Being influenced by the works of her father, Ar. Farid Andraos, Amale Andros developed her instincts focusing on climate change and its impact on architecture. With an idea of linking the urban world with the natural environment, she became the co-founder of WORKac with her husband Dan Wood. By having many writings to her credits and ample amounts of successful projects to her name Amale taught in various institutions with the privilege of being the dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Amale influences thousands of the verdicts in the field of architecture.

Here is to the list of 15 most influential projects which to its credits describe the philosophy of Amale Andraos

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1. Miami Museum Garage

The Amale designs the facade wall of Miami facing 1st Avenue celebrating out the social interaction, sustainability, art, music, and the landscape. The connecting circulation spaces provide visual contrast, shade, and protection. The XOX then extended out on the westward with the enigmatic forms generating out of bright colors, recall the aerodynamics.

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2. Kew Gardens Hills Library

The public space, being the focal point of the new design capped by a green roof joins existing gardens to form a continuous loop of green. The perimeter zone is being conceived as a band of open rooms. In order to broadcast the activities of the library to the outside, the new façade is a physical one lifting up the library’s exterior walls, providing a way to have a dialogue with the surroundings.

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3. The Stealth Building 

This development consisted of a renovation behind one of the most beautiful and oldest cast-iron facades. With witnessing out the visibility of the rooftops from the furthest point, Amale utilized the idea of projections and shadows. The “shadow” being created generates out the sizeable zone. The interior of the apartments incorporated out the basic ideology of urban living with the inclusion of the elements inspired by nature.

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4.  Wieden+Kennedy NY

The design for Wieden+Kennedy New York focuses out on integrating the urban density, the opening up of diversity in the collective spaces through the compresses individual forms. The design is being put out for the office indulging in productive works. Amale design the highest possible range of spaces in order to incorporate the meetings and gatherings, accommodating informal discussions being raised to various levels.

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5. UC Davis Art Museum Proposal

With the idea of focusing on creating the distinctive beacon which would be an overlap of art and higher-education, the intended parallelogram form creates a space for dynamism ranging out the opportunities for interplaying out with the landscape and surrounding area. The open and the intimated spaces are arranged along two axes, with the common space being pinned together.

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6. Blaffer Museum 

WORKac, strategically rethinks the existing building features, by concentrating on the core mission of the blaffers’. The design gives a striking presence to the museum and the idea of the public connecting the public through a series of interventions that are both imaginative and economical. Building’s facade, circulation patterns, and exterior spaces rerouted all the problematic issues.

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7. Children’s Museum of the Arts

The design gives the museum a space of about three times the size of the previous one. The idea generated out by the WORKac lead, Amale gives them the opportunity to represent their best parts and adds new programs they desired into the same. The central gallery is being reinterpreted into a space for the exhibition around which all the other spaces are being organized. The design generates a flexible environment for the students out there.

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8.  White Street Loft

This the white loft apartment of the area of 6000sq.ft. It encompasses a family of four individuals. The WORKac collaborates with the family members to get the basic idea of the spaces they would think as in the need of generating new spaces for urban living. The idea incorporates multiple materials embracing the diversity, by transforming the area into a highly unexpected one.

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9. DVF Studio Headquarters

The project is built-in in Manhattan; the Diane von Furstenberg HQ in Tribeca existed as the amazing renewal of the historic building. Ranging out from the landscaping on the roof to the idea of light use by the hanging crystals, the gestures unify the diverse program into one. The project integrates the spaces of urban use into the idea of ecology, representing the basic thought of Amale Andraos.

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10.  Edible Schoolyard NYC at P.S 216

The idea launched by activist Alice Waters in 1995, generated out of the need for integrating the activities of cooking and gardening into the school curriculum, representing; “edible education”. The design re-builds the half-acre parking lot spaces in Brooklyn into an enormously vibrant theme of the green classroom, where the students are going to understand and learn about the growing techniques of various green edibles.

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11.  Beirut Museum of Art

Located on the heart of the Beirut city, the museum displays the dynamic contoured geometries, housing the exhibition spaces of about 12000 sq.m. The idea displays the reveling art forms of the cultural possibilities with the integration of art with architecture and landscaping forms. Being set-up in the urban setting, the building displays how we can re-imagine our living, learning and the way of sharing together.

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12. New Student Center for RISD

With the public spaces in a series of celebrating the diversities of educational activities in the series of social ones, at the school, RISD acts as a hub for students integrating such things together. The lobby and the interior spaces are being wrapped up in a curved wall type facade. With the contemporary additions and the lecture halls in RISD too, helps the students to have a dialogue with the city, the building celebrates the flexible atmosphere reflecting the first ever thought of Amale of integrating the economic benefits.

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13. Urban Aqualoop

With the aquaponic cycle acting as the strategy of organizing the benefits, the urban aqua loop is the integrated spaces constructed out of the natural cycles. By making the loop as the actively visible system, the aqua loop guides the flow of these systems together. By being the active observer, the visitors also get the advantage of witnessing the various activities of logging, eating, playing, etc.

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14. L’Assemblee Radieuse

The building being the African union’s hall represents the country by making the use of Gabon’s ecology. With the courtyards representing the urban ecosystem, the activities are being oriented around the same. Integrating all the functions together, this building also reflects the philosophy of Amale by providing flexible spaces for walking, thinking, etc. The building targets the LEED gold achievement by working upon the various active and passive measures of working towards sustainability, like rainwater harvesting, etc.

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15. Nature City

Nature city represents the concept that is both green and urban. The building offers an ample amount of open spaces along with the inclusion of modern suburbs, which being 5 times as that of the neighboring one. Townhouses and multi-unit forms are also being integrated within the same. Each system of the typology hires a unique way of forms for housing and public spaces.

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