Deborah Berke Partners shakes up Penn’s campus with terra-cotta baguettes

Brought to you by: Architect Deborah Berke Partners Location Philadelphia Completion Date Fall 2021 Terra-cotta Shildan Group Windows Wausau Window & Wall Systems Metal Panels VMZINC ‘QUARTZ-ZINC’ Facade Installer EDA Contractors Entry Doors Kawneer Waterproofing/Air Barrier Henry Blueskin VP160 Exterior Insulation Rockwool Cavity Rock With much of its campus shaped by eclectic historical architecture, the

Facades+ returns to NYC this April for its 10th anniversary

Facades+ largest event of the year returns to New York City on April 13 and 14. Featuring a full first day of in-person presentations, and a second day of virtual workshops, Facades+ will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the city where the conference series started. With Blake Middleton, partner at Handel Architects, serving as co-chair,

The Westly juts over its Upper West Side neighbors with a gravity-defying triple cantilever

Architect ODA Location Manhattan Completion Date Estimated spring 2022 Facade Consultant Thornton Tomasetti Facade Fabricator and Limestone Manufacturer GGL Enterprises General Contractor Urban Atelier Group Glazing Manufacturer Guardian Glass Real estate in New York City is a notoriously pricey commodity, and developers have long pushed buildings ever upward in a frantic bid to maximize their

Mark Cavagnero Associates shades the UCSF Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building with symmetrical light screen

Brought to you by: Architect Mark Cavagnero Associates Architect of Record SmithGroup Opening Date July 2021 Location San Francisco Design-Build Fabricator Walters & Wolf General Contractor DPR Glass Viracon Aluminum Composite Panel System Alucobond Benchmarking and Energy Analysis Atelier Ten Centering patient needs while meeting high performance standards, the facade of the new Joan and

Facades+ is returning to San Francisco on March 23

After two successful events in Atlanta and Philadelphia to kick off the conference’s 10th anniversary year, Facades+ is returning to San Francisco on March 23. Featuring three panels in a morning symposium, and three afternoon workshops, this will be the conference’s last stop before a 10th Anniversary celebration in New York City on April 13. 

The white aluminum facade of the Neutron Research Centre shines in front of the French Alps

Architects Levitt Bernstein, TKMT Location Grenoble, France Completion Date 2021 Aluminum Curtain Wall System Wicona Insulated Solid Metal Panels l’Emaillerie Alsacienne Double Glazing with Sun Protection AGC Perforated Aluminum Panels Local fabricators, Rhône-Alpes Region, France With the Alps rising behind it, the white aluminum and glass facade of the Neutron Research Centre at Institut Laue-Langevin

The Clay Studio reflects skilled craftwork inside and out in Philadelphia’s South Kensington neighborhood

Brought to you by: Architect DIGSAU Location Philadelphia Completion Date Under construction (planned 2022) Face Brick Glen-Gery Glazed Thin Brick McNear Engineered Brick Ties Hohmann & Barnard Weather Barrier Henry Sheathing Georgia-Pacific Storefront, Entries, and Window Systems Kawneer Garage Door Overhead Door Company The Clay Studio (TCS)—a longstanding Philadelphia nonprofit art center—will soon be moving

Facades+ is returning to Philadelphia this month

On March 8th, Facades+ returns to Philadelphia. It’s the second event of the Facades+ 2022 conference series, now in its 10th anniversary year, and follows a successful kickoff conference in Atlanta. Facades will visit San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto, among a total of 12 cities in 2022.  The morning program will feature three

Dallas’s new Virgin Hotel creates a diamond-esque view in the Design District

A new Virgin Hotel has risen above Dallas’ growing Design District, with a diamond-patterned aluminum facade that envelopes 268 rooms and over 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Designed by the Dallas-based 5G Studio Collaborative, the hotel is only a block away from the Trinity River, whose future includes a major parks

Facades+ is returning to Atlanta for its first event of 2022

On February 25th, Facades+ returns to Atlanta for the third time. It’s the first event of the Facades+ 2022 conference series, now in its 10th Anniversary Year. Facades will visit Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York City, for a total of 12 cities this year.  The morning program will be delivered in a unique three-session

A rendering of Malachowsky Hall, with a crsyalline facade

Malachowsky Hall deflects the Florida glare with an aluminum facade and electrochromatic glazing

Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Location Gainesville, Florida Associate Architect Walker Architects Structural Engineer Walter P Moore Glazing Manufacturer Viracon (curtain wall); SageGlass (electrochromatic window glazing) Prefabricated Panel Manufacturer N-RG Cladding Panel Finish Manufacturer PPG In early August 2021, before the University of Florida in Gainesville commenced fall classes, a construction crew erected provisional elements of

Here are the top facades AN highlighted in 2021

With 71 facades articles published in 2021, it’s time to take a look at a few of AN ’s most popular and some whose projects feature unique materials and construction methods. Ranging from large dormitory projects by well-known firms to a projects that utilize local cork, thatch, and brick, the following list covers the full

s-lab, a blocky building made from red panels

ELASTICOFarm included a hidden message in a concrete-paneled facade

  Architect ELASTICOFarm Location Turin, Italy Completion Date 2020 Structural Engineer Arching Srl Mechanical Engineer Projema Engineering Srl Construction Company Ruscalla Renato SpA Prefabricator Alciati Srl Installations Paolin Impianti Srl Using prefabricated concrete panels, Italian studio ELASTICOFarm was able to embed hidden messages on the facade of S-LAB at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

The Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank headquarters, tower wrapped in white superstructure

The breathable facade of the Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank’s new headquarters connects occupants with the climate

Architect Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Location Shenzhen, China Completion Date 2021 Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural Engineering Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Contractors and Curtain Wall Jangho Group Construction Manager Shenzhen Vanke Real Estate Featuring a ‘breathable’ facade, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank headquarters achieves energy efficiency while allowing occupants to modify