Metal fabrics offer architects and designers a powerful ally in creating texture. With a broad spectrum of fabric design, thickness, weight, width and transparency, metal fabrics from GKD are especially well suited to a diverse array of interior and exterior applications.
After disappointment with material samples and mock-ups for the new Houston Area Safety Council, Kirksey Architecture turned to GKD Metal Fabrics to create an elaborate etched stainless steel façade. The resulting design is an ode to Texas industry that will welcome visitors for decades to come.
A vacant office building in Stuttgart, Germany was recently purchased, refurbished and modernized for use by the Baden-Württemberg state ministries. To ensure optimal room acoustics and a contemporary, attractive aesthetic for the top floor conference center, the architects opted for a gold-anodized acoustic ceiling made of aluminum mesh. Manufactured by GKD, the ceilings are a spectacular and one-of-a-kind addition to the space.
NBBJ merits recognition for their unyielding commitment to designing energy efficient buildings. As part of our architecture, engineering and design highlight series we are featuring the award-winning, internationally renowned architects at NBBJ. Interestingly, the firm was founded in 1943 and was originally known as Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson, later changing their name to their combined initials.