• ACAW 2019: August 12–15

Explore Terra Cotta Facades at Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

TITLE:  Explore Terra Cotta Facades at Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop
DATE: July 30, 2018
SOURCE: RetrofitMagazine.com

Architecture’s top professionals from SHoP Architects, AECOM, Morphosis, Radical Craft, The Matter Factory, Sasaki and Studio NYL will form blended teams to tackle a variety of theoretical and practical challenges designing ceramic assemblies for high-performance buildings. Team members explore and learn from a leader in architectural ceramic manufacturing, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, with assistance from the faculty and students from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and Alfred University.

Following two events, the ACAWorkshop looks to build upon the knowledge gained from the previous workshops. The teams began working earlier this year, developing prototypes that explore the use of terra cotta for bioclimatic systems and consider the materiality and production of terra cotta in the design of the building’s envelope.

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