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Dalian Shide Stadium Competition Entry, Nbbj Architects Jan 2009

Dalian Shide Stadium Competition Entry, Nbbj Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Lightweight canopy, structural green wall

Material used: Tenara fabric.

Properties of material: Canopy protects from the elements but lets in natural light. It is a non-toxic fluoropolymer and will not degrade during its useful life, but can be fully recycled.


Gucci Ginza, James Carpenter Jan 2008

Gucci Ginza, James Carpenter

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Bronze and silvery glass panels.

Properties of material: The bronze and silvery glass panels provided an illuminated glow effect at different times of the day. It also provides the necessary shading for the building front elevation.


Brandhorst Museum, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects Jan 2008

Brandhorst Museum, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: NBK terracotta façade panels.

Material used: multiple layers - horizontally-folded sheet metal with perforations; attached to this are 36,000 ceramic rods fixed vertically, finished with 23 colored glazes.

Properties of material: System moves water away from building envelope; helps save energy.


Design Miami Temporary Structure, Aranda/Lasch Jan 2008

Design Miami Temporary Structure, Aranda/Lasch

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Opaque vinyl fabric.

Material used: Exterior finish held up by slender aluminum poles.

Properties of material: Vinyl coated woven polyester mesh fabric; delivers exceptional durability under intense wind and weather conditions. Helps to regulate the thermal effect. Provides privacy and comfort without obstructing the view.


Contemporary Jewish Museum, Studio Daniel Libeskind Jan 2008

Contemporary Jewish Museum, Studio Daniel Libeskind

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Stainless steel.

Material used: Blue Crossfire ColourTex Stainless Steel.

Properties of material: Stainless steel and metal products that can be manufactured with different finishes, textures, and colors; Typically contains 60% recycled material


Dutch Pavilion, Andre Kempe, Oliver Thill Jan 2003

Dutch Pavilion, Andre Kempe, Oliver Thill

Building Case Studies

Material of interest: Smart screen; "green wall"

Properties of material: Essentially an industrial product, the hedges can be deployed to build ‘green walls’. The growth process of ivy generally takes years to create a green building. With smart screens, the growth period is reduced.


Metropol Parasol In Seville, Spain, J. Mayer H. Architects Jan 2001

Metropol Parasol In Seville, Spain, J. Mayer H. Architects

Building Case Studies

Material of interest and material used: Wood.

Properties of material: Wood panels with a polyurethane coating are intersected together to form parasols and canopies on the site.