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Category Archives: Projects

Energy Efficient Primary School Uses Bright White Alucobond Plus And Responsive Sunshading System

Erich Kastner Primary School, Planugsburo Rohling AG Architekten, pbr, Passive House, Germany, Alucobond Plus, Photography Michael Moser
The PassivHaus or “Passive House” energy performance standard was developed in Germany in the 1990s. The city of Leipzig adopted the standard in 2008 for all new public construction. The city’s first compliant building, the Erich Kästner Primary School was built in 2009 by the architects at Planungsbüro Rohling AG Architekten + Ingenieure (pbr). READ MORE


Architects Design Incredible Serpentine Awning With Diamond Shaped Alucobond PLUS Panels

580 George Street, HSBC Building Foyer, fjmt studio, AR MA, Sydney, Australia, Alucobond PLUS naturAL Brushed, Photography Mike Chorley

Project Name: 580 George Street Lobby
Project Location: HSBC Centre, Sydney, Australia
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® PLUS naturAL Brushed
Architect: fjmt
Fabricator/Installer: Empire Glass
Geometry Specialists: AR-MA
Contractor: Lipman Pty Ltd
Structural Engineers: Taylor Thomson Whitting
Images: Mike Chorley Photography and Brett Boardman (see below image)

On a busy intersection in Sydney, Australia, you’ll find the 580 George Street Lobby, enticing passersby with its captivating design. The lobby’s upgrade is inspiring, utilizing the expertise of the geometry specialists at AR-MA in collaboration with architects fjmt (francis-jones morehen thorp) studio. The architects at fjmt explain, “We have sought to reinterpret the typical Sydney street awning to one that is dynamic and responsive to its urban context.” READ MORE


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