Advanced fabrication technology has unfolded exciting architectural opportunities. What was once thought impossible is now reality. Together with innovations in materials, it has enabled new facade solutions where design and function come together in almost limitless ways. Now more than ever, collaboration between architect and fabricator empowers each to stretch their imagination, creating challenging projects that are inspiring the next era of designs.
The METALS IN CONSTRUCTION 2012 FACADES CONFERENCE brings together leading designers and fabricators to explore this collaboration through case studies of recent work and roundtable discussions. Presented by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York and The Architect’s Newspaper, this one-day event is the first in a series of conferences created to help designers and builders understand the ways in which technology can transform design aspirations into reality. From using BIM for communicating effectively with fabricators, to examining new resources for curtain wall design, the conference offers an unprecedented opportunity to survey the possibilities of designing with metals in the digital age.
Key Note Speaker: Patrik Schumacher, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects