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Metal Trim for Wood Adds Beauty to the Brawn

Wood brings earthy, comforting tones to a building. Metal offers protection and strength to architecture -- plus its own aesthetic bonuses. So why not have both?

U.S. Metal Manufacturers Waiting for Elusive Section 232 Investigation

Time is running out for President Donald Trump’s administration to make the “major move” he’s publicized since April 2017 -- action on the dragged-out Section 232 investigation. Meanwhile, U.S. manufacturers continue to listen for signs of a change in how the nation deals with the importing of[...]

Time’s Up: Should You Buy and Install Decorative Metal Trim? Or Wood?

Metal or wood? It’s a question too few designers ask. When researching decorative trim, getting the best look possible is probably first on your priority list. Installation time and cost may also be weighing on your mind.

Try The Next Level of Economical Outdoor Metal Corrosion Protection

 

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?”

Concrete Coastal Construction: Beware Saltwater and These Other Dangers

Corrosion of reinforcing steel and other ferrous metal is one of the biggest causes of deterioration in coastal construction projects. The invasion of salt and moisture -- inevitable near the ocean -- results in accelerated corrosion of reinforcing steel, exposing the vulnerable concrete within.

Steel Doors: A History

With each passing year, more buildings are relying on steel doors. While the door is an assumed feature of a building, its story has developed continually.

5 Steel Window Designs That'll Make You Rethink Your Next Project

Steel windows boast a sleek, modern look. They've been used by architects for generations in numerous residential and commercial settings. But despite their beauty and longevity, we count only three (three!) active steel window manufacturers in the United States. Notably, one of those[...]

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’?”

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