ACAW Team Feature: Radical Matter

Participants come together from many different backgrounds to form Team Radical Matter. They’re here at ACAW 2018 to represent The Matter Factory, Dataclay, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Szerelmey Ltd, Iowa State University, Alfred University, and the University of Michigan with a collective goal to push the limits of architectural terra cotta.

ACAW Team Feature: AECOM

Originally published on – Participants from team AECOM come together at the 2018 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop from engineering firm AECOM, Thomas Jefferson University, FABS LLC, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Team AECOM returns to ACAW to continue pursuit to harness the thermal properties of terra cotta in a building skin.

ACAW Team Feature: University at Buffalo

Originally published on – Individuals come together from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Glaze Artist Christine Jetten, PLP Architecture, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and Alfred University. Team UB is made up of experts in four critical areas: glazing design, architectural morphology, facade engineering, and ceramic arts. For the 2018 Architectural Ceramics Assemblies Workshop, Team University at Buffalo have been investigating the functional properties of iridescent glazes in architectural building skins.

ACAW Team Feature: Sasaki / StudioNYL

Team Sasaki/Studio NYL is made up of a variety of individuals from Sasaki, Studio NYL, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. For the 2018 ACAWorkshop, Team Sasaki/Studio NYL’s has been working on a prototype that is an innovative take on the terra cotta sunshade.

ACAW Team Feature: Morphosis

Originally published on – Team Morphosis is comprised mainly of individuals from the notable architecture firm, Morphosis, as well as the architecture firms ARUP and Studio NYL. Team Morphosis, in collaboration with  Boston Valley Terra Cotta have been investigating and developing a tiled, high-performance terra cotta rainscreen, finding ways to take advantage of the natural properties of the medium.

Explore Terra Cotta Facades at Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

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.

ACAW Team Feature: SHoP Architects

Originally published on – Unlike some ACAW teams, which are formed with professionals from diverse industries, this team is comprised entirely of members from a single firm and advised by representatives from Boston Valley Terra Cotta. Led by team members Brad Goff and Berardo Matalucci, the SHoP Architects team is investigating ceramic as a roofing element in an effort to better understand the material in this application.

ACAWorkshop featured in UK Publication – Architects Data File

Originally published on – Following two successful events, this year’s 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 most importantly, consider the materiality and production of terra cotta in the design of the building’s envelope.

Industry experts will gather in Buffalo to explore bioclimatic features of terra cotta facades

Originally published on – For the third year in a row, world-renowned architects will be gathering in Buffalo to learn/discover the latest ingenuities related to the design of ceramic components for large-scale production. The Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) will be held Monday, August 13 through Thursday, August 16.

Alfred University Sponsors Workshop on Architectural Applications of Terra Cotta

Originally published on – Alfred University is a sponsor of a four-day workshop next month in Buffalo that will discuss terra cotta and its use in architectural design. Alfred University’s Anne Currier, sculptor and professor emerita of ceramic art, and William Carty, John F. McMahon Professor and Chair of Ceramic Engineering, are among those who will speak at the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop, August 13-16, 2018.