The new Central Library in Calgary was a collaborative project with architecture firms Snøhetta and DIALOG. As the architects at Snøhetta explain, “Calgary Public Library is one of the most actively used library systems in North America, where more than half of its residents are active cardholders, and accordingly, the new main branch was created for and inspired by its diverse inhabitants.”
Buyaka is a colossal complex, constructed in Istanbul by Dilekci Architects (DDA). Featuring four multi-story facades, one shopping center and one sports arena, the complex attempts to provide a different approach to mixed-use development. One obvious difference is the shopping center’s very modern façade.
Dutch architecture firm UNStudio first teamed up with ALPOLIC Materials in 2015 for their BAU tradeshow booth, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems. They teamed up again in 2017 to produce a prismatic masterpiece that pushes the boundaries of what is possible with an aluminum composite material.
In Vienna, Austria, design duo Andrea Daemon and Andreas Doser of ad2 architekten ZT have designed the impressive CoMED private residence. The home is immediately eye-catching as its construction features a series of abstracted geometric shapes. The addition to the home’s unusual angular shape, a prismatic aluminum composite material was used to fully construct the exterior. Alucobond’s Spectra Galaxy Blue was chosen to provide a modern, iridescent alternative to traditional residential building materials.
400 K Street in Washington DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle district, features two modern residential apartment buildings. The Lydian and the Lyric, designed by Davis Carter Scott, each feature the latest in contemporary living from rooftop retreats to resort-style pools. In a much sought-after neighborhood, the new apartments offer modern living and easy access to local transit. In addition to contemporary living space, the building’s feature retail and restaurant accommodations, creating a destination within itself.