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Crosswaters Ecolodge – Guangdong Province, Huizhou, China

Posted in Built by Ryan Tomita on February 17, 2020

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Building: Crosswaters Ecolodge
Address: China, Guangdong Province, Huizhou, Longmen County, 355省道龙门南昆山国家森林公园
Location: Huizhou, China
Architect: Paul Pholeros
Bamboo Architect: Simon Velez
Feng Shui Master: Michael Chiang
Landscape Architect: EDSA
Principal Architect: Ken Luo

AE Interests: bamboo used as a structural member, largest project in the world to use bamboo, boardwalks made from railway ties, clay roof tiles from demolished village buildings, 260 sq. km park, 3D terrain analysis programs used to determine best areas for construction

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Linea Apartments – Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Built by Ryan Tomita on February 17, 2020

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Building: Linea Apartments
Address: 215 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Architect: Thomas Roszak Architecture
Structural Engineer: Sowlat Structural Engineer
Efficient & Green Design: BuroHappold Engineering
Development Manager: MOCERI + ROSZAK
Contractor: Clark Construction

AE Interest: LEED Gold certification, sound-engineered glass, Eco Terrace, exposed concrete ceilings, MEP constructed through design-build method, concrete shear walls, post-tensioned concrete floor slabs, 421,000 sq. ft., green mullions on curtain wall mirror prairie grass from Chicago

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa – Anaheim, California

Posted in Built by Ryan Tomita on February 17, 2020

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Building: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Address: 1600 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Location: Anaheim, California
Architect: Peter Dominick of 4240 Architecture
(2017 Renovations)
Interior Designer: Katrina Mosher
Art Director: Bo Bolanos

AE Interests: Modeled after the craftsman’s era of architecture and design in late 19th & early 20th century, two suites and board room inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, glass rose mural inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, wide sweeping roofs, projecting beams, exaggerated bracing

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Infinitus Plaza – Guangzhou, China

Posted in Built by Ryan Tomita on November 12, 2019

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Building: Guangzhou Infinitus Plaza
Address: Baiyun New Town
Location: Guangzhou, China
Completion Date: Spring 2020
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Steel Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
Site Selection, Conceptual Planning, and Construction: LKK Health Products Group
Façade Engineering: BuroHappold Engineering
Sustainability: BuroHappold Engineering

AE Interests167,000 sq. m., two building footprints connected by green-roofed skybridges, unitised insulated glazing system that reduces energy loss while maximizing natural light penetration, perforated aluminum screens protect against and collect rainwater, Line 2 Metro runs between two footprints

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Guangzhou Circle – Guangzhou, China

Posted in Built by Ryan Tomita on November 12, 2019

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Building: Guangzhou Circle
Address: S81 Guangzhou Ring Expressway Exit & S 39 Dong Xin Gao Su & S81 Guang Zhou Huan Cheng Gao Su, Li
Location: Guangzhou, China
Architect: Joseph di Pasquale of AM Project
Structural Engineer: SIGGMA
General Contractor: Guangdong Hong He Construction Ltd.
M/E/P/FP Engineering: Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology

AE Interests: circular shape reflects in the water of the Zhujiang River to form a figure 8 which symbolizes good fortune in Chinese, 48 meter diameter center circle, inspired by jade disks as the bi-jade disk symbolizes a Chinese dynasty from 2000 years ago, furthest office space cantilevers 25 meters outwards, design inspired by numerological tradition of feng shui, unpopular among locals

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Parc Central – Guangzhou, China

Posted in Built by Ryan Tomita on November 12, 2019

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Building: Parc Central
Address: China, Guangdong, Guangzhou, Yuexiu, 连新路8号
Location: Guangzhou, China
Architect: Benoy, Ronald Lu and Partners
Interior Design: Benoy
Structural Engineer: ARUP (Hong Kong)
Landscape Consultant: Urbis Limited
Lighting Consultant: Lighting Design Partnership Pty Limited
Façade Design: ARUP (Hong Kong)
Sustainability: ARUP (Hong Kong)

AE Interests110,000 sq. m. multi-level parkland, mostly underground development to preserve ground level, steel monocoque roof structure supported by steel tree-like columns, rainwater collection system, low E glass façades, EFTE roof has high corrosive strength over wide range of temperatures, connects to China’s metro and bus system, represents China’s “Double Fish” symbol for peace, harmony, and fortune

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