The intricate geometries and patterns of metal fabric were originally used for conveying, separation and filtration needs. It wasn’t until there was a paradigm shift to using “glazed” facades that the A&D community began to realize the potential of metal fabrics in architectural design. In early 2012, GKD began to research how to maximize sun shading properties to produce the most efficient solar management fabric. From this effort, Solar Omega was born.
As the leader and originator of flexible metal fabric for commercial buildings, GKD is a mainstay in the concept, design, engineering and installation of metal façades. Our focus is to utilize manufacturing design and engineering to produce innovative solutions, which has allowed us to put “new faces” on buildings of most every type, shape, size and age. By focusing on solar management, improving air quality, and aiding biophilic design, we are also helping to create healthier environments for people to work, learn and live in.
As the leading provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions worldwide, GKD has spent two decades innovating and perfecting transparent media façade technology. The result is Mediamesh®, a stainless steel wire mesh interwoven with LED lights that can transform any building into a dynamic, vivid experience of communication. Learn more in our latest blog post.
Nearly 500 framed GKD panels subtly enhance the visual appearance of the MahaNakhon tower in Bangkok, Thailand. This attractive exterior façade fulfills two functional roles: it serves as reliable fall guard protection on all floors and plays a key role in supporting the environmentally friendly initiatives of the complex.