Bioclimatic Ceramic Assemblies II

Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop


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SpecificationsISBN: 978-1-5323-7638-2 Binding: Softbound with flaps Pages: 160pp Publication Date: Spring 2020 Size: 6.69” x 9.45” Portrait World Rights: Available
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ACAW: Bioclimatic Ceramic Assemblies II chronicles the research and prototypes developed by four teams for the second Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop in 2017. A collaboration between Boston Valley Terra Cotta, the preeminent terracotta manufacturer in the United States and the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), the workshop’s aim is to explore the bioclimatic potential of terracotta in contemporary architecture. Projects by AECOM/Alfred University, Morphosis, University at Buffalo/Alfred University and Walter P Moore, explore the structural and environmental potential of the material and the opportunities for new expression and building performance this can bring to architecture. The teams are composed of practicing architects, engineers and ceramic artists. Team AECOM/Alfred University developed a counter current heat exchanger as a façade system, while Team Morphosis explored the formal and fabrication potential of extruded rainscreens. The University at Buffalo/Alfred University explored the performative potential of ornamental systems while Team Walter P Moore developed a post tensioned ceramic screen. A conversation with material scientist Krishna Rajan concludes the volume.

Omar Khan is an Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and the co-director of the Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) Community of Excellence.

Laura Garofalo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).

Mic Patterson is Director of Strategic Development for Schüco-USA, the Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration for the Façade Tectonics Institute, and PhD candidate at the University of Southern California.

Krishna Rajan is Erich Bloch Chair & Empire Innovation Professor, Department of Materials Design and Innovation, University at Buffalo (SUNY).




Softbound with flaps



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Spring 2020


6.69” x 9.45” Portrait

World rights