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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…

  • Terra Cotta Skins

    This paper will address the potential of ornamental architectural terracotta surfaces to mitigate the effects of climate fluctuations that will creat…

  • Contextual Envelopes

    Aesthetic and technical capabilities of façade design have become seemingly endless as building technologies progress. While the capacity to address …

  • Geometric Patterns as Architectural Forms

    Façade design is a key component of architectural expression, and increasingly a key design consideration due to growing importance of factors like: …

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    End-of-Life Challenges in Facade Design

    In recent decades, there has been increased attention to reduce the operational energy performance of buildings. Stringent legislation on building en…

  • Carbon-Neutral High-Rise Envelope Nexus

    The pathway to carbon-neutrality, as urged during the COP 21 in Paris, and the repeated goal for resilient buildings and urban habitats, winds right …

  • Facade Mock-ups

    Curtain walls and window walls are typically specified to meet a variety of different performance and testing criteria, some of which can be quite st…

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    Green Wall Rainscreen

    Green Wall applications are growing in popularity around the world. Often thought of as a decorative element they provide much more than aesthetic ap…

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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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    Breathing Lessons

    For a new corporate headquarters in San Francisco’s Mission Bay district, SHoP Architects designed a semi-conditioned atrium space inside the externa…

  • Blast Performance of TSSA

    Architectural preferences for commercial building continue towards increased transparency resulting in large lites of glass with minimal visual obstr…

  • 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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    Curved Forming Panel Facades

    The performative and visual aspects of curved forming/bending thin “formable” planar materials is explored. Early tests for deflection indicate that …

  • Solid Surface Material for Facades

    Navigating the building code, while challenging in any respect, can be even trickier when considering the use of emerging materials on building facad…