In a city where rectangular volumes of concrete and glass have been the standard, structures in the DC area are experiencing a renaissance in massing, materials, and function. Explore the building types being reconsidered and a glimpse of what’s to come in the nation’s capitol.
Can repositioning, reprogramming, and adaptive re-use transform under-performing real estate assets in Washington into something that feels completely new but is built on existing structures? Discover how facade replacements and strategic additions help achieve this.
|Jared Oldroyd||Joseph Antunovich|
|Clark Construction Group||Antunovich Associates|
Building facades have evolved throughout the years from empirically-based, load-bearing, mass masonry facades, to modern, lightweight and with an immeasurable variety of geometric and material configurations. But how do we efficiently analyze and engineer these complex geometries to balance technical performance requirements with aesthetics, constructability, and cost?
|Daniel Inocente||John Jackson||Amir Roth|
|HKS | LINE||SGH||U.S. Department of Energy|
|Designer & Researcher||Senior Staff II||BEM Technology Manager|
The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as the Facades+ AM forum visits San Francisco for the first time.
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