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Dymaxion House – Dearborn, Michigan

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Building Name:  Dymaxion House
Location:  Dearborn, Michigan
Architect:  Buckminster Fuller
Completion:  1945

AE Interests:  Self-sufficient, low maintenance, supported by a central pole with cables suspended from it allowing for non-bearing outer walls, primarily made of aluminum, weighs one and half tons which was 1% the weight of average homes, earthquake and storm resistant

Articles:  [1, 2]

Video:  [1]

Written by Katia Bravo

October 4, 2018 at 12:24 am

Posted in Built

German Pavilion – Barcelona, Spain

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Building Name:  German Pavilion (Barcelona Pavilion)
Location:  Barcelona, Spain
Architect:  Mies van der Rohe
Completion:  1929

AE Interests:  Architectural modernism, minimalist, low horizontal orientation, roof supported by eight cruciform columns, originally built in 1928 and destroyed in 1930, rebuilt in 1986

Articles:  [1, 2]

Written by Katia Bravo

October 4, 2018 at 12:03 am

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Z9 Resort – Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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Building Name:  Z9 Resort
Location:  Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Architect:  Dersyn Studio
Structural Engineer:  Narathip Deekaew
Electrical Engineer:  Teeracote Konglomjake
Lighting Consultant:  Saksit Veeramas
Completion:  2017

AE Interests:  Floating lodges, natural ventilation, sustainable design, made of recycled wood, steel structure, close circuit water treatment used to treat waste before draining into lake

Articles:  [1, 2]

Written by Katia Bravo

October 3, 2018 at 11:49 pm

Posted in Built