SOURCE: RIOS website
At the Architectural Ceramic Assembly Workshop (ACAW) in August 2023, team RIOS + Arup explored the concept of biodiversity and interconnectivity with a habitable assembly of TerraClad® rainscreen panels and masonry block. The assembly system’s adaptability and sustainable design ensure a reduced environmental impact.
An in-depth account of their assembly process was recently shared on the RIOS website. The research team conducted a series of studies that investigated material properties, forming methods, and panelization informed by structural analysis. The terra cotta brise soleil incorporated planters and pollinator units, forming a porous, living façade.