Year of Completion

1-1-2008

Client

California Institute of Technology

Material of interest

Cement fiber panels

Material Used

Swisspearl cement composite panels

Properties of Materials

Over 40 year lifespan; Color stability and homogenous aging; 40% bonding agent, 11% additives including high quality pigments, 2% reinforcing fibers, 5% process fibers, 12% water, 30% air

Material Properties

Material of interest: Cement fiber panels.

Material used: Siwsspearl cement composite panels.

Properties of material: Over 40 year lifespan; Color stability and homogenous aging; 40% bonding agent, 11% additives including high quality pigments, 2% reinforcing fibers, 5% process fibers, 12% water, 30% air

Application

Exterior cladding

Climate

Mediterranean

Environmental Response

Solar shading, long material life span

Keywords

Exterior cladding, Mediterranean, Solar shading, Long material life span

Location

Pasadena, California

Sources

Architect website: www.morphosis.com/

Manufacturer website: www.swisspearl.com/index.php/Home/1059/0/

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Date submitted

6-1-2013

Disciplines

Architecture

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Caltech

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