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Rice Francis Ritchie


Name: Rice Francis Ritchie
Main Office: Paris, France – 4 rue d’Enghien, 75010
Additional Offices:
>Stuttgart, Germany – Rotenbergstraße 20, D 70190
>Shanghai, China – 406, 4F QingKe Mansion, No.138 Fen Yang Road, Xu Hui District, 200031
>Abu Dhabi, Emirates
Number of Employees[1]: 97 (?)

Engineering Specialties:
Light Structures
Large-span Structures
Structures of Objects
Building Structures
Facades
Bridges
Glass Engineering
Complex Geometries
Comfort – Energy

Selected Projects:

Bioclimatique Greenhouse, Paris, France


The Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France


Japan Bridge, La Défense, Paris, France


Cube Cloud, La Défense, Paris, France

History[2]:
RFR(Rice Francis Ritchie) was founded in 1982 by Peter Rice, Martin Francis, and Ian Ritchie in Paris. RFR began with a project on the bioclimatic greenhouses at La Villette in Paris, working with a method to construct frameless suspended façade by using the intrinsic mechanical qualities of glass panels. Current interests of RFR include the creation of surfaces in double-curvature glass, the design of high-efficiency thermal facades, the effects of translucency in architecture, and transparent membranes used in creating self-supporting pneumatic cushions of large dimension.

Additional Projects:

Meydan City, Dubaï, United Arab Emirates


Intesa/San Paolo Tower, Turin, Italy


The Docks, Paris, France


Dosza Gyorgy UT Atrium, Budapest, Hungary


Banca Popolare di Lodi, Lodi, Italy

Sources:
1 – RFR Staff
2 – RFR History

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Written by Oliver Chang

January 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Posted in Engineers