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Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre takes center stage with concrete and aluminum

Commonwealth Avenue, snaking from the Boston Public Garden through the greater metropolitan area, is no stranger to significant cultural venues and institutional buildings. Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center, by local firm Elkus Manfredi Architects, joins this assemblage with an angled glass curtainwall shrouded in a scrim of ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) and

DS+R and Rockwell Group’s The Shed opens its massive guillotine doors

Opened in April 2019, Rockwell Group and Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s (DS+R) The Shed is an eight-level, 200,000-square-foot art center located on the southern, 30th Street flank of Hudson Yards. The project has received acclaim for its operable features, notably its gliding ETFE-clad shell and multi-ton doors. Facade Manufacturer Cimolai S.p.A BGT Bischoff Glastechnik AG Bator

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 by leading contractors and manufacturers in the region, and the challenges of high-performance design for

Congress Square splits past and present with fiberglass-reinforced plastic

Architectural preservation is often cast as a zero-sum game; historic structures are either painstakingly maintained or demolished in favor of contemporary development. Arrowstreet’s Congress Square, a 530,000-square-foot project in Boston’s Financial District, provides an alternative solution for this quandary with the restoration and consolidation of an entire block of historic structures that integrates a contemporary glass addition with a fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP)

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: