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Capital Cairo Project – Cairo, Egypt

Posted in Built by Aleksa Diaz on April 7, 2015

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Building/Project: Capital Cairo Project
Location: Cairo, Egypt.
Completed: Proposal submitted
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merril (SOM)
Engineers: SOM

AEInterest:  Design of cities, masterplan, Cairo population projected to double by several million in next 35 years, passive cooling strategies, housing.

Articles: 1, 2

Ring of Celestial Bliss – Hsinchu, Taiwan

Posted in Built by Aleksa Diaz on April 7, 2015

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Building: Ring of Celestial Bliss
Location: Hsinchu,Taiwan
Architects: J.J. Pan & Partners
Engineers: Li Jin Engineering Co. Ltd., Envision Engineering

AE Interest: Recyclable steel structure, Bamboo facade, permeable bamboo flooring, recycled PET plastic screen. Structure was recycled.

Articles: 1, 2

Waller Creek Redesign – Austin, TX, U.S.

Posted in Built by Aleksa Diaz on March 31, 2015

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Building: Waller Creek Lattice, The Poppy
Location: Austin, TX, U.S.
Completed: Construction underway since 2014
Landscape architects: Architects: Thomas Phifer and Partners

AE Interest: Chain of parks connected by 6 trail bridges, Bridge pier that treats storm water, island park, floating pontoon bridge, concrete tunnel vane doubles as support for lawn that floats out unto the water. The poppy- lightweight pavilion.

Article: 1, 2

Singapore Sky Greens – Kallang, Singapore

Posted in Built by Aleksa Diaz on March 10, 2015

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Building: Sky Greens
Location: Kallang, Singapore
Completion: 2012
Engineers: DJ Engineering, Sky Greens

AE Interest: 120 individual aluminum A-frame towers that rotate vegetables via a hydraulic water pulley system. Each tower is 20 square feet, and 30 ft tall.


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco, California, U.S.

Posted in Built by Aleksa Diaz on March 10, 2015


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Building: San Francisco Museum of Art
Location:San Francisco, California, U.S.
To be completed by: 2016
Facade Engineers: Leonie van Ginkel, Felix Weber, and Markus Schulte
MEP Engineer: Arup
Architect: Snøhetta

AE Interests: Facade constructed out of 700 individual glass-fiber-reinforced polymer panels. Sand-gel mixture coats each panel for anti-flammability & shimmer exterior.

Articles: [1]

Google Headquarters – Mountain View, California, U.S.

Posted in Built by Aleksa Diaz on March 10, 2015

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Building: Google Headquarters
Location: Mountain View, California, U.S.
Estimated Completion: 2020
Architect: Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio

AE Interests: 3.4 million square-feet
Lightweight multi-story movable block structures. Large translucent canopies over block structures; let in air and daylight.

Articles: [1][2]

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