The skin is where innovation is happening, where experimentation takes place with materials whose properties and characteristics were specially developed, where new production processes and fluid forms are applied. The motor of this inventiveness is the search for increasingly transparent solutions with high performance levels in energy use, thermal insulation, acoustic comfort and mechanical resistance.
To spread the word about the numerous avant-garde and ingenious buildings that Permasteelisa has developed side by side with the biggest names in contemporary architecture, Domus magazine, in collaboration with Permasteelisa, recently published the editorial special Behind the Curtain Wall, a supplement to Domus issue 1003, June 2016.
The supplement offers an overview of some of the most fascinating works of architecture of contemporary times, and analyses the design solutions that have revolutionised the ways of conceiving, producing and installing buildings’ envelopes, curtain walls and interior systems. Permasteelisa contributes its know-how and experience to each new project, particularly when shapes are complex and the applied technology is challenging.
Giving continuity to the diffusion of information undertaken with the Domus supplement, and on the occasion of the Architecture Biennale 2016, Permasteelisa Group has organised encounters with four luminaries who have designed and are still designing several of the most captivating skyscrapers in the world.
Palazzo Giustinian Lolin
S. Marco, 2893 Venice (Ponte dell’Accademia)
Thursday 6 October h.18
Gregg E. Jones, Principal Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Thursday 20 October h.18
Mario Cucinella, Founder Mario Cucinella Architects
Thursday 27 October h.18
Daniel Libeskind, Founder and Principal Architect, Studio Libeskind
Thursday 24 November h.18
Sunand Prasad, Senior Partner Gillian Horn, Partner Penoyre and Prasad Architects
Places are limited. Please register by contacting email@example.com
Top: Penoyre & Prasad, Guy’s Tower, London, detail. ph. Dennis Gilbert