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.
Face Change: Innovation & Rapid Evolution in Building Skin Technology uses case study examples of exemplary building facades to identify past, present and future opportunities for building facade innovation.
Glass and reflected light dominate the visual environs of our great cities. As a material, glass remains unique with unusual properties — transparency prominent among them. The challenge lies in the number of choices available to designers, and predicting how the material will look in context under varying light conditions.
One hundred and fifty billion square feet of commercial buildings will need to be renovated over the next 30 years*, and some estimates indicate that as much as 70% of the existing building stock suffers from underperforming facades.
As part of Enclos’ 2013 American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA:CES) series, Jeffrey Vaglio, Associate Director of the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos, will present to the Building Enclosure Council of Kansas City on Wednesday, July 17th.
Double-skin facades represent a growing strategy for improving building envelope performance through the introduction of a second glazed layer, resulting in an airflow cavity ranging from 10cm to 2m in depth.
Handling complex forms with the goal of automating parts generation can be challenging to say the least. The application of parametric tools — such as software company Rhino’s parametric modeling plug-in “Grasshopper” — eases these challenges and allows for a streamlined information exchange between architects, general contractors and specialty subcontractors alike.
Mic Patterson presents Exposed Structural Systems & Long Span Glass Facades to the BEC Los Angeles chapter on November 17th at the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos.