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.

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.

Architectural Design: Mixed Materials Increase Aesthetics & Functionality

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?

The 4 Most Common Myths of Roll Forming Metal

There are plenty of stereotypes about roll forming. Like many stereotypes, some are true. Others -- the roll forming myths detailed here -- are completely incorrect.

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