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Curving Tradition – Exploring Terra Cotta in Modern Architecture

As Architects and Designers strive to create structures that are not only environmentally sustainable but also visually stunning, the choice of building materials plays a pivotal role. The use of architectural terra cotta (ATC) to craft curved façades on high-performance buildings blends tradition with innovation. One of Boston Valley’s first projects to utilize a curved […]

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London’s Architectural Terra Cotta Renaissance

In the heart of London, two monumental projects stand as testament to the city’s architectural heritage and its vibrant future. The revitalization of Battersea Power Station and the innovative design of Marylebone Square have redefined London’s skyline with the use of architectural terra cotta in façade design.

ACAW 2024 Team Innovations in High-Performance Terra Cotta Façades

The ACAW 2024 teams have finalized their designs after a three-month design process. Throughout this process, teams have analyzed their proposals and how to fabricate their concepts in terra cotta, resulting in some changes and shifts in focus.

Rediscovering Downtown LA’s Grand Dame: The Eastern Columbia Building

The Eastern Columbia Building has been characterized as one of the “grand dames of Art Deco Streamline Moderne” in Los Angeles. Designed by Claud Beelman and completed in 1930, the thirteen-story building is built of steel reinforced concrete.

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Terra Cotta Shines in Manhattan’s West Village Residence

Recent updates show sidewalk scaffolding removed, revealing finishing touches still in progress. Work is anticipated to be completed by mid-year.

Boston Valley Terra Cotta Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Boston Valley is pleased to announce a significant change in its executive leadership team. The appointment of Laura Rygielski as CEO marks a new chapter for the company.

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Bridging Nature and Architecture: RIOS + Arup’s TerraClad® Assembly at ACAW 2023

RIOS + Arup’s assembly system’s adaptability and sustainable design ensure a reduced environmental impact.

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The Restoration Legacy of Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building

The restoration of the Guaranty Building in the 1980s signified a resurgence in the terra cotta industry within the United States. Following the meticulous repair of the Guaranty Building façade, Boston Valley Terra Cotta embarked on an extensive array of terra cotta restoration projects, encompassing diverse scales and complexities.

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