ACAW 2020 Presentation Videos

Video:

Comparisons of Carbon Footprint, Environmental Impact, and Heat Storage – ACAWorkshop 2020

Presenters:

  • William M. Carty, Ph.D.

Description:

William M. Carty, Ph.D., gives a presentation on the Comparisons of Carbon Footprint, Environmental Impact, and Heat Storage at the virtual ACAWorkshop 2020.

Video:

Evolving Cladding Strategies & Unitization – ACAWorkshop 2020

Presenters:

  • Erik Verboon, Director of Enclosure Engineering at Walter P. Moore
  • Roberto Bicchiarelli, Business Development Manager / Lead Concept Designer at Permasteelisa North America

Description:

Erik Verboon, Director of Enclosure Engineering at Walter P. Moore gives a presentation on Evolving Cladding Strategies. Roberto Bicchiarelli, Business Development Manager / Lead Concept Designer at Permasteelisa North America presents on Unitization.

Video:

Specialty Louvers: 688 Broadway & Expanding the World of Architectural Glazes – ACAWorkshop 2020

Presenters:

  • John Krouse, CEO of Boston Valley Terra Cotta
  • Andy Brayman, Owner of The Matter Factory and Glaze Research and Development Specialist for Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Description:

John Krouse, CEO of Boston Valley Terra Cotta presents on the specialty louvers Boston Valley created for 688 Broadway. Andy Brayman, Owner of The Matter Factory and Glaze Research and Development Specialist for Boston Valley Terra Cotta, discusses architectural ceramic glazes.

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Laura Garófalo, Johnathan Hopp, Timothy Noble, and Team Haptek present their Academic Research

Presenters:

  • Laura Garófalo-Khan, Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo, School of Architecture
  • Johnathan Hopp, Assistant Professor, Alfred University, Ceramic Art
  • Timothy Noble, Student Assistant, MArch, SUNY Buffalo
  • Linda Zhang, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University School of Interior Design + Fellow, Creative Technology Lab—Architect
  • Jonathon Anderson, Associate Professor, Ryerson University School of Design—Director, Creative Technology Lab
  • Errol Willett, Associate Professor, Syracuse University School of Art (ceramics)—Artist
  • Clare Olsen, Associate Professor, Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design—Architect
  • Naomi Frangos, Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University, AAP, Department of Architecture—Architect

Description:

Laura Garófalo-Khan, Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo, School of Architecture, Johnathan Hopp, Assistant Professor, Alfred University, Ceramic Art, and Timothy Noble, Student Assistant, MArch, SUNY Buffalo presented their academic research, “Plain as Paper: Scripted Variable Low Mass Recyclable Slip-Casting Molds for Architectural Ceramics.”

Team Haptek presents their academic research titled, “Beyond the Surface: The Behavior of Digital Ceramics.”

Video:

Handel Architects, Perkins and Will, and PLP Architects present their Slip Cast Façades research

Presenters:

  • Handel Architects’ Associates, Paul Lenke, Jonathan Morefield, and Stefan Di Leo
  • Perkins & Will designers, Angelica Paleczny, Juliette Zidek, Ted Hogan, and Mario Romero
  • PLP Architecture Partners, Daniel Moore and Wayne McKiernan teamed up with Ceramic Artist, Christine Jetten

Description:

Handel Architects’ Associates, Paul Lenke, Jonathan Morefield, and Stefan Di Leo, wanted to get involved in ACAW2020 to advance the sustainability aspects of the material. They looked at a one, two and three-way tensile structure to make a façade system that reduces the connections to the building, by limited the number of custom components.

Perkins & Will designers, Angelica Paleczny, Juliette Zidek, Ted Hogan, and Mario Romero were inspired by the history and relationship of terra cotta and water. Their team framed their design based on the question, “what are the limits to controlling water flow on a vertical façade system?” Their research delved further into learning how a terra cotta façade system can accept, control, harvest, and recycle rainwater.

PLP Architecture Partners, Daniel Moore and Wayne McKiernan teamed up with Ceramic Artist, Christine Jetten to research the question, “how do we take best advantage of a special glaze?” Their findings were that a special glaze can play off the reflectivity of light. To do so, they researched ways to physically move tiles on the façade of a building.

