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    John Ronan Architects Designs ETFE Cushion Facade at IIT

    … something more translucent,” Ronan explains. He likens the bands of ETFE to a cloud, which overstates things. But another analogy of his works better: Late at night, when other campus buildings have gone dark, the Kaplan Institute gleams in the dusk, glowing “like a lantern.” Project: Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech …

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    How the Shed Effortlessly Glides Open and Closed

    … “The TWA Hotel’s Interiors Aim to Recapture Midcentury Glam.” Would you like to comment on this article? Send your thoughts to: [email protected]

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    This Berlin Office Was Germany’s Most Sustainable Building in 2022

    … building’s sustainable success is the result of careful engineering and advanced building technology. For example, the Carré’s roof is constructed from timber, steel and lightweight ETFE cushions that regulate temperature and filter daylight into the atrium and the surrounding offices, creating a comfortable working environment. Meanwhile, the sustainable facade elements of the two …

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    A Home of the Future

    … to satisfy human needs. The sky-dome, to be built on the rooftop of a furniture mall in Beijing, China, will be constructed out of Ethylene Tetrafluroethylene, ETFE, a plastic designed for resistance that supports a wide range of temperatures. This material supports a year-round microclimate, providing sun, light and fresh air -- and gives …

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    Eugene, Oregon’s Hayward Field Puts Athletes on Center Stage

    … and Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium). It’s completely disconnected from the concrete stadium bowl. Courtesy Kevin Scott “We decided to go with a single layer of ETFE and stretch it taught, so it becomes kind of a diaphanous, simple form that sits on this solid masonry base,” Zieve says of the stadium’s cladding …

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    Future100: Students Explore Futuristic Building Technologies

    … faiths,” where Ortega deftly lays out through structural models, facade applications, and axonometric diagrams how myriad pieces, such as sculptural columns of steel, composite stone panels, and ETFE, come together. FRACTAL HOUSING Umar Mahmood’s Fractal Units project is a large-scale urban housing development that incorporates apartments, shelter units, soup kitchens, and public programs …

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    KieranTimberlake's New Fortress-Like London Embassy Neglects Public Space

    … the effect is more of a gas station smoking area than the great outdoors. The gardens do, however, afford a close-up view of the building’s most intriguing element—the outer envelope of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE, a type of plastic) sails that give three sides of the cube its distinctive texture. Designed to …

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    How Arup Became the Go-To Firm for the Most Ambitious Projects of Our Time

    … basics for the project. The conversation wasn’t an easy one. But it was only for the inclusion of a contingent of Arup acousticians, who suggested using ETFE fabric for its sound insulation quality, that the team first began to consider the material for the building’s cladding—a feature that became its hallmark. Problem …

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    EcoLogicStudio Proposes a New Synergy Between Nature and Technology

    … digital” structure, a distinction that holds real significance for them. The culmination of more than eight years of research and experiments, the pavilion will incorporate specially designed ETFE modules that will be filled with water, the conduit for a colony of algae cells. As the organisms grow, they will modulate the structure’s shading performance …

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    Night Lights

    … structure of the building, a 2,756-foot circumference. One thousand and fifty-six of these cushions—made of an estimated 600,000 square feet of fluororesin ETFE foil—enclose within their air-pressurized pockets up to 18 neon tubes. Each produces 58 watts of light and lasts for 8,000 hours—good for at …