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 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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The transformation of a residential tower into a hotel has been completed with a metal skin wrapping the structure of exposed concrete, thus adding a new layer to the building’s history. While the entrance tries not to stand out amid alleys, the vert
An open-air enclave that preserves old rural constructions of Bavaria has been completed with an entrance pavilion that adopts the silent presence of a granary. The orderly geometry and the simple larch cladding of the building’s exterior belie the s
The new Fay Jones School subdivision embodies the woodworking tradition of the city. A subtle glass covering that is superimposed to the wood structure lets passers-by see the laboratories, the exhibitions, or the workspaces from the street…
The museum is envisaged as a freestanding pavilion, closely linked to its surroundings, its faceted form active on all sides. Inside, a multi-level sequence of gallery spaces is connected by flowing stairs and elevators with social spaces in between.
Located in Prahran, 5 kilometers from Melbourne’s central commercial district, this residential building contains 15 units on 6 floors, all oriented to get the best views of the Orrong Romanis Reserve. In this work of the Australian firm of Roger Woo
This residential building made of shipping containers, meant for young users, is a 1,400-square-meter, 4-floor construction raised with 6 prefabricated blocks of stairs and 70 recycled containers, which dynamically alternate to form little balconies.
The gsw headquarters is an assemblage of four new building volumes that embrace an office tower from the late 1950s. The various components of the urban cluster reflect the presence of the various stages of Berlin’s urban history. At ground level a g
The Julia Powell Hall is a sports and multipurpose space on the campus of Runnymede College in Alcobendas, a municipality of the Madrid metropolitan area. The starting point of the project was taking advantage of the existing foundation: the basement
- Two Madrid practices – the studio of Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri on the one hand, and AMM-Adelino Magalhaes on the other – have in collaboration with João Nunes and Carlos Ribas of the Lisbon-based landscape architecture firm PRO
The school is organized in different buildings which, like a campus, adopt the proportion and orientation of the existing ones. The contoured and organic profile of the Radiohuset, a landmark of modern Danish architecture, is replicated on the new fa
The plot on which these laboratories are located was the last one available at Columbia University’s Morningside campus, and therefore the new gateway to the campus from its Manhattanville expansion. From the start it was decided that the new buildin
Javier Marquet, Javier Unzurrunzaga, and Luis María Zulaica invited the architect to join their team in working on the project for an apartment building within a closed block to go up on the plot of the Urumea jai alai court in San Sebastián. This me
Europaallee is by far the largest real estate development in the heart of Zurich and lies just beyond the main train station. The site is the final of eight new constructions and is directly adjacent to the multicultural – and rather infamous – distr
In 1995, with the opening of the new Mario Botta-designed building of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the museum led a profound transformation of the South of Market disctrict, a neighborhood which soon became the cultural hub of the
This refurbished building is located in the Mas Xirgu industrial complex, on the outskirts of Girona. The commission consisted in converting an industrial warehouse that was no longer in use into a funeral service building for the city. The original
The proposal for a research center for the EPF Lausanne and the University of Freiburg understands that the building must construct the urban image of an institution that is open, multidisciplinary, inclusive, and transversal. The access canopy offer
On a corner lot in the center of Bat Trang Town, located just a few kilometers from the Vietnamese capital and known for its pottery-making tradition, stands this residence for the family of an old ceramics specialist. The building has three overlap
A result of the international call for ideas convened by Bocconi University to extend its facilities in Milan, the project for the new campus sits on grounds located south of the current university campus, between a park and the urban environment clo
The office building Ó is located in the area of the old factory of Can Batlló, one of the most important focuses of development of the city of Barcelona in relation with the economic district of Hospitalet de Llobregat and important avenues such as G
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 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
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
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 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
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.
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 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.
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
Los aplacados de piedra en fachada sufrieron hace tres décadas una radical transformación. En nuestro país se dieron dos condiciones que incidieron sobre los revestimientos pétreos tradicionales e impulsaron esa revolución. Por una parte, el agotamie