One of our sales team had an interesting call recently where they were told: so, you are just another supplier of white and gray MCM panels. It was surprising to hear this as we are generally known for our custom and specialty finishes, but non the less, we do not shy away from supplying the classic gray and white panels either. And here is the reason why; even standard finishes result in a fantastic façade design as has been proven by many architects, many times and on many projects both here in North America and around the globe. One of these great designs can be seen on the Treadmark project in Dorchester, MA that features a combination of Silver Metallic, Dark Gray Metallic and Bone White. As well as being inspired by early 20th Century factory architecture, the design team at Prellwitz Chilinski, chose the ‘gray and white’ finishes for the façade on this project as a homage to the Ashmont Tire auto shop that was formerly on the site.
As shown in the photos, the exterior Vitrabond FR panels are interspersed with gray ironspot brickwork which provide a modern and fresh look to the 83 unit six-story mixed-use residential construction featuring over 26,000 sf of Vitrabond panels fabricated by Lymo Construction. This distinct façade definitely sets the building apart from the predominately redbrick neighborhood. Whether your upcoming facade design project includes the classic gray and white combo or something else, then please get in touch with us. At Fairview we understand that it is not only about the color; it is about how you use them that defines the outcome.