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A research project from the Architectural Engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin – featuring contemporary architecture, engineering and construction around the world.

Lè Architecture – Taipei, Taiwan

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Building:  Lè Architecture
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Aedas 
Structural Engineer: Envision Engineering Consultants
Facade Panelization Specialist: HKR Engineering Consultants
Contractor: Chien Kuo Construction
Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
Pebble like shape creates strong form; perforated green facade; breathable envelope and fins to control sunlight

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Posted in Built

The Bund Finance Center – Shanghai, China

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Building: The Bund Finance Center
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect:  Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studios
Structural Engineer: ECADI
Landscape Architect: Martha Schwartz Partners
Lighting Engineer: BPI

Completed: 2017

AEInterests:
3 tiered moving veil of bronze tubes to suit occasions; Pivotal connection between old and new sectors

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 6, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Posted in Built

South Beach – Singapore

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SOuth beach  South beach functions  South Beach interior
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Building: South Beach
Location: Downtown Singapore
Architect:  Foster + Partners
Collaborating Architect: Aedas 
Structural Engineer: Arup
Mechanical/ Environmental Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff 
Lighting Engineer: Lightcibles 
Landscape Architect: ICN Design International
Completed: 2012

AEInterests:
Curves in the building direct winds and collect water; aligns with Singapore’s vision of a city in a garden with sustainable features, sky gardens, and the lightweight, tree-like canopy; cofferdams stabilize soil

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 6, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Built

Citic Bank Headquarters – Hangzhou, China

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Building: Citic Bank Headquarters
Location: Hangzhou, China
Architect: Foster + Partners
Structural and Mechanical Engineeering: East China Architectural Design Institute
Completed: 2016

AE Interests:
Shape inspired by ancient ‘dou’ or ‘ding’ vessel; Iconic but harmonious with cityscape;  exterior gold lattice

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 5, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Posted in Built

Engineering and Computing Building at Coventry University – Coventry, United Kingdom

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Coventry  Coventry hexagons  coventry interior  coventry diagram
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Building: Engineering and Computing Building at Coventry University
Location: Coventry, United Kingdom
Architect and Structural Engineer: Arup
Main Contractor: Vinci Construction
Landscape Architect: Gillespies
Completed: 2012

AEInterests:
Unique circulation allows fluidity and collaboration; steel frame creates honeycomb facade; duality of nature and science present with 2 adjoining blocks

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 5, 2018 at 4:35 pm

Posted in Built

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Hazza  Hazza panels  Hazza inside
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Building: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Pattern Design
Structural and Facade Engineering: Thornton Tomasetti 
Contractor: BAM international
Lead Consultant and Master Planner: Broadway Malyan
Completed: 2014

AEinterests:
Facade inspired by date palm fronds and used for shading and ventilation; Sloping roof form inspired by Arabic head dress, shading spectators but allowing sunlight to maintain grass; uniquely specialized for climate

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Written by Jordan Stirling

August 1, 2018 at 6:50 pm

Posted in Built

Aloft London Excel – London, England

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Aloft-London-Excel-Hotel-Docklands-1  Aloft tiles  Aloft structure
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Building:  Aloft London Excel
Location: London, England
Architect: Jestico + Whiles
Contractor: McAleer&Rushe
Engineer: Caldwell
Completed: 2011

AEInterests:
Exterior changes color with daylight; Form for fit and natural light; movement of building extenuated with horizontal black stripes on facade; specially treated shingles made of highly reflective stainless‐steel

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Written by Jordan Stirling

July 31, 2018 at 11:06 pm

Posted in Built