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New International Spy Museum’s Design Exudes Intrigue, Features Custom Dark ALUCOBOND® Plus Cladding

Photo © Simon @santi1916

Featured in Metal Architecture Magazine

The new International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., features a total of 23,300 square feet of 4mm ALUCOBOND® Plus aluminum composite material by 3A Composites USA, including: 10,800 square feet of Custom Grey Velvet Mica and 12,500 square feet of Custom Spy Dark Grey.

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Apartment Residents Live In Full Color With Gleaming Alucobond® Spectra Color-Shifting Cladding

© Mark Kempf
Project NameExo Apartments
LocationReston, VA
AlucobondSpectra Ocean
ArchitectsR2L: Architects, PLLC
General Contractor John Moriarty & Associates of Virginia, LLC
Fabricator/InstallerCustom Walls & Windows, Inc.
Photography© Mark Kempf Photography

Marketing materials for the Exo apartments – which feature a gleaming contemporary façade – encourage residents to “live in full color” in this 457-unit multi-family residential community that opened in July 2018. Located in Reston, Va., Exo residents live less than 25 miles from Washington, D.C.

Consisting of two identical 16-floor towers connected with a single-story reception-area link building, the 530,000-square foot Exo is clad in ALUCOBOND® PLUS aluminum composite material in the Spectra Ocean color-shifting finish by 3A Composites USA. The ALUCOBOND® Spectra was selected as a complementary building material to the Exo’s color-changing smart glass technology that adjusts window tint to allow optimal natural light in.

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