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    Raider’s Al Davis Memorial Torch Clad in Aluminum is World’s Largest 3D-Printed Structure

    By Rose Eaton, Light Metal Age. The Al Davis Memorial Torch is an impressive 3D structure newly installed at the Raider’s Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Constructed to commemorate the team’s influential late owner, the nine-story-high torch was constructed of 225 3D-printed blocks made of carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate, each weighing approximately 350 lbs. The […]

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    Perforated Aluminum Façade Reflects Scenery During the Day and Glows at Night

    Architects Jestico + Whiles (J+W), with offices in London and Prague, have completed an aluminum-clad, three-story educational facility at the University of Cambridge in England. The building features aluminum on the exterior with brightly colored staircases and built-in furniture connecting study areas and a library inside. The architectural firm was commissioned to design the  building, […]

  • The exterior of the MoMA demonstrates the beauty of extrusions.

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    Lightweight Matters: Elevating Aluminum in Thailand

    A new Museum of Modern Aluminum (MoMA) has risen on the busy streets of Nonthaburi, Thailand. The project displays a stunning use of aluminum extrusions and pays homage to the history of aluminum in the country. There are about 40 extruders in Thailand today with seven main extrusion companies, which account for 80% of the […]

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    White Aluminum Wraps Books in Clouds

    Chinese architect, Wutopia Lab, used layers of perforated aluminum panels to transform two old buildings on the edge of Taizhou’s Yonhning River into a strikingly modern looking bookstore. Instead of demolishing the defunct buildings, the studio wrapped the structures in white aluminum façade. This particular shop, called Duoyun Bookstore, is the first of the conglomerate’s […]

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    Aluminum Façade Imitates the Flowing Nature of Fabric

    The Runxuan Textile office, located in Zangcha, Foshan, China, is adorned with a curvilinear aluminum façade and undulating ceiling designed by Masanori Design Studio. Masanori was entrusted with the project to conceive a workspace for the company, which hoped that the new office could enhance its competitiveness in a town famous for its textile production. […]