Lumiflon FEVE Resin, Coraflon ADS, PPG, Museum of Moving Images, Aluminum Panels, Architecture, Coatings, Fluoropolymer Coatings

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York was originally a historic movie studio complex. In July 2013, the 60,000 square-foot complex was completely renovated, along with a 40,000 square-foot addition. The museum now exhibits a futuristic exterior, clad in triangular cut that blend with the color of the sky. The skin is coated with PPG’s Coraflon ADS coating with Lumiflon resins that contribute to the brilliant aesthetic of the exterior.

Lumiflon FEVE Resin, Coraflon ADS, PPG, Museum of Moving Images, Aluminum Panels, Architecture, Coatings, Fluoropolymer Coatings

The facade of the museum is clad in thin blue nickel satin in triangular patterns, installed by MG McGrath Inc. Using a 3-inch deep reveal system, the small triangular panels are arranged to create larger triangle patterns to give an illusion of a floating surface. The lighting system is hidden within the open panel joints, adding emphasis to the desired floating effect.

The light-blue panels are coated with ’s Coraflon ADS, a high-performance resin based coating that provides exceptional gloss, and weatherability properties. The chemical properties of FEVE resins intensify the brightness and reflectivity of the that cannot be achieved with other fluoropolymers, such as PVDF.

Lumiflon FEVE Resin, Coraflon ADS, PPG, Museum of Moving Images, Aluminum Panels, Architecture, Coatings, Fluoropolymer Coatings

“Light blue in color, the panels look razor-sharp but create the impression of a super-light floating skin dematerialized against the sky: another visual reference in the architecture to the infinite thinness of the moving image,” explains Mike P. McGrath, president of MG McGrath.

Images and information courtesy of © Metal Architecture

One Reply to “Film Museum Gets A Beautiful FEVE Resin Facelift”

  1. I reached here via D+D news letter.
    Thanks for the beautiful picture.

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