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ARCHITECT OF THE WEEK THE COMPLETE 1ST EDITION


ARCHITECT OF THE WEEK - THE COMPLETE 1ST EDITION

INTRODUCTION ArchitectWeekly has now been live on the web for around 12 months. In that time we have grown significantly and we now have a regular stream of thousands of daily visitors. We have decided to write our first eBook so that our dedicated readers can have the chance to read all of the 'Architect of the Week' series in one place, aiming to revise and update the majority of articles. This is a simple way for us to show you the best that we can offer, enjoy! - Ryan Holland, CEO

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CONTENTS Introduction

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2

Populous

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4

Shin Takamatsu

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6

Adrian Smith

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8

Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum

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10

C.F.Moller

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William McDonough

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Series 1

Series 2

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Populous are an award winning architecture firm, who are famous for designing a variety of revolutionary buildings and structures, mostly stadiums and racecourses. Populous originally operated as part of the HOK Group in 1983, another ‘Architect of the Week’. They became an independent architectural and design firm in January 2009 and have since won numerous awards for their incredible designs. Populous have 12 offices located around the world, from the USA to London, employing hundreds of dedicated employees. One such project that offers a ground-breaking design is the ‘Arena Das Dunas’ in Brazil. Work began in January 2011 in the hope that the stadium can be used for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has an intended maximum capacity of 45,000 football fans, enclosed in a speciality roof to guard against the blistering sun. One function of the roof is to allow a naturally occurring on-shore breeze to cool down the residual heat of the stadium in the summer months.

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Shin Takamatsu and Associates are an award winning and inspirational architecture firm, with a very high standard for modernism and contemporary structures. Although their website is a little confusing you can eventually manage to discover some of their most recent projects including the 'Osawa Office Building' (Not a very inspirational name but oh well) and 'Amamba Hips', which is a very unusual concept. Shin Takamatsu is a leading architect from Japan who specializes in medical and anthropomorphic designed buildings. Many of his influences are very apparent in his architectural designs due to the sheer simplicity of them. As you can clearly see they specialize in abstract structures and the one above is very bizarre indeed. Below are some more of their buildings and structures, be sure to check out their website here! 6|P age


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Well it's that time of the week where

we honour the

brains

behind some of the world's best buildings. This week's 'Architect of the Week' is presented to Adrian

Smith.

Adrian

is

an

American architect whose most notable works include which holds the record for being the 'World's Tallest Building.' Adrian was the chief

architect

of

the Burj

Khalifa in Dubai (Supported by Skidmore,

Owings

and

Merrill

Architects) which is 829.9m tall (2,733ft)

and

cost

around

ÂŁ936,732,135 ($1.5 billion)!

Other

than

design

the

world's

tallest

building,

Adrian

is

also responsible for the highly impressive Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, the Pearl River Tower, the Trump International Hotel in Chicago, as well as current projects of which include the Kingdom Tower and Azerbaijan Tower in Baku. So, a pretty impressive portfolio from Adrian, but this is not all he has designed. Adrian has an even bigger and just as impressive portfolio, in 2006 he teamed up with Gordon Gill to form Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

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Well, here we go again, it’s that time of the week where we stop, and respect the work of an architectural genius. This week, our coveted spot goes to not one architect but three architects, Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum, otherwise known as HOK1 This trio is made up of George Hellmuth, Gyo Obata and George Kassabaum. They are an American architectural firm and as of 2012, they are the largest US based architectural firm and second largest interior design firm. They have over 1,600 professional staff across a network of 24 offices, active in all architectural specialties. Pretty impressive corporate statistics but not as impressive as some of their buildings they have

in

their

portfolio.

It

includes

Baku's Flame

Towers in

Azerbaijan, Dubai's Marina, and Apple Inc.'s R+D facility.

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JAN

Well here we are again, over halfway through January and it is that time of the week where we honour architects for particularly good work. This week, the coveted spot goes to C.F.Møller Architects, who are based in Aarhus, Denmark. They were founded in 1922! C. F. Møller Architects are the biggest architect firm in Denmark in terms of number of architects. They

have

offices

in

London,

Oslo

and

in

Stockholm.

C.F architects won the 2010 RIBA European Award which is awarded to architects for designing buildings of which are architecturally impressive. It was awarded to C. F. Møller for their A.P.Møller School in Germany. The award also makes architects eligible for the Sterling Prize! The first building C. F. Møller designed was the Aarhus University in Denmark and was completed in 1922. C.F.Møller Architects was also part of a consortium of 15 architects who designed to London 2012 Olympic Athletes Village. As well as this C. F. Møller has designed a whole range of buildings from Schools to Hospitals to Stadiums.

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It's that time of the week where we sit back and value the work of one inspirational architect deemed our 'Architect of the Week.' This week the coveted spot goes to William

McDonough.

William

is

an

American architect born in Tokyo, Japan and is one of the principle founders of William

McDonough

and

Partners.

William is a specialist sustainable and ecofriendly design. For his work, William has won the presidential award for sustainable development,

the National

Design

Award and the Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Williams' most notable work is the architecture renovation of the Ford Motor Company’s River Rouge Complex.

The

River

Rouge

Complex is now listed on the U.S. Register for Historic Places and a U.S. Historical Landmark. Other notable

works

of

William

McDonough are the International Headquarters of the popular video sharing website, YouTube. Also designed by Williams was the NASA Sustainability base

in

Silicon Valley.

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