Composite

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about composite

Product • By ALPOLIC® | Metal Composites MaterialsALPOLIC PIGMENTO Series Finishes

ALPOLIC PIGMENTO Series Finishes

The textured aspect of zinc shows through the color just as the grain of wood is visible through coats of stain. ALPOLIC® MCM is proud to partner with VMZinc® to offer our new PIGMENTO® zinc composite material. Using modern pigment technology to showcase the naturally grained texture of QUARTZ-ZINC®, the result is a revolutionary new look in elegant tones. PIGMENTO® is not a painted finish, which makes the surface color practically maintenance free. The color is created by adding mineral pigments to a durable protective coating, creating beautifully organic hues like red, blue, brown, orange and grey.   The subtilty of the depts of the pigment is unsurpassed by any building material available. SURFACE TREATMENT... More

Project • By Look CompositesTheme Parks

Ferrari Land

Ferrari Land is the second amusement park of the Italian brand in the world. Like the first, located in Abu Dhabi, its design is striking, this time with even more three-dimensional shapes. The central building simulates the nose of a sports car, the accelerator building has a spectacular, futuristic design. For the manufacture of the leather, which is totally made to measure and outdoors, the selected material has been GRP. OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT- Three-dimensional shapes in all the pieces. All different and made to measure.- Flame retardant material B-s2-d0.- Good behavior outdoors over time.- Lightness and rigidity.- Production capacity.   FINAL SCORELook Composites® has developed for this project a "low cost" system for th... More

Product • By Look CompositesGRP (Plástico Reforzado con Fibra de Vidrio - PRFV)

GRP (Plástico Reforzado con Fibra de Vidrio - PRFV)

GRP is a composite material, made up of a resistant fiberglass structure and a plastic material that acts as a binder. Used for both interior and exterior pieces, facades and even urban furniture. More

Project • By Poly ProductsOffices

Tulip panels for IGZ Office Amsterdam

Can Poly Products produce curved wall panels that have a embossed tulip-surface? And can you make them fire-resistant? With these questions Fokkema Architects aproached us. THe design was for the IGZ office in Amsterdam. Using Materworks we provided the answer. The panels were all handmade on a special adjustable silicone mould. The surface includes an embossed surface showing tulips using angles and shade.  More

Project • By Poly ProductsStreets

Angelic Drive

These 14m high columns were handmade using translucent composites. Designed by NIO-architects and produced by Poly Products, they create a unique look of the intersection Hogeweg/Buurtas in Amersfoort. Using a 3D-milled mould the columns were made as a single piece element. Inside the base of the columns LED-spots light up the columns at night creating a magical look.  More

Project • By Poly ProductsHotels

Olympic Hotel façade Amsterdam

The façade of the Olympic Hotel in Amsterdam is fitted with Masterworks elements. These edges give the building a solid stone look without the weight of stone: one element of 5 meter in length can easily be lifted by just 2 people! The hotel is part of the development of the 'Sportas' and will connect the Olympic Area with the sport facilities in the Schinkeleilanden such as the Frans Otten Stadium and Sporthallenzuid. All façade elements were handmade in custom moulds. Masterworks, the material used, provides a unique combination of low weight, high fire-class and unique look and shape.  After very gently sand-blasting the surface a stone-like finish has been achieved.    More

Project • By Poly ProductsShops

Lego Flagstore façade

In the middle of the Kalverstraat, Lego opened a giant Flagstore with a unique facade. No Lego-bricks on the outside, but very special Masterworks panels with a scalepatern. For the design inrpiration came from a high façade-plinth dating back to 1906, using vertical elements and a pronounced roof edge. All the new panels were handmade  on 3D-milled moulds. Masterworks, the used material, combines a low weight with a high fire-class and unique look and shape. The internal glass-fibers provide high strength. More

Project • By Poly ProductsBus stations

Translucent canopies busstation Aalst

23 translucent composite canopies make up the main bus station in Aalst. These massive elements each rest on a single steel column. Designed by belgian architects RAUM-architecten together with Util-Struktuurstudies, they were fabricated by Poly Products in 2016. Each single canopy measures 13,5 x 2 x1,5 m and is fully made of fiber-reinforced composite. Poly Products carried out the detail-engineering and production in-house. The unique honeycomb core was handmade and gives the canopies their unique translucent look while making them very strong. Translucent parts were never made in this scale before. More

Project • By RAUOffices

Triodos Bank

The natural surroundings of the Estate were considered during the development of the new office. The design and construction are centred around principles of nature and biomimicry. Biomimetic architecture seeks solutions for sustainability in nature by following its set of principles and using it as a model, taking inspiration from natural designs and processes. Building heights have been adjusted to remain below the treeline. Bat flight routes were respected, and a special light plan was developed to prevent disorientation and to protect fauna. The energy-neutral building consists of sustainable materials and a demountable, wood-hybrid construction, which was designed by Rau Architects and constructed by JP van Eesteren... More

Product • By NovowoodSkin Prestige

Skin Prestige

The wall cladding system Skin Prestige makes use of the same profiles as used for decking. They can therefore be installed on either side to obtain different types of finishes. They can be modularly applied on a pre-prepared substructure made up of aluminium uprights spaced evenly apart, making it possible to obtain a cladding system that is fast and practical, but stable and resistant at the same time. The 3-5 mm gaps resulting from the fastening clips used can be covered using accessory profiles. More

Product • By NovowoodSkin

Skin

The Ventilated Wall cladding system can be modularly applied on a pre-prepared substructure made up of aluminium uprights spaced evenly apart. Corners and edges can be formed wherever needed. The cladding system is fast and practical, despite providing a decidedly attractive final result. The stack effect typical of ventilated claddings ensures the good condition of the walls by favouring the passage of rising air. More

Product • By NovowoodElite

Elite

This stave, thanks to its solid section, guarantees incomparable and higher resistance to the load strength making it the ideal solution in high user flow environments and situations with particularly aggressive climates. Available in 4 colors, it can be easily integrated to hollow profile stave thanks to the same geometry and surface finishing. It can also be used to satisfy the need of special and edging shapes making it perfect in design installations. More

Product • By NovowoodNautico Light

Nautico Light

Specifically designed to fit perfectly into marine environments, the Wood Nautical Profile is normally used for walkways in tourist marinas.The deep grooves facilitate drainage, while the solid structure guarantees safety and resistance also in the presence of particular installation requirements. More

Product • By NovowoodInfinity 120

Infinity 120

Novowood Hollow Sun Shading Profile is installable on both sides thanks to the special internal aluminium alloy reinforcement profile. It features a hidden fastener system, without any visible screws. The slats can be used for a whole variety of applications thanks to their reduced weight and highly attractive appearance. Assembled into panels or mounted on guides, it is an ideal design element for modern construction. When used as an architectural element, they serve to rationalize the passage of light, contributing directly to improve the level of living comfort. More

Product • By NovowoodInfinity 90

Infinity 90

Novowood Hollow Sun Shading Profile is installable on both sides thanks to the special internal aluminium alloy reinforcement profile. It features a hidden fastener system, without any visible screws. The slats can be used for a whole variety of applications thanks to their reduced weight and highly attractive appearance. Assembled into panels or mounted on guides, it is an ideal design element for modern construction. When used as an architectural element, they serve to rationalize the passage of light, contributing directly to improve the level of living comfort. More