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    Architectural Organizations Join to Form the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

    The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially merged into one organization under the new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), as of Jan. 1, 2020. The members from both organizations voted to bring this change into effect. Working as a single organization will enable the groups to […]

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    Museum In China Uses Thousands of Aluminum Panels in its Copper Colored Façade

    The Tianjin Science and Technology Museum (TSTM), located in the Binhai Cultural Center in Tianjin China, is covered with thousands of perforated aluminum panels studded with oculi for interior lighting effects. The museum, which was completed in Fall 2019, exhibits artifacts from Tianjin’s heavy industrial past — as well as displays of large-scale contemporary technology, […]

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    Façade Made up of 9,250 Aluminum Discs

    BBC Studios, the largest and most well-known name in TV production for the U.K., unveiled a new pavilion with a façade constructed of 9,250 recyclable aluminum discs. Installed in Cannes, France, for the annual TV market event MIPCOM 2019, the BBC Studios stand was comprised of two floors of flexible work and hospitality areas in […]

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    Økern Façades Use Hydro’s 75% Post-Consumer Aluminum

    Økern Portal, a building project in Oslo, chose Hydro’s CIRCAL 75R aluminum for its façade. The innovative office and retail building is one of the largest development projects in Norway. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the aim for the building is to create a sustainable community that offers office space conveniently located near to restaurants […]

  • Xiqu Centre, Hong Kong

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    Curved Aluminum Facade Reflects the Cultural Heritage of the Xiqu Center

    The Xiqu Centre, a new Chinese opera house located in Hong Kong, features a stunning aluminum facade employing a Moongate traditional Chinese motif. The 320,000 sq ft (29,729 sq m) cultural complex, which was designed by Revery Architecture in collaboration with local firm Ronald Lu & Partners, acts as a gateway to the region’s Cultural District and […]

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    Tallest Skyscraper in Europe Constructed with Aluminum Façade

    The Lakhta Center in St Petersburg, Russia, includes a 462 m tower with an aluminum façade — making it the tallest skyscraper in Europe and the 13th tallest building in the world. The tower is composed of a cluster of five individual tower forms, each of which twists and tapers as it rises, resulting in the tower as […]

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    UAP Installs Aluminum Art Facade in Brisbane, Australia

    Urban Art Project (UAP) was engaged by Multiplex to construct an artistic aluminum facade and iconic column structures for the W Hotel in Brisbane, Australia. Art Meets Architecture The center podium of the three tower hotel features a unique art installation, titled “The Sound That Light Makes.” Designed by Australian artist Alexander Knox, the installation […]

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    EarthCam Campus Glows with Aluminum Foam Façade

    EarthCam, a global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services, officially opened its new 10-acre headquarters in Northern New Jersey. The LEED-certified workspace housing the company’s technology and manufacturing divisions features a unique façade made of translucent aluminum foam that creates a visually striking and dramatically modern look with a high-tech glow. “We wanted the building’s […]

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    ARTICLE: Floating Staircase – A Collaboration Between Aluminum Extruder and Designer

    By Nancy E. Klein, Contributing Editor. Almag Aluminum, Inc., an aluminum extruder based in Brampton, ON, Canada, recently sought to design, build, and install a new floating staircase at the south-facing entrance of its 300,000 sq ft corporate headquarters offices. Made from aluminum extrusions, glass, wood, and steel, the completed staircase is both a visually […]