Metal

Photo-Engraved Aluminum

Oct 21, 2011No Comments

Aluminum panel with permanent photographic transfer The focus of Intaglio Composites is the art of photographic transfer to materials. The company has developed a new,

Adaptive Shading

Oct 17, 2011No Comments

Customizable grid adaptive shading system For an architectural project located in a desert climate, Hoberman Associates was asked to design a roof covering for an

APEX Mesh

Sep 07, 2011No Comments

Expanded metal mesh Amico’s APEX expanded metal mesh offers many benefits such as texture, passage of light, air movement, reduction of solar gain, high strength-to-weight

CarbonCoat

Jul 08, 2011No Comments

Carbon nanotube coatings Geckos possess the remarkable ability to climb vertical walls without using any adhesive glue. A gecko’s feet are covered by tiny hairs

Vault-Structured Metal

May 01, 2011No Comments

Ultralight patterned metal panels Numerous phenomena can be observed in nature that are the result of controlled self-organization. Bionic vault-structuring is a method to generate

Iris Dome

Jan 27, 2011No Comments

Dome-based retractable roof Iris Dome is a retractable roof that opens and closes like the iris of an eye, transforming the space inside smoothly between

Expanding Helicoid

Oct 15, 2010No Comments

Angulated scissor linkage Beginning as a tight cluster, the Expanding Helicoid smoothly expands to fill the spiral staircase of the science museum in which it

Parabienta

Oct 04, 2010No Comments

Building afforestation system Parabienta is a vertical greening system for buildings developed by Japan-based Shimizu Corporation. Composed of units that incorporate Excelsoil solidified soil base

InvariBrush

Oct 01, 2010No Comments

Abrasive polished stainless steel finish InvariBrush is an abrasive polished finish with a deep, rich, uniform texture designed for use in architectural applications. Though similar

No-Limit Panels

Sep 09, 2010No Comments

3D sheet metal panels Rubber pad–based metal forming is a technique developed by the aerospace industry. Metaalwarenfabriek Phoenix applies this technique to manufacture double curved