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Habitat ITESM – León, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Building: Habitat Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Architect: SHINE Architecture and TA Arquitectura

Facade Works: Josué Rincón

Civil Works: Jorge González

Completion: 2012

AE Interests: passive shading used for diffused daylight, natural ventilation through voids between panels, parametric studies composed to ensure thermal, acoustic and visual conditions were optimized in the design, ramp wraps around and into building giving increased access to disabled students, angled panels of fritted (fine porous) glass on roof to allow lighting and ventilation

Habitat ITESM rendering video

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Written by rebecallamas

October 23, 2018 at 9:42 am

Posted in Built

Centraal Beheer Offices – Apeldoorn, Netherlands

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Location: Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Architect: Herman Hertzberger

Mechanical engineer: Van Heugten

Completion: 1972

AE Interests: structuralism, nine by nine meter concrete blocks and precast concrete, glass-brick fillings, low ceilings to encourage concentration, indoor balconies with atrium spaces, Mediterranean city with an “outside” instead of standard office building, carefully planned acoustics

Centraal Beheer building tour video

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Written by rebecallamas

October 23, 2018 at 9:41 am

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Smith House – Darien, Connecticut

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Building Name: Smith House
Location: Darien, Connecticut
Architect: Richard Meier & Partners
Completed: 1967

AE Interests: modern style, extends vertically instead of horizontally to be more cost effective and spatially interesting, built with wooden frame, 3-story glass pieces

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Written by rebecallamas

October 23, 2018 at 9:41 am

Posted in Built