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The Lost Wall

Creating a formal intrusion to the historically important site, the project is not a revival of what’s been demolished but a reiteration of the historic preservation effort. The contrast between the architectural intervention and the surrounding is an allegory of modern China and its destructive treatment of Beijing’s historic buildings

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Talk2Me

Talk2Me is a Smartphone app that aims to bridge face-to-face communication gap between deaf/hard of hearing and hearing people. Take2Me provides a specific feature—Rotating for Showing Messages—to prompt nonverbal messages such eye contact and facial expressions into communication because nonverbal messages is the most significant part of face-to-face communication and it is the main difference between Computer-mediated Communication (CMC) and face-to-face communication. Take2Me also provides various ways of inputting messages as well as a specific mode for the elderly.

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View Dynamic Glass

View is the pioneer in large-scale architectural dynamic glass, a new generation of glass that intelligently changes tint levels in response to external and internal conditions, providing enhanced occupant comfort, control, and energy efficiency. View’s glass changes tint over the course of a day based upon latitude/longitude, sun angle, cloud cover, and where people sit. View Dynamic Glass also enables new building designs with larger glass areas. View is the only company able to manufacturing dynamic glass at sizes of 5 feet by 10 feet, a critical size to reach widespread adoption.

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High Altarpiece Zacatecas Cathedral

Gantous Arquitectos in collaboration with Mexican sculptor Javier Marín, were the winners of a competition hosted by the State of Zacatecas in 2008 for the design and construction of a high altarpiece for the Zacatecas Cathedral, as well as the complete overhaul of its presbytery. The brief was to create a project which would complement the Cathedral’s magnificent 17th century Baroque façade, while balancing the austere neoclassical interiors. The resulting 10 meter wide by 16.7 meter high altarpiece is composed of geometric prisms rising from the highest platform of the ceremonial space.

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Parabosol

Parabosol Water Cleaning Unit is developed as an innovative solution towards deep rural water supply for rural communities who suffer from a lack of access to clean water. Parabosol is basically a solar powered water treatment system, a portable water treatment unit which can be setup anywhere in remote areas. This system purifies water by using parabolic mirror which boils water at high temperature, not industrially but individually for the first time.

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Issa grotto hill house

The traditional, rural, hand made topography of the stone-wall (need for horizontal surfaces for cultivation ) is a context that encompasses the aesthetics of the building from its bare function and microlocation. With a concise approach to construction and function of the building in an area with no infrastructure /no water, electricity / it comes to the stripping of the primary needs of the living spaces, use of natural resources and limited means, which in turn create an unobtrusive aesthetic.

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