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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.


Moet Marquee / Espace Lumiere, Ptw Architects Jan 2011

Moet Marquee / Espace Lumiere, Ptw Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Tensioned lycra.

Material used: MakMax.

Properties of material: Lycra tent weighs 77 lbs and folds small enough to transport in a sports bag. Can be assembled in less than an hour and is fully reusable. Material can also transmit light.


Conference Crystal For Eurovital Immobilien Gmbh In Iselsberg, Austria, Mhm Architects Jan 2010

Conference Crystal For Eurovital Immobilien Gmbh In Iselsberg, Austria, Mhm Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Glass.

Material used: Glass.

Properties of materials: Glass is used to provide views out to the mountain range from all areas within the building. At the sam time, this type of facade creates an interesting effect when the landscape reflects off the glass surfaces.


Umicore Building For Umicore Precious Metals Refining In Hoboken, Belgium, Conix Architects Jan 2009

Umicore Building For Umicore Precious Metals Refining In Hoboken, Belgium, Conix Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Hybrid or composite materials

Material used: Zinc panels

Properties of material: Zinc Panels are used to clad both the wall and roof systems. This material is naturally occurring and very abundant. In addition, this material can be reused, in the case that the panels are removed or once they are replaced.


Lace And Fashion International City, Moatti & Riviere Jan 2009

Lace And Fashion International City, Moatti & Riviere

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Glass silk screen.

Material used: The screen-printed glass wall was developed specifically to embellish the city’s history in lace making

Properties of material: Reinforced glass


Melbourne Convention Center, Nh Architecture, Woods Bagot Jan 2009

Melbourne Convention Center, Nh Architecture, Woods Bagot

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Timber panels.

Material used: Laminex FSC certified Spotted Gum Timber Veneer Panels on FSC E0 MDF; Project used 60 Spotted Gum trees (planted and replaced all 60 and all excess veneer used in Salvation Army fit-out FSC project)(Product developed specifically for this project)


Open Air Library, Karo Jan 2009

Open Air Library, Karo

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Recycled beer crates.

Originally developed from an installation of beer crates, the Open Air Library reused the façade of an old warehouse in the same neighborhood.


Brandhorst Museum, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects Jan 2008

Brandhorst Museum, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: NBK terracotta façade panels.

Material used: multiple layers - horizontally-folded sheet metal with perforations; attached to this are 36,000 ceramic rods fixed vertically, finished with 23 colored glazes.

Properties of material: System moves water away from building envelope; helps save energy.


The Agora Theater, Office Of Metropolitan Architecture Jan 2007

The Agora Theater, Office Of Metropolitan Architecture

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Aluminum mesh.

Properties of material: Durable, flexible/formable, lightweight


Miroiterie Flon, B+W Arechiture Sarl Jan 2007

Miroiterie Flon, B+W Arechiture Sarl

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: PTFE coated glass fabric outer layer, 3 ply ETFE inner layers

Properties of material: Tensile structure; illumination


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


Dutch Pavilion, Andre Kempe, Oliver Thill Jan 2003

Dutch Pavilion, Andre Kempe, Oliver Thill

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Smart screen; "green wall"

Properties of material: Essentially an industrial product, the hedges can be deployed to build ‘green walls’. The growth process of ivy generally takes years to create a green building. With smart screens, the growth period is reduced.


Eden Project For The Eden Project Ltd. In Cornwall, United Kingdom, Nicholas Grimshaw Jan 2001

Eden Project For The Eden Project Ltd. In Cornwall, United Kingdom, Nicholas Grimshaw

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Plastic.

Material used: Thermoplastic.

Properties of material: These panels are high performing ETFE, which is an energy efficient system. the use of this material allows the shape of the building to be curved, allowing this highly fabricated material to sit naturally in the landscape.


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.


Moore Honey House, Marlon Blackwell Jan 1998

Moore Honey House, Marlon Blackwell

Building Case Studies

Material of interest and material used: Steel.

Properties of material: Although the material creates a storage place for honey, it also acts as an interesting façade as a result of the transparent glass wall behind it.


Mobius House In Het Gooi, The Netherlands, Ben Van Berkel Jan 1997

Mobius House In Het Gooi, The Netherlands, Ben Van Berkel

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Concrete.

Material used: Concrete.

Properties of material: Concrete and glass are used together and both materials move together to exchange positions throughout the project. they use of these materials allows the project to blend into its landscape, as well as blur the lines between interior and exterior.


Thermal Vals For Hotel Thermal Vals In Graubhunden Canton, Switzerland, Peter Zumthor Jan 1996

Thermal Vals For Hotel Thermal Vals In Graubhunden Canton, Switzerland, Peter Zumthor

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Stone

Material used: Valser quartzite slab

Properties of material: Locally quarried Valser quartzite slabs are used on the exterior walls of the building. these slabs create thermal mass for the structure as well as enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the building.


Kunsthal, Office Of Metropolitan Architecture Jan 1993

Kunsthal, Office Of Metropolitan Architecture

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Corrugated plastic panels.

Properties of material: Usually used in industrial settings. Allows a soft light to filter to the interior exhibit spaces while also hiding the street views. Creates a watercolor effect.


Institut Du Monde Arabe, Jean Nouvel Jan 1987

Institut Du Monde Arabe, Jean Nouvel

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Metal panel.

Properties of material: A shifting geometric pattern is formed and showcased as both light and void. Squares, circles, and octagonal shapes are produced in a fluid motion as light is modulated


Heineken Wobo For Heineken In Noordwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, N. John Habraken Jan 1970

Heineken Wobo For Heineken In Noordwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, N. John Habraken

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Recycled materials

Material used: Old Heinken bottles

Properties of material: These bottles were manufactured as not only beer bottles, but also to be re- purposed for affordable housing. The neck of one bottle fits into the bottom of another bottle. Using a mortar the stacked bottles can form affordable housing.


Wall Of Oil Barrels - The Iron Curtain In Rue Visconti, Paris, France, Christo And Jeanne-Claude Jan 1962

Wall Of Oil Barrels - The Iron Curtain In Rue Visconti, Paris, France, Christo And Jeanne-Claude

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Recycled material

Material used: Oil barrels

Properties of material: A wall of re-purposed Oil Barrels was used to create a wall on a narrow Paris Street. This installation was done to protest the Berlin Wall.