Ranging from metal and brick to stone, exterior insulation finish system (EIFS), and fiber cement, architects and building owners can align their aesthetic visions in several ways to create beautiful buildings finished with a mix of cladding types.
In Europe, United States, and around the globe, designers must consider many extremes when it comes to the roof. The compliance standards are also rising, and safety is non-negotiable while improving impact on the planet. Innovations to familiar materials such as extruded polystyrene (XPS) are supporting growing sustainability efforts.
The design team and project partners enlisted to reimagine the new Summit House, which is more than double the size of the former structure, were met with a unique set of opportunities and challenges: revitalizing the sky-high attraction while adhering to the highest green building standards.