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CLADDING FT WORTH ARENA: LARGE SIZES + CUSTOM SHAPES + PRECISION

The new Ft. Worth Arena design has used exterior stone cladding all around the building. The AAS team custom fabricated cast stone for this application.

 

Pre-engineered anchoring connections simply installation Custom molds enabling precise matching of intricate cast stone pieces Cast stone protection, design accent Cast stone cladding for Ft Worth Arena building Large size cast stone pieces for banding, wall coping all around the Ft Worth Arena Large size complex shapes with stringent tolerance requirements Arena Tower from the side view at top of the building Onsite installation support, coordination, troubleshooting Cast stone pillasters, baluster design

 

The AAS team confirmed design feasibility working closely with the architect and contractor  using CAD drawings. AAS leveraged manufacturing flexibility to mold both sides of the stone pieces using the dry vibrant-tamp casting process for the stone panels. Custom molds were developed using the CNC technology. With each custom designed stone panel matching stringent tolerance requirement, the bandings, cornices, wall coping, pilasters, balusters and large size architectural trim match the complex angles and wide range of shapes precisely.

The cast stone matched color with wet-pour precast concrete used on stair trades and also large size GFRC panels.

With detailed planning and close coordination with customer, the manufacturing schedule matched with the construction milestones for smooth execution of this massive cladding application for the arena.

AAS worked closely with the installers for onsite troubleshooting.

 

> FT WORTH ARENA CASE STUDY

 

VIDEO: MAJESTIC SPIRES, DETAILED ARCHES, STONE CLADDING FOR ST. FRANCIS CHURCH

The American Gothic style design for the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma required very detailed arches, window ornamentation, and large spires that weighed over 7,000 lb:

 

The custom cladding design combined three different product materials:

  1. Wet-pour precast concrete was used for large size stone pieces used in the spires.
  2. Detailed design work on arches, banding, cornices was realized using dry vibrant-tamp cast stone panels.
  3. Cornices, coping and design accent panels at higher elevation were developed using GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete).

Color and finish matched seamlessly among the three product materials developing high-end design accent to the multi blended brick veneer.

 

> LEARN MORE: PROJECT CASE STUDY – ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH

 


> COMBINE STONE PANELS FOR OPTIMUM DESIGN: CASE STUDY

 

> AAS PROJECT EXECUTION: DESIGN SUPPORT


 

CREATIVITY, PRECISE DESIGN MATCHING FOR SUNDANCE PALACE THEATER

2017 APA Design Craftsmanship Award - Sundance East - Palace Block GFRC Keystone, Banding, Architectural Trim with Fish Pattern, Cornice with Denteel Pattern Retail, Entertainment Building Design Accent using Cast Stone, GFRC Intricate Fish Pattern, Key Stone Matched Exactly with Architects Renderings | GFRC product material Hand Carving in Clay on Top of Custom Design Wooden Piece to Match Architects Rendering for Keystone Creative Hand Design Touch in Clay to Develop Rubber Mold Exactly Matching with Original Design Renderings

The AAS team worked closely with the architect and contractor to realize elevation design for the Sundance Palace Theater  in Fort Worth, TX.

Preserving the original theme of the theater building while carrying out this renovation project was the key to success. The stone pieces for this are custom manufactured using cast stone and GFRC.

The stone panels for the fish design pattern on the jamb and arch used not only the AAS technology, but also the design craftsmanship and experience of the AAS team.

AAS developed the large protruding decorative keystone in architectural GFRC product material. The original design piece was hand carved. AAS artist developed the matching replica of the keystone using clay. Once it was approved by the architects, the team used that to develop rubber mold for the piece. This mold was used in turn to fabricate the keystone with intricate design details in GFRC.

The precise matching of stone pieces for the massive cornice and dentil design at the top of the theater elevation achieved monolithic stone look.

 

Project Name:
Sundance East – Palace Block

Architect:
David M Schwarz Architects, Inc.

General Contractor:
Dennet Construction

Products:
Cast Stone, Architectural GFRC

Award: APA Design Craftsmanship Award

Cornice work and banding, particularly decorative and protruded banding, are a particular specialty for Architectural Products. The ability of Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) to produce massively projecting elements with light weight shapes allows architects not only to achieve unattainable results in other materials, but also to achieve the form at a practical and economical cost.

 

> PROJECTS GALLERY: INTEGRATED CORNICE AND BANDING DESIGNS

FABRICATED STONE CLADDING, VENEER DESIGN FOR SMU COMMONS

SMU Commons is newly developed residential hall. The designers wanted the new buildings to blend will the overall campus, and yet give it a contemporary feeling for the buildings that are equipped with cutting edge technology. The AAS team worked closely with the customer to custom design and fabricate the stone panels used in the buildings for unifying design accent.

The building designs combined architectural stone cladding, as well monolithic stone veneer for the intended aesthetic vision.


Cladding Design

All the halls in SMU Commons have wall copings, architectural trim, stone panel entry way designs, wainscots that unified the design accent. With computerized batch plant to precisely control the admixture for the manufactured stone panels, the custom color and structural properties of the stone panels were consistently uniform.

The buildings have integrated cornice and banding designs with look of monolithic stone.

The cladding application design used both cast stone, as well as GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete).

 

PROJECT: SMU Commons | Architectural Stone Cladding Fabricated Stone Panels Cladding: Cast Stone, GFRC Panels Fabricated Stone Panels Cladding: Cast Stone, GFRC Panels

 

 


Veneer Design

The stone veneer design in the project has effect of monolithic stone customized to maximize the views. It is designed to integrate with the glass. Close working relationship with the contractor and designer for the project was a key to confirm design feasibility. The AAS team developed custom molds to fabricate every stone piece to precise shape with stringent tolerance requirements. The stone panels color precisely with cladding panels used throughout the SMU Commons buildings.

 

Anita and Truman Arnolds Dining Commons, SMU | Cast stone, Architectural GFRC | Custom Molds, Customer Project Management Simplified Installation, Achieved Design with Precision Project: SMU Commons | Architectural Stone Cladding, Veneer Design | Custom Mold Making | Design and Technology

 

 


Pilaster Design

 

The exterior elevation design has seamlessly integrated pilasters using precisely developed custom molds that matched stringent tolerance requirements.

The ability of the AAS team to work closely assisting with the design feasibility early in the project mitigated risk in the project execution.