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    Generative Design Tool

    The piezoelectric facade as a self-sustained technology can generate a considerable amount of energy by converting swaying motions (actuated by the w…

  • Fire Safety in Facade Design

    During the last century together with growing construction technology and modern architectural trends, the number of high rise buildings and dimensio…

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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…

  • Net Zero Tower

    John Neary describes a collaborative Advanced design Studio at City Tech that involved Permasteelisa, Skanska and Onyx Solar, with links to the published student works.

  • The First Triple Certified Facade

    Johnson Controls (JCI), a leading provider of intelligent building technology solicited the design of a 35,000sm headquarters for its Asia-Pacific Re…

  • CTBUH 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

    This conference explores and celebrates the very best in innovative tall buildings, urban spaces, building technologies, and construction practices from around the world. Incorporating what was previously known as the CTBUH Annual Awards Event, this conference will see the owner/developers and...

  • The Evolution of AEC Professional Silos

    Healthcare projects in northern California require specialized knowledge to navigate regulation, technological advancements, and project execution du…

  • glasstec VIRTUAL

    glasstec is the world's leading trade fair for the glass industry with 1,276 exhibitors from 50 countries. The spectrum is unique. In 2020, pioneering innovations, products and developments await you here as well. Be part of it!

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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…

  • Form as Energy

    All too often, high-performance building envelopes are considered in terms of new materials and technologies that push specific systems to improve en…

  • 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…

  • Shade and Spectacle

    This paper will look at the different facades of the Elysian Fields apartment building designed by Warren Techentin Architecture [WTARCH] and complet…

  • 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…

  • 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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    Seismic Design of Jumbo Glass Structures

    The design of structural glass systems continues to evolve with the parallel development of new manufacturing technology. Improvements in the manufac…

  • 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.