Dahlstrom Door Casing: Avoid Ugly Frames (+ 3 Other Benefits)

The status quo isn’t going to advance your designs. Sometimes you need to reassess what’s always been considered "acceptable" and see it for what it is -- kinda ugly. A door casing is a prime example of an opportunity to take the “ugly” and turn it in to something beautiful.

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The Secret Trick to Great Steel Windows: Hollow, Roll Formed Parts

Steel windows are great. Steel windows on your terms are even better.

These sleek, modern products are now popular in not only commercial architecture, but in residential applications as well. It’s not hard to see why -- steel windows are the best at matching durability with elegance.

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A Vendor Can Take Your Architectural Metal Mouldings to Another Level

Most people aren’t lucky enough to run a business in or live in an older building classically adorned with metal mouldings. As such, many folks feel like their home -- or commercial building -- is lacking distinctive architecture. Fortunately, designers can lean on a good architectural metal[...]

5 Uses of Steel Windows That'll Make You Rethink Your Next Design

Steel windows boast a sleek, modern look. They've been used by architects for generations in numerous residential and commercial settings. And despite their beauty and longevity, we count only three (three!) active steel window manufacturers in the United States. Notably, one of those[...]

8 Ways to Use Architectural Metals for a Strong Visual Impact

Will people remember your building after interacting with it? Or will they leave and immediately forget it?

Types of Architectural Metal Mouldings - Basic Guide

The terminology of architectural mouldings (also spelled moldings) can be vague and confusing. Here’s a quick overview of common types and distinctions.

3 Reasons to Use Wire Mesh and Perforated Metals in Architecture

Architectural design aims to balance economy, elegance, and efficiency. Perforated metal paneling and wire mesh certainly apply to all three.

Galvanneal vs Galvanized Steel for Architectural Design

Galvanneal and galvanized steels start out similarly. They’re dipped into a hot zinc bath (approximately 850° F), and the zinc bonds to the surface of the metal. The zinc coating provides a protective layer against corrosion and increased durability.

How HOK Uses Architectural Metal to Support & Enhance Designs

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.

Build Your Artisan Reputation With Luxury Metals | Architectural Metals

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.

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