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

Crossville Inc

Crossville, Inc. At Crossville, Inc., we manufacture and source high quality porcelain tile panels, countertops, porcelain tile, ceramic tile, natural stone, and glass tile for commercial and residential use. Above all, our mission is to provide you with creative and sustainable design solutions—rooted in technical mastery, designed for long-term function, and finished with style and

Allianz Field, Minnesota United’s new home, glows with PTFE-coated facade

Completed in March 2019, Allianz Field is a 346,000-square-foot soccer stadium located centrally between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The project was executed by Populous, Walter P Moore (WPM), Mortenson Construction, and FabriTec Structures, and it features a facade of woven fiberglass clear-laminated with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)—effectively a tensile membrane capable of shielding the audience from the elements while transmitting twice as much light

Cosentino

Cosentino The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are

Armor-Guard Protective Coatings, Inc

Armor-Guard Protective Coatings, Inc Armor-Guard is the industry leader in reelable protective coatings. State of the art protection for construction materials including glass, metal, gasket, marble, granite, stainless steel, terrazzo and solid surface materials. We protect your project, margins and reputation. WEBSITE: www.armorguard.us ADDRESS: 201 Kale Rd. New Bern, NC 28562 T: 833.667.8624 E: matt@armorguard.us

University of Oregon’s Tykeson Hall announces a campus presence with a terra-cotta and brick facade

Tykeson Hall, currently wrapping up construction, is nestled in the center of the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus. Designed by Portland’s OFFICE 52 Architecture, the intervention consolidates classrooms, academic advisors, counseling, and tutoring for nearly 23,000 students under one roof. The 64,000-square-foot academic building carefully inserts itself into the campus with a variegated terra-cotta and brick facade with moments of glass curtain

Walter P Moore Announces the Opening of Their New Office in Charlotte, North Carolina

International engineering firm Walter P Moore opens its 20th U.S. office in Charlotte, North Carolina, appointing Chuck Cardwell as the Managing Director for the firm’s Structures Group, which encompasses structural engineering, enclosure engineering, construction engineering, secure design, and parking consulting. The Charlotte office officially opened on May 6, 2019. Said Blair Hanuschak, Senior Principal and Executive Director of Walter

Florida garage adds new twist to stainless steel mesh facades

Garages are fairly ubiquitous across Florida—the state has one of the highest car ownership rates in the country—but in recent years, the local typology has received a bit of a revamp. Opened in February 2019, Sarasota’s St. Armands Circle Garage continues this trend with a spiraling stainless steel mesh skin. The $12 million project was designed by Sarasota-based Solstice Planning

UNC Charlotte’s Integrated Design Research Lab imagines an algae-glass curtainwall

On the outskirts of Charlotte, the University of North Carolina’s Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL) is hard at work researching new tools of building technology. Currently, the team is developing a unitized curtain wall prototype fitted with patterned bands of microalgae capable of filtering polluted air and converting it into a source of renewable energy. The research lab’s

Brooklyn waterfront office building features brick and glass curtain facades

The Brooklyn waterfront is no stranger to development. Over the past two decades, swaths of post-industrial Williamsburg filled with warehouses and factories have been cleared in favor of glass-and-steel residential properties. One building, 25 Kent, an under-construction half-million-square-foot office tower designed by Hollwich Kushner as Design Architect and Gensler as Design Development Architect bucks the area’s cliches with its bifurcated

An Israeli airport rises from the desert with a contorted aluminum facade

In Israel’s Negev Desert, a faceted mass has risen in the shroud of the Eilat Mountains. Designed by Amir Mann / Ami Shinar Architects and Planners, and Moshe Zur Architects, the Ramon International Airport is clad in large aluminum composite panels. Opened in January 2019, the principal terminal building of the airport measures nearly 500,000 square feet and replaces

Hand-crafted bricks add visual depth to this French music school

Located on a prominent site within the town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 20 miles from the center of Paris, the Elancourt Music School is a weighty two-story structure clad in hand-made bricks that stagger to create a series of apertures to illuminate interior spaces. The nearly 10,000-square-foot project was designed by Paris-based Opus 5 Architectes and completed in October 2018. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is

This Berlin house stays dry under a cork skin

Timber is an increasingly common building and cladding material, but rarer is the use of timber byproducts. But the Cork Screw House, a three-story residential commission in a Berlin suburb designed by rundzwei Architekten, is clad and roofed with one of the most renewable tree-derived materials: cork. The project is located on a fairly modest lot within a suburban area.

Hong Kong’s newest opera house makes waves with an aluminum fin facade

The Xiqu Cultural Center, located in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district, was developed as a regional hub for traditional Chinese opera. The project, designed by Vancouver and Hong Kong–based architecture firm Revery Architecture, was inspired by the diaphanous theater curtains. About 13,000 curved aluminum fins, arranged as a series of waves, clad all of the structure’s elevations. The project rises as

Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas discuss their work at Facades+ New York

At this week’s Facades+ New York Conference, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas delivered the keynote address, giving a description of how their firm designs and conceives their innovative building skins. The Architect’s Newspaper sat down with them after the talk to get more in-depth insights about their approach. Check out what they had to say, and why they don’t like the