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Historic Building Receives Modern Upgrade And Visually Detached Alucobond Plus Extension

House Balkenhol, Germany, Ecker Architekten, Alucobond Plus, Brigida Gonzalez Neoclassical architectural designs serve as landmarks of the past. They showcase the urban fabric of the places we inhabit. Most importantly, and even in the face of constant change, they represent the historical context of our lives. The architects at Ecker Architekten describe the city of Buchen as “a fortified medieval town in North Baden, Germany.” There you’ll find the House ‘Balkenhol’ a landmarked structure built in 1824 that served as the town’s apothecary for over a century. (more…)


French Architects Restore Building In Paris With Three Dimensional Metallic Alucobond

Offices Chevaleret, Re Architecture, ARCHIGROUP, Alucobond Grey Metallic, Photography Thierry Favatier

Project Name: Offices Chevaleret/Re-Architecture
Date: 2016
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Grey Metallic
Architect: ARCHIGROUP
Fabricator: TIM Composites
Photography: Thierry Favatier and Milène Servelle (see below image)
Architect Maurice Novarina built the original building, Offices Chevaleret, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris in 1974. Interestingly, the architect’s son and grandson, also architects, played a role in the building’s major renovation completed in 2016. The renovation, completed by ARCHIGROUP, pays homage to the original structure, per the request of Novarina’s relatives. (more…)