including geothermal heating & cooling, displacement ventilation, wind power, and rainwater collection.

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Written by Chou-Hsien Lin

October 19, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Posted in Built