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ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Facade Prototype, Ceramic Assembly, Terra Cotta, RIOS + Arup

Bridging Nature and Architecture: RIOS + Arup’s TerraClad® Assembly at ACAW 2023

RIOS + Arup's assembly system’s adaptability and sustainable design ensure a reduced environmental impact.
December 22, 2023/by Info Otherwisz
ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Facade Prototype, Ceramic Assembly, Terra Cotta, HGA Architects

A Cost-Effective Masonry Solution: Terra Cotta Long-Format Brick

Working with Studio NYL, HGA decided to revisit their original Center for Arctic Studies (CAS) cladding concept for the 2023 ACAWorkshop, exploring custom extruded terra cotta baguettes.
December 18, 2023/by Info Otherwisz
ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Facade Prototype, Ceramic Assembly, Terra Cotta, Eric Parry Architects, The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect’s Newspaper Reports on ACAW 2023

Included in the coverage of the 2023 ACAWorkshop is an article by The Architect's Newspaper, reported on by program assistant Trevor Shillaci.
September 13, 2023/by Info Otherwisz
ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Facade Prototype, Ceramic Assembly, Terra Cotta, Pickard Chilton

That’s a Wrap! ACAW 2023 Overview

Several themes emerged from this year’s 10-month-long research workshop, including bioclimatic/biophilic design, transitional space, and structural design.
September 6, 2023/by Info Otherwisz
ACAW 2023, ACAWorkshop, Architectural Record, facade design, facade prototypes, terra cotta facades, architecture firms

Architectural Record Covers the 2023 ACAWorkshop

ACAW 2023 took place in Buffalo, NY from August 14-17th. At the public Symposium on Thursday, each team presented the results of their months-long prototype development. Matthew Marani with Architectural Record reported on the event.
September 1, 2023/by Info Otherwisz

Eric Parry – “Architectural Practice is a Collaborative Exercise”

How a garage, a carpet and living on a bus helped shape Eric Parry.
July 19, 2023/by Info Otherwisz

Boston Valley Terra Cotta Announces 2023 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

The eighth annual Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) will commence on August 14, 2023, with an opening keynote speech by Eric Parry, RA.
July 11, 2023/by Info Otherwisz
A closer look reveals the rich yellow glaze and ridged texture of Pelli Clarke's ceramic seating

ACAW 2022 in the Friends of Terra Cotta Newsletter

In their fall newsletter, the Friends of Terra Cotta published an article on the 2022 ACAWorkshop, discussing the importance of solar performance in façade design.
September 28, 2022/by Info Otherwisz
A rendering of what the Buro Happold / COOKFOX facade prototype applied to a building

Designboom and Dezeen cover the details of a living façade collaboration

The modular system aims to provide wildlife – including bees, birds and plants – with space to thrive on the façades of buildings in urban environments.
September 23, 2022/by Info Otherwisz

2021 ACAW Team Receives Recognition for Collaborative Project, V-Soleil

Architecture Research Office collaborated with Heintges Consulting and fabricator TriPyramid Structures during ACAW 2021 to explore the limits of terra cotta and they developed V-Soleil, a curtain-like brise soleil inspired by organic forms.
August 30, 2022/by Info Otherwisz
The biophilic facade design created at ACAWorkshop 2021 consists of separate modules for bird, bee, and plant habitats.

Buro Happold and COOKFOX explore biophilic façades at ACAW 2021

The Architect's Newspaper has published a recap detailing the collaboration between COOKFOX's Spencer Lapp and Buro Happold's Andre Parnther that took place at the ACAWorkshop in 2021.
June 22, 2022/by Info Otherwisz

Green Building & Design interviews John Krouse about the impact ACAW has on modern architecture

Green Building & Design (gb&d) magazine wrote an article about the use of Architectural Terra Cotta for modern buildings in response to the changing needs of new buildings. They also dive into Boston Valley's Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) and the possibilities, limitations, and design flexibility of architectural terra-cotta.
April 14, 2022/by Info Otherwisz

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