Reflecting on a Year of Noteworthy Building Facades
2016 was a highlight year of facade completions on a handful of projects recently recognized as architecturally significant by The New York Times, Architectural Record, and The Architect's Newspaper. Join us for a review of the museums, transit center, residential and educational projects' enclosures.
SFMOMA wins AN’s 2016 Building of the Year > West
The Architect’s Newspaper has announced winners of the 2016 Best of Design Awards. Winning Building of the Year > West is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Designed by Snøhetta, the expansion’s enclosure includes the largest architectural application of FRP in the United States.
VIA 57 West Named 2016 Best Tall Building
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat applauds the project’s “courtscraper” design for creating a new high-rise typology.
Building Enclosures for Seven Decades
The lineage of Enclos – expert in the design, engineering, fabrication, assembly and erection of custom facade systems – dates to the very advent of curtainwall as building form. See how Enclos has provided the world's finest buildings with the world's finest building facades since the mid-20th century.
WTC Oculus Skylight Opens
Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center's Oculus opened to the sky on September 11th! Enclos provided comprehensive design/build services for the 355-foot-long operable skylight as well as the glazed side walls.
Dezeen Announces Top 10 Skyscrapers of 2016
Enclos projects among Dezeen’s and Construct Connect’s top buildings of 2016. Dezeen released its Top 10 Skyscrapers of 2016 earlier this month. Enclos collaborated on all four of Dezeen’s domestic projects mentioned. Construct Connect’s “Top Five Coolest Buildings of 2016” features two Enclos projects.
NMAAHC Dedication and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public. Enclos provided design/assist-design/build services in conjunction with Northstar Contracting, Inc. for 250,000 sqft of facade. Photo © Alan Karchmer / NMAAHC
The Largest Architectural Application of FRP in the US
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's new building envelope is the result of a collaborative union between architect Snøhetta, leading fiber-reinforced plastic manufacturer Kreysler & Associates and Enclos. Join us for a virtual tour of the manufacturing and installation processes that brought this visionary facade to life.
The Jerome L. Greene Science Center
Renzo Piano designs a sustainable research building at Columbia University's Manhattanville campus with transparent floor-to-ceiling glass, including blast-resistant double-skin walls with integrated shading systems, high-performance structural facades, and demanding acoustical requirements.
RECORD's Top 125 Buildings features Cathedral of Christ the Light
Architectural Record features Cathedral of Christ the Light as one of its Top 125 Buildings Since 1891.
On Site | Sky Reflector-Net installation at the Fulton Center
The Sky Reflector-Net — an interior atrium shaped by a double-curved tensioned cable net clad by perforated metal panels — is an integrated artwork for the Fulton Center in New York City.
Introducing INSIGHT 03
In this third edition of Insight, the Studio’s multi-disciplinary teams investigate themes of digitalization, process, optimization, constructability and performance — all facets of our philosophical delivery process. New to the publication is “Dialog”, a roundtable-type discussion that pulls prevalent industry ideas and professionals into the conversation.
Curtainwall is Not Curtainwall
The curtainwall technology that first emerged in the mid-twentieth century is not the diverse facade technology of today. Advanced curtainwall design, facade engineering, and new product development have produced an array of high-performance solutions that extend beyond the initial concept of a simple weather barrier.
Enclos, a facade engineering and curtainwall design company, is one of the largest specialty design-build contractors in the United States.