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152 Elizabeth – New York City, New York

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Building: 152 Elizabeth
Location: New York City, New York
Architect: Tadao Ando
Landscape Architecture: Paul Friedberg and Partners
Interior Design: Gabellini Sheppard Associates
Size: 32,000 sqf
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: Poured-in-place concrete, living green wall measuring 55-feet-high and 99-feet-wide, airport-quality exterior glass to ensure sound-proofing, a floor-to ceiling water wall [a], a place of sanctuary, incorporates light, air, sound, and water to reach harmony [b]
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Written by matthewschmidty

September 12, 2016 at 4:05 am

Posted in Built

New Central Library – Calgary, Canada

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Building: Calgary Central Library and Library Plaza
Location: Calgary, Canada
Design Architect: Snohetta
Architect of Record: DIALOG
Construction Manager: Stuart Olson
Project Manager: MHPM
Size: 240,000 sf
Currently under construction; projected to be finished in 2018

AE Interests
Oval-shaped, multi-faceted public library. Exterior is wrapped in a textured facade with translucent fritted glass panels used to screen private study areas and clear glass used for public areas. Interior centers around a four-story atrium topped with a skylight. Multi-functional building with meeting space, activity centers, cafe, theater, reading rooms, and conference rooms. [a]

Written by Daniel Awad

September 12, 2016 at 3:36 am

Posted in Under Construction

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

Posted in Built

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

Posted in Built

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

Posted in Built

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

Posted in Built

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

Posted in Built