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Old September 23rd, 2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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DISCUSS: Best Cladding

Discuss the current topic in detail here.

For actual nominations, please post in the 'NOMINATE' thread - I only count nominations from there.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 05:21 AM   #2
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1. Jin Mao, Shanghai
-I like it very much. During the day and at night it looks almost metallic as if the whole tower were covered by steel.
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2. Royal Bank Plaza South, Toronto

-Windows are infused with $1,000,000 worth of 24K gold. It creates a very warm golden glow at street level and easily stands out during a sunny day.
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3. 2IFC, Hong Kong
-Simplicity that's very pleasing to the eye. I think it looks almost organic.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #3
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I really hate Royal Bank's gold cladding. During the summer months they reflect heat very badly right onto the street and it's a steamy sauna walking along the sidewalk.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #4
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2. Royal Bank Plaza South, Toronto
Very nice
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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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does the tower have to be finished?
i really love the cladding fomr these two towers

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Old November 1st, 2007, 01:19 AM   #6
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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:19 AM   #7
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Trump tower in Chicago has some great cladding......hold on, let me find a pic.

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Old November 2nd, 2007, 12:09 AM   #8
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Tour EDF or whatever it's called Paris

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:46 AM   #9
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The detail in Jin Mao's facade never fails to awe me--here's a 21 photo pano I slapped together of this imposing, sadistic-looking beast (view this in "original" size see said details).

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 12:23 PM   #10
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Would arrangement of the facade be considered a good cladding design? I'd think it's more an architectural element than being good cladding. When I think of good cladding design, I think about environmental features on the glass itself that minimize energy use, enhance safety, and reduces the environmental impact (ie. birds crashing in).
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 04:58 AM   #11
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As far as this thread is concerned, I'm sure most of us here are basing it purely on aesthetics...I know I am.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #12
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True, aesthetics make a huge difference in how we perceive a building. I'm actually trying to understand how much technological advances there have been in the cladding itself to save energy, effectively resist strong winds, and uphold sustainable development principles.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 11:53 AM   #13
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I have a love-hate relationship with the cladding on Royal Bank Plaza. I initially found it very gaudy, but the quality of it is magnificent. It's one of those buildings that I appreciate more and more over the years.

I have similar feelings about Jin Mao. I found the design gaudy, but the cladding brilliant. This is also a building that I like more, the more I look at it.

I'm a big fan of cladding that gives off a highly reflective quality to the point that it looks like steel or some other metal. A metal illusion has a much richer lustre and looks more expensive than less reflective glass. The Trump Tower in Chicago is reflective, but doesn't succeed in attaining a metal look.

I also like the smokey effect of this cladding. It's the Bay-Adelaide going up in Toronto:

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Old May 20th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #14
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My favorite is The Canyon in Istanbul:



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Old October 3rd, 2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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what about the cladding of the SV Tower in Munich?

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 02:29 PM   #16
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really nice bro!!
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 11:38 PM   #17
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burj dubai's cladding is really cool.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #18
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