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    Aluminum Reflects Social Life at Oxford

    London-based architecture studio Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) designed two buildings for the University of Oxford, U.K., that are wrapped in aluminum and etched glass to compliment the natural setting by reflecting the stone of the site’s historic setting. The two interconnected buildings completed in 2021 form part of the Wadham College campus and consist of […]

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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. […]

  • M-D Building Products buys aluminum extruder Cardinal Aluminum

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    M-D Building Products Acquires Cardinal Aluminum Co.

    M-D Building Products, Inc., a family-owned company based in Oklahoma City, has acquired the assets of Cardinal Aluminum Co. and its subsidiaries, Cardinal Architectural and Designer Moulding. M-D holds a leading position in the U.S. aluminum extrusion market, as well serving the residential and commercial weatherization, caulking, flooring, and installation markets. This acquisition will enable […]

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    Aluminum Curtain Wall Installed in New Net-Zero Building Design

    Vaisala, a Finland-based global provider of weather, environmental and industrial measurements, recently opened its new North American headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.  The company chose to use aluminum in many of  the building’s critical features to help it achieve net-zero environmental impact and a clean, modern aesthetic. Tubelite Inc.’s  aluminum curtainwall and window wall systems contribute […]

  • Fire Safety of Aluminum its Alloys - non-combustability

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    The Non-Combustibility of Aluminum and Its Alloys

    By Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor. In the October 2016 issue of Light Metal Age, J. Gilbert Kaufman’s book on the fire resistance of aluminum and its alloys was reviewed. The book offered substantial documentation and evaluation of the properties of aluminum and its alloys in various structural product forms upon fire exposure in applications such […]

  • Buzon Pedestal International utilized Hydro EcoDesign to improve the gutter profiles in its product package, used here for the Hammersmith project in London.

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    Hydro Develops Method to Support Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Design

    Hydro has developed EcoDesign, a new method for the development of sustainable aluminum products. The method provides a means for creative collaboration between designers and materials engineers enabling them to improve the functionality of a product, as well as its social and environmental footprint. This complements the growing number of products and services the company is offering […]