What does an engineer do? An engineer imagines. What are your sources of inspiration? Mic Patterson remembers Peter Rice and discusses his enduring legacy.
Drawdown is an inspiring new effort to manage atmospheric carbon and the resulting climate impacts. This brief reveiw discusses the book, the movement, and the potential.
Mic Patterson unpacks his crystal ball and looks ahead to the forces that will shape buildings over upcoming decades. Expect some surprises down the road…
Reviewing John Neary's Circadian Curtain Wall, one is confronted with an insistent question: why hasn't anyone started construction on this intriguing building design yet? John has provided FTI with a presentation to explain the thinking behind the Circadian Curtain Wall in greater detail.
A small team of digital designers at the Schüco Virtual Construction Lab (VCL) in NYC is developing a new way for clients to experience and evaluate facade products. The VCL will be demonstrating the technology at the conference in Los Angeles on March 12-13.
2018 teams included; Morphosis, SHoP Architects, Sasaki/Studio NYL, University at Buffalo, AECOM, and Radical Matter. The ACAWorkshop is an outstanding model of industry-academia partnership aimed at the ongoing education of students and practitioners alike.
The age-old trend of more and larger lites of glass in the building skin dates back to the Roman Empire. Despite the challenges of highly glazed facades, it appears we just can’t get enough. Is there a “beyond” glass? If so, what does it look like?
Awareness of embodied carbon impacts is surging like hurricane-driven floodwaters and altering the landscape of everything in its path. What are the implications for buildings, the facade system and urban habitat? FTI is taking this on with its 2019 Forum series.
This year's World Congress was presented online through a virtual platform providing a unique forum for a diverse cross section of the design and real estate communities to discuss the innovations and advancements revolutionizing the design and delivery of the building skin.
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.
FTI held its celebrated Forum in Miami with thought leaders to explore the amplified threats of climate change in the unique urban context of Miami.
FTI's celebrated Forum in Houston brought together thought leaders to explore the amplified threats of climate change in the unique urban context of Houston.
The sold out 2019 Toronto Forum brought together AECO industry thought leaders to confront themes central to ever-evolving facade technology, themes engaging facade design, delivery, renewal, materiality, sustainability and resilience.
.FTI's 2019 NYC Forum was an intimate, provocative and forward-looking dialogue with thought leaders from all sectors of the building industry; owners, architects, consultants, contractors and more.
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..
FTI's celebrated Forum in Seattle explored the "facade effect" on buildings and urban habitat with industry and academic thought leaders.
With the desire for more sustainable construction and reduced embodied energy, mass timber is being explored for building structures. For medium and …
We are pleased to announce that for the first time, the Facade Tectonics Institute will include a poster presentation at their 2020 World Congress. The poster presentation will serve as a graphic representation of each poster author's research and findings.
The Facade Tectonics Institute has issued a call for papers for its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress, which will include speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitors.
Due to the increasing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Los Angeles area, the Facade Tectonics Institute has made the very difficult decision to postpone Facades Week: LA! until August 3-7, 2020 with the World Congress to be held August 5-6.