Facade Tectonics Forum
The Facade Tectonics series is a dynamic dialogue exploring the building skin — bridging the profession, industry, academia, building operations, and ownership. Join Enclos to discuss issues unique to the Rocky Mountain Region, including innovative building skins for a naturally lit built environment.
Bending Glass in the Parametric Age
Manipulations of glass that have long seemed speculative are becoming possible with combinations of hot or cold bending, thermal or chemical tempering, and lamination. Though many applications require costly heat-curving using gravity, energy-efficient cold-forming techniques are contributing to the geometries of many striking new buildings today.
A Framework for Evaluating Building Facade Resilience
The finale of Mic Patterson's ongoing research collaboration between the University of Southern California School of Architecture and the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos.
ENCLOS PRESENTS | High-Performance Facades: Emerging Trends & Forces Shaping the Building Skin
This AIA:CES registered course (LU|HSW credit) explores high-performance facade technology, its definition, evaluation criteria, metrics, new materials, process, and emerging design strategies.
On Site | West 57th Street Facade Installation
Enclos takes you on site Bjarke Ingels' inaugural North American project for a close up of its sloped stainless steel panels and glazed facades.
HPDs for Facade Glass
Bill Millard explores how transparency in reporting a glass product's chemical content is easier to advocate than implement.
Enclos sweeps AN’s 2015 Best Facade Awards
Jerome L. Green Science Center at Columbia University wins Best Facade Award, Sky Reflector-Net at Fulton Center receives Honorable Mention.
ENCLOS PRESENTS | Facades in Tension: Cable Walls, Tension Rods & Double Skin Applications
Identify the unique design, engineering and constructability considerations required by tension structures.
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.