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  • WRNS Studio

    WRNS Studio is an architecture and planning firm that provides high quality sustainable design.

  • 3rd Annual ACAW Ceramic Workshop 2018 Recap

    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 Poetry, Pitfalls and Potential of Kinetic Facades

    The Poetry, Pitfalls and Potential of Kinetic Facades is an ongoing series published by the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos examining kinetic components in building envelopes — often eye-catching, occasionally gimmicky, and almost always a technical and economic challenge.

  • Systems Thinking

    This paper surveys facade design education in accredited Bachelor and Master of Architecture (B.Arch and M.Arch) programs in the United States. A rev…

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    Specifying Electrochromic Glass

    Electrochromic (EC) glass is a seemingly magical solution to a building’s sun shading problems. A technology that was originally developed about sixt…

  • Modern Heritage and Facade Improvements

    Approximately 80% of our total building stock is from the 20th century. During the last decades, along with an increasing appreciation of modern arch…

  • 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 …

  • Reinforced Polymer Concrete Screen Walls

    Apertures is a six-story, commercial building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City–a neighborhood severely impacted by the 1985 and 2017 ear…

  • Origami-Inspired Facade Design

    To paraphrase Robert le Ricolias, the art of the structure is where to put the folds. Using that inspiration, fundamental concepts from origami, topo…

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    Historical Evolution of Responsive Facades

    Responsive façade system is considered a major component of high-performance building envelope that is capable of responding to environmental stimuli…

  • Enhancing an Icon: 71 Above at the US Bank Tower

    The 71Above restaurant on the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower features 192 electrochromic windows installed by Giroux Glass, Inc. Explore the sensory experience made possible by glazing choices and why we’re apt to see more tech-driven smart window installations in the future.

  • Facade Expansion Joint Systems

    As awareness around the seismic performance of buildings grows, it is becoming increasingly necessary to integrate seismic expansion joint cover syst…