In Metz, France, a historic city known for its culture, green landscapes, and architecture, a shimmering rectangular-shaped building rises from a sloping landscape. The building designed by KL Architects is known as the Chamber of Crafts. The textile skin made of GKD Lago stainless steel mesh plays a central role in the building’s eligibility for sustainable recognition according to specifications from the French low-energy building label, Batiment Basse Consommation (BBC).
In the latest Mediamesh® project by GKD, the James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University is transformed with stainless steel wire mesh interwoven with LED lights. The vitrine where the Mediamesh® sits faces out to the rose plaza; one of the most densely populated places on campus. Two panels of Mediamesh® are interconnected to create the visually stunning and interactive screen that is now a popular attraction for students and visitors.
GKD Metal Fabrics has transformed their attachment systems and product catalog with Audodesk® Seek into 3-D Building Information Modeling Files (BIM) and two-dimensional drawings.
The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago stands amongst Chicago’s landmark buildings that include Aqua and the Chicago Theater. Open and airy and yet, solid and robust, the famous architectural monuments share characteristics that hold up to the extreme weather of the windy city. The Modern Wing by the architects, Renzo Piano, boasts a steel and glass facade that permits light throughout the 264,000 square foot addition; making the art institute one of the largest museums in the US.