Using decorative metal trim will take your architectural designs to new creative and functional levels.
Wood brings earthy, comforting tones to a building. Metal offers protection and strength to architecture -- plus its own aesthetic bonuses. So why not have both?
Which type of decorative metal trim finish is right for your project? It depends on the basis of the specification. “Form or function?” is the basic question so many architectures have wrestled with over the years, and it applies even to decorative accents.
When a company has a history as extensive as Dahlstrom’s, it’s bound to have a brush with roll forming fame. We’re happy to say we’ve had many of them since 1904.
Metal or wood? It’s a question too few designers ask. When researching decorative trim, getting the best look possible is probably first on your priority list. Installation time and cost may also be weighing on your mind.
Corrosion of reinforcing steel and other ferrous metal is one of the biggest causes of deterioration in coastal construction projects. The invasion of salt and moisture -- inevitable near the ocean -- results in accelerated corrosion of reinforcing steel, exposing the vulnerable concrete within.
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.