An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about zinc

NewsNews • 28 Oct 2021

Deakin Law School Building by Woods Bagot conceived as a campus lighthouse

The new Deakin Law School Building in Melbourne by Woods Bagot is described by principal Sarah Ball as ‘intentionally non-institutional and as a ‘campus lighthouse.’  Peter Bennetts The five-level building includes flexible, active learning spaces in a move away from the traditional lecture theatre typology. Technology bars, group pods and individual spaces for connection or private study offer both a sense of formality and informality. The building’s arresting geometry derives from the mix of non-traditional learning spaces contained within.In support of student health and wellbeing, two levels of the building are entirely designated as places for student retreat and contemplation on campus. A Wellness Ga... More

Product • By ALPOLIC® | Metal Composites MaterialsALPOLIC 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 Atelier OsePrivate Houses

Maison FV

A zinc Azengar surelevation on a private house. More

NewsNews • 24 Dec 2020

Top 10 metal projects of 2020

  Arch-Exist 1. Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects In total, the building has a circumference of 290 meters, with the height of 3 meters, and the width varies with the natural environment. The platform is made of anti-corrosive wood, and the roof is made of galvanized steel sheet, coated with white fluorocarbon paint, which complements the surrounding lush environment. A series of steel columns with a diameter of 88 mm is used as the supporting structure, and it blends into the straight trunks of eucalyptus trees and disappears into nature. The curved wooden railing by the lakeside is built for customers to enjoy the views, and blur the boundary of the lake, which brings people closer to nature.   Hél&eg... More

Project • By FRARI - architecture networkHousing

Arch House

At the end of 2018, Maria Fradinho designs and builds her own office and home, on a 940 m 2 lot, located on the outskirts of Ílhavo, Portugal.The land is located "by the door" of Vista Alegre, a place beloved by the architect, whose name is due to its origin, Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory, one of the most important industries in the region, and the country. It is in this factory that the author is inspired, because "that place so requested."She seeks references in industrial architecture to materialize the dwelling as a uniform body, coated with metallic materials and where the interior is independent of its outer casing.The Arch House follows the continuity of the neighbour buildings, with the main facade ensuring the alignment with the c... More

Project • By OB Architecture LtdPrivate Houses


Shearwaters is a replacement dwelling in the Pembrokeshire Town of Tenby. It is located on the southern side of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The site is located at a cliff top boasting panoramic views from Tenby to the west and the Bristol channel to the south.The brief was to create a contemporary 5-bedroom dwelling that was unique but complementing of the typical pitched roof vernacular of the area. The design developed out of a series of detailed studies into the local roof forms, pitches and relationships between geometries.The plan spreads east and west to the boundaries of the long and narrow site to maximise the size of the front and rear gardens. A ground floor form containing the dining and living spaces reaches out to th... More

Project • By AR Design StudioHousing

The Farmer's House

The Farmer’s House acts as the UK base for AR Design Studio’s clients, who return to the English countryside from their travels to tend to their farmstead. Set on a private estate in the most western part of the South Downs National Park, the house’s rural location is its raison d’etre. AR Design Studio were approached by the clients who were looking to add a completely self-contained yet joined annexe, that would be a space for their children and grandchildren to ‘take over’ when they were staying. The team at AR Design Studio proposed an extension and makeover that would wrap everything together in a unified and elegant form. The old and new are joined by a glazed link that sits between the existing house and the new annexe.... More

Project • By TengbomCourthouses

The District Court in Alingsås

We have designed an extension to the Alingsås District Court from 1899, clad entirely in zinc. The jury for the PLÅT prize considered that it was so spectacular and unique that they gave us the award. What do you zinc? The District Court in Alingsås is a typical brick building from 1899, designed by architect Adrian Crispin Pettersson. It is placed a few of blocks from the town centre in a district lined with large villas and a school from the early twentieth century. In the second half of the 1950s a wing in brick was added. Just over half a century later it was time for the next extension, designed by Tengbom. A new epic date was added to Alingsås District Court’s history when we were awarded the PLÅT prize for 2016 for this extension... More

Project • By Inside Out ArchitectureCinemas

Cinematographer's House and Studio

Due to the success of the original building designed by Colin Pennington, the client asked Inside Out to return in order to undertake the design and construction of a new extension to the residence. ​ The original design and build incorporated bespoke design solutions tailored to the client’s lifestyle. The extensive remodelling and extension continued these ideas creating an additional high-specification cinema room, a double height library and a new master bedroom with en suite. ​ This additional work would create expansion to the building, which would provide further contemporary living spaces within its complex urban setting. ​ In order to meet the brief of creating new living spaces and extending the original building, Inside Out... More

Product • By Tata SteelCoated steel, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra®

Coated steel, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra®

For buildings in an industrial, maritime or rural area - a distribution center, factory, power plant or shed - if you're looking for solid wall and roofing with subdued colours, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® is the ideal choice. Guaranteed for up to 40 years, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra pre-finished steel combines outstanding performance with unrivalled reliability and impressive sustainability credentials. Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra delivers the ultimate in performance, further reinforcing the Tata Steel position as the market leader and innovator. - Colour range inspired by architects. - Twice the colour and gloss retention of standard plastisols. - Optimised Galvalloy® metallic substrate for ultimate corrosion resistance and cu... More