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Architects Design Three Dimensional Facade Using Mirrored Metal Product Enhanced With FEVE Resin

Janus Riverside, Brenac Gonzalez, Alucobond PLUS, TIM Composites, Photography Sergio Grazia

The Janus/Riverside commercial building by Brenac & Gonzalez Architects boasts a captivating façade. The eight-story complex is nearly 56,000 square-feet, was completed in 2017 and utilizes an abundance of Alucobond aluminum composite panels. The panels, in Alucobond’s Mirror and Anodized Look finishes, showcase a playfulness with their reflective nature.

The three-dimensional exterior is “kinetic” as the architects describe, “The north-facing façade is composed of steel prisms that alternate metallic frames and panels. By increasing modules, the façade creates a kinetic effect, an ambiguity that plays with perception.”

Janus Riverside, Brenac Gonzalez, Alucobond PLUS, TIM Composites, Photography Sergio Grazia
photography ©Sergio Grazia

The fabricators at TIM Composites completed the project’s unique orientation and showcase the unique abilities of the Alucobond material. Alucobond representatives explain, “Aluminum composite’s lightweight and ease of fabrication allows for its manipulation. The ability to transform a flat panel into a bulbous architectural form is the result of the competence of the fabricator as much as the talent of the architect who designed it.”


Janus Riverside, Brenac Gonzalez, Alucobond PLUS, TIM Composites, Photography Sergio Grazia
photography ©Sergio Grazia

The Alucobond Mirror finish features a Lumiflon FEVE resin topcoat. The topcoat allows for unparalleled gloss and color retention and also prevents against both chalking and fading. Additionally, the use of a high-performance fluoropolymer topcoat will ensure protection against elemental deterrents that contribute to degradation.

Alucobond further explains, “The mirrored Alucobond aluminum composite enables the exterior’s reflective properties interacting with variants of natural light throughout the day.”

information courtesy of Alucobond USA
photography ©Sergio Grazia

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