Boston Valley Terra Cotta News
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In their fall newsletter, the Friends of Terra Cotta published an article on the 2022 ACAWorkshop, discussing the importance of solar performance in façade design.
The modular system aims to provide wildlife – including bees, birds and plants – with space to thrive on the façades of buildings in urban environments.
Architecture Research Office collaborated with Heintges Consulting and fabricator TriPyramid Structures during ACAW 2021 to explore the limits of terra cotta and they developed V-Soleil, a curtain-like brise soleil inspired by organic forms.
Work on the new Orange County Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, CA is nearing completion, with opening day anticipated for Fall 2022. The state-of-the-art 53,000 sq. foot building – designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis – is twice the size of the museum’s former location in Newport Beach. The move places the museum right […]
The build reached several milestones this past spring, including the completion of a 35,000 square foot outdoor glass canopy that will shelter pedestrians traveling the main thoroughfare below.
The Architect’s Newspaper reported on the massive new mixed-use development that is currently underway in the middle of downtown Detroit, MI. Aptly named “Hudson’s Site” for the time being, the project stands on the site of the former Hudson’s flagship, part of the long-defunct department store chain.
The article discusses lead architect Studio Gang’s design intent for the function of the building, which is used by the firefighter team as a simulation and training facility for extreme rescue situations.
Each year the Conservancy honors a number of building owners, developers, preservation architects, general contractors, façade engineers, installation specialists, and manufacturers related to the trade for outstanding work in preservation within NYC. Several Boston Valley Terra Cotta projects have been the recipient of such honors in the past.