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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

eCORRE COMPLEX in Long Beach, CA by Aphidoidea

July 16th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Aphidoidea

Downtown Los Angeles based design group APHIDoIDEA proposes the eCORRE COMPLEX, The Environmental Center of Regenerative Research & Education, to the City of  Long Beach in California.  The project takes the ISO container used by the Port of Long Beach (2nd busiest port in the World).  Designed and placed as a FINALIST entry for the AIA-LA / USGBC Emerging Talent Design Competition, APHIDoIDEA re-adapts the shipping container as core building elements and implemented sustainable strategies to educate its visitors and users about “green” building practices such as solar energy, water collections, interior daylighting, rooftop gardens, passive cooling techniques, reuse of grey water, to name a few.

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  • Architect: Aphidoidea
  • Name of Project: eCORRE COMPLEX
  • Location: Long Beach, CA, USA

Utilizing approximately 65 shipping containers, the contextual response forces the architecture to provide an open public plaza on the ground level with an exhibition hall and outdoor amphitheater.  The facility also houses learning classrooms as well as the offices to support the staff in teaching the community about the valuable strategies of sustainable green living.


APHIDoIDEA is currently working on several projects and installations within the realm of interactivity including a viral storefront installation for the City of Long Beach, courtyard lighting installation for Santee Village Lofts in Downtown LA and an Exhibition at Inner-City Arts.  APHIDoIDEA also recently received a partnered commission to create an exhibition space for a science center in the Mid-west.  To find out where you can interact with their work, follow them @ or check out




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