Video:

Slip Cast/Extrusion Surfaces and Structures, presented by KPF, LMN, & Studio Gang – ACAWorkshop 2020

Presenters:

  • KPF teammates, Marianne Kwok, Darina Zlateva, Chuqi Liu, Gustav Fagerstrom, and Asli Oney
  • LMN Architects, Alex Woodhouse, Plamena Milusheva, and Evgeniya Plotnikova worked with Walter P. Moore, and students from the University at Buffalo
  • Studio Gang Project Leader, Maciej Kaczynski, and Designer Director, Claire Cahan

Description:

KPF teammates, Marianne Kwok, Darina Zlateva, Chuqi Liu, Gustav Fagerstrom, and Asli Oney joined the AIA and RIBA initiative to develop the capabilities to design and deliver carbon neutral buildings by 2030. In support of this, their research involved the investigation of terra cotta and the lifecycle of the material when paired with mass timber.

LMN Architects, Alex Woodhouse, Plamena Milusheva, and Evgeniya Plotnikova worked with Walter P. Moore, and students from the University at Buffalo to develop new ideas of slip cast and rethinking the extrusion process. The team decided to further their research in the slip cast forming method to develop free standing ceramic modules.

Studio Gang Project Leader, Maciej Kaczynski, and Designer Director, Claire Cahan, presented on behalf of their larger team. The team was particularly interested in researching old techniques of how terra cotta was used structurally on arches and how that can be conveyed in construction today. The team also researched reduced energy costs in using and producing terra cotta.

Video:

Architect firms, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Studios, Smith and Gill, and SOM present on Extrusion Façades

Presenters:

  • James von Klemperer, President and Design Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Description:

PCP teammates, Pedja Bilinac, Zhe Huang, and Craig Copeland teamed up with Studios Architecture and Walter P. Moore to continue their research from last year’s workshop on reimagining the extrusion. Their focus this year was to work and intervene with the material in the wet state, while using robotics to manipulate the shape of terra cotta fins.

PCP teammates, Pedja Bilinac, Zhe Huang, and Craig Copeland teamed up with Studios Architecture and Walter P. Moore to continue their research from last year’s workshop on reimagining the extrusion. Their focus this year was to work and intervene with the material in the wet state, while using robotics to manipulate the shape of terra cotta fins. Presenters Anthony Viola, Hiram Rodriguez, Charles Portelli, and Thornton Tomasetti from Adrian Smith + Gorgon Gill focused their investigation for ACAW 2020 on how to augment terra cotta to meet the high-level performance criteria of exterior façade applications. Their vision fostered the idea of embedding or augmenting materials and processes to sustainably reduce embodied carbon, increase performance, and embed technology into the design of a polyvalent terra cotta cladding system.

SOM Associates, Amy Garlock, Eric Pasche, and Rami Abou-Khalil presented on their findings of incorporating more historical ornamentation and design details into their work at the firm. Their research involved looking at new ways to celebrate the extrusion profile using Boston Valley’s 5 axis wire cutter.

Video:

Lessons Learned, Opportunities Ahead, and Closing Remarks – ACAWorkshop 2020

Presenters:

  • ACAW 2020 Teams
  • Boston Valley Terra Cotta
  • Matter Factory

Description:

The ACAW 2020 Teams, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, and The Matter Factory answer questions from the workshop, new opportunities on the rise, and lessons learned throughout the year of research and innovation.

Presentation Documents

2019 Presentations

Title
Team University at Buffalo Presentation
2019 Presentations October 4, 2019 PDF
Team Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Presentation
2019 Presentations October 4, 2019 PDF
Team SHoP Architects Presentation
2019 Presentations October 4, 2019 PDF
Team Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects & Studios Architecture (Studios) Presentation
2019 Presentations October 4, 2019 PDF
Team Payette Presentation
2019 Presentations October 4, 2019 PDF
Team Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) Presentation
2019 Presentations October 4, 2019 PDF
Team HKS & Studio NYL Presentation
2019 Presentations October 4, 2019 PDF
Team Alfred Presentation
2019 Presentations October 4, 2019 PDF

2017 Presentations

Title
Team AECOM Presentation
2017 Presentations April 19, 2019 PDF
Team Morphosis Presentation
2017 Presentations April 19, 2019 PDF
Team Walter P Moore Presentation
2017 Presentations April 19, 2019 PDF

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