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Apartment Residents Live In Full Color With Gleaming Alucobond® Spectra Color-Shifting Cladding

© Mark Kempf
Project NameExo Apartments
LocationReston, VA
AlucobondSpectra Ocean
ArchitectsR2L: Architects, PLLC
General Contractor John Moriarty & Associates of Virginia, LLC
Fabricator/InstallerCustom Walls & Windows, Inc.
Photography© Mark Kempf Photography

Marketing materials for the Exo apartments – which feature a gleaming contemporary façade – encourage residents to “live in full color” in this 457-unit multi-family residential community that opened in July 2018. Located in Reston, Va., Exo residents live less than 25 miles from Washington, D.C.

Consisting of two identical 16-floor towers connected with a single-story reception-area link building, the 530,000-square foot Exo is clad in ALUCOBOND® PLUS aluminum composite material in the Spectra Ocean color-shifting finish by 3A Composites USA. The ALUCOBOND® Spectra was selected as a complementary building material to the Exo’s color-changing smart glass technology that adjusts window tint to allow optimal natural light in.

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New York Based Architects Modernize Research University Building with an Envelope of Alucobond® Cladding

Ashley McGraw Architects were recently tasked with the renovation of Binghamton University’s Science IV building which houses the Universities renowned Psychology Department. The existing reinforced concrete facility constructed in 1973 underwent a two-part retrofit; in the summer of 2018 phase one was completed to reveal  a new Alucobond® cladding facade and partial interior renovation and design. Phase two will consist of completing the interior and an expansion of the Science IV building.

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