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The ECOntainer: A Sustainable Bridge

ECOntainer

Israeli architect firm Yoav Messer Architects won the Ariel Sharon Park Competition in early 2013 for a unique pedestrian bridge built from the ubiquitous metal boxes, and with progress underway, the proposal could serve as a new model for reusing the discarded pieces of shipping infrastructure.

Read the full article by Erik Douds at A|N Blog here: http://blog.archpaper.com

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New App to Measure Human Response to Built Environment

This new use for our mobile devices allows us to see how people react to certain designs by tapping into our heartbeats.  Now thats what we call innovation!  Amazing! 

Morpholio

Read More Date: May 2, 2014 Posted in: News Market News Architecture/Design

Continuity: Architecture and Engineering

Continuity

Allowing architecture and engineering to equally participate in the outcome of a buildings function and aesthetics is something worth reading about!  Many projects today have these two disciplines separated, but when they merge a project has the potential of developing into something really spectacular.  Zaha Hadid, a world-renowned architect, designed this high-rise in Miami so that the structure creates the aesthetics.

http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/miami-1000-museum-tower-designed-by-zaha-hadid-architects_o.aspx?dfpzone=general

See how one of our own designers, Anthony Allegrone, explores this realm of architecture and engineering in his own thesis development by clicking read more below.

Restoration Underway in Pittsfield’s Park Square

Probate

Restoration of the front façade of the historic Athenaeum in Pittsfield’s Park Square has officially started. The east gable wall stones have been carefully labeled, mapped, and documented prior to demolition. 

Read More Date: Feb 20, 2014 Posted in: News Blog Work in progress Tags: old berkshire athenaeum

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