With the System5 approach and focus on Principle 4 Engineered Subframing, designers now have the ability to interchange multiple cladding materials on the same elevation seamlessly with the same substructure components and bracket assembly. Design materials such as fiber cement, HPL, terracotta, porcelain stone and natural stone can now be integrated in a drained and back-ventilated rainscreen... Read More
Known for its renowned Landscape Building, designed by Raphael Vinoly Architects, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Campus just completed a residential expansion project with the goal of LEED Gold certification.  Designed by WDG Architects of Washington, DC, the new residential apartments on the HHMI campus will incorporate the use of glass, metal panel and Cladding Corp’s Cem5... Read More
For the new South Bend Transportation Building in South Bend, the goal was clear – design a transportation facility that is multifunctional and sustainable.  LEED® Platinum certified, the Transpo project, designed by RNL Design and assisted by Forum Architects, sought the expertise of Cladding Corp with regards to providing a fully-engineered rainscreen wall that would fit within specific budget... Read More
The Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center, which just opened on June 4th officially, was born from a shared vision to restore and conserve native wetlands on a 100-acre site in northwest Rochester. Currently in the process of LEED Certification, Cascade Meadow utilized large format fibercement panels in a red orange color supplied by Cladding Corp for an energy-efficient... Read More
The recently completed Garland Center at the University of Arkansas was a fitting venue to wrap up 2010 with a rainscreen education event that focused on the virtues of a ‘principled’ approach to drained and back-ventilated (DBV) rainscreen wall design.  Over thirty design professionals from the NW Arkansas AIA Chapter joined us for a rainscreen presentation and roundtable discussion with the... Read More
As 2010 came to an official close, here are some additional finish photos of one of Architectural Record’s 2010 AIA Honor Award projects – Alice Tully Hall at The Julliard School @ Lincoln Center.  Cladding Corp served as a solution provider to the design teams at Diller Scofidio + Renfro andFXFOWLE with a variation of the F1.40 concealed fastening system in addition to large format fibercement... Read More