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Anodized Alucobond Office Building Is Inspired by Czech Cubism

Keystone Office, EM2N, Prague, Czech Republic, Alucobond, Photo by Simon Menges

Project Name: Keystone Office
Project Location: Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
Alucobond Materials: ALUCOBOND A2, Anodized Look
Year of Completion: 2012
Architect: EM2N
Fabricator: Sipral
Images: Simon Menges

In a rapidly growing district of Prague, lies the wonderfully modern Keystone office building. Inspired by the geometric themes seen in Czech Cubism, an art form pioneered in the 20th century by artists like Pablo Picasso, the building is enveloped in aluminum composite material.

Keystone Office, EM2N, Prague, Czech Republic, Alucobond, Photo by Simon Menges

There is a discernible difference between the building’s modern metal façade and the surrounding structures, which allows the architecture to showcase the movement of modernization that the district is moving towards.

Keystone Office, EM2N, Prague, Czech Republic, Alucobond, Photo by Simon Menges

The exterior utilizes Alucobond aluminum composite material (ACM) with an anodized look. The ACM appears folded, giving an incredibly three-dimensional look to the exterior. The façade is double-layered improving both thermal and acoustic insulation.

Keystone Office, EM2N, Prague, Czech Republic, Alucobond, Photo by Simon Menges

In fact, all of the materials used on the building are high quality; the interior uses chrome steel, terrazzo and stucco lustro. Although primarily used as office space, the structure also contains retail shops and showrooms on the ground level.

Keystone Office, EM2N, Prague, Czech Republic, Alucobond, Photo by Simon Menges

The use of a heavily metal exterior design enhances the modern and futuristic look of not only this specific building, but the entire area. An interesting aspect of these sorts of projects is that the exterior design has the ability to showcase the cultural and economic change this particular area is working towards.

DISCLAIMER: The following listed samples are not necessarily what was used in the project above. Instead, we have suggested several similar looking finishes below.

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