AEWORLDMAP.COM (2,900+ posts)

Cinépolis Headquarters – Morelia, Mexico

Posted in Built by Monica Martinez on February 28, 2020

3 full 3 structural glass 3 plan 3 section3 view

Building: Cinépolis Headquarters
Location: Morelia, Mexico
Completed: 2010
Purpose: headquarters of leading theater operator in Mexico
Size: 75000 square feet
Architect: kmd+
Awards: Best Corporate Interior 2010 from AMDI (Asociación Mexicana de Diseñadores de Interiores), Architectural Digest (México) – Iconos de Diseño 2010 – Americas Commercial Property Awards – The Architecture Award

AE Interests: cantilevered 2nd floor, green patio on roof, structural glass, integrated with surrounding natural environment, LEED Gold Equivalent, green roof, natural lighting & ventilation

Sources: [1]

401 Congress Street – Boston, MA

Posted in Built by Monica Martinez on February 28, 2020

2 side

2 ground   2 up

Building: 401 Congress Street
Location: Boston, MA
Projected Completion: 2022
Purpose: office building
Size: 600000 square feet
Architect: Sasaki

AE Interests: will replace 1.1 acre surface parking lot, The team’s approach centers around the idea of an urban push/pull. doesn’t fill out entire site at base – establishing open urban space, almost completely transparent lower level

Sources: [1]

Shenzhen Yantian Technology – Shenzhen, China

Posted in Built by Monica Martinez on February 28, 2020

1 top   1 side

Building: Shenzhen Yantian Technology
Location: Shenzhen, China
Completed: 2014
Purpose: office building
Architect: PLY+
Local Support: Shenzhen Heda International Design &Engineering CO.,LTD

AE Interests: louvers operated by a mechanical system programmed to track changing position of the sun across course of the day, maximizes visual amenities of site through focused views that orient the interior spaces toward the mountains and the harbor, facade composed of actively calibrated translucent louvers that shield interior from direct sunlight while maintaining uninterrupted views of surroundings, traditional window into Chinese architecture

Sources: [1]

Bank of China Tower – Shanghai, China

Posted in Built by Monica Martinez on November 5, 2019

1  2  3

[1,2,3]

Building: Bank of China Tower, Shanghai
Location: Shanghai, China
Completed: 2000
Purpose: office
Size: 846 ft at tip of antenna, 56 floors (including 3 underground)
Architect: Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Local Design Institute: Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research
Façade: Manntech Building Maintenance Systems
Awards: CITAB – CTBUH China Tall Building Legacy Award Honorable Distinction Recipient (2016)

AE Interests: unique appearance that still blends in with surrounding high-rises, gateway to city center when coming from Shanghai Airport, glass curtain wall, skyscraper, modernism

Sources: [1,2]

Mangrove West Coast – Shenzhen, China

Posted in Built by Monica Martinez on November 5, 2019

1

2 3

[1, 2, 3]

Building: Mangrove West Coast
Location: Shenzhen, China (junction of Qiaocheng Xilu & Binhai Dadao)
Completed: 2007
Purpose: mixed-use (academic, master planning, residential, waterfront)
Size: 2,691,000 sf (includes 1200 luxury condominiums)
Architect: Arquitectonica
Developer: Mangrove West Coast Property Management Co., Ltd.
Awards: AIA Florida Award of Excellence Merit Award, AIA Miami Award of Excellence in Architecture, Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) Design Award of Honor, Chinese Real Estate College Golden Award

AE Interests: units divided into complex of 3 buildings with heights staggered from 10 to 31 stories, floor to ceiling glass windows, see-through glass railings on the balconies, buildings arranged in windmill composition strategically positioned at specific angles that maximize views

Sources: [1,2]

Habitat Qinhuangdao – Qinhuangdao, China

Posted in Built by Monica Martinez on November 5, 2019

1  2  3

[1,2,3]

Building: Habitat Qinhuangdao
Location: Qinhuangdao, China (on the coast of the Bohai Sea, 200 miles east of Beijing)
Completed: 2018
Purpose: high-density residential community
Size: 4,800,000 sf complex (includes 2500 residential units & 60,000 sf of retail space)
Architect: Safdie Architects (Somerville, Massachusetts, United States)
Local Design Institute: East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Façade: Konstruct West Partners, Zhejiang Zhongnan Holdings Group
Landscape: SWA Group & Ager Group
Lighting: Lam Partners & Brandston Partnership Inc.
Awards: MIPIM Asia Best Chinese Futura Mega Project Gold Award (2013)

AE Interests: affordable housing, organized into a series of linked mini blocks of 16 stories each, responds to the beachfront site & local zoning ordinance that requires every unit receive > 3 hours of sunlight daily, private green spaces, terraces, skylights, solariums, roof decks, humanizing the megascale (maintaining basic human necessities that are lost in most urban designs), exterior circulation systems include internal communal streets & covered skywalks

Sources: [1,2]