Our research into the design of the envelope is driven by the need to find high performance solutions to unique client briefs and performance conditions. Whether conserving energy, responding to context, or resisting adverse atmospheric conditions, envelope research means exploring new materials, and inventing new uses for old materials. At The Ohio State University East Regional Chilled Water Plant, we developed an envelope of variable perforated copper colored aluminum screening which was both permeable for air circulation and non-corrosive. Combined with a high impact resistant translucent ceramic frit glass, the internal technical aspects of the building are delicately screened meeting client’s objectives.  

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Glass Detail - Ohio State East Regional Chilled Water Plant


Facade Detail - Ohio State East Regional Chilled Water Plant