State-of-the-art ceiling systems meet the demands of modern interior architecture. As a key component of room design, their form, function and material make a significant contribution to the well-being and comfort of those using the room. A ceiling solution can be mounted quickly and without the need for structural modifications, regardless of the respective room layout. GKD, world market leader in the field of woven architectural and design metal fabric, offers innovative ceiling solutions made of stainless steel and aluminum mesh from a single source. They combine the extraordinary visual appearance of the woven texture with a high level of acoustic comfort and effective light deflection.
With the completion of the second main mosque in Putrajaya, the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, located just a mile from the Putra Mosque, the city gained a new landmark. Larger, more modern and considerably different from the usual design, the Iron Mosque sets contemporary standards. It owes its name to a structure 70% of which is made from steel. The aim of the planners and contractors was for the building to characterize three design principles: simplicity, airiness and transparency.
Modern sports culture knows no boundaries – neither geographically nor in terms of performance or image. It's a lifestyle, where pleasure and profit ambitiously exist side by side. Enormous stadiums are being constructed to host "mega-events" like the Olympic Games in London, to be taken down or moved to a different location afterwards. Anything is possible, but finding the right balance of temporary elements and lasting identity represents a great challenge for planners and architects. Therefore, they look for materials that cater to these developments and allow new opportunities to be exploited in terms of expression and functionality.
After winning the competitive design proposal in 2009, Dominique Perrault Architecture created the mesmerizing Albi Grand Theatre in France. The architectural intent was to create a cultural epicenter in this historic Southern French city. The theater serves an impressive contrasting element in this classical city with the use of several modern building materials.