Safe and Sound: Creating Healthy Mid-door Environments

July 28, 2021 | News

According to the World Health Organization, noise pollution is the number two killer of humans, after air pollution. The presence of midscapes – expanded outdoor spaces – offer the benefit of an acoustic buffer zone that is a safe and healthy setting for productivity. Additionally, extending the exterior footprint of a building adds benefits such as biophilia and solar protection.

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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: Increasing Design Capabilities with Metal Mesh

May 17, 2021 | News

To learn about the ever-increasing ways to turn metal mesh into a sweeping architectural statement, architects can now log on to Architectural Record’s continuing education platform to take the course, “Enhancing the Built Environment with Architectural Metal Fabric.”

Architects who complete this course will establish expertise in metal fabrics for exterior applications, including...



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Heart of Gold: GKD gold metal mesh represents an internet company’s noble mission of a connected culture

May 17, 2021 | Case Histories

In Chinese culture, gold signifies prosperity, health and wisdom—the signs that the right path has been chosen. That couldn’t be more evident than at Tencent, a Chinese internet giant that has wrapped the interiors of its world headquarters in a golden shroud of GKD metal mesh.

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Expanding the Exterior Footprint with Mid-Door Spaces and Beyond: Breathing Life, Biophilia and Wellbeing into Modern Outdoor Spaces

December 10, 2020 | News

A new charge for architects in 2021 will be expanding the footprint of usable space to the outdoors, a trend with potential to impact all building types and markets.

“Now more than ever, public spaces are poised to become the grand lobbies and public waiting rooms of our neighborhoods and cities,” says Michael Wagner...

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