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Learning Hub (The Hive) – Singapore

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Building:  Learning Hub (The Hive)
Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Address: , Singapore
Design
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Lead Architect: CPG Consultants

Civil & Structural Engineer: TYLin International
M+E Engineer: Bescon Consulting Engineers
Size: 14,000 sm (150,695 sf)

AE Interest: large courtyard linking all 12 towers; corner-less classrooms for better student-teacher interaction [a]; Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award [a]; 10 different silicon mixtures hold together the handmade concrete towers [b]; 3D artwork cast onto concrete walls [b]; classrooms use water-filled metal coils to control air temperature (silent convection) [b]

Sources: [a, b]

Written by mmurphy18

September 9, 2016 at 10:13 am

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Bombay Sapphire Distillery – Laverstoke, England, U.K.

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Building: Bombay Sapphire Distillery,
Location: Laverstroke, England, U.K.
Address:
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
(Glass House) Structural Engineer: Arup
M&E Engineer: Couch Perry Wilkes
Civil and Structural Engineer: Graham Schofield Associates
Size: 4,500 sm (48,438 sf)

AE Interest: world’s first botanical distillery that uses heat from distillery to introduce specific climates into the two glasshouses [a]; 893 glass pieces and 1.25+ km of stainless steel [a]; BREEAM Rating: ‘Outstanding’ [a]; Edwardian and Victorian historic buildings meet contemporary restoration [b]; Located in conservation area on the River Test [c]

Sources: [a, b, c]

Video: [1]

Written by mmurphy18

September 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

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Pacific Place – Queensway, Hong Kong

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Building:  Pacific Place
Location: Queensway, Hong Kong
Address: 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Architect: Wong and Ouyang, LTD
Lead Designer: Heatherwick Studio
Design Consultant & Engineer: HDA
Size: 650,000 sm (6,997,000 sf)

AE Interest: restaurant features terrace ribbons intertwined with structural columns [a]; four mixed-used towers on four-floor shopping mall [b]; reduced energy use through clever uses of glass to provide natural glass [b]; heavy use of natural wood and stone [b]; elimination of angular edges to remove the previously dated look [c]

Sources: [a, b, c]

Written by mmurphy18

September 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

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48 North Canal Road – Singapore

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Building: 48 North Canal Road
Location: Singapore
Architect: WOHA
Civil and Structural Engineer: CP Lim & Partners
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Squire Mech Pte Ltd
Contractor: Takenaka Corporation
Project Year: 2012
Size: 1370 sqm

AE Interest:
First four floors used for “pocket park”/informal space [1], front shopfront is used as formal meeting rooms starting on the fourth floor [2], front shop front was modeled after previous demolished building to maintain ethnic roots [3].
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Written by ckrez

September 9, 2016 at 2:22 am

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School of the Arts- Singapore

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Building: School of the Arts Singapore
Location: Singapore
Completed: 2009
Architect: WOHA
Structural and Civil Engineer: WorleyParsons
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Lincolne Scott
Contractor: Tiong Aik Construction
Built Area: 52945.0 sqm

AE Interest:
Theaters and art halls on street level encourage community involvement [2], Theaters created with box-in-box design to eliminate noise [3], separated tower design allows breezeway between towers [2], Naturally ventilated classrooms are kept cool with layered meshes and screens [3].
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Written by ckrez

September 9, 2016 at 1:55 am

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Genexis Theater-Singapore

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Building: Genexis Theater
Location: Singapore
Completed: 2008
Architect(s): WOHA, Arup
Structural Engineer: Jurong Consultants pte ltd
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Jurong Consultants pte ltd
Contractors: Jurong Consultants pte ltd, Shimizu

AE Interests: Housed inside a sphere like shape [5], 400,000 timber beads used to reduce echo on backstage [a], 560 adjustable seats can be removed to create thrust stage [d], lobby constructed of untreated wood, steel and timber [d], winner of president’s design award [d].
Sources: [a,b,c,d,e]

Written by ckrez

September 9, 2016 at 1:11 am

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Cristalchile Bottling Factory – Llay-Llay, Chile

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Building: Cristalchile Bottling Factory
Location: Llay-Llay, Chile
Architect: Guillermo Hevia Architects (GH+A)
Collaborating Architect: Francisco Carrión G.
Development/CAD: Marcela Suazo M.
Built Area: 27500 sqm
Completed: 2006

AE Interest:
undulating rooftops are “image of a mantle moved by the winds of the area”, passive ventilation, Venturi effect ” hot air from production area  is taken  out and temperature is dissipated through holes in the glass facades”, glass facades, only natural zenithal lighting during the day, geothermic heating [a]
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Written by quiton

September 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm

Posted in Built