With sustainable construction becoming so much more important to architects and designers in recent years, much of the focus has been on the building materials themselves. Many architects can’t resist the environmental and reputation perks that come with sustainable development.The rise of [...]
The oceanfront is a beautiful but expensive place to live. And as it turns out, it’s also one of the most difficult places to use metal in outdoor architecture.
Mouldings are one of those architectural design elements that can catch your eye without you even knowing it. If they were removed, designs would look incomplete and unfinished. This is especially true when it comes to metal trim.
A compound in Buffalo once considered a tear-down. A bridge that almost collapsed in its first month but is now a defining landmark known worldwide. It seems the best aesthetic architecture always has a story attached.
Brass is one of the great luxury metals, alongside copper and bronze. It’s considered classy and timeless -- or is it? Online, it seems everyone from 11th-grade science fair contestants to five-star hotel architects are stumbling on the same question: “Does brass rust?”
So, you want to make something out of metal, put it outside, and make sure it lasts a long time. Easy, right? Engineers have been doing that for centuries and having success. As you ponder your task you ask, “What are my choices?”
Stainless steel outside? We all know it works well. But have you heard about 201 stainless steel? It’s a surprisingly nice metal for outdoor projects that require a blend of power, finesse, and beauty.
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[...]