If you think public libraries are an institution with a proud past but a problematic future you have to visit the new Elmhurst Public Library by Marpillero Pollak Architects. Commissioned in 2004 by New York’s Department of Design and Construction (DDC), it’s not just a triumphant work of civic architecture, but one that creates community and celebrates what it means to be a public institution in 2017.
Selldorf Architects worked with Boston Valley Terra Cotta to design a rainscreen cladding of profiled panels in a custom glaze. The panels are trimmed with weathered steel, which rises beyond the facade to frame a rooftop terrace. On grade, the entry is marked with a mahogany ship-lapped siding.
In early 2014 Boston Valley Terra Cotta was put under contract to supply the terra cotta cladding materials for the new 12 story mixed-used building planned for the existing Delaware Court building site. Boston Valley began by documenting the existing terra cotta units that comprised the façade. Documentation was done utilizing two methods; first, individual […]
Boston Valley’s TerraClad® panel system is nearing installation completion as exterior cladding for two new elevator towers at Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium. The stadium, home to the Seminoles, has been undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and these new towers on the south side of the stadium are only a small part of the […]
Stamford Hospital, founded 117 years ago by judge and former state legislator John Clason, has come a long way since its days of being a 30-bed establishment in a mansion in East Main Street. Boston Valley Terra Cotta has been working with Ferguson Neudorf Glass on the hospital’s most recent expansion, a towering 11-story facility clad in […]
Work is continuing on Cornell University’s Upson Hall, the engineering school’s 1956-built academic building. Located on the campus in Ithaca, New York, the 160,000 square-foot building is now being renovated by Perkins + Will, who designed this original building 60 years ago. Perkins + Will is working with LTL Architects and engineers Thornton-Tomasetti on this transformation. Boston […]
The NYC Townhouse planters, developed for Michael Chen Architecture, are in full production. As you can see in the images below, several different unit styles will make up the planters for this unique “green wall”. The planters vary in depth, allowing for more (or less) plants to be grown inside each. The patterned concept requires […]