SHoP’s Midtown supertall brings terra-cotta and bronze to new heights

Over the last two decades, SHoP Architects has pushed the envelope of facade design, leading a notable shift from predominantly glass-clad skyscrapers to supertalls incorporating a variety of materials. SHoP’s 111 57th Street is currently rising on Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row—a stretch of dizzyingly luxurious towers. The tower stands out with a facade that incorporates three materials: terra-cotta, glass, and bronze ornamental

Steven Holl’s Kennedy Center expansion dampens sound with crinkled concrete

Steven Holl Architects’ (SHA) expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.—titled The REACH—is expected to open to the public at the beginning of September.  The $250-million expansion consists of a 4.6-acre complex with three semi-submerged pavilions rising with bright-white cast-in-place concrete and opaque glass facades. Notably, SHA’s design features crinkled concrete sound-dampening walls that

Solancis SA

Solancis SA Celebrating 50 years, Solancis has 12 owned quarries and a production factory located at the biggest Limestone reserve in Portugal! Technology & Tradition dictates the positioning of the brand – with sustainability and innovation on its processes, and a fine quality control for each project and stone delivered, Naturally. WEBSITE: www.solancis.com ADDRESS: Rua

CEI Materials

CEI Materials CEI Materials, LLC is a Nation-Wide, full-service provider of Architectural Cladding Systems and Components. From concept to completion, new construction or retrofit, CEI delivers the highest standard of quality. CEI works with Architects, General Contractors and Installers on all aspects of a project including Design Assist, Project Management, Fabrication and Installation. WEBSITE: www.ceimaterials.com

Vicone High Performance Rubber, Inc.

Vicone High Performance Rubber, Inc. Vicone manufactures extruded silicone and EPDM glazing seals and profiles. We can design and optimize, or simply manufacture your seals and profiles to your existing design. Our goal is to help you achieve high performance glazing systems to meet your building façade’s energy efficiency and sustainability objectives. WEBSITE: www.viconerubber.com ADDRESS:

EXO-TEC Manufacturing, Inc.

EXO-TEC Manufacturing, Inc. EXO-TEC Manufacturing, Inc. develops, manufactures and sells innovative products for the building construction industry. Our latest product is our Stand-Off MPV Bracket for attaching rain screen panel veneer to buildings. We reviewed all of the other product on the market, felt they all had shortcomings so we developed this product and now

Eventscape

Eventscape Eventscape is an award-winning custom fabrication firm, collaborating with the world’s top architects and designers. We are well known as a“Preferred Partner” for the execution of custom feature elements. Working in multiple materials and markets with the latest equipment and technologies, together, we “build the extraordinary®”. WEBSITE: https://eventscape.com/ ADDRESS: 4 Bestobell Rd. Etobicoke, Ontario,

Harvard updates skin of brutalist campus center for the 21st century

The Greater Boston area is home to a large collection of brutalist structures. Now, with these historic buildings passing their semicentennials, municipalities and institutions are reappraising their original designs and coming up with solutions to adapt them to contemporary needs. Harvard’s Smith Campus Center, a colossal academic building located on Massachusetts Avenue across from Harvard Yard, is an

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 future of enclosures as well. Across scales and methods of application, research into the use

Rieder North America

Rieder North America The Rieder Group specialises in the production of solution-oriented, environmentally friendly, and economical concrete products. Inspired by the needs of our customers, Rieder extends the limits of the concrete material beyond its protective function. WEBSITE: www.rieder.cc ADDRESS: 389 Deerhurst Drive Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6T 5K3 T: 416.740.0303 F: 416.740.0696 E: office@rieder.cc

Elemex Architectural Facade Systems

Elemex Architectural Facade Systems Elemex manufactures superior architectural facade systems in our state-of-the-art facility and supports all aspects of your project from concept to completion. Our Ceramitex® panels are non-combustible, UV resistant, climate defiant and graffiti proof. Built on our proprietary Unity attachment technology, it provides seamless integration of a wide variety of surfaces. WEBSITE:

NADAAA integrates past and present at Beaver Country Day

The Beaver Country Day School, founded in 1920, is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The school completed three major expansions to its campus over the course of its near-century-long existence, and in 2017, NADAAA and facade consultant Studio NYL completed a project to bridge these accretions into a cohesive whole with a comprehensive revamp of the interior and an enclosure

German hotel meets the street with a sintered stone facade

Completed this year, the Flare of Frankfurt is a seven-story, mixed-use project of hotel rooms, residences, and offices located in the center of the German city. The 260,000-square-foot project, designed by German-Iranian architectural practice Hadi Teherani, is clad in three-dimensional slabs of sintered stone. The massing of the complex matches the cornice line of the surrounding historic building stock

MG McGrath Inc

MG McGrath Inc. MG McGrath Inc is an award-winning leader in the design, fabrication, and installation of architectural surfaces including glass and custom metal panels in a variety of materials and finishes. WEBSITE: https://mgmcgrath.com/ ADDRESS: 1387 East Cope Avenue Maplewood, MN 55109 T: 615.704.0300 F: 651.704.9989 E: info@mgmcgrath.com

Microsol Resources

Microsol Resources Microsol Resources has been delivering integrated solutions to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry for over 30 years. It is a recognized leader in building information modeling (BIM) technology solutions, as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner with offices in New York, Boston and Philadelphia with a professional staff of BIM and

Gamco Corp

Gamco Corp. Gamco custom manufactures complete systems for storefront, curtain wall, skylights, interior glass walls, solariums and sunrooms, as well as a broad spectrum of exterior and interior architectural metal components.  Our products are consistently high in quality, made with old-world custom craftsmanship that only expert fabricators can render. our knowledgeable and highly trained team