Curtain wall systems provide excellent access to daylight and views that are desired by the building owners and occupants for health and productivity. However, the increasing stringency of building codes has created a conflict with delivering highly glazed buildings because the glazed areas are less thermally efficient than opaque walls.
MAD Architects unveil its design for the 2024 Paris Olympics’ Aquatic Centre. The firm has teamed up with three French studios, Jacques Rougerie Architecture, Atelier Phileas Architecture, and Apma Architecture on this project.
Since roll-formed and laser-welded steel methodology is relatively new for curtain walls, this article addresses three relevant inaccuracies as they relate to Canada’s snow-laden winters, subarctic temperatures, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4.1 goals.
The new 707 Fifth AAA office tower in downtown Calgary features a distinctive, curved glass appearance and creates a high energy-efficiency workspace with a triple-glazed, curved glass curtain wall system.
The Building NX retrofit at Humber College, Toronto, has been awarded the Zero Carbon Building—Design certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). It is the first retrofit in the country to achieve this certification.
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