Facades on Wheels
Project Tour around Washington D.C.

Facades on Wheels <br>Project Tour around Washington D.C.

Welcome to our Project Tour around Washington D.C. It was great to see so many buildings with our Swisspearl Panels in only one day. Five of them were completed this year, they all just look amazing. A big thank you goes to Brycen Fischer, Architectural Sales Consultant at Preservation & Protection Systems, Inc., who accompanied us on this tour and took such great pictures. We would also like to thank Cladding Corp, our exclusive distributor for the East Coast, for the many years of valuable cooperation. Also, a special shoutout to our trusted, loyal, and dedicated installers who worked to install Swisspearl on these projects. Together with you, we were able to implement these eight wonderful projects, among others.

In this article you will find many inspirations for a modern facade design. But if this is not enough, in our Lookbook you will see other high-quality and aesthetic facade solutions, top interior architecture, and award-winning designer buildings. Let yourself be inspired by our products and the involved design diversity.

Harry Harisberger will be continuing his Panel Express Tours around the United States in the weeks to come. If you’re ever interested in seeing these projects up-close, Swisspearl is now offering personalized tours of the 8 featured projects in this blog and others in the DMV. Please reach out to Swisspearl if you are interested in taking a tour and seeing these projects with our East Coast Manager, Courtney Mellon.

 

Unique dutch lapped siding technique

107 Forbes St. Annapolis MD

Swisspearl Largo Reflex panels were installed in a unique dutch lapped siding technique with exposed rivets, which creates a fascinating light reflection when the sun is shining on the panels.

 

Location
107 Forbes St., Annapolis MD

Architect
GriD Architects – Annapolis, MD

Completed
2020

Facade material
Swisspearl Largo Reflex Dark Silver 9222

Fascinating light reflection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giddings Avenue Annapolis MD

Swisspearl Largo Nobilis panels were installed in linearis planks to reflect the scale of residential siding in the area but to abstractly reflect the planks you would find on a ship, tying into the marine (maritime) neighborhood of Annapolis, MD.

Swisspearl panels installed in linearis planks

 

Swisspearl Linearis Nobilis Grey N 211

Location
706 Giddings Ave, Annapolis, MD

Architect
GriD Architects – Annapolis, MD

Completed
2018

Facade material
Swisspearl Linearis Nobilis Grey N 211

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Elementary School

These 4 Swisspearl panel colors were intermixed and installed vertically to create a unique and playful design on this DC Elementary school.

4 Swisspearl panel colors

Location
1100 50th Pl NE, Washington, DC

Architect
Cox Graae Spack Architects – Washington, DC

Completed
2020

Facade material
Swisspearl Largo Carat Onyx 7091, Amber 7080, Swisspearl Largo Reflex Cobalt Blue 9241, Swisspearl Largo Nobilis N 612

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Houston Elementary School
Unique and playful design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maury Elementary School

Architect: DLR Group – Washington DC

Swisspearl panels were installed with exposed rivets on ECO Cladding sub-framing.

 

Location
1250 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC

Architect
DLR Group – Washington, DC

Completed
2019

Facade material
Swisspearl Largo Carat Onyx 7091, Agate 7219, Crystal 7010, Swisspearl Largo Avera AV 020

Swisspearl Largo Carat Onyx 7091, Agate 7219, Crystal 7010, Swisspearl Largo Avera AV 020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West End Square 50 (Squash on Fire)

On this award-winning project, Swisspearl Carat Onyx panels were installed above an all red fire station, which creates a unique contrast of colors. Located in Washington’s West End neighborhood, the architects were tasked with designing DC’s new West End fire station, along with 52 affordable dwelling units and a commercial space intended for competitive squash tournaments.

Location
2233 M St NW, Washington, DC

Architect
WDG Architecture – Washington, DC, and Ten Arquitectos – New York, NY

Completed
2017

Facade material
Swisspearl Largo Carat Onyx 7099

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Ingleside at King Farm

Swisspearl Largo Carat and Avera panels were installed around windows and balconies on all brick living facilities to add a contemporary element. To contrast the brick on the other buildings, Swisspearl Largo Nobilis panels were installed in a lapped shingle design which eliminated the exposure of rivets and created a sleek fish scale pattern.

Location
701 King Farm Blvd, Rockville, MD

Architect
Perkins Eastman – Washington, DC

Completed
2020

Facade material
Swisspearl Largo Carat Onyx 7090, Swisspearl Largo Avera AV 010 and 4mm thick 1’x1′ shingles in Swisspearl Largo Nobilis N 215, N 511 and N 515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swisspearl Carat and Avera panels around windows and balconies
Nobilis N 215, N 511 and N 515
1’x1′ shingles

 

Wheaton Government Center

A combination of red Swisspearl panels were installed on this tall government building which provides an interesting contrast to the glass used on the front entrance of this mixed-use building.

Location
Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD

Architect
Gensler – Washington, DC

Completed
2020

Facade material
Swisspearl Largo Carat Coral 7032, Xpressiv Red 8230, Swisspearl Largo Avera to match Sandblast Red 8730, Xpressiv Yellow 8080

 

 

Sandy Spring Friends School

These 3 white and grey tone colors of Swisspearl panels were intermixed and installed vertically to provide a unique contrast to the black brick and sunshades that were installed on this school.

Location
6923 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD

Architect
Stantec – Charlottesville, VA

Completed
2020

Facade material
Swisspearl Largo Zenor 11006, 11115, 15015

 

 

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