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The Symbiotic Relationship Between Art and Engineering

A symbiotic relationship exists between art and engineering. On one hand, engineering inspires art. On the other hand, art inspires engineering. Uzun + Case recently worked on the creation of two large scale art projects. Stealth is an 11 meter tall, 30,000 kilogram reinforced concrete sculpture, in Atlanta, GA, and Nimbus is a 12 meter diameter cantilevered steel structure, located in Minneapolis, MN. Both were designed by artist Tristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio.

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Urban Corporate Campus in St Louis, MO: Project Study

Totaling nearly 1,885,000 sf, the Hanley Tower project more than tripled the size of the existing campus and included the 28-story office and mixed-use tower, two parking decks, and two pedestrian bridges: the Hanley Bridge which spans 84 feet to an adjacent office tower and the 75-foot long Lyle Bridge which connects the two parking decks.

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725 Ponce: Aesthetic Efficiency on the Atlanta Beltline

Uzun + Case was fortunate to work on 725 Ponce, a mixed-use development by New City Properties located on the Atlanta BeltLine between North Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue. The $200 million development is a 14-story office, retail, and parking structure designed by the architecture firms S9 Architecture and Cooper Carry. The project was constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie and Thomas Concrete provided concrete with Carbon Cure technology.

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Renelle on the River, Chicago: Project Study

Described as a “Once in a lifetime site along the banks of the Chicago River” by developer Belgravia’s CEO Alan Lev, Renelle on the River located along Wabash Avenue in Chicago Illinois is an 18 story condominium constructed on top of an existing 4 story garage, that remained in-service throughout construction. Building features include views and direct access to the Chicago river, a roof top amenity terrace, vegetated green roofs, a fitness center, and a covered dog run.

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Deployable Tensegrity Structures Research

Uzun + Case - Research + Design (U+C-R+D) recently teamed with the School of Architecture and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech (GT) to develop an innovative lightweight structure. Jim Case (U+C) accompanied Jonathan Desi-Olive (GT) and Michael Koliner (GT) to demonstrate the structure at the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Exposition in Barcelona, Spain.

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Lilli Midtown Residential Tower: Project Study

Located on just a 0.31-acre site, the Lilli Midtown apartment tower rises 25 floors over the popular Peachtree Street in Atlanta and sits across the street from the famous Fox Theater. Totaling 220,000 square feet of occupiable space, it houses 147 residential apartments, a health club, rooftop swimming pool and grill area. There is also a two-level skybridge to an adjacent existing parking deck. Construction took place over 18 months on a very constricted site.