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Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture – Doha, Qatar

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plan tower  cactus
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Building: Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture – Doha, Qatar
Location: Doha, Qatar
Architect: Aesthetics Architects
Status: Conceptual (competition entry)

AE Interest: Individual sunshade panels that open and close relative to the sun’s intensity, designed to mimic the appearance of a cactus in the desert, connecting botanical dome houses plants that could be used as a source of food or a way to clean wastewater [1]

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Written by Joseph Drewes

November 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Posted in Proposed Design

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center – Boston, Massachusetts

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Convention Center 1  Convention Floor  BCEC Exhibit Level_SB - 10.20 (red)_HORIZONTAL
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Building: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Address: 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02210
Owners: Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Architect: HNTB Architecture, Inc., Rafael Vinoly Architects
Contract Value: $530,000,000
Size: 1,700,000 sq. ft.
Completed: 2004

AE Interest: LEED Silver as of May 2016, Siphonic Roof Draining System was the first of its type in the United States, atypical drainage system eliminated the need for a retention tank and pump system [1]

Written by Joseph Drewes

November 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Built