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Facades+ will spotlight Minneapolis’s experts and innovators

On July 24, The Architect’s Newspaper is bringing Facades+ to Minneapolis for the first time to discuss facade trends within the city and beyond. Panels for the conference will highlight the recently completed Allianz Field stadium, perspectives on curtainwall systems...

Join AN at this year’s AIA Convention in Las Vegas

At this year’s AIA Convention in Las Vegas, The Architect’s Newspaper has organized a booth crawl on June 6 & 7 with our longstanding Facades+ sponsors. Stop by A’19 Booth #9313 (highlighted above) to get your official map and stamp card for a chance to win a $500...

Fabrics could be the next big thing in facades

Humans have been using fabric to create shelter for thousands of years. If a set of groundbreaking researchers and designers have their way, however, applications of textile-based architectural elements have the potential to play an important role in shaping the...

Leading women in facades address challenges facing the industry

Topic Legend Heading toward decarbonization Technological change Inspiration Special Projects Material innovations—laminated glass and stone Trends in facade design We surveyed the leading women in the facade design and manufacturing industry and asked: What do you...

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ETH Zurich produces an energy-free adaptable shading prototype

Chiara Vailati, a doctoral student at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Building Materials, has developed an adaptive shading system that functions without sensors or motors. The shading system is composed of multiple pairs of parallel wooden planks which open and close...

Perforated aluminum gives an edge to the Austin Central Library

In October 2017, the Lake|Flato and Shepley Bulfinch designed Austin Central Library opened to the public. The $125 million library is clad in tan, Leuders limestone, gray metal siding, and corrugated, perforated and anodized aluminum panels manufactured by Lorin...

Vitro Glass launches new mega-coater

  On August 16th, manufacturer Vitro Architectural Glass began production of its super-sized energy efficient glass panels. The production of these increasingly large panels rely on Vitro’s new $55 million...

3M releases smog-fighting granules product

In June, 3M’s Industrial Mineral Products Division launched a smog-reducing granules product that can be applied to asphalt shingles and a wide range of roofing materials. Through the incorporation of a UV-activated photocatalytic coating layer, 3M’s smog-reducing...

Copper Development Association announces 2018 awardees

On June 22nd, the Copper Development Association and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association awarded 15 buildings the North American Copper in Architecture Award. Ranging from SHoP’s dual copper-clad skyscrapers bordering the East River to the dome...