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  • 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.

  • Pioneer Cladding & Glazing Systems

    Pioneer Cladding & Glazing is a privately held LLC involved in the design, fabrication, assembly, glazing and erection of custom curtain wall systems. The firm’s primary focus is directed towards custom unitized curtain wall systems utilizing aluminum, glass, metal panel and terra cotta materials.

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    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 …

  • Prototyping with Ultra-Thin Glass

    This paper proposes system concepts and fabrication methods for the use of ultra-thin glass in facades. It documents the team's research on ultra-thi…

  • Hydroformed Shading

    New approaches to lightweight metal forming have the potential to advance architectural fabrication, particularly in the design and engineering of hi…

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    Localized Rigidification of PCM Envelopes

    This is an experimental and computational exploration of structural systems that transform between states of rigidity and flexibility. The goal is to…

  • Episode 10: Modular Prefab & Offsite Manufacturing

    Special guests Graham Finch, Senior Building Science Specialist at RDH Building Science, and Vincent Davenpoint from EllisDon's Construction Sciences Group join us to discuss the importance of digital tools and prefabrication. Co-hosted by Mic Patterson and Ted Kesik.

  • Digital Medium, Tangible Message

    The reaches of architecture are inherently linked to the efficacy of communication, and as emerging technology broadens the conceptual horizon of the…

  • BIM BOP 2020

    The fourteenth annual BIM conference will be taking place online this year! We have set up a series of three sessions with three speakers each, moderated breakout sessions with the speakers, and 11 BIM BOPS! It's not quite the same as being on the USC campus, but still full of the best of BIM.

  • Architectural Glass Bootcamp 2020

    Up your game at the Architectural Glass Boot Camp! Get hands-on with industry innovators and earn AIA credits. This free, hands-on workshop designed for the design community to learn the latest developments in glazing and metalwork from leading industry professionals.

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    Managing Constraints

    On a commercial high-rise tower project located in Hong Kong, the design team was challenged to make a facade that would beneficial to tenants with a…

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    Developments in Gridshell Design

    In 1959 Heinz Isler challenged the world of concrete shell design by proposing a series of shapes for shells that were very different from what most …

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    Design Considerations and the Complex Facade

    The design of complex, high-performance facades involves balancing attention towards principles of material selection, thermal and moisture protectio…

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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 …

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    Realizing Bespoke Structural Glass Facades

    In the very earliest stages of a design, an architect imagines a unique glazed facade form and wonders, “Is this possible?” and “What will it cost?” …

  • Digital Lifecycle of Building Envelopes

    “The digital transformation will change everything” – with this quote in mind a deep look into the current facade business will be given with a speci…

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    Hybrid Timber

    This case study provides an overview of building hybrid curtain wall system and future opportunities for the use of timber. It will also review the b…