Year of Completion

1-1-2012

Material of interest

Precast concrete

Material Used

Precast concrete

Properties of Materials

Given Tabasco’s tropical climate and its severe solar incidence and humidity levels, concrete was selected as the project’s design material; a material both resistant and with extraordinary aging qualities. The result was a façade that’s built by combining 5 different types of precast pieces shaped like a propeller. Each propeller rotates 180° on its axis; heights vary between 16 to 20 meters, depending on their position.

Material Properties

Material of interest and material used: Precast concrete

Properties of material: Given Tabasco’s tropical climate and its severe solar incidence and humidity levels, concrete was selected as the project’s design material; a material both resistant and with extraordinary aging qualities. The result was a façade that’s built by combining 5 different types of precast pieces shaped like a propeller. Each propeller rotates 180° on its axis; heights vary between 16 to 20 meters, depending on their position.

Application

Exterior

Climate

Tropical Rainforest

Environmental Response

Resilient

Keywords

Exterior, Tropical Rainforest, Resilient

Location

Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

Sources

Architect website: http://inakiecheverria.com/Manufacturer website: http://students.ucsd.edu/

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Date submitted

8-1-2013

Disciplines

Architecture

Fachada Liverpool

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