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Health Center Serves as Glowing Neighborhood Beacon with Color-Shifting ALUCOBOND® PLUS Cladding

With an angular futuristic design and dynamic color-shifting metal cladding that melds red with orange and yellow, the new Esperanza Brighton Park health center serves as a glowing beacon, welcoming residents seeking healthcare and wellness services in this previously underserved southwest Chicago neighborhood.

Let’s Talk Tech: Finish Consistency

Directionality must be taken into account for ALUCOBOND® PLUS Metallic, Mica, Spectra, Brushed, Printed, Textured and Anodized finishes. For optimum finish consistency, we’ve developed these general guidelines.

Development Leaves Impression on Minneapolis Cityscape with Striking Angular Design Clad in Purple-Hued ALUCOBOND® PLUS

The new Ironclad mixed-use development in Minneapolis stands out in the historic Mill District’s cityscape with a unique metal-clad angular design that is equal parts historic inspiration and contemporary urban chic.

Hotel’s Renovated Porte Cochere Greets Guests with Origami-Like Sculptural Façade Clad In ALUCOBOND® PLUS Spectra Color-Shifting Finish

A unique, glistening origami-like sculptural façade greets guests arriving at a Los Angeles airport hotel via its newly renovated Porte Cochere.

Tasked with transforming the dark, dated façade of the original 1980s-era hotel arrival tunnel, Houston/Tyner, a professional architectural corporation based in Torrance, Calif., wanted to create “a showcase for the boulevard” with the nearly 300-foot long 14,950 square-foot Porte Cochere that spans the entire length of the hotel, according to Russel Tyner, AIA, NCARB, principal architect, Houston/Tyner.

Introducing a New Vision for ALUCOBOND®

Let us introduce our new vision for ALUCOBOND®.

In 1969, we invented Aluminum Composite Material, and we’ve been leading the world in design innovation and manufacturing excellence ever since. To help our clients build the future, we remain focused on inspiring the architectural community to create their legacy with the next generation of buildings and push the limits of design. As we build upon our brand identity we are expanding our focus with trend forward thinking to enhance our product and finish offering. Our relationships within the architectural community have provided us with a clear pulse to what’s important and what we need to better serve our customers. We invite you to join us on our journey and discover the first step to our rebrand.

FutureHAUS Leads the Way in Multi-Family Housing with Innovations for Smart Home, Prefabricated and Sustainable Design Concepts

Developed by faculty and students at Virginia Tech Center for Design Research, the FutureHAUS is an exploration in the integration of pre-fabricated, energy efficient and smart home systems for the future of affordable housing. The prototype was unveiled in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East competition, taking home a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants. The victory comes after years of research in two distinct fields: the industrialization of buildings and integrated construction, and sustainably designed smart home environments.