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Bosco Verticale Torre – Milan, Italy

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Building: Bosco Verticale Torre (Bosco Verticale) (The Vertical Forest)
Location: Milan, Italy
Architects: Boeri Studio
Completed: 2013
Landscape Design: Emanuela Borio and Laura Gatti
Structural Engineer: Arup Italia s.r.l.
MEP Engineer: Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Main Contractor: ZH Construction Company S.p.A

AE Interests:  Concept of regenerating the lost forests, the towers together have the capacity to hold 480 big and medium sized trees, 250 small size trees, 11,000 ground-cover plants and 5,000 shrubs… the equivalent of a hectare of forest. The vertical Forest helps to build a micro-climate and to filter dust particles. Diversity of the plants helps to create humidity, and absorb CO2 and dust, produces oxygen, protects people and houses from the suns rays.  Plants were pre-cultivated allowing the plants to get used to the conditions they were placed in on the buildings. `

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Written by Jessica Olivares

September 15, 2014 at 1:37 pm

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PARKROYAL on Pickering – Upper Pickering Street, Singapore

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Building: PARKROYAL on Pickering
Location: Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
Architects: WOHA
Completion: 2012
Civil and Structural Engineer: TEP Consultants Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: BECA Carter Hollings & Ferner (S. E. Asia) Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte) Ltd
Landscape Consultant: Tierra Design (S) Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyors: Rider Levett Bucknall LLP
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Donovan Soon, Sim Choon Heok, Francis Goh, Toh Hua Jack, Bernard Lee, Amber Dar Wagh, Mappaudang Ridwan Saleh, Evelyn Ng, Josephine Isip, John Paul R Gonzales, Tan Szue Hann, Alen Low, Pham Sing Yeong, Vanessa Ong, Novita Johana

AEInterests: achieved Singapore’s Green Mark Platinum score, greenery is conserved in a built-up high-rise city center and is multiplied vertically, balconies are covered in tropical plants and contoured surfaces based on rock formations

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Written by Jessica Olivares

September 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm

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Women’s Opportunity Center – Kayonza, Rwanda

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Building: Women’s Opportunity Center
Location: Kayonza, Rwanda
Architects: Sharon Davis Design
Completed: 2011
Structural Engineer: Osd Engineering
Water Management Engineer: Edesigndynamics
Environmental Engineer: 
Eric Rothstein
Project Manager: Bruce Engel

AEInterests: refined the brick making process to generate a sustainable building material, perforated brick walls that allow for passive cooling and solar shading, consists of a series of human-scaled pavilions

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Written by Jessica Olivares

September 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm

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Loblolly House – Taylor’s Island, Maryland, U.S.

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Building: Loblolly House
Location: Taylor’s Island, Maryland
Architects: Kieran Timberlake Associates
Completed: 2006
Structural Engineer: CVM Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer: Bruce Brooks & Associates
Civil Engineer: Lane Engineering
Geotechnical Engineer: John D. Hynes & Associates, Inc.
Fabrication & Assembly: Bensonwood Homes
Construction Manager: Arena Program Management

AEInterests: assembled in 6 weeks, prefab architecture, construction process similar to the automotive and aviation industry, aluminum structure and green cover, 4 new elements of architecture: scaffold, cartridge, block, and equipment, the can be easily disassembled which allows reclamation and reuse of all materials, west wall opens up entirely with the use of polycarbonate-clad airplane hangar doors and a NanaWall, building can be disassembled and reassembled elsewhere

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Written by Jessica Olivares

September 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

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Iceberg – Aarhus, Denmark

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Building: Iceberg
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Architects: SeARCH, CEBRA, JDS, Louis Paillard Architects
Completed: 2013
Engineer: Taekker
Structural Engineer: Hami Consult
Construction Company: NCC Construction
Construction Manager: Andy Vann, Edna Luddecke, Heechan Park, Kristoffer Harling

AEInterests: won Mipimaward for “Best Residential Project,” “peaks” and “canyons” allow natural lighting and waterfront views into as many apartments as possible, balconies feature glass panels in gradations of deep blue to transparent offering a shimmering appearance

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Written by Jessica Olivares

September 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Posted in Built