An aluminum door with a curved roof is a design concept for homes in the United States that was first tested at a building project in New Jersey in the 1980s.
The idea is that it can be used as a window-mounted window and door that can be removed and installed in a home or office without needing to be replaced, but the design has also been suggested for use in other buildings.
Al Jazeera’s David Lough, reporting from New York, visited a project site in New York City in 2014 and spoke to the architect, Richard A. Stokes.
The project, called Aluminum Window, was approved by the New Jersey Department of Buildings (DOB) for the use of the New York State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in the development of the building project.
The DOB gave the project a Design Review Certificate (DRC), which requires the project to be built within the state’s “Building-Safety” limits, which limit construction of new buildings.
The building was then certified by the DEP in 2018, the same year that it was completed, and it was given an Eminent Domain (E) designation by the city.
Al Jazeeras reporting team has previously documented the building in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is known as a “model” for other projects around the country.
In 2017, the DOB granted the project an EZ-Code of Continued Development (ECD), which is a designation for an urban renewal project that is not yet completed and is currently in the planning stages.
In the United Kingdom, a new building called “EZ-3” was also built in the same location in 2018.
In October 2018, a building called the Aluminum House was also constructed in the UK, and in November 2018, there was also a second project in the US called the “New Aluminum House”.
However, it was not completed and was not approved by either the DOH or the DEp.
The current project, which was built in New Orleans in 2018 by the company Architects of New Orleans, was given the ECD designation by both the DOh and the DEphartment of Building and Fire Safety.
Al JAZEERAS: What is the relationship between aluminum roofing and awners?
Why is it important to have a window, and what does this mean for future residential developments?
Richard A STOUTS: In the early 2000s, a company called Cascadia Development Group designed a new residential building in North Carolina.
They were using aluminum roof panels as a way to lower the building’s energy consumption and heat losses.
They used aluminum sheeting and used a variety of materials for the aluminum roof.
But when they were looking at what materials to use for the exterior, they wanted to find a lightweight and environmentally friendly material.
They came up with aluminum, and that was a great choice for the roofing material.
Al jazeerals reports.