ALPOLIC metal composite materials (MCM) are some of the most sought-after architectural products because of their quality, versatility and the wide range of finishes. While there are options, choosing the wrong paint system can leave you with a finish that looks muted after just a few years. We often receive inquiries about the types of paint used in manufacturing our MCM, specifically what the differences are between polyester and more expensive fluoropolymer finishes. While they do look similar, at least initially, the variances are more often seen in their performance over time and are clear when reviewing the warranty limitations. Understanding the chemical component of each helps our customers make informed decisions about what is best for their specific projects.
The Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) provides transportation services to the Hampton Roads community of Virginia. The HRT Norfolk Transit Center in downtown Norfolk was renovated in 2016 to feature a contemporary design. The new center replaced a nearly entirely asphalt slab, turning it into an acclaimed urban transportation hub.
Two Centre Square is one of two architectural components of a development bringing mixed-use spaces to Middlesbrough. Two Centre Square, owned by developers Ashall Property and designed by Seymour Architects, is a three-story office building with a stunningly iridescent façade.
The psychology of color tells us that orange, a mixture of reds and yellows, showcases creativity. In an article in Arch Daily, the color is described as euphoric and enthusiastic, seen in imaginative projects worldwide. ALUCOBOND® PLUS Spectra Collection's orange panel, Spectra Cupral, has a color-shifting ability. The color-changing panels display an array of orange hues based on focal, natural, and artificial lighting factors.
World-renowned architecture studio, UNStudio, designed the Rabobank Office with sustainability in mind. The architects describe, “Our design facilitates the ‘Rabobank Unplugged’ principle, creating an environment in which both cooperation and concentration is made possible.”