Alusion is available in small cell (similar to frozen porous lava) or large cell (similar to a sponge) with the option of having the outer metal skin left intact or removed from one or both sides to express the cellular foamed structure within. Alusion can be can be coated with clear epoxy resin, left in its natural state or powder coated in the colour of your choice.
In the case of 36 Bryce St, Hamilton, architects Design Engine choose Alusion – small cell, open on both sides as wall-mounted acoustic panels in the entrance foyer and stairwells. The panels incorporated blue LED lighting to shine through the open cell structure and were backed with an Avant white-faced high sound absorber (aW 0.95; NRC 0.90) to control the reverberation and to reflect the LED lighting.
In Wintec’s Avalon Hub, Chow Hill architects were looking for a funky wall lining for the student café and chill-out zone. The solution was to use Alusion foamed aluminium panels with the outer skin left intact. The texture created when bubbles of molten metal cools is unique and worked well for this exciting student space. 2440 x 1220 x 15mm sheets were butt-joined and screwed to studs and even covered a concealed access door.