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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Alucobond PLUS Aids Architects In Kinetic Façade That Transforms Gentilly Office Building

Janus Riverside, Brenac Gonzalez, Alucobond PLUS, TIM Composites, Photography Sergio Grazia photography ©Sergio Grazia
Southeast of Paris, in the Val-de-Marne, sits the captivating Janus/Riverside office building by Brenac & Gonzalez. The eight-story, nearly 56,000 square-foot complex features a three-dimensional exterior façade. The architects won the competitive proposal for the project in 2012, completing construction in 2017. (more…)

Modern Aluminum Addition On Historic London Lane Bridges Old And New

81 Chancery Lane, London, ORMS, Britain Architecture, Mixed Use, Anodized Aluminum Facade, Photography Marcus Peel A debate exists within the architectural community about the relationship between modern and classical architectural styles. Questions come into play in regards to the integrity of the original structure when contemporary additions are made. Often architects will utilize classical or traditional building materials or even cues from historic styles to ensure that integrity. One argument discusses the role of renovation as an opportunity to showcase modern materials and building styles. (more…)