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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). (more…)


Alucobond Plus Tilted Roof Helps Office Space Break The Traditional Commercial Mold

Gray Puksand, Peters Ice Cream Head Office, Australia, Alucobond Plus, Photography Peter Bennetts

Project Name: Peters Ice Cream Head Office
Project Location: Mulgrave, Australia
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® PLUS Dark Grey Metallic & Anthracite Grey
Architect: Gray Puksand
Fabricator: Alclad
Images: Peter Bennetts
Completed in early 2016, the Peters Ice Cream 24,000 square foot Head Office breaks away from the traditional office space typology. Accommodating 180 staff members, the structure takes full advantage of the site and serves as a direct link to the Ice Cream Factory near by. Although only a single story in construction, the commercial space appears larger as it mimics the sloping landscape. The building, designed by Gray Puksand, was required to not only blend in with the company’s existing structures, but also its lush surroundings. (more…)