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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…)

Inspiring Timber Canopy Welcomes Visitors To The Garden of Europe

Mecanno, Keukenhof Garden, Netherlands, Timber Canopy Connecting two built structures, a timber roof and canopy has been erected at the world-famous Keukenhof flower garden. The stepped design of the roof is most visible from afar and was designed by Netherlands architects, mecanoo. The great juxtaposition of timber against the copper fluted exterior complements the structure’s rural surroundings. The canopy’s purposeful triangular form creates a striking interplay of light and shadow and serves as an “impressive gateway to the park,” the architects explain. (more…)