5 Corrosion-Resistant Building Materials | Architectural Metal Design

Decorative metal mouldings were a staple of early 20th-century design. They adorn some of the world’s most recognized buildings, including the Rockefeller Center in New York City, the Wrigley Building in Chicago, and even the elevators of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Today, what’s old is[...]

Architectural Building Materials: Does Brass Rust?

Brass is one of the great luxury metals, alongside copper and bronze. It’s considered to be an architectural building material that is 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[...]

Metal Door Casing Ideas for Interior & Exterior Designers

The standard metal door frame is … nothing to get excited about. While it does offer structural and durability benefits, if you want people to be impressed – you’re going to need to spice it up a little.

Metal door frame casing offers so much more than durability (though you should certainly[...]

So You're Installing Commercial Metal Trim Moulding ... Now What?

Most contractors have seen and done it all. But when it comes to installing trim moulding, one material that they may have limited experience with is metal.

A Metal Moulding Installation Guide for Wary Contractors & Designers

The partnership between architect/designer and installer/contractor is often one of compromise, and stress. When it comes to decorative mouldings, the choice to use metal in place of traditional wood mouldings can raise an eyebrow or two. But today’s decorative metal mouldings offer an[...]

7 Roll Forming Applications You’ll Find in Common Places

Roll form parts are complicated. And the roll forming process is equally complicated. So, the quickest way to explain roll forming to a newcomer is to provide real-world examples. 

Here are seven places you might not realize are ripe for roll forming applications.

Decorative Metal Trim Mouldings vs. Wood Mouldings

Soon after their introduction in 1910, Dahlstrom’s metal mouldings were being used exclusively by some of the most famous architects in the developed world. These designers framed doors, windows, and storefronts with architectural mouldings; they accented living spaces with baseboards, chair[...]

Which Metals Turn Green? Discovering the Patina Effect

Like with many other things in life, age is a big talking point in decorative metals. Is youthful glow better, or is the weather look of experience more desirable? 

Is Copper Architecture Sustainable?

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 [...]

Best Metals for Exterior Architecture | Corrosion-Resistant Metals

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. 

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