Archinect - News 2017-08-19T05:36:51-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150003409/color-changing-green-hued-aluminum-composite-material-reflects-sustainable-design-of-new-mixed-use-community Color-changing green-hued aluminum composite material reflects sustainable design of new mixed-use community Sponsor 2017-05-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T12:49:17-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/sb/sb63p62xxebhqq7k.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=May2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/5r/5rcqjsc6l0t2l929.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=May2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong></em><p>The Marine Gateway mixed-use development officially opened this spring in south Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as the first major transit-oriented development integrated into Vancouver&rsquo;s Canada Line rapid transit rail system. It&rsquo;s also served by the South Vancouver Bus Loop.</p><p>Designed to achieve the principles of smart growth &ndash; which places a priority on sustainable, mixed-use communities designed to enhance quality of life &ndash; Marine Gateway was developed by <a href="http://www.pci-group.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PCI Developments Corp.</a>, of Vancouver, British Columbia, on a one-block former industrial site that is now a new urban town center.</p><p>&ldquo;PCI&rsquo;s goal for Marine Gateway was to transform a vacant and underutilized four-plus acre industrial lot into a vibrant, transit-oriented mixed-use town center that combines retail, entertainment, office, residential and transit onsite,&rdquo; said Andrew Grant, president, PCI Developments Corp. &ldquo;PCI saw the opportunity to directly integrate with rapid and bus tra...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149998422/creating-brand-recognition-with-3a-composites-usa-s-corporate-id-programs Creating Brand Recognition with 3A Composites USA's Corporate ID Programs Sponsor 2017-04-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T16:51:34-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/e4/e4ims1tnqca643ww.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://3acompositesusa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/od/od14et3vz1z8duru.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://3acompositesusa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3A Composites USA</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Every company wants to establish a brand on a local, regional, national or even international level. A company strives for an image that is recognizable by potential customers no matter where they are in the world. In fact, the first face-to-face interaction with a customer might be at a company&rsquo;s own location. This initial impression can make or break the customer&rsquo;s willingness to spend their money. Maintaining a well-loved and respected brand appearance is imperative to a company&rsquo;s success. This is where&nbsp;<a href="http://3acompositesusa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3A Composites USA</a>&rsquo;s Corporate Identity programs&nbsp;fit in.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ho/howsfyt0mzlphc8t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lk/lkgfsw8yz7essyoy.jpg"></p><p>When starting the design phase, a company must choose which colors and materials will fit their desired image. This can be a daunting process due to all of the available materials and the look these materials can potentially convey. To simplify this process, 3A Composites USA has focused on working closely with architects and designers to aid companies in their selections both i...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997978/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-03-17T15:34:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T15:34:40-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/kd/kdt9s3e3a3lskb8r.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2j/2jy967isaptc1d4s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/shift/project/matryoshka-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matryoshka House</a> in Rotterdam, Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/shift" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shift architecture urbanism</a>; Photo: NoortjeKnulst</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3z/3zd1sojx94lwtijz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/woodard-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodard Residence</a> in Memphis, TN by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a>; Photo: Hank Mardukas Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5wbey9ebprd0wuz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/baranstudio/project/willow-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Willow Houses</a> in Oakland, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/baranstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baran Studio Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nl/nlqllfcbt42f7m2o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/WhiteArkitekterCopenhagen/project/faerder-high-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faerder High School</a> in T&oslash;nsberg, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/WhiteArkitekterCopenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter A/S</a>; Photo: &Aring;ke E:son Lindman</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lriv6qv07ydbn3lh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2507/georges-freche-school-of-hotel-management-montpellier-france/149958626" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management</a> in Montpellier, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2507/studio-fuksas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Fuksas</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6y/6yqh0cw009cac1kz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy/project/pages-lane" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pages Lane</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirkwood McCarthy</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ko/kolrjyuzag0pn9sw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/33961/chengdu-skycourt/149996125" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chengdu Skycourt</a> in Chengdu, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33961/h-weler-yoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a>; Photo: Yihuai Hu</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rb/rbmnev0ok6ku7ypq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu/project/sulwhasoo-flagship-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sulwhasoo Flagship Store</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Peg...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149973317/new-harwyn-alucobond-office-pods-continue-to-revolutionize-modular-design New Harwyn Alucobond Office Pods Continue To Revolutionize Modular Design Sponsor 2016-11-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-09T00:08:52-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/6l/6lhzkbvd45x5p8s7.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=November2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/5r/5rcqjsc6l0t2l929.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=November2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The <a href="http://harwyn.com.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harwyn Office Pod</a> is a portable home office born from founder Jason Fremder&rsquo;s need for a demarcation between home life and profession life.</p><p>Fremder explains the idea for the pod was born simultaneously with the birth of his first daughter &ldquo;my home office was no longer a quiet sanctuary&hellip;one sunny afternoon, when working in the backseat of my 4WD in the driveway at home, the idea for Harwyn struck me like a bolt of lighting.&rdquo;</p><p>The award-winning <a href="http://harwyn.com.