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.
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’?”
Non-ferrous metals, especially the red metals, brought us out of the Stone Age and into the Copper and Bronze Ages. From 4500 BC to 1500 BC, copper and bronze dominated our primitive manufacturing systems.
Those who work with architectural metals understand something that eludes the general populace: metal isn’t a cold, inanimate material.
Why Mix Materials in Architectural Design?
Think about high-end culinary experiences. Do the chefs stick with similar ingredients and play it safe? Do their dishes have just one flavor, one quality, one temperature, or one texture?