A luxury resort in Bowling Green, Florida, The Streamsong Resort claims an ancient history as the foundation for its design inspiration. Prehistoric creatures once roamed the county creating deeply layered sediment and massive rock deposits in their wake. The small Florida County even earned the nickname, “bone valley.” With such rich history, architect Alberto Alfonso took care to incorporate each historical detail of the landscape through initial paintings and sketches. It is within this process that Alfonso explored shapes, scale and light when creating his layered resort.
Textile structures are like a skin which constantly changes. They can be used to dress buildings as well as people, optically enshrouding them almost completely from view, and then revealing them in novel and surprising forms. This is one of the leitmotifs in French star architect Dominique Perrault's use of stainless steel wire mesh and also one of the core dimensions of his first large-scale project in Austria using this material: the Town Hall Gallery in Innsbruck - a modern administrative center in the heart of the city with galleries, shops, a congress hotel and restaurants surrounded by extensive gardens.
A metal mesh system for a ceiling is a unique choice for a building. That’s why the new workspace for ValueAct Capital, a prominent investment management company located in San Francisco, stands out with GKD metal fabric specified in the ceiling.
GKD Metal fabric lights up concert halls, encapsulates art institutes and creates a state-of-the-art solution for modern day cultural buildings. Around the world GKD metal mesh is used to create contemporary monuments to the arts. Locally and abroad, GKD metal mesh is the material of choice to design elaborate works of architecture that are pieces of art in their own right.