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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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New Zealand Residential Tower Wows With Various Alucobond Custom Colors

New Lynn Merchant Quarter Apartments, Jasmax, Alucobond Plus New Zealand-based architects Jasmax have a guiding philosophy that states, “Design has the power to inspire the spirit.” Their design of the New Lynn Merchant Quarter Apartments is a testament to that philosophy. Sitting in Auckland, the bold façade underwent a series of restrictions related to its height, specifically the building’s visual impact on the area’s residents. Prompting the architects to design a bold but elegant building in an area that is characterized by low-rise buildings. (more…)