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.

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’?”

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.

The 4 Most Common Myths of Roll Forming Metal

To many, roll forming metal seems like a niche process, used only in limited situations to form steel profiles. Consequently, the process itself is not well-understood by the public, which means misconceptions develop and persist. We're here to clear the air and address those misconceptions[...]

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