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Biblioteca TEC – Monterrey, Mexico

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Building: Biblioteca TEC
Location: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Architect: Sasaki Associates
Architects of Record: GLR Arquitectos, RDPL Arquitectos
Structural Engineering: Sasaki
BIM Manager: ConVirtus Soluciones BIM
Completion: 2017
AE Interest: Use of thermal resistant glass façade (only absorbs 23% of heat received), vertical metal shading, green screen, roof terrace with view of Cerro de la Silla, exterior light sensors to automatically open and close interior blinds and adjust air-conditioning, storm water collection system, pursuing LEED Gold certification.

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Written by Andrea Armendariz

September 26, 2018 at 8:55 pm

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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts – Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Building: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Architect: Le Corbusier and Guillermo Jullian de la Fuente
Structural Engineer: LeMessurier
Construction supervision: Sert, Jackson and Associate (previously Sert, Jackson & Gourley)
Completion: 1962

AE Interest: Only Le Corbusier building in North America, brise-soleil, poured-in-place concrete, large S-shaped ramp bisecting the building, free-standing structural columns.

Written by Andrea Armendariz

September 26, 2018 at 8:51 pm

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Gehry House – Santa Monica, California

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Building: Gehry House
Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Architect: Frank Gehry
Architects: Gehry Partners, LLP
Completion: 1979 (remodeled in 1991)

AE Interest: Frank Gehry’s private residence, early example of deconstructivism, renovation of existing house while keeping original structure nearly intact, exposed wooden structure, unique use of building materials such as glass inner wire, wood framing, corrugated metal sheets, and chain-linked fencing.

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Written by Andrea Armendariz

September 26, 2018 at 8:42 pm

Posted in Built