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harwyn</a> office pods have taken the design world by storm offering beautifully designed prefabricated modular spaces. The small team at Harwyn is dedicated to innovative design working with the &ldquo;100 to 1 concept ratio&rdquo; which, as the designers explain, &ldquo;&hellip;for every 100 great ideas we put to paper, one will emerge as exceptional to make its way from sketchpad to design.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vr/vrml0hvb3ebnng6f.jpg"></p><p>Today the brand, and designs, have evolved as well as the company&rsquo;s clientele. In a recent installation for a residential dwelling in Austr...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149963814/multi-layered-cube-like-fa-ade-achieves-diversity-in-residential-high-rise-design-with-fire-rated-aluminum-composite-material Multi-layered cube-like façade achieves diversity in residential high-rise design with fire-rated aluminum composite material Sponsor 2016-09-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T00:28:59-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/gm/gm0n2wr58pdszz7r.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/un/une1gycg8tboij7b.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A big compliment to architects is hearing that one of their building designs has become a recognizable landmark. That&rsquo;s the case for architects at the Los Angeles office of <a href="http://arquitectonica.com/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Arquitectonica</strong></a> International Corp. who designed the Olume residential building in San Francisco&rsquo;s Mission District with a unique multi-layered cube-like metal fa&ccedil;ade featuring a total of five custom earth-toned colors of <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/products/?utm_source=Archinect&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=September2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Alucobond&reg; Plus</strong></a> aluminum composite material (ACM).</p><p>The 12-story 138,512-square- foot Olume multifamily residential community opened in March 2016 with owner Monogram Residential Trust, Inc., of Plano, Texas, offering 121 luxury rental units &ndash; including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments &ndash; as well as two levels of subterranean parking. Monogram Residential Trust partnered with Martin Building Co., of San Francisco, to develop the boutique-style community.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gn/gn1cjrk1z5bhkwua.jpg"></p><p>Arquitectonica was brought in to re-design the fa&ccedil;ade of the building after the project&rsquo;s en...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149954877/students-design-disaster-relief-structure-that-takes-2-hours-to-assemble Students design disaster relief structure that takes 2 hours to assemble Julia Ingalls 2016-06-29T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T23:03:28-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/5w/5w6tw5hn806o1wdh.jpg" width="650" height="203" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;AbleNook is a modular disaster relief dwelling that you can put together without tools in under two hours,&rdquo; Verdecia said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942969/shigeru-ban-arrives-in-ecuador-to-train-locals-in-relief-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban has become the de facto expert</a> in designing quick yet elegant solutions for disaster relief housing, he may have some competition in the form of two University of South Florida architecture students whose "AbleNook" can be assembled in under 120 minutes without any tools.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j4/j4dqlbdhb6cudob0.jpg"></p><p>Sean Verdecia and Jason Ross, the students behind the design, constructed their 20' x 13' x 10' module out of aircraft grade aluminum with insulated panels that "you can just click together without any tools,&rdquo; Verdecia said.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/ao7ccd7ftzy52fjb.jpg"></p><p>Not only can the unit be constructed without tools, but its modularity allows for easy expansion into larger structures. Here's the video backstory behind the Cade Museum People's Choice Award-winning design:&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149941625/alucobond-plus-meets-the-higher-requirements-of-fire-regulations-in-architecture Alucobond® PLUS Meets The Higher Requirements Of Fire Regulations In Architecture Sponsor 2016-05-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T12:34:02-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/un/undzepmikgyo7qd9.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMay2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMay2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a> aluminum composite material (ACM) has been used for exterior cladding products in the North American building construction market for over forty years. Throughout these years, we have continued to be on the forefront of all fire and building code developments.</p><p>Not all Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) are created equal. Making the correct choice can be a complex process. At Alucobond&reg;, it is critical that the ACM is tested, third-party inspected on a regular basis, and labeled as required by the building code in order to meet the necessary and expected fire performance critical for evacuation and life safety in high-rise structures.</p><p>When an architect, designer, or engineer indicates a project design basis as the International Building Code (IBC), the ACM is regulated within the code by the Metals Composite Materials Section 1407. This division has performance criteria that may require the use of a fire retardant core due to the pro...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149938504/how-alucobond-acm-continues-to-be-on-the-forefront-of-meeting-strict-fire-and-building-code-standards How Alucobond ACM Continues To Be On The Forefront Of Meeting Strict Fire And Building Code Standards Sponsor 2016-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T05:32:48-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/yf/yfbymrr4l34qgxru.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectApril2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectApril2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a> aluminum composite material (ACM) has been used for exterior cladding products in the North American building construction market for over forty years. Throughout these years, we have continued to be on the forefront of all fire and building code developments.</p><p>Not all Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) are created equal. Making the correct choice can be a complex process. At Alucobond&reg;, it is critical that the ACM is tested, third-party inspected on a regular basis, and labeled as required by the building code in order to meet the necessary and expected fire performance critical for evacuation and life safety in high-rise structures.</p><p>When an architect, designer, or engineer indicates a project design basis as the International Building Code (IBC), the ACM is regulated within the code by the Metals Composite Materials Section 1407. This division has performance criteria that may require the use of a fire retardant core due to the pro...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/146891498/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-01-29T15:31:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T15:32:58-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/s9/s9rdp1sgnk1jcopl.