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  • Modern Heritage and Facade Improvements featured image

    Modern Heritage and Facade Improvements

    Approximately 80% of our total building stock is from the 20th century. During the last decades, along with an increasing appreciation of modern arch…

  • Architectural Shape Optimization

    This paper explores the architectural shape optimization of typical housing typologies: slab and high-rise residential buildings to reduce primary en…

  • Environmentally Responsible Wood Cladding

    This case study focuses on the solutions provided for the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota. Our design team worked with the client to creat…

  • The ABCs of ZNE

    The journey to a zero net energy (ZNE) future starts with renovating the current paradigm of building design. The way buildings are designed today needs a retrofit in thinking so new projects meet the challenges of the global climate crisis.

  • The ABCs of ZNE

    The journey to a zero net energy (ZNE) future starts with renovating the current paradigm of building design. The way buildings are designed today needs a retrofit in thinking so new projects meet the challenges of the global climate crisis.

  • The ABCs of ZNE

    The journey to a zero net energy (ZNE) future starts with renovating the current paradigm of building design. The way buildings are designed today needs a retrofit in thinking so new projects meet the challenges of the global climate crisis.

  • The ABCs of ZNE

    The journey to a zero net energy (ZNE) future starts with renovating the current paradigm of building design. The way buildings are designed today needs a retrofit in thinking so new projects meet the challenges of the global climate crisis.

  • The ABCs of ZNE

    The journey to a zero net energy (ZNE) future starts with renovating the current paradigm of building design. The way buildings are designed today needs a retrofit in thinking so new projects meet the challenges of the global climate crisis.

  • The ABCs of ZNE

    The journey to a zero net energy (ZNE) future starts with renovating the current paradigm of building design. The way buildings are designed today needs a retrofit in thinking so new projects meet the challenges of the global climate crisis.

  • Predictive Modeling in an Automated Building Facade featured image

    Predictive Modeling in an Automated Building Facade

    Computer simulations of an automated dynamic facade in a passively heated and cooled building by using predictive modeling of short-term future weath…

  • Let Thin Glass in the Facade Move featured image

    Let Thin Glass in the Facade Move

    Facades play an important role in the control of energy flow and energy consumption in buildings as they represent the interface between the outdoor …

  • Carbon-Dioxide-Inhaling Facade featured image

    Carbon-Dioxide-Inhaling Facade

    3.5 billion years ago, cyanobacteria created the foundation for life on Earth by producing the oxygen basis for our atmosphere. Should we once again …

  • Living Future '21 Inclusion + Unity

    We are at a crucial moment in our shared history--the last decade for real change. It is imperative that our environmental action is not only swift but just. Join us for this online event and help transform communities that answer the question, “What does good look like?”

  • Balancing Visual Comfort and Energy Efficiency featured image

    Balancing Visual Comfort and Energy Efficiency

    With increasing interest in wellness and human-centric design in workplaces, the design of building enclosures is predicated on optimizing competing …

  • Multi Layer Facades featured image

    Multi Layer Facades

    The history of high performance facades and glazing has been a tale of attempting to manage the conflicting requirements of, on one hand inviting con…

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: MINNEAPOLIS

    FTI touched down in Minneapolis to confront themes central to the ever-evolving facade: energy-efficiency and sustainability, digital technology, kinetic and dynamic components, and material evolution.

  • Fire Safety in High Rise Exterior Facades featured image

    Fire Safety in High Rise Exterior Facades

    One of the most complex yet least understood areas where fire can spread is at the perimeter of a building. Fire can not only spread from floor-to-fl…