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In Focus: The Architectural Applications of Zinc

Many times, the most innovative minds in architecture aren't the architects themselves. They can come in the form of students, researchers and in this case - providers. We recently asked VMZINC, a company that provides material solutions for architects, a few questions about the use of zinc in architecture, the Stonehenge Visitors Center and more. 

AD: How do you create intricate shapes with zinc, as seen in the roof at the Stonehenge Visitors Center?

NR2 House / Roberto Burneo Arquitectos

© Sebastián Crespo Camacho
© Sebastián Crespo Camacho

Architects: Roberto Burneo Arquitectos Location: Balcon de Valle, Quito Canton, Ecuador Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 904 sqm Photographs: Sebastián Crespo Camacho

© Sebastián Crespo Camacho
© Sebastián Crespo Camacho
© Sebastián Crespo Camacho
© Sebastián Crespo Camacho
© Sebastián Crespo Camacho
© Sebastián Crespo Camacho
© Sebastián Crespo Camacho
© Sebastián Crespo Camacho

Aviary, Bioparque Temaikén / Hampton+Rivoira+Arquitectos

© Fundación Temaikén
© Fundación Temaikén

Architects: Hampton+Rivoira+Arquitectos Location: Escobar, Provincia of Buenos Aires, Argentina Architects In Charge: Jorge Hampton, Emilio Rivoira Associated Architect: Cristian Carnicer Design Team: Roberto Lombardi, María Eugenia García Castera, María Eugenia Viña Raznovich, Juan Reartes, Ignacio Ruiz Orrico, Diego Tablada, Emilia Alvarado, Anahi Fedrizzi Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Jorge Hampton, Emilio Rivoira, Fernando Mayán, Fundación Temaikén

© Jorge Hampton
© Jorge Hampton
© Jorge Hampton
© Jorge Hampton
© Emilio Rivoira
© Emilio Rivoira
© Jorge Hampton
© Jorge Hampton

Laguna Verde House II / Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos

Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos

Architects: Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos Location: Laguna Verde, V Region, Chile Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos

Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos
Courtesy of Altamirano Armanet Arquitectos

Sant Esteve Sesrovires Institute / Jordi Farrando

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Architects: Jordi Farrando Location: Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Cataluña, Spain Architect: Jordi Farrando Project Year: 2007 Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

Shining Lighthouse in Belfort / Archi5

© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi

Architects: Archi5 Location: Belfort, France Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi

© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
© Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi

TEDx: Metal that breathes / Doris Kim Sung

Pescados Capitales Restaurant / GonzalezMoix

© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

Architects: GonzalezMoix arquitectura Location: San Borja, Lima, Perú Architect : Óscar González Moix Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 763.2 sqm Photographs: Juan Solano

© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

Roblas Cube / Moscato Schere Todo Terreno

© Ramiro Schere
© Ramiro Schere

Architects: Moscato Schere Todo Terreno Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina Design Team: Agustin Moscato, Joaquín Moscato, Ramiro Schere Project Year: 2007 Photographs: Ramiro Schere

© Ramiro Schere
© Ramiro Schere
© Ramiro Schere
© Ramiro Schere
© Ramiro Schere
© Ramiro Schere
© Ramiro Schere
© Ramiro Schere

La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

© Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

Architects: Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez Location: Quintero, Valparaíso Region, Chile Architect In Charge: Nicolás del Rio, Max Núñez Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 150 sqm Photographs: Erieta Attali, Felipe Camus, Sergio Pirrone

© Felipe Camus
© Felipe Camus
© Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

Social Housing at Boera Park / Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

Architects: Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica Location: Puerto de Castellón, Spain Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

Taiyuan Archaeological Museum / Paul Andreu Architecte

© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte

Architects: Paul Andreu Architecte Location: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China Project Year: 2007 Project Area: 50,000 sqm Photographs: Paul Andreu Architecte

© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte

Elementary School near Warsaw / Grupa 5 Architekci

© Marcin Czechowicz
© Marcin Czechowicz

Architects: Grupa 5 Architekci (Dziedziejko, Kadłubowski, Leszczyński, Mycielski, Zelent) Location: Podkowa Leśna, Poland Architect In Charge: Marcin Zatoński Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 3500.0 sqm Photographs: Marcin Czechowicz

© Marcin Czechowicz
© Marcin Czechowicz
© Marcin Czechowicz
© Marcin Czechowicz
© Marcin Czechowicz
© Marcin Czechowicz

Phoenix Zeppelin Headquarters / Paulíny Hovorka Architekti + Stefan Moravcik architectural atelier

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Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti

Architects: Paulíny Hovorka Architekti + Stefan Moravcik architectural atelier Location: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Design Team: Branislav Hovorka, Štefan Moravčík, Martin Paulíny Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 1,385 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti

Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti

Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga Location: Tokyo, Japan Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 340 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Rural Tourism in Montalegre / Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves

© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia

Architects: Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves Location: Parafita, Montalegre, Portugal Architects: Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Manuel Correia

© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia
© Manuel Correia

El Greco Museum / Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos

Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos

Architects: Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos Location: Toledo, Spain Design Team: Fernando Pardo Calvo, Bernardo García Tapia Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos

Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos
Courtesy of Pardo + Tapia Arquitectos

House in Hofit / Paritzki & Liani Architects

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

Architects: Paritzki & Liani Architects Location: Hofit, Israel Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 919 sqm Photographs: Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron