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  • 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.

  • Obra Blanca

    A 3 day event to maximize relations and strengthen the contact net between the key players in the construction finishings industry. Obra Blanca Expo answers a growing need to exhibit all types of finishes and provides the best opportunity for professionals to present new products to the marketplace.

    Industry Event by Tradex Exposiciones

  • Autonomous or Appropriate

    This paper examines two profoundly different design approaches: one, herein called ‘autonomous’, where the building’s design is governed by internal …

  • ANFA 2021: QUANTIFIED BUILDINGS, QUANTIFIED SELF

    The ANFA Conference will explore, from a scientific basis, the range of human experiences that occur in context with elements of architecture, both exterior and interior.

    Industry Event by Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

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    Lightning Protection as Building Envelope

    A building’s envelope mitigates the effects of meteorological phenomena – including lightning – upon the structure and its occupants and contents. Th…

  • 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..

  • Building Scale Mock-up

    Until recently, Google has occupied buildings that were designed for others and modified the interiors to suit its needs. Many of the improvements we…

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    Optimized Adaptive Re-Use

    Contemporary building practice represents a disconnect between traditional manufacturing techniques, that favor straight runs and orthogonal geometri…

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    The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LA

    Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed a 290,000 sf museum celebrating the artistry and technology of film, becoming the world’s first museum and eve…

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    Algorithmic Patterns for Facade Design

    Recently, building envelopes have been exhibiting complex shapes and patterns, a trend supported by current digital technologies. Likewise, the desig…

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    Retrofit Options for Historic Facades

    Building design criteria requires that government buildings be designed for a variety of extreme loads including blast, hurricane, and impact conditi…

  • From Design to Experiment

    Flat cable-net facades are form-active structures which provide maximum transparency by means of point fixing components, tensioned cables, and struc…

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: MIAMI

    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.

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    Seismic Movements

    A common building upgrade to add value to existing commercial real estate is the renewal of the entrance lobby. The lobby facade is replaced to give …

  • Invert Auto-Shading

    Allowing sufficient amount of natural light while avoiding excessive sunlight penetration is often hard to achieve with static facade systems due to …

  • Expo CIHAC Digital

    Facing a complicated global situation and always prioritizing the health and integrity of our allies and visitors, we have made the decision to hold Expo CIHAC 2020 in digital format . Revolutionizing once again the way to create business connections in the construction industry.

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    Environmentally Responsible Wood Cladding

    This case study focuses on the solutions provided for the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota. Our design team worked with the client to creat…