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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Alucobond Revives Citylights Towers Outside Paris, France

Citylights, Pont, de, Sevres, Towers, Dominique, Perrault, Alucobond, NaturAL, Paris, Tim, Composites, Photography, Vincent, Fillon, Dominique, Perrault, Architecture, Adagp photo by Vincent Fillon

Project Name: Pont de Sevres Towers (Citylights)
Project Location: Paris, France
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® naturAL Line
Architect: Dominique Perrault
Fabricator: Tim Composites
Facade Engineer: Goyer
Photography: Andre Morin, Vincent Fillon, Dominique Perrault
A cluster of buildings stand at varying heights shining lights from all angles like a grand illumination in the Boulogne-Billancourt city of France. The Pont de Sèvres Towers aptly renamed, “Citylights,” are part of a complete refurbishment project in the western suburb of Paris, France. The original structure by French design duo, Pierre Roux-Dorlut and Daniel Badani, was built in 1975. But, as the decades passed and the area modernized, Dominique Perrault was commissioned to renovate the isolated buildings into an interconnected and modern design. (more…)

Innovative Student Services Building Clad in Shades of Gold Alucobond

Ngoolark Student Services Building ECU, JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Perth, Australia, 2015, Alucobond Aluminum Composite, Photography Peter Bennetts Photo Peter Bennetts

Project Name: Ngoolark Student Services building
Project Location: Perth, Western Australia
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Spectra Desert Gold, Bronze and Gold Metallic
Architect: JCY Architects & Urban Designers
Fabricator: Denmac Pty Ltd.
Photography: Peter Bennetts and Rob Ramsay (see caption under photo)
Several shades of gold shimmer from dark to light, metallic to rose, depending on the way the sun hits the new Ngoolark Student Services building. It is a shimmering, golden façade, demanding attention in Perth, western Australia. The project, reaching six levels, is named after the endangered white tailed black cockatoo, indigenous to the area. Ngoolark stands as an impressive civic building that has brought together the many functions the campus building serves. (more…)