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.
Ajla Aksamija, the chair of FTI’s education committee, reports on a virtual education experience bringing students and professionals together. The outcome exceeded all expectations and points to a new model for facades education.
I’ve heard a little of this from some people and it bugs me! We are going to have the best World Congress event in the history of mankind! The prospect of taking FTI’s signature World Congress event to a digital platform is nothing but opportunity for the Institute. Let me tell you why
St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s Lady Chapel glass wall and the Trinity Church glazed canopy demonstrate that structural glass can be a great solution to improve the functionality of a historic building without competing with its original fabric.
Here’s the thing about the building SKIN: It is utterly unique in the built environment in separating the interior and exterior environments, balancing attributes of both appearance and performance in the process. It’s the gateway to resilience and sustainability goals in urban habitats.
We are all swimming in the wake of Covid-19. There are signs that things are slowly beginning to open up, although serious concerns remain among health professionals that governments, under increasing pressure to restart the economy, may be acting prematurely.
Building facades for flagship stores play an important role in people’s perception of a brand. Facade system and material selection as well as detailing therefore have to take careful consideration of the image to be conveyed. - Karine Charlebois PE, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
As March rolled in, we were steamrolling toward Facades Week: LA! and our 3rd World Congress. We were excited; registrations and sponsorship were running far ahead of past events and we were expecting record-breaking participation. Then C-19 raised its ugly head and we all know the rest.
Education is a core mission of the Institute. Ajla’s program is tailored to practicing professionals and represents a unique opportunity to ramp up your facade system expertise with a leading educator/practitioner. Check out Ajla’s bio and course description, and give it some serious consideration.
"HPDs for Facade Glass: How Transparent is Transparent?" is an article published by the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos examining chemical content reporting for glazed products.
Manipulations of glass that have long seemed speculative are becoming possible with combinations of hot or cold bending, thermal or chemical tempering, and lamination.
On October 26th and 27th, the Facade Tectonics Institute assembled a world-class lineup of building facade specialists at the CTBUH 2015 International Conference in New York City.
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.
In a feature posted on fastcodedesign.com yesterday, architect James Timberlake charts a course for making ethical decisions about unsustainable modernist architecture.
The Millennium IGU: A Regenerative Concept for a 1000 Year Insulated Glass Unit is an ongoing series published by the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos examining the undesirable lifecycle impacts associated with conventional IGU production, use and disposal.
Metals in Construction magazine and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York named six winning teams for its 2016 Design Challenge yesterday at the Times Center in New York City. “Reimagine a New York City Icon” challenged designers and engineers to reclad 200 Park Avenue in New York.
Inspired by the President’s Climate Action Plan and Architecture 2030 Challenge, Metals in Construction magazine and the OMINY tapped designers in late 2015 to create an eco‐friendly, highly transparent enclosure that preserves the aesthetic integrity of 200 Park Ave.
Historically, the material advantages of aluminum have resulted in its widespread application as curtain wall framing. But amidst the 21st century push for increased energy performance, aluminum is also characterized by problematic thermal properties and a high-embodied energy profile.
Metal-framed glazed enclosures define contemporary architecture. But as our 20th century building stock continues to age, the restoration, rehabilitation and replacement of underperforming facades has created a specialized field of physicists and preservationists.
As global temperatures continue to rise, researchers are examining the building envelope’s impact on climate-specific guidelines to create a more sustainable built environment.