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Cutting-Edge Corporate Design Clad in Alucobond NaturAL Achieves LEED Gold

A prismatic, cylindrical building towers over 50 feet high on a 15 degree incline, exposing a reflective pedestal clad with Alucobond naturAL Reflect panels. For such a dynamic building, the inspiration is simple, a circle; a shape Orona Ideo uses in the company’s brand image and logo. The sophisticated structure is the flagship building of Orona Ideo with over 4,500 employees, researchers and students frequent the headquarters for work and study.

SFO Airport Control Tower Clad in Alucobond Plus Welcomes Passengers With Lit-Torch Design

Photographer © John Swain

Project Name: San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) airport traffic control tower
Project Location: San Francisco, CA
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond® Plus Custom SFO Silver
Design Architect: HNTB Corp.
Design Build Architect: Fentress Architects
Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Installer: Pacific Erectors
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore
Photography: Daniel Lunghi Photography, John Swain Photography

Design of San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new airport traffic control tower not only was focused on functional goals – including meeting the strictest seismic event standards, offering maximum sightlines and accommodating state-of-the-art electronics – it also needed to serve as an iconic airport symbol.

Architects Produce Folded Alucobond Pavilion Inspired By Paper Origami

In the latest creation by Tal Friedman, the architect furthers explores parametric design with the ‘fold finding’ pavilion. Surrounded by classical German vernacular architecture, the modern pavilion towers over passersby with a unique canopy. The self-supporting structure encompasses several Japanese traditions. In both its structural composition, inspired by paper origami, and its substance, inspired by the traditional gated structure, the Japanese Torii.

Alucobond Brushed Aluminum Gives Denmark House of Music Soul


Photo by Martin Schubert

Project Name: Aalborg House of Music
Project Location: Aalborg, Denmark
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Plus NaturAL Brushed
Year of Completion: 2014
Architect: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Fabricator: AE Staalmontage A/S
Photography: Martin Schubert & Duccio Malagamba

Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au’s recently completed “House of Music” showcases architecture’s ability to serve as a physical representation of music. The new venue hall and music school is located on the edge of Denmark’s shallow Limfjord, offering spectacular views to students and patrons.

Alucobond Spectra And Manipulated Glass Transform College Facility

Project Name: The Katsumata Centre at Kardinia International College
Project Location: Bell Post Hill, Geelong, Australia
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Spectra Cupral
Year of Completion: 2011
Architect: James Deans & Associates
Photography: Tim Loft

As a tribute to the Kardinia International College’s founder and life-long educational advocate, Yoshimaro Katsumata, the Katsumata Center for sporting and performing arts was created. The multipurpose facility was envisioned to embody the school’s progression both culturally and educationally.

Moscow School of Management Inspired By Geometric Abstract Artwork


photograph © Ed Reeve

Project Name: Skolkovo Moscow School of Management
Project Location: Moscow, Russia
Alucobond Materials: ALUCOBOND, Various Colors
Year of Completion: 2009
Architect: Adjaye Associates
Fabricator: Alcon Trade Sistem
Photography: Ed Reeve

The Skolkovo Moscow School of Management by David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates was inspired by the geometric abstract artworks of Kazimir Malevich. The building’s design was intended to reflect not only the innovation and advancement of Russian business, but culture as well.