SHoP Architects makes waves in D.C. with patinated copper and a trio of skybridges

Located in the heart of staid Washington, D.C., SHoP Architects’ 14-story Midtown Center establishes a prominent presence with a contorting copper-and-glass facade and a trio of sky bridges. Opened in September 2018, the one-million-square-foot project stands on the site of the former headquarters of The Washington Post. Facade Manufacturer Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Tivitec, Soheil Mosun Architects SHoP Architects Facade Installer 

WICONA

WICONA Wicona’s Architectural Windows, Doors and Curtain Wall systems, enables Architects, Fabricators and Glazing Contractors to realize intelligent, high-tech, innovative and creative buildings and cities for the future. Wicona is a part of the global aluminum company Hydro. Wicona – Technology for Ideas. WEBSITE: www.WICONA.com T: 315.383.0601 E: anthony.bartorillo@hydro.com

Franken-Schotter GmbH & Co KG

Franken-Schotter GmbH & Co KG Franken Schotter is Germany’s leading natural stone producer. We own and operate our own quarries sourcing natural stones suitable for every environment and installation. We possess one of the most modern stone processing plants in Europe specializing in the production of complex façade panels delivered ready to be installed. WEBSITE:

AMS

AMS AMS is the premier provider of exterior facade materials in the Pacific Northwest. Having over 25 years of commercial industry experience has allowed us to partner with the highest performing rainscreen manufacturers in the world. These partnerships allow designers to create with confidence, knowing they can go to one source, AMS, for all of

Intertek

Intertek Intertek’s Building & Construction business is the most comprehensive provider of consulting, testing, inspection, and certification to the building products and construction project industry in the world. WEBSITE: intertek.com/building ADDRESS: 130 Derry Ct, York, PA 17406 T: 717.764.7700 E: icenter@intertek.com

Halio North America

Halio North America Halio North America is the exclusive provider of Halio™ smart-tinting glass, the world’s most advanced natural light management system. The next generation of electrochromic, Halio looks like conventional clear glass until it tints to cool shades of gray in less than 3 minutes to block unwanted heat and reduce glare. WEBSITE: www.halioglass.com

Agrob Buchtal

Agrob Buchtal AGROB BUCHTAL offers an extensive portfolio of ceramic façade cladding products, attachment systems and support services for innovative building design. AGROB BUCHTAL is a worldwide leader in next generation ceramic materials for architecture. Our proprietary HT coating creates ceramic facades that are not only self-cleaning, they also clean the environment. WEBSITE: https://facade.agrob-buchtal.de ADDRESS:

Colored concrete and perforated fins keep this downtown school cool

Completed in November 2017, the Perkins Eastman–designed School of Nursing and Science Building occupies a former parking lot in downtown Camden, establishing a new institutional heart for Rutgers University in the slowly reviving city. The design inhabits a formidable full-block mass, reaching a height of four stories with a multidimensional facade of high-performance concrete and glass curtainwall shaded by perforated panels. Facade Manufacturer Kawneer,

The Longchamp Racecourse goes for the gold with a metallic facade

In 2011, Dominique Perrault Architecture (DPA) was chosen by France Galop, the governing body of horse racing in France, to redesign and modernize Paris’s venerable Longchamp Racecourse. Located in the city’s second largest park, Bois de Boulogne, the design of the 160,000-square-foot project seeks to connect to the surrounding landscape—the racecourse’s most prestigious events occur during the fall—with a

ALTO™ Aluminum

ALTO™ Aluminum A durable and vibrant aluminum surface material, ALTO has almost limitless architectural, signage and decorative applications. ALTO enhances architectural components while resisting UV rays, graffiti, corrosion and wear. Zero-VOC and zero-TGIC powder coats, UV inks and recyclable aluminum make ALTO a breakthrough product in the field of ecologically-sustainable surface materials. WEBSITE: www.altoaluminum.com ADDRESS:

CENTRIA

  CENTRIA CENTRIA, the world’s leading provider of high-performance building envelopes, is committed to advancing building science, sustainability, and aesthetics through rigorous R&D, innovation, and world-class service and support to the building community. WEBSITE: www.centria.com ADDRESS: 1550 Coraopolis Heights Road, Suite 500 Moon Township, PA 15108 T: 1.800.759.7474 F: 412.299.8317 E:  info@centria.com

Dörken Systems Inc.

Dörken Systems Inc. Dörken Systems Inc. delivers innovative, high performance air and moisture barriers for commercial facade construction, under our DELTA® brand. We are known for providing educational programs and full technical support. When you need protection you can count on, you can count on Dörken and all of our DELTA® products. WEBSITE: www.dorken.com ADDRESS:

The Shui Cultural Center connects to traditional life through copper and concrete

Opened to the public in December 2017, West-Line Studio’s Shui Cultural Center is an imposing complex located in a valley within China’s rugged Sandu Shui Autonomous County. The complex, consisting of three single-gabled halls and a monumental tower, is a formidable display of timber-pressed concrete covered in pitched copper plates. Facade Manufacturer Changsha Di Kai Construction Engineering Co., Chongqing Zhongbo

An Estonian office block receives a splash of color with an aluminum mesh facade

Estonia-based architectural practice molumba has enlivened a suburban office block with a unique concrete and aluminum screen assembly. The project was commissioned by AS Elering—the nation’s largest transmission systems operator for electricity and natural gas—as a dramatic, three-fold expansion of the preexisting structure in Mustamäe, a southwestern neighborhood in the nation’s capital of Tallinn. Facade

The Global Hub’s undulating facade turns toward Lake Michigan for inspiration

The newest major addition to Northwestern University in Chicagoland, the 415,000 square-foot Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub, establishes a formidable cornerstone for the campus’s border with Lake Michigan. KPMB Architects, a Toronto-based firm with a significant background in sustainable institutional design, addressed the region’s weather extremes with a well-executed layout and an undulating triple-glazed glass curtain wall. Facade Manufacturer Guardian

The Palace for Mexican Music sings with local stone and dramatic steel ribs

Completed in June 2018, the Palace for Mexican Music is a bold intervention in the heart of historic Mérida, Mexico, that establishes a relationship with the surrounding century-old architectural milieu through lightly detailed limestone and dramatic matte-black steel ribs. The design team consisted of four local practices: Alejandro Medina Arquitectura, Reyes Ríos + Larraín arquitectos,

Morris Adjmi gives classic New York terra-cotta cladding a modern twist

Morris Adjmi Architects has just completed its wedge-shaped 363 Lafayette mixed-use development in New York City. The project is located in the heart of the NoHo Historic District, a context known for its mid-rise store-and-loft buildings clad in detailed cast iron and stone. Facade Manufacturer Boston Valley Terracotta, Belden/Tristate Brick, Vitro Glass, Tristar Glass Architects Morris Adjmi Architects