Cladding and Facade Systems
Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...read more
SageGlass's Harmony dynamic glass and Vitro Architectural Glass's Acuity low-iron glass are among...read more
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
Left to right: Rigo Vega, Marc Ellis, and Katie Dosh
Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America (MCCA), a leader in metal composite materials manufacturin...read more
Iconsiam's “colossal window” facade rises as high as 24 meters and spans three stories. Image: Seele
Iconsiam’s completion required special glass and installation techniques.
Saint Gobain's North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., was designed to provide higher levels of acoustical comfort for its employees. Image: Saint Gobain
The building products giant gauges its employees’ perceptions of old and new headquarters environ...read more
Five colors of metal wall panels highlight design of multigenerational learning center.
Rendering courtesy of Royal Byckovas
The building will rise three stories in Miami’s Design District.
Photo: Tim Evanson, flickr
A luxury Baltimore hotel, a mixed-use building in Denver and an Alaskan High School may also have...read more
The observatory’s pattern of lock-seamed zinc cladding alternates between the irregular site topo...read more
Photos: Chelsea Building Products
Following severe hailstorm damage, this Sandusky, Ohio, community replaces its high-maintenance c...read more
Chestnut Street mixed-use project in Philadelphia, PA.
Blackney Hayes Architects undertook a project to restore and modernize an existing mid-rise build...read more
The acute care facility cantilevers over the WISH.
ALPOLIC® materials contribute to a life-affirming experience.
Nichiha’s custom color Illumination Architectural Wall Panels.
The 40-unit apartment building features a checkerboard design with three shades of gray to provid...read more
Riverton Community Housing located in Minneapolis, MN.
Nichiha Illumination panels were used to create a dynamic housing development for University of M...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
Red and copper tones in prismatic “magma” finish
An expansive glass curtain wall frames the forest and lake behind the building, bringing the outs...read more
In synch with Charleston's heralded architectural history, the new cladding was made to aesthetically resemble stucco, a material that has been used in the city since the 19th century.
The “new construction” surrounds three sides of the original building, offering both a classic pu...read more
Photo: Tim1965/Creative Commons
The standard specifies test methods, specifications, and field checks to evaluate structural adeq...read more
Combined transparent high performance low-e glass panels and opaque decorative panels in a clear anodized aluminum curtain wall frame.
Materials selected for the building envelope had to protect occupants from Wisconsin's weather, a...read more
Stunning design by HKS leaves onlookers wondering—weathered steel or coating?
The use of gray and white colors enhance the warmth of the Nichiha wood-look panels and the building’s contemporary design.
The apartment building features a contemporary high-end design that meshes well with neighboring...read more
The 32,000 square feet of panels were installed in a six-week period.
Architects help Nashville government transform a struggling mall into a new community space.
The Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. Photo credit: The Emerging Objects Corporation.
Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools t...read more
When it came time for CSHQA, an award-winning, full-service architecture and engineering firm, to...read more
When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...read more
The new space, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, is a blend of park and cultural spaces meant for the...read more
Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...read more
The $85 million, 10-story vertical campus takes the shape of a massive, shimmering aircraft hanga...read more