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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. 

Durable Hotel Interior Design Ideas for High-Traffic Areas

 

(Editor’s note: This article on innovative materials for interior hotel design is a collaboration between Dahlstrom Metal Mouldings and Artone LLC.)

You might offer the greatest hotel experience in the world. Amazing service staff. To-die-for food.

But a run-down, beat-up aesthetic can[...]

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 3 - Fire Test

It’s time to get serious about designing a more durable architecture.

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 2 - Scrape Test

Many architectural projects must back up their beauty with backbone. It’s not enough to create a great design -- it’s got to stand up to wear and tear in a mass-shared space, too.

 

That’s why this video series attempts to answer, "What is the most durable type of base trim in the industry?"[...]

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 1 - Impact Test

All mouldings, whether metal or wood, look great when they roll off the manufacturing line. They look strong, sturdy, and beautiful. The durability of mouldings when applied in the field, however, is a reminder of how poorly we humans treat our things.

The Very Most Corrosion-Resistant Metals

For most projects, no single factor drives the choice of metal for any kind of application. You might want something that’s easily formable but also strong -- or great looking -- or inexpensive. One topic that often comes up, especially for projects that’ll reside in harsh environments like[...]

Metal Mouldings Are All Around You (+ Where They SHOULD Be)

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.

Factors of Corrosion: 7 Ways You're Begging for Trouble

When you invest in metal materials, you expect them to last. But it’s a mistake to assume metal is immune to degradation from environmental and other factors. Corrosion can wreak havoc on the structural integrity and aesthetics of your parts. That’s why it’s important to know the factors of[...]

What Is Duplex Stainless Steel, and Can It Be Roll Formed?

Duplex stainless steel has been around for almost 100 years, but it seems to be coming into its own now. This late blooming is somewhat surprising given duplex stainless steel’s qualities. Its expanding popularity could be the result of its advantages over traditional austenitic and ferritic[...]

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