At the second annual Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW), participants in the architectural industry explored the prototyping and assembly of terra cotta systems through manufacturer-supported hands-on research. Boston Valley Terra Cotta and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, supported by the UB Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies held the ACAWorkshop, a weeklong event developed to instruct architects, designers, and facade engineers about the manufacturing of architectural ceramics and advance the design of facade solutions.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning wrapped up the 2nd annual Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop on August 17, 2017. A collection of interdisciplinary professionals made up 4 teams – Team AECOM, Team Morphosis, Team Walter P Moore and Team UB/Alfred – worked collaboratively with industry experts and educators exploring innovative ceramic façade solutions to a variety of architectural challenges.
Architects, engineers and ceramic artists from across the country and Europe will be attending the second annual Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) being held Monday, August 14 through Thursday, August 17.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta was recently featured in Architect’s Newspaper. The article, “The future of ceramics is being developed in Buffalo, New York” by Matt Shaw, highlights Boston Valley's transformation from a flower pot business started in 1889 to a leading innovator in the Terra Cotta industry – maintaining a superior level of craftsmanship while simultaneously incorporating digital technology to allow more experimentation with clay-based building systems.
The 2016 Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop, hosted by Boston Valley Terra Cotta, brought together our sculptors and designers with faculty and students from the Universty at Buffalo as well as educators, artists and architects from around the world for five days of group-based learning and ‘clay storming’ sessions.
Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, of Emerging Objects, have been working to build a 3-D printed house constructed from various recycled and naturally occurring materials. We were lucky enough to have Rael and San Fratello in attendance of the Architectural Ceramics Assembly Workshop in August.
The Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop hosted by Boston Valley Terra Cotta in partnership with University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning; Alfred University; Data Clay and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, wrapped up week of collaborative design exploration. The ACAWorkshop brought together architects, engineers and ceramic artists from across the country. These industry experts worked in […]