Architects and engineers are entering a different world when implementing metal products outside their cozy four walls. Suddenly you’re dealing with wind, salt, and whatever else makes its way to your front door. Deciding on the best metals for exterior applications can be the difference between a[...]
Will people remember your building after interacting with it? Or will they leave and immediately forget it?
The terminology of architectural mouldings (also spelled moldings) can be vague and confusing. Here’s a quick overview of common types and distinctions.
If you’re interested in creative uses of architectural metal, look no further than HOK. They have many examples, but these are some of the most inspiring.
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.