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.

Galvannealed vs Galvanized Steel for Architectural Design

Galvannealed and galvanized steels start out similarly. They are both dipped into a hot zinc bath (approximately 850° F), so the zinc bonds to the metal's surface. This coating increases the steel's durability and protects against corrosion.

It's the introduction of a secondary process that[...]

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.

Custom Manufacturing Tooling Is Your Signature | Architectural Design

Architectural design may be functional first and foremost, but it’s still a form of art. One aspect of art and analysis is motif.

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.

Find Your "Beauty": Aesthetic Architecture With Ornamental Metal

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 in Architectural Design

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.

How to Harness Architectural Metals' Living Finish for Impactful Design

Those who work with architectural metals understand something that eludes the general populace: metal isn’t a cold, inanimate material.

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