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Torre Mitikah- Mexico City, Mexico

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Building: Torre Mitikah
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, SMA
Interior Design/Architecture: HBA, spAce, Springall + Lira
Structural Engineers: CMF, McNamara⋅Salvia 
Completion: 2021


AE Interests


Neighborhood in the sky, two flowing glass and steel facades, envelope curves of towers elliptical shape. Architectural expression is “axis mundi” a spiritual representation of connection between earth and sky. Designed for high seismic zone using performance based design

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

March 6, 2020 at 12:40 pm

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Torre the Point – Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Building: Torre the Point
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Architect: Christian Wiese
Structural Engineer: Ernesto NA
MEP Engineer: Ernesto NA
Completion: 2014

AE Interests:

Tallest building in Ecuador (449 feet). Each floor is rotated 6 degrees counter clockwise to form spiral shape. The swirls represent whirlpools that occur at confluence of the Babahayo and Daule rivers.

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

March 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm

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Torre Banco Macro- Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Building: Torre Banco Macro
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, GSA and Associates
Architectural Acoustics Design: WSDG
Construction: Peri
Completion: 2016

AE Interests

Building fit into an irregularly 5-sided shaped site. Tower has a highly reflective glass curtain wall, nearly elliptical with an inward curve. Sloping/sinuousroof that echoes street level canopy. Facade is facated but looks like it is a softly curved surface.

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

March 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm

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Tokyo Big Sight- Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Tokyo Big Sight
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: AXS Satow
Construction: Hazama, Shimizu Corporations (6 others)
Completion: October 1995

AE Interest:
Glass and Titanium-panelled Conference Tower appear as a set of four inverted pyramids mounted upon large supports. Steel Frame with reinforced concrete.

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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Umeda Sky Building- Osaka, Japan

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Building: Umeda Sky Building
Location: Osaka, Japan
Architect: Hiroshi Hara
Construction: Takenaka Corporation
Completion: 1993

AE Interest:
568 feet (173 meter) tall building made of two towers connected to each other by the “Floating Garden Observatory” on the 39th floor.

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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Audi Forum-Omotesando, Japan

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Building: Audi Forum
Location: Omotesando, Japan
Architect: Creative Designers International (CDI)
Engineer: ARUP
Structural Engineer: Kajima Corporation
Completion: 2006

AE Interests:
Also known as the Iceberg, unique crystal structure designed to reflect light from all angles, representing modern Japanese architecture. Asymmetric glass facade and completely transparent elevator shaft.

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Written by Daniela Gonzalez

October 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Posted in Built