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2017 Metal in Architecture Design Award Winners

First Tennessee Visitor Center, Marlon Blackwell Architects

Acting as a beacon for Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tenn., the First Tennessee Visitor Center grabbed the attention of the Design Award judges for its use of aluminum bar grate as the building envelope. One judge said he thought it was a pretty interesting architectural choice, and that it was a very impressive looking project. "There's something about it that's monumental for the program that it is trying to host," he said. "It feels like a brave project, using one element and repeating it everywhere as a cladding material." One of the largest urban parks in the country, Shelby Farms recently implemented a master plan... more from


The race to build the first 3D-printed building  

Would you live in a house that came out of a printer? Would you prefer concrete, or plastic? Biodegradable, or weather resistant? Canal house or futuristic spider's nest? These are the questions facing us as 3D printing colonises yet another field – architecture. And while it's tempting to see architects working on printing the first building this way as a "race", it's the journey that's the key, not the destination. more from

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Building the cladding palette: panels, rainscreens, and veneers

National Museum of African American History & Culture, DC
David Adjaye Architect

When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resilience—the evaluation of cladding materials and façade systems is more complex than ever. As with any critical system or product, Building Teams must weigh pros and cons to arrive at the ideal wall assembly for any project. more from

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