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Mazar-e-Quaid (National Mausoleum) – Karachi, Pakistan

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Building: Mazar-e-Quaid (National Mausoleum)
Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Architect: Yahya Merchant
Year: 1970

AE Interest: hosts governmental and military ceremonies, marble chosen to withstand the extremes of the local climate
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Written by Stephanie Chu

September 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Posted in Built

The Lotus Building and People’s Park – Changzhou, China

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Building: The Lotus Building and People’s Park
Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
Architects: studio505
Year: 2013

AE Interest: use of artificial lake and geothermal piles for cooling and heating, hand-laid stainless steel hexagon mosaic tiles cover all external and internal surfaces, natural ventilation

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Written by Stephanie Chu

September 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Built

Tracuit Hut – Tracuit, Ayer, Switzerland

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Building: Tracuit Hut
Location: Tracuit, Ayer, Switzerland
Architect: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Civil Engineer: Alpatec SA
HVAC Engineer: Tecnoservice Engineering SA
Completed: 2013

AE Interest: off-the-grid building, south façade acts as a solar collector, other facades reflect the surrounding landscape, prefabricated components

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Written by Stephanie Chu

September 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Posted in Built

Italian Pavilion – Milan, Italy

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Building: Italian Pavilion
Location: Milan, Italy
Architect: Nemesi & Partners
Structural Engineers: Proger, BMS Progetti
Sustainability: Eng. Livio De Santoli
Contractor: Italiana Costruzioni with Consorzio Veneto Cooperativo
Cement Manufacturer: Italcementi Group

AE Interest: complex lattice structure; “i.active BIODYNAMIC” cement that converts air pollutants into inert salts; photovoltaic glass

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Written by Stephanie Chu

September 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Posted in Under Construction