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La Maison de Verre – Paris, France

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Building Name: La Maison de Verre (The Glass House)
Location: Paris, France
Architect: Pierre Chareau, Bernard Bijvoet
Completed: 1932

AE Interest: Mixed industrial, traditional, and modern styles through the use of skeleton frame steel construction with transparent, light-weight frosted glass and industrial glass blocks. Interior spacial divisions characterized by bare steel beams and mechanical elements, including an overhead trolley, a retracting stair, and a rotating screen to hide/frame the stairs.

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Written by cheskaespanol

October 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Archimède – Paris, France

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Building: Archimède
Location: Paris, France
Architect: Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
Structural Engineer: SCYNA 4
Façade Engineer: VSA
Project Manager: Pierre Martin Saint Etienne
Completed: 2017

AE Interest: Compact volume and high density along the railway allows for open space. Massing/materials adjusted to urban context, façade determined by its orientation (areas with most sunlight have double-skin crystalline glass slats, north façade has metallic cladding to reproduce the reflection of glass).

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Written by cheskaespanol

October 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Fallingwater (Edgar J. Kaufmann House) – Mill Run, Pennsylvania

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Building Name: Fallingwater (Edgar J. Kaufmann House)
Location: Mill Run, Pennsylvania
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Engineers: Mendel Glickman, William Wesley Peters
Completion: 1939

AE Interests: Example of integrating nature and architecture, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor, walls are mainly glass. Inspired by surrounding environment, which is characterized by valuable minerals, rocky and sloping landscape, plant life and forests, and small waterfalls. Cantilevered over the waterfall by reinforced concrete, tension cables eventually added after cracking of balcony floors. Strong horizontal and vertical lines.

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Written by cheskaespanol

October 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Posted in Built