Unlimited design freedom to express your architectural style on the façade.

ALUCOBOND ® now allows a new freedom of design that lets inspiration come true on the building envelope. Design your individual decor and we will realize your concept with ALUCOBOND ® design on the building. There is the possibility to choose designs from our existing decor collection to achieve remarkable effects.

Te oro community and arts centre
Te oro community and arts centre // New Zealand // © Bruce Clarke

3D effect composite material

Used extensively or selectively; individual ALUCOBOND® design decors accentuate indoor and outdoor applications. The 3D effect; depth of colours and possibility to create metallic effects; provide an additional scope of design.

new composite colours and patterns
(from left to right)
Holiday Home // The Netherlands
Aluform GmbH // Germany // © Corinna Jacobs
Te oro community and arts centre // New Zealand // © Bruce Clarke

Highlights to draw attention

Highlights draw attention to a rule which has been broken. In language, an accented word often suggests a different emphasis, an exception to the linguistic rhythm or a shift in the cadence of the language.

The word acquires a different meaning, the sentence is more animated and language becomes more colourful and interesting. The same is true for architecture: highlights and accentuated design features make buildings meaningful and diverse.

What is the general rule?

As a general rule; essential criteria needs to be applied: the rhythm in the background must continue as a recognisable pattern, the highlight should remain the exception to the rule, and there must be a reason for the particular emphasis.

It is a question of finding the golden mean, subject sociologists, architects and urban planners have repeatedly broached, and which has generated various architectural trends and urban planning approaches.

Often enough the results have been unsuccessful. In some cases, the monotonous uniformity of mass housing lacked any form of highlight or accentuated feature; in others, highlights were completely lost amongst numerous iconic buildings.

Follow or break the rules?

No manual exists offering objective, balanced parameters for highlights. Rules and rhythms in our architectural environment are constantly changing. The motive behind breaking rules is itself a highly individual matter. We break the rules to…

  • Experience self-determination by rebelling
  • Feel the joy of freedom
  • To stand out from the crowd and feel our individuality
  • Provide scope for our own feelings
  • To give our existence meaning within this collective cycle
  • And to initiate new rules

We are aware of this global mood regarding rules and freedom, individuality and community at the moment. By the way; in music and medicine; the term used to describe rule-breaking is syncope. In the first case, the rhythm is enlivened; in the other, it breaks down. The perfect balance for a highlight lies somewhere between the two extremes.



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