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  • Doubling Mies

    Mies van der Rohe’s concurrently designed projects for Commonwealth Promenade Apartments (1953-1956) and the Esplanade Apartments (1953-1957), saw th…

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    Heat-actuated Auxetic Facades

    Highly transformable materials can be used as adaptive exterior shading systems by leveraging the relationship between external stimuli (heat) and re…

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    The Seismic Capability of Curtainwalls

    The testing of aluminum/glass curtainwalls for seismic capability, mainly inter-story drift, has been carried out on many curtainwalls over the last …

  • Integrated Energy Analysis

    Energy codes across the country are progressively getting stricter and increasing the threshold for a baseline building’s energy performance. Califor…

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    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…

  • The Butterfly

    Providing a unique and integral cladding/envelope solution suited for high-rise buildings has been an inherent challenge for this building typology s…

  • 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…

  • Save the Date for our 2020 NYC Forum – Nov. 5

    The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) is pleased to announce our half-day NYC Forum will take place on Thursday, November 5, 2020, hosted by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York.

  • BAU 2021 ON-LINE

    BAU is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems. It has proven itself as an efficient international contact and business platform for the construction industry.

  • 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.