Architectural design may be functional first and foremost, but it’s still a form of art. One aspect of art and analysis is motif.
Copper. Brass. Bronze. Reminiscent of the pharaohs in Egypt, the temples of Sri Lanka, the Gothic cathedrals of the East. These are the red metals - luxury metals.
What Is "Aesthetic"?
Aesthetic: The nature of art and judgments of beauty; the creation and appreciation of beauty. “What is art?” and “What do we mean when we say something is ‘beautiful’?”
Those who work with architectural metals understand something that eludes the general populace: metal isn’t a cold, inanimate material.
Charles P. Dahlstrom was an innovator who helped usher in a new era of architectural safety. As the industrial revolution seized America, more and more fires broke out due to the country’s lack of experience with its new technologies. Buildings were mainly constructed of wood and other flammable[...]
Did you think roll forming had to take weeks and months to design, set up, and produce a quality product? We thought so, too. That is, until we realized we could standardize the roll forming process of a small selection of metal mouldings.
Aging Like Wine: The Appeal of Tarnished Metal Architecture
There is a new trend rising in architecture and home decor: aged, tarnished, and patina-ed metal pieces.
Dahlstrom’s metal mouldings complement design composition in a very individualized way, depending on the type of metal used. Additionally, metal mouldings offer corrosion resistance, extreme impact strength, concealed fastening, and potential for 100% recycled content.
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