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Facades+  The leading conference on high-performance & high-design building skins. Presented by @ArchPaper. Next up: San Francisco, June 7, 2018

Sanjeev Tankha, of @walterpmoore will be speaking at Facades+AM San Francisco on June 7th about the Chase Center, New Home of the Golden State Warriors at Mission Bay.
Register today to reserve your seat: (link in bio)
Image courtesy of @manicaarchitecture / @steelbluesf

Designed by @brooks_scarpa, the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) in Cedar City, Utah, has no back facade and as such, the traditional mechanical requirements were approached intentionally to create the appearance of a smooth, unbroken surface. Located within the facade are many seamless concealed doors, masking the mechanical requirements. One precast panel on the east facade, facing the sculpture garden, swings out to reveal the mechanical room behind it. Read more on archpaper.com
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Brooklyn Academy of Music BAM II -280 Ashland, designed by Dattner Architecture and Bernheimer Architecture featured a facade using @shildan_tc products. Come meet with Shildan at Facades+AM San Francisco June 7th (registration link in bio)! #facades #facadesplusam #architecture

The newly completed VoipVoice headquarters, located in the Empoli region of the Florentine countryside in Italy, designed by Pisa-based @lda.imda architetti associati, breaks the boundary between private and public spaces through opening the front of the building to develop a new connection with the city. This stratification is meant to open up the first level as a public space and transition to privacy in the second level office spaces while still providing light permeation. Read more on archpaper.com
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Bjarke Ingels Group’s (@big_builds) twin rotating towers are under construction along the High Line in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The two towers, one each on the east (No. X) and west (No. I) portion of the site, will rise to 300 feet and 400 feet, respectively. Each are clad in a travertine composite facade expressive of the underlying concrete structure behind it, with expansive punched windows with a bronze finish. Read more on archpaper.com.
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Designed by @lundgaardtranberg Architects, Copenhagen's Axel Towers are a collection of five circular mid-rise buildings, named after their block “Axeltorv” which occupies a site nestled between prominent medieval and contemporary districts. Facade contractor FKN Group worked closely with the architects and general contractor to develop consistency in detailing solutions and window configurations to facade composition which sought for differentiated and varied expression. FKN ultimately fabricated and installed the facade system on over 157,000-square-feet of facade area, composed of approximately 1,600 prefabricated elements. Read more on archpaper.com #facadefriday #facades #facadesplusam

“Hot & Cold: The Design and Engineering of Cold Bent Glass Facades”
Workshop lead by Morgan Reynolds, James Richardson, and Viktoria Henriksson of @thorntontomasetti - Friday April 20th.
Developments in complex geometric modeling and parametric design, coupled with an increased demand for fully glazed, high performance building envelopes have led to a growing interest in curved glass façades. This workshop will explore the design, engineering and manufacturing of curved glass façade systems with a specific focus on the opportunities afforded by developments in cold-bending technology. Computational workflows will be presented with exercises in geometric rationalization, panelization and optimization, driven by material properties and limitations of cold and hot bent glass.
Photo of Wuhan Greenland Center courtesy of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.
(Registration link in bio!)
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The Hangzhou Wangchao Center, designed by @skidmoreowingsmerrill (SOM), is projected for completion in 2021. The resulting unitized facade was carefully designed into a rationalized stepped surface to allow for flat planar glazing units. Read more on archpaper.com. This project and more are covered in the Workshop SOM leads on Day 2 of Facades+ NYC, April 20th. Register today! (link in bio)
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More than just a building, the Library of Birmingham (LoB), designed by @mecanoo_ , is a People’s Palace, a centre for learning, information, and culture that unites people of all ages and backgrounds. The design extends the space of the street indoors. A cantilevered volume not only provides shelter at the entrance but also serves as a grand balcony with a discovery garden. Francine Houben of Mecanoo Architects will be our AM Keynote at Facades+ NYC, April 19th &20th (registration link in bio!) #facadesplus #facades #nyc #mecanoo

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has just released its design for the Hangzhou Wangchao Center, a new mixed-use tower in Hangzhou, China. Designed for Zhejiang Chengdao Properties Limited, the 288-meter-tall, 54-story tower is slated for completion in 2021. @skidmoreowingsmerrill will be leading a workshop at Facades+ NYC on April 20th: "Alethic Forms: Hybridized Expressions in Performance-Driven Skyscrapers." The session will begin with a retrospective on process, followed by a series of recent projects that provide insights into the fundamental drivers for skyscrapers, computational techniques, and the integration of structural performance as a mechanism of expression. Register today (link in bio!) #facadesplus #nyc #som

Nestled into a small inner-city suburb of Sydney sits a new business school facility for the University of Sydney. The building, designed by @woodsbagot, features a facade composed of three components: an all-glass undulating base level, a window wall enclosing classrooms and offices, and an exterior screen assembly composed of terra-cotta baguettes. Read more on archpaper.com

Make sure to register for #FacadesPlus #NYC, our biggest conference of the year, April 19 & 20 (registration link in bio!) #facadefriday #facades

Designed by @mecanoo_ , the Kaap Skil Maritime and Beachcombers Museum on Texel Island features a facade composed of sawn hardwood sheet piling reclaimed from the Noord-Hollands Canal, with a characteristic roof of four peaks that echoes the rhythm of the surrounding rooftops of Oudeschild village. Comprising an outer screen of vertical slats with a layer of glass behind, the textured facade provides views of the famous Dutch sky while creating a rhythmic play of shadow and light inside. Francine Houben of Mecanoo Architects will be our AM Keynote at Facades+ NYC, April 19th & 20th (registration link in bio!) #facadesplus #facades #nyc #mecanoo

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