Private Residence Mimics Golden Box With Semi-Transparent GKD Mesh

March 24, 2015 | Projects

Australian firm-K2Ld Architects designed an extravagant residential dwelling that is enveloped in a semi-transparent golden mesh, giving the illusion of a “Golden Box.” While the building is protected against direct views from the outside during the day, the semi-transparent wire mesh covering the glass façade offers an unhindered view of the surrounding garden. It is not until night that the Golden Box reveals itself and the illuminated interior shimmers through the semi-transparent shell.

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Surprisingly Extraordinary Parking Facades Using Metal Fabrics

March 17, 2015 | Projects

There is a common misconception that parking design is synonymous with boring design. Yet, with the use of innovative building materials, parking facades can be not only aesthetically pleasing but serve numerous functionalities such as solar management, daylighting, and natural ventilation. These functions allow for energy and cost efficiency, giving all the security of concrete without the burden of mechanical ventilation.

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Historic Theater Gets Contemporary Makeover With GKD Metal Fabrics

March 10, 2015 | Case Histories

With the objective of developing the city into a global center of art and culture, Singapore is investing in its historical city center with extensive renovation and modernization work. As the most important part of this initiative, the historic Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall (VTCH) in the so-called Civic District underwent a four-year modernization process under the leadership of W Architects in collaboration with Arup Ltd., London. Securing the latest technical standards and subtly combining old and new were the key requirements of the renovation process for the grand dame of the performing arts. Metal fabric from GKD – GEBR. KUFFERATH AG (GKD) in Düren allows contemporary functionality to be combined with high-grade architecture in large-scale applications here.

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Beyond The Weave: The Evolution of GKD Metal Weaving

March 03, 2015 | Beyond The Weave

Metal wires are woven just like textiles. Since 1915, GKD has woven its metal on looms.  Our current advanced looms are robust and at the same time, technically on the cutting edge. Stainless steels like T 316L and T904L, as well as many other metals, are woven down to extremely tight single digit micron openings using wires as fine as .0008” in diameter. GKD is the number one driving force behind achieving technical metal weaving advancements.

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