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Little Tesseract – Rhinebeck, New York

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Building: Little Tesseract
Location: Rhinebeck, New York
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Designer: Steven Holl
Date Completed: 2004

AE Interests: Ponds near the house help cool approaching breezes, warped cube design, uses natural ventilation.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Built

Villa Sari – Pori, Finland

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Building: Vila Sari
Location: Pori, Finland
Architect: ARRAK Architects
Designer: Hannu Kiiskila
Date Completed: 2000

AE Interests: Horizontal design soaks in winter sun, deep overhangs provide shade in summer, uses 75% less energy than average house in Finland.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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Charlotte Residence – Charlotte, North Carolina

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Building: Charlotte Residence
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Architect: William McDonough + Partners
Designer: Allison Ewing and William McDonough
Date Completed: 2002

AE Interests: Vaulted roof to provide open interior spaces to resemble a canopy of tree branches, passive solar orientation.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

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Solar Tube – Vienna, Austria

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Building: Solar Tube
Location: Vienna, Austria
Architect: Driendl Architects
Designer: George Driendl
Date Completed: 2001

AE Interests: 21st century tree house design, concrete core, exterior steel frame, takes maximum advantage of light year round.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 5:56 pm

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The Solaire – New York, New York

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Building: The Solaire
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Cesar Peli & Associates Architects
Designer: Rafael Pelli
MEP: Cosentini Associates
Date Completed: 2002

AE Interests: Embedded photovoltaic panels that capture sunlight throughout the day, half of all materials used in construction were procured locally.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 3, 2010 at 5:51 pm

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Sea Train House – Los Angeles, California

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Building: Sea Train House
Location: Los Angeles, California
Architect: Office of Mobile Design
Designer: Jennifer Siegal
Date Completed: 2003

AE Interests: The home is almost completely recycled, the structural elements are old sea-going storage containers, some of which had been on site before the project began, glass curtain wall facade.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Posted in Built

1310 East Union Street – Seattle, Washington

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Building: 1310 East Union Street
Location: Seattle, Washington
Architect: The Miller/Hull Partnership
Date Completed: 2001

AE Interests: Glass box with exposed steel structure, Argon gas infused windows.

Written by Joshua Atkins

March 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Posted in Built

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