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Guayasamin House and Museum – Cumbayá, Ecuador

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Building: Guayasamin House and Museum
Location: Cumbayá, Ecuador
Completion: 2007
Architect: Diego Guayasamin
Construction: Diego Guayasamin, Gustavo Guayasamin
Structures: Otto Maldonado

AEInterests: Building designed as a sculpture for the under passing highway, dramatic exterior slanting walls mirror the local landscape

Article: [1]

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Written by Alexander Alfonso

September 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Posted in Built

The Pinch Library and Community Center – Yunnan, China

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Building: The Pinch Library and Community Center
Location: Yunnan, China
Completion: 2014
Architects: John Lin, Olivier Ottevaere
Project Manager: Crystal Kwan
Construction: Kunming Dianmuju Shangmao Company

AEInterests: Shelving integrated into building structure, roof functions as a slide, funded and designed as a monument to a local earthquake

Articles: [1]
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Written by Alexander Alfonso

September 10, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Posted in Built

The Grove at Grand Bay – Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Building: The Grove at Grand Bay
Location: Miami, Florida
Completion: 2015
Architect: BIG
Architect of Record: Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe and Associates
Consulting Engineers: HNGS, DeSimone
Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles, BIG

AEInterests: Seeking LEED certification, building twist allows for unobstructed room views, concrete columns that curve with the building topped with a hat truss comprise the core structure

Articles: [1]

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Written by Alexander Alfonso

September 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Posted in Under Construction

MuCEM – Marseille, France

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Building: MuCEM
Location: Marseille, France
Completion: 2013
Architect: Rudy Ricciotti
Associate Architect:  RCT Architects Associés
Structural Engineer: SICA

AEInterest: Extensive structural and design use of fiber-reinforced ultra high performance concrete (UHPC)

Articles: [1]

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Written by Alexander Alfonso

September 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Posted in Built

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science – Miami, Florida, U.S.

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Building: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Location: Miami, Florida
Completion: 2015
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Construction: Skanska USA
Project Management: Hill International Inc.

AEInterests: Seeking LEED certification, exhibits designed into the structure and design of the building, utilizes local water, wind and solar energy to increase sustainability

Website: [1]

Video: [1]
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Written by Alexander Alfonso

September 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Posted in Under Construction