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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

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Carozzi Production and Research Food Center – San Bernardo, Chile

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Building: Carozzi Production and Research Food Center
Location: San Bernardo, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Owner: CAROZZI
Architect: Gulliermo Hevia Architects (GH+A)
Lead Architects: Tomás Villalón A., Francisco Carrión G., Javier González E.
Collaborating Architects: Maureen Hänel G., Felipe Urrejola C.
Structural Engineer: Yanko Morales U.
Contractor: Constructora ENV Ltda.
Size: 52000 sqm
Completed: 2012

AE Interest:
Undulating roofs mimic Andes mountains, “passive ventilation, water recovery, natural illumination, rational use of the hydric resources”, “double skins, ventilated façades”, public space between factories, interprets the geographic environment [a]
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Written by quiton

September 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm

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Ferreteria O´Higgins – Pudahuel, Chile

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Building: Ferreteria O’Higgins
Location: Pudahuel, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Architect: Guillermo Hieva Architects (GH+A)
Lead Architects: Tomás Villalón A., Francisco Carrión G, Robin Renner
Contractor: Pitágora S.A.
Lighting: Opendark
Exterior Skin: Hunter Douglas
Climate Consultant: BIOTECH Chile Consultores Ltda.

AE Interest:
Corten steel double skin that “protects the inside from the exterior temperature and direct solar radiation”, wall as thermal barrier, “vertical Venturi effect of passive ventilation”, geothermic weather conditioning, translucent veils, insulated panel interior, displays shades of orange and brown throughout the day [a]
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Written by quiton

September 8, 2016 at 11:02 pm

Posted in Built