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  • Transfer Topologies featured image

    Transfer Topologies

    This research looks at the relationship of material and geometric distribution to set a methodology for integrating structural and thermal design. Th…

  • Facades+ NYC

    Facades+ bring together some of the world’s most productive building professionals. Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation, from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies.

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    Thermoelectric Facades

    This article discusses design, prototype development and a simulation study of novel types of facade systems, which integrate thermoelectric (TE) mat…

  • Imagining Future Innovative Facades

    This workshop will focus on innovations in facade systems, particularly addressing materials, technologies, and innovative design methods.

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    Feasibility of Measuring Stress in Glass with a SCALP

    The SCALP device is designed to measure the residual compressive surface stress of glass. As the SCALP does not rely on the birefringence properties …

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    Glass Strength Under Point Loading

    Structural glass is used in a range of building applications, and while the ASTM E1300 has recently been updated to provide a design method to accoun…

  • Historical Evolution of Responsive Facades

    Responsive facade system is considered a major component of high-performance building envelope that is capable of responding to environmental stimuli…

  • DOCOMOMO 2021 National Symposium Chicago: Crossroads of Modern America

    As Docomomo US celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are headed back to where it all began, Chicago, Illinois. It was in 1995 that a group of volunteers gathered during the first Preserving the Recent Past conference to set in motion a Docomomo chapter in the United States.

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    Corrugated-geometry Copper and Glass Facade

    The subject of this case study is the design and construction of a custom corrugated-geometry facade featuring pre-patinated copper and glass for an …

  • Mixed Reality in Facade Education

    Developments in performative computational analysis, mass customization, and complex form manipulation revolutionized building envelope design proces…

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    Novel Techniques for Facade Optimization

    Complex freeform architectural enclosures are becoming increasingly popular and easy to model and design with the help of modern computational tools.…

  • Working With Big Data

    Big data is having a noticeable impact on enclosure engineering design. With continuing advancements that liberate the geometrical form and the incre…

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    DC Water Headquarters Case Study

    Facades must be responsive to a myriad of qualities and influences ranging from urban impact and aesthetic character to numerous performance requirem…

  • Undulated Glass Self-shading

    The research is structured around complex optical effects of undulated glass and coatings that exhibit high reflectivity, especially at higher incide…

  • United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum

    Advanced fabrication processes combined with parametric 3D modeling give designers and architects the freedom and versatility to push the boundaries …

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: NYC

    FTI's half-day NYC Forum will take place virtually on Thursday, November 5, 2020, hosted by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York. Join us for this year’s virtual event themed Pandemic Pantry: Digesting Covid-19 and Understanding the Lessons for Building and Facade Systems..

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    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…

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    Glazed Spandrels

    Recent years have seen an increased use of insulated glazing units in spandrel applications to visually blend the appearance between the vision and s…