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Monthly Archives: March 2016

SFO Airport Control Tower Clad in Alucobond Plus Welcomes Passengers With Lit-Torch Design

SFO airport control tower, San Francisco, HNTB, Fentress Architects, Keith, Panel, Pacific Erectors, Alucobond, Plus, SFO, Siliver, ACM, Photography, John, Swain Photographer © John Swain

Project Name: San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) airport traffic control tower
Project Location: San Francisco, CA
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus Custom SFO Silver
Design Architect: HNTB Corp.
Design Build Architect: Fentress Architects
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Photography: Daniel Lunghi Photography, John Swain Photography
Design of San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new airport traffic control tower not only was focused on functional goals – including meeting the strictest seismic event standards, offering maximum sightlines and accommodating state-of-the-art electronics – it also needed to serve as an iconic airport symbol. (more…)


Architects Produce Folded Alucobond Pavilion Inspired By Paper Origami

german pavilion, tal friedman, germany, alucobond In the latest creation by Tal Friedman, the architect furthers explores parametric design with the ‘fold finding’ pavilion. Surrounded by classical German vernacular architecture, the modern pavilion towers over passersby with a unique canopy. The self-supporting structure encompasses several Japanese traditions. In both its structural composition, inspired by paper origami, and its substance, inspired by the traditional gated structure, the Japanese Torii. (more…)