Last month, Boston Valley Terra Cotta donated and expedited materials for the Thin Tiled Vaulting Exercise at the IMI BAC/Local 1 PA/DE Training Center in Philadelphia. The event was one of three hands-on workshops taught by Franca Trubiano as a part of the Masonry Techtonics course offered at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. In the previous post about the Thin Tiled Vaulting Exercise, students were shown building tile arches on parabolic armatures.
Boston Valley has been manufacturing the terra cotta for One Vanderbilt, soon to be the tallest office tower in Midtown Manhattan. The structure, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox neighbors the Grand Central Terminal, connecting to the building at the station's concourse.
The city of Chicago is renowned for its rich history as a hub for modern industry and luxury. 35 East Wacker, originally known as the Jeweler's Building (built in 1926), channels Roman, Greek, and Gothic architecture with its intricate, decorative flourishes. The Jeweler's building was originally built to house and protect the city's diamond trade.
In mid-October, students and apprentices from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design took part in an event called the Thin Tiled Vaulting Exercise. This was one of three hands-on workshops taught at the University by Professor Franca Trubiano as part of the Masonry Techtonics course at PennDesign Architecture.
Located at 514 West 24th street, The Fitzroy finds its home on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. New York City's West Chelsea neighborhood boasts many iconic buildings and historic landmarks, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Highline, and the Hotel Chelsea.
Designed by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and affectionately referred to as the "Jewel of Park Avenue," St. Bart's is a designated New York City landmark and is listed in the State and National Register of Historic Places.
Façade Tectonics started as a series of invited roundtable discussions at the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 2007; a strategic response to the escalating importance and complexity of building facade technology. The roundtables grew into a series of conference events that drew hundreds of participants with a broad range of interests in the building skin.