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Working with Studio NYL, HGA decided to revisit their original Center for Arctic Studies (CAS) cladding concept for the 2023 ACAWorkshop, exploring custom extruded terra cotta baguettes.
Boston Valley is excited to announce that team applications are now open for ACAW 2024. Celebrating its ninth year, this unique workshop invites professionals from the architectural industry to explore innovative building solutions and further their understanding of architectural terra cotta for large-scale assemblies.
At ACAW 2023, professional teams explored new depths in the flexibility and functionality of terra cotta as a material for façade design. Several themes emerged from this year’s 10-month-long research workshop, including bioclimatic/biophilic design, transitional space, and structural design.
At the annual ACAWorkshop, architects, designers, and students collaborate to push the boundaries of architectural terra cotta. We sat down to talk with Mic Patterson and Sanjeev Tankha, two of the event organizers for ACAW 2023 and coordinators of the professional teams.
Expected to be complete in Summer 2023, Moxon Street is an innovative take on the traditional mansion block. Glazed terra cotta takes center stage at the London development, seamlessly blending classical elegance with contemporary sophistication.
For the 2019 ACAWorkshop, team Kohn Pedersen Fox developed a precast terra cotta spandrel that emulates Boston Valley’s TerraPreCast® system, embedding terra cotta into concrete units.
New York City’s Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP) requires periodic inspection of a building’s exterior façade. The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission often insists that only terra cotta can replace itself due to its unique natural qualities, and advises against using alternative materials for in-kind replacement.
60 Curzon is a high-end residential development currently under construction in Mayfair, London. Its stone façade steps back at key intervals to reveal dark green terra cotta panels, most prominent as vertical detailing around the front entryway and apartment balconies.