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gs/gs8onm4vo7lvq7cm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/oak-laurel-halls-university-of-connecticut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oak &amp; Laurel Halls - University of Connecticut</a> in Storrs, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7s80jersf69sr0x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/9798977/1950-terrace-hillside-residence/143461800" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1950 terrace hillside residence</a> in Ventura, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9798977/studio-dig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Dig Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jrqqj6a7o34gh6y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2840623/hex-sys/141554177" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEX-SYS</a> in Guangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a>; Photo: Zhang Chao</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etm06v5ioxshq5bo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/the-culture-island/142489732" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Culture Island</a> in Middelfart, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schmidt hammer lassen architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hi/hi3shglh9r78lx21.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h3fuftp9wq7eh6y5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/72742221/ferrari-company-restaurant/72742934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferrari Company Restaurant</a> in Maranello, Italy by MDN Marco Visconti &amp; Partners (Partner &amp; design leader: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/72742221/giuliano-pairone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giuliano Pairone</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1d/1dprwodlclr9mhfs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/84381289/mutende-project-i/84382104" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mutende Project I</a> in Chingola, Zambia by <a href="http://archinect.com/orkidstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orkidstudio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8q/8qg0tajhc351gae4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/138563748/residence-for-researchers-in-lyon/138563753" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence for researchers</a> in Lyon, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/scali" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Fran&ccedil;ois Scali</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q23kyiwzmh95ipqu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/73220058/single-thread/79900022" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Single Thread...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/137437554/how-alucobond-aluminum-composite-materials-have-evolved-to-meet-strict-building-standards How Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building Standards Sponsor 2015-10-05T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-05T12:41:29-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/kv/kv5sfrxzokjcy1a3.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMarch&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The national and international building codes have recently challenged the construction market with design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. The increasing demand for high performance, energy-efficient buildings has led to the evolution of building enclosure designs that incorporate durability, longevity, and thermal and weather protection. Architects and building owners are now required to meet stringent energy codes which has resulted in a systems approach to designing the building envelope components. As a result, fire protection and life safety issues have significantly affected the development of the fire codes and has become integral with recent International Building Code (IBC) updates. A lot is now dependent on the correct usage of materials and systems, especially when it comes to the facade of a building and aluminum composite materials (ACM).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5c5142ols6yxuaw0.jpg"></p><p>Alucobond&reg; ACM can be provided with a choice between two types of c...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/121983592/how-alucobond-aluminum-composite-materials-have-evolved-to-meet-strict-building-standards How Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building Standards Sponsor 2015-03-16T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-03-13T13:44:48-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/rc/rc7e5hitvvd4cfpi.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMarch&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The national and international building codes have recently challenged the construction market with design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. The increasing demand for high performance, energy-efficient buildings has led to the evolution of building enclosure designs that incorporate durability, longevity, and thermal and weather protection. Architects and building owners are now required to meet stringent energy codes which has resulted in a systems approach to designing the building envelope components. As a result, fire protection and life safety issues have significantly affected the development of the fire codes and has become integral with recent International Building Code (IBC) updates. A lot is now dependent on the correct usage of materials and systems, especially when it comes to the facade of a building and aluminum composite materials (ACM).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5c5142ols6yxuaw0.jpg"></p><p>Alucobond&reg; ACM can be provided with a choice between two types of c...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116673916/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-12-26T11:00:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:56:52-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ev/ev7h8e2geoss264z.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvfn56ddy4ksomv7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/energy-positive-relocatable-classroom/115271133" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom</a> in Ewa Beach, HI by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony Vizzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2yvsjsekmnc0mzl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/6790084/stieglitz-residence/114130156" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stieglitz Residence</a> in Hollywood, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jones, Partners: Architecture</a>; Photo: Ben Lepley</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xq/xqdjlz2epzb8svjy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/holodeck/project/urban-reflections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Reflections</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="http://archinect.com/holodeck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOLODECK architects</a>; 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<a href="http://archinect.com/neyandpartners/project/footbridge-in-esch-sur-alzette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Footbridge</a> in Esch...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/55453942/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-08-17T14:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T21:42:07-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/47/47ap3ao71k0zwsrp.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bubzhv5qce3dql12.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/beltgens-fashion-shop/38134662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beltgens Fashion Shop</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8vqp9jrepcx37kl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/long-valley-ranch-residence/35084787" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Valley Ranch Residence </a>in Mendocino, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1490/marmol-radziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner </a>(Photo: Joe Fletcher Photography)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adivwsmbwfji9lep.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/29494805/the-university-of-nottingham-jubilee-campus-extension/38858518" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Nottingham - Jubilee Campus extension</a> in Nottingham, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29494805/make-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a4kk6ryopddmlrn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; 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