No Sweat Roof Solution in Deep Textured Metal 



WINTER STUDIO 2014: The Sweat Lodge

After the polar vortex blizzard shut down day one, the +FARM winter studio team successfully designed, fabricated, and constructed a 7 person sweat lodge in 3-1/2 days. Even with the late start, and a Saturday rain storm the crew shed their cumbersome cloaks for a little summer skin to sweat it out! The project rightfully named: SoftCore-HardForm, was based on the concept of a hard knife exterior to cut wind and snow loads on the structure while gently wrapping the body with a warm soft interior.

Winter Studio Team:
Christin Hu
Michael McDowell
Solomon Oh
Lavender Tessmer
Stephanie Vito

Joseph Vidich
William Haskas

Metal Fabricator
Tim Brewster - T&T Welding

Stainless Steel
Rigidized Metals Corporation

A very special thank you to Jason Schindler + Chip Skop at Rigidized Metals

Link to Web Site: www.plusfarm.org
Link to Facebook Page: +Farm Winter Studio 2014
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Rigidized® Metals Presents at Facade Tectonics #14 



Rigidized presents at the Facade Tectonics #14:

"FACADE T E C T O N I C S was established as a research focus group of the doctoral program in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California in 2008. The group held workshops, conferences and Ph.D. seminars examining a range of issues related to the “outside six feet” of a building. Students and faculty were interested in materials, assemblies, sustainability, daylighting, structures, and many other topics. Our enthusiasm quickly outgrew our group. Strong professional and academic interest in the building envelope resulted in sold-out conferences, and FACADE T E C T O N I C S has emerged as a global collaborative community of professionals and scholars. We welcome the participation of everyone involved in the design, delivery, maintenance and use of the building envelope."

Our presentation focused on the advantages added by deep texturing metal to parametrically designed facade components.

Attached is a link to an annotated version of our presentation:

Facade Tectonics #14 / Rigidized Metals
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Rigidized® Metals Lends Support to Leaning Towers 



From The Buffalo News:

"They were designed by UB architecture student Isabella Brito and produced through a collaboration between the University at Buffalo’s architecture department and a student team led by Brad Wales, the Burchfield Penney and the Buffalo company Rigidized® Metals Corporation."

Article Link: The Buffalo News
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2XmT in the News 



Sponsored Research with the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning in the news:

UB AP News Tex-Fab Finalist

Buffalo News Article

UB Reporter Article

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Facades+ Performance in Chicago October 24th & 25th 



Rigidized® Metals Corporation is a proud sponsor of the second of this years event. We will have a table set up to discuss how our deep textured metals increase the performance of metal facades. The program like last year features a second day of workshops and in-depth dialogues about developments in high performance facades.

Please visit their web site for more information: Facades+ Performance

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