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Abu Dhabi World Trade Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Building Name: Abu Dhabi World Trade Center (Al Raha Beach Development)
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Architect: Foster + Partners
Completion: Undergoing construction since 2008

AE Interests: Environmental computer analysis, sinuous dynamic plan, reactive louvered shading system angled to minimize solar gain depending on orientation, soaring central atrium, form rooted in a sustainable environmental strategy that relies on a series of passive controls.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Gabrielle Garcia

October 3, 2018 at 11:59 am

Posted in Built

Villa Malaparte – Capri, Italy

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Building Name: Villa Malaparte (Casa Come Me)
Location: Capri, Italy
Architect: Adalberto Libera, Curzio Malaparte
Local Mason: Adolfo Amitrano
Completion: 1938-1943

AE Interests: Modern Italian architecture, rationalist architecture, classical architecture, rectilinear plan, inverted pyramid staircase, freestanding curving wall on roof as a solarium.

Articles: [1,2,3]
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Written by Gabrielle Garcia

October 3, 2018 at 11:59 am

Posted in Built

Piscina des Marés – Palmeira, Portugal

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Building Name: Piscina des Marés (Leça Swimming Pools)
Location: Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
Architect: Álvaro Siza
Completion: 1961-1966

AE Interests: Intentional blurring of ocean’s edge between the rock formation and built structure, swimming pools, concrete, dark wood paneling, oxidized copper roof.

Articles: [1,2]

Written by Gabrielle Garcia

October 3, 2018 at 11:59 am

Posted in Built