The firm Aurubis sells prefabricated facade panels made of copper, excellent from an environmental point of view. They can be installed with the material’s natural finish or in a different texture, as well as pre-patinated.
Known for participating in building projects like Allianz Riviera or San Mamés Stadium, IASO designs, manufactures, and installs tautened structures, ETFE facades and roofs, and textile facades.
Granite Silky Mat, the steel company Arcelor Mittal’s new line of galvanized steel panels for cladding facades, comes in two matte finishes and eleven colors.
The panels of the Quartz series of INCOScales are composed of rectangular scales of adjustable dimensions, and are used to build texturized facades with the capacity to generate compositions and lighting effects.
Eurodesign is a system of trays with standing seams for roofs and claddings. Completely watertight, it can be manufactured in a very broad range of materials and adapted to projects of different scale.
The Swiss firm Forster Profile Systems sells its solution for glazing and windows featuring Forster Unico XS thermal insulation and steel profiles, which are ideal for use in restoring historical buildings. The CDL Group is the exclusive distributor
The company Hiansa’s composite panels for facade enclosures are made of two sheets of steel and a soul of PUR or PIR that ensures thermal insulation, and can be installed either vertically or horizontally.
The firm GKD makes and markets stainless steel meshes in a wide variety of geometrical patterns, degrees of transparency, and finishes, and with a range of fixing systems compatible with conventional facades.
Thanks to its three-layer technology, the Colorcoat Prisma panel of factory-primed steel manufactured by the company Tatasteel guarantees a thirty-year durability and fifteen years of color stability.
The office building links up with its context, the old Can Batlló industrial complex, through a facade of large ceramic louvers that give the ensemble a unified and distinctive image, and are also the main control system for the building’s energy nee
The existing building is revitalized with a new facade; a triple-layer curtain wall formed in three phases: a topography obtained by gravity, a pattern based on the design of each panel accentuating their form, and the transition from opaque to trans
The seismic nature of Chilean territory marks the country’s architecture, as this tower shows. The commission brought the opportunity to address this universal type from a local perspective, making the tactile prevail over the aluminum or glass walls
The project is inserted in the very center of the grid that brought the city of Santiago into being in 1541, a matrix that became the urban paradigm of the Laws of the Indies in America. A good portion of this grid still organizes the continuous and
Located in the Dong Da district of the Vietnamese capital, the four-story prismatic building harbors two complementary programs: on the one hand, a showroom for the lighting products of an electronics company; on the other hand, an exhibition gallery
The construction of the Es Puig d’en Valls center started out with the design of a metallic structure to cover two existing outdoor sports grounds in this town near Santa Eulària des Riu, on the east side of the island of Ibiza. During this first con
The building is located on the edge of the city and wraps its concrete walls with a thin skin of perforated anodized aluminum panels. The different wavy patterns of the panels help diffract traffic noise and reduce acoustic reverberation in the adjac
Se ha enriquecido la vida urbana del distrito incorporando nuevos usos privados, sin renunciar a las ventajas paisajísticas de la organización moderna mediante bloques y torres.
An interactive facade of fritted glass with photovoltaic cells features a pixel map of the city and contains information on its history and its people. The office building opens up to the square with a restaurant, cafeteria, and meeting areas... [+]
The housing crisis of the 1960s led to the construction in the northen part of the city of Bordeaux of the Cité du Grand Parc, a large-scale urban project that addressed the growing demand for dwellings in the aftermath of World War II. Now, in the f
The building stands on Rue Championnet, a traditional street in Paris’s 18th District, characterized by its continuity of facades typical of Haussmann’s urban enlargement grid. In volume terms, the building follows the street alignments strictly, fr
The project is the result of a competition that was organized by the Bristol Royal Infirmary for the purpose of renovating the frontage of its main building, raised in the 1960s. The objective was not only to give the institution a new image, but al
I first encountered LAN in a book, sometime in 2014. The book was the practice’s first monograph, Traces, and as I slowly made my way through its pages, I was struck by the experience of their architectural project. The book itself was an elegant and
Constructive exigency and architectural poetics had a bearing, sometimes contradictorily, on the dissolution of enclosures, a dissolution dictated by the Modern Movement and its sequels, and which from the start was confronted with a dichotomy: that
Designed by the Boston studio Machado & Silvetti, the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life is a complex in the New York University campus, harboring its numerous religious associations. Not being linked to a specific creed, the symbolic
El diálogo fecundo entre la arquitectura y la industria puede canalizarse a través de catálogos de productos, rigurosos y homologados, pero abiertos a nuevas posibilidades formales.
La mediación técnica de los industriales unida a la exigencia minimalista de los arquitectos ha dado lugar a nuevos materiales y al desarrollo creativo de sofisticadas carpinterías.
In the forties decade of the past century, when I was born, Jean Prouvé was designing a lightweight facade solution that today serves as model for the design of enclosures: the facade of windows. The window, understood as an opening filled by a syste
La colaboración fructífera entre los arquitectos y la industria ha permitido el desarrollo de envolventes cada vez más inmateriales diseñadas con principios mecánicos de tensegridad.
Con este texto, cuyo tema es el uso del vidrio en las envolventes, comienza una serie de seis artículos bajo el epígrafe ‘Arquitectos e industria en la innovación de la fachada ligera’.
El Ayuntamiento de Manresa, en Barcelona, necesitaba un nuevo núcleo de comunicaciones y mejorar tanto sus accesos como su ruinosa fachada posterior, con vistas al río y al macizo de Montserrat. Manuel Bailo y Rosa Rull acoplaron las funciones requer
El Museo de Arte y Diseño (MAD) de Nueva York, obra del estudio Allied Works, presenta nueva cara. El antiguo edificio de diez plantas ha transformado su severo aspecto hermético abriendo huecos en la fachada ciega y recubriéndola de una piel de cerá
Los rascacielos son edificios muy determinados por su sistema estructural, debido al gran esfuerzo que implica no tanto su tamaño como su habitual esbeltez. No ocurre lo mismo con su envolvente, y las técnicas de cerramiento empleadas no difieren muc