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Blue Planet Aquarium, 3xn Jan 2013

Blue Planet Aquarium, 3xn

Building Case Studies

Material of interest and material used: Aluminum plates

Properties of material: Durable, and after renovation the Blue Planet will be one of Denmark’s five most prominent tourist attractions.


Parrish Art Museum, Herzog & De Meuron Jan 2012

Parrish Art Museum, Herzog & De Meuron

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Concrete. Material used: Glass and Glazing: Westhampton Architectural Glass; Tile: Lido Stone Works; Wood Flooring: Bayshore Wood Flooring

Properties of material: The reserved design is respectful of the landscape and channels the natural beauty through crisp forms and simple materials, while preserving the artistic legacy of the museum.


Stockholm Waterfront, White Arkitekter Jan 2011

Stockholm Waterfront, White Arkitekter

Building Case Studies

Material of interest and material used: duples stainless steel

Properties of material: Stockholm Waterfront is classified as a “green” building complex. The focus is on energy and sustainable materials. The façade needed to be in a material that is highly sustainable, durable and aesthetically pleasing. Stainless steel fits perfectly well into this profile: it is inherently sustainable owing to its maintenance-free longevity, it needs no coating, and it is fully recyclable. Stainless also offers architects a rich palette of design alternatives.


Soccer City Stadium, Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners, Populous Jan 2009

Soccer City Stadium, Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners, Populous

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Cement panels.

Material used: FibreC Exterior Concrete Skin 13.

Properties of material: Layers of glassfibre in a concrete matrix; Highly stressable “slim” concrete (8 to 13mm thick); No steel reinforcement, lightweight, high flexural strength; Pure organic substances: 95% consists of sand, concrete, glass fibers; Over 50 year life span; 55% recycled material, 100% recyclable


Dalian Shide Stadium Competition Entry, Nbbj Architects Jan 2009

Dalian Shide Stadium Competition Entry, Nbbj Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Lightweight canopy, structural green wall

Material used: Tenara fabric.

Properties of material: Canopy protects from the elements but lets in natural light. It is a non-toxic fluoropolymer and will not degrade during its useful life, but can be fully recycled.


Residence In Garrison, Ny, Toshiko Mori Architect Jan 2008

Residence In Garrison, Ny, Toshiko Mori Architect

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Aluminum panel siding. Material used: Alucobond compost panel; The house is made up of two distinct volumes clad in concrete, masonry, and glass to differentiate public space from private space in this steel-framed residence. The material of interest is ‘Aluminum Composite Material’ (ACM) containing two sheets of .02” aluminum thermo bonded to a polyethylene core in a continuous process

Properties of material: Durable, water resistant, structural


Beijing National Aquatics Center, Ptw Architects Jan 2008

Beijing National Aquatics Center, Ptw Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: ETFE-Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene.

Material used: Steel space frame, Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene.

Properties of material: High corrosion resistance and strength over a wide temperature range. Translucent


National Parc Hohe Tauern Mittersill, Forsthuber & Scheithauer Salzburg Jan 2007

National Parc Hohe Tauern Mittersill, Forsthuber & Scheithauer Salzburg

Building Case Studies

Material of interest and material used: fibreC Facade 13 mm

Properties of material: FibreC, which is also known as “concrete skin - is a concrete panel reinforced with glass fibers which combines the advantages of concrete and glass fibers in one product: it is as solid, moldable and durable as concrete, but thanks to the glass fibers also thin-walled, fireproof and light-weight.


The Royal Air Force Museum, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Jan 2006

The Royal Air Force Museum, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Aluminum.

Material used: Kalzip’s aluminum standing seam system (107,500 ft2).

Properties of material: Durable, flexible/formable, lightweight; Develops a patina; Recyclable


Container City, Toshiko Mori Architect Jan 2001

Container City, Toshiko Mori Architect

Building Case Studies

Material of interest and material used: Forty foot equivalent unit shipping containers.

Properties of material: Low cost; Reusing materials; High strength, prefabricated steel modules; Cuts construction time in half; Minimizes site disruption; storage container buildings can easily be removed from a site and used elsewhere.


Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center, Rpbw Architects Jan 1998

Jean Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center, Rpbw Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Iroko wood

Material used: Laminated wood and natural wood, concrete, coral, aluminum castings, glass panels, tree bark and stainless steel

Properties of material: The iroko (Clorophora excelsa) timber used extensively was imported from Africa (native to tropical Africa, from Sierra Leone to Tanzania); it was decided to use iroko because it was durable, and mostly resistant to attack by insects, fungi and mould.


Us Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (Som) Jan 1954

Us Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (Som)

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Custom clear aluminum panels, colored glass in aluminum frame.

Material used: The tetrahedrons are each 75 feet long and weigh five tons. They are enclosed with aluminum panels and spaced a foot apart. The gaps in between these tetrahedrons are filled with colored glass, reflecting the light of the chapel.

Properties of material: Durable