Olson Kundig’s Kirkland Museum of Art features custom-glazed NBK TERRART Baguettes. (Courtesy Alex Fradkin)

To ring in the New Year, AN dived into a year’s worth of facade products to select the best of 2018. Ranging from operable vent windows to manually-embossed cement rainscreen panels, these products are sure to boost the environmental performance and aesthetic value of any new project.

(Courtesy Vitro Architectural Systems)

SUNGATE 400 
Vitro Architectural Glass

Sungate 400 is glazed with a passive solar control coating that improves thermal performance and reduces solar heat gain. This energy efficient solution helps to reduce winter heating costs and provides exceptionally clear views.

(Courtesy YKK)

YOV SSG OPERABLE VENT WINDOW
YKK AP

Engineered for maximizing views, this curtain wall system is built around structural silicone glazing. It includes an operable vent for aeration without the unsightly aesthetics and sight blockage of traditional windows and openings.

 

 

 

(Courtesy Kawneer)

NX-300
Kawneer

Designed for historic window restorations, the NX-300 thermal window bestows an antique look updated to meet contemporary performance codes. It is available in a variety of casements: outswing, awning, fixed, and fixed-over-awning configurations.

(Courtesy Neolith)

SELF-CLEANING AND SUSTAINABLE FACADE
Neolith + Pureti

This facade system is treated with a photocatalysis-activated coating that is accelerated by light, which decontaminates the surface millions of times per second. As a byproduct, the autonomously cleaning cladding also improves air quality.

(Courtesy Corian Design)

3D WALL PANEL
Corian Design

Undulating and virtually seamless, this 3-D surface can morph into almost any shape imaginable. Using a thermal-forming technology, it can be produced in varying levels of transparency and in countless colors.

(Meraner & Hauser, Bozen, Italy)

Texial
Swisspearl

The Texial facade panel is manually embossed to create a surface similar to that of fabric. Through manual input, each panel is different from the next, adding a layer of complexity to any facade.

(Courtesy Alex Fradkin)

TERRART Baguettes
NBK

NBK’s TERRART baguettes can be customized in a number of shapes and uses, ranging from rainscreen to brise soleil. A wide range of color and glazing treatments are available for each project.

(Courtesy KME Architectural)

TECU DESIGN_PUNCH
KME Architectural

Perforated and embossed, this sheeting creates an ever-evolving, “living” facade. It can be used as screening or secondary cladding and in its natural coloring or in a range of colors that pass through the various stages of oxidation.

(Courtesy Cambridge Architectural Mesh)

MOTION MESH
Cambridge Architectural Mesh

This kinetic metal fabric system is a solution that addresses all kinds of decorative and functional screening purposes—from signage to sun shading, to exterior cladding. It is fashioned in laser-cut stainless-steel letters and it is offered in endless combinations of custom colors.

(Courtesy Consentino Group)

Dekton Stonika Collection
Consentino Group

The Dekton Stonika Collection features a range of architectural surfaces suitable for both interior and exterior application. Each panel is a blend of glass, quartz, and porcelain, allowing for a high range of UV and environmental resistance.