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Via Verde – New York, New York

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Building: Via Verde – The Green Way
Address: 700 Brook Ave, The Bronx, NY 10455
Location: The Bronx, New York
Architect: Dattner Architects, Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
General Contractor: Lettire Construction
Landscape Architect: Weintraub Diaz
Energy Management: Bright Power

AEInterests:
222 affordable housing units, retail, community health center, and live work units in one complex composed of three buildings. The complex is highly sustainable, featuring a green roof, community vegetable gardens, a 66kW solar panel system, onsite cogeneration,  rainwater harvesting and hardy landscaping. LEED Gold.
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Written by Cypress Lefebre

March 4, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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Solar Carve (40 Tenth Avenue) – New York, New York

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Building: Solar Carve
Address: 40 10th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Location: New York, New York
Architect: Studio Gang
Structural Engineer: Arup
Facade Engineer: Arup
Acoustical Consultant: Arup
Daylighting Consultant: Arup
Geotechnical Engineer: RA Consultants
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Lighting Consultant: Fisher Marantz Stone

AEInterests:
145,500 sqf mixed-use building targeting LEED Gold. The geometric facade allows for light to reach public green space of the High Line. The facade is achieved with one tilted diamond panel surrounded by four triangular panels that allow for standard stack joints.

Written by Cypress Lefebre

March 4, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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10 Jay Street – New York, New York

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Building: 10 Jay Street
Address: 10 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Architect: ODA
Structural Engineer: Active Design Group  Engineering
General Contractor: MJM Associates Construction
Facade Consultant: AJL&P Surface Design Group
Consulting Engineers: Kallen & Lemelson
Curtain Wall Engineering: KPA Studio

AEInterests:
A renovation of an industrial building that required a remedial steel frame after years of disrepair. The reflective glass facade also required reconstruction of the slab edges.

Written by Cypress Lefebre

March 4, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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Zhangjiagang Church – Zhangjiagang, China

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Location: Zhangjiagang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Architect: Büro Ziyu Zhuang/RSAA
Construction status: Not yet built

AEInterests:
61,400 sqft basilica, with a ring of smaller buildings including prayer rooms, counselling spaces,  a cafeteria, library, museum and a smaller church. Interior lined with 2 cm thick metal plates, 18 cm apart. These fins create the appearance of different spaces depending on a person’s location within the church.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Yunnan Provincial Museum – Kunming, China

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Location: No.6393 of Guangfu Road
Architect: Rocco Design Architects
AEInterests:
A 538,000 sqft museum space constructed from 2008 to 2015. Conceptualized as large, strong boxes stacked together holding fragile art. A major motif of the project is the dramatic rock formations Kunming is known for. 

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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Yiwu Grand Theater – Yiwu, Zhejiang, China

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Location: Dongyang River, Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, China
Architect: MAD Architects

AE Interests:
“Floats” on Dongyang River as a Chinese junk. Envisioned as a community space with many entrances and incorporated green space. Passive solar design uses translucent glass facade as warming “greenhouse” in the winter, allows airflow and ventilation in the summer. Includes two theaters that seat 1600 and 1200 respectively, and a conference center that seats 2000. Seats Construction will begin in 2020.

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Written by Cypress Lefebre

November 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Built