Category: Architectural Metal

Metal Fabrication Estimating – The Crucial Considerations

If you want ‘museum quality,’ you need a realistic estimate. Thoroughness in details and clear communication are the watchwords in architectural metal fabrication. That’s why we constantly invite architects and designers to contact us with their metals questions. The more complex your project, the more pressing it is to consult specialists who know exactly what… Read More »

Historic Metal Restorations Using Modern Fabrication Technologies

How do you reproduce authentic old-world craftsmanship using modern tools? In a word, readily. But let us qualify this claim by adding the assumption that the original subject matter can be seen and evaluated in detail. Perhaps the original structure was moved, damaged or destroyed. All that exists for reference is an old photograph. Digital… Read More »

Enabling Architectural Creativity Behind the Scenes

An idea leads to a concept which leads to a design which leads to a physical reality… or not. Some of the most interesting and creative architectural design ideas are never implemented because they are not feasible with currently available technology or they are not economically practical. But we’d like to focus on one of… Read More »

Architectural Design Increases Real Estate Value

As you drive through the nicest neighborhoods, what tends to get your attention? Perhaps it’s the landscape architecture, gardens and plantings. This is probably followed by shiny and interesting structural elements unique to each custom-built home. The architecture of luxury “estate” properties exudes the aura of stateliness and permanence and singularity, largely determined by unique design… Read More »

Detailing makes leading edge designs work

Attention to detail is more than something you strive for. It’s a quality characteristic that’s required for your projects to earn notoriety. Detailing to the most granular level makes all the difference in carrying out successful architectural metals projects. What exactly do we mean by “detailing?” People who take exceptional care of their cars can… Read More »

Structures, Textures & Accents with Metal

Glass, wood and stone integrate with metal for beautiful architectural results! The term “miscellaneous metals” in the world of architecture can refer to just about anything that isn’t classified as structural steel; things like stairs, rails, bollards, custom enclosures and various architectural and ornamental metal components. Spaces by Hudson Staircases & Railings Modern Metal Solutions… Read More »

Commercial Kitchen Designs for Chefs at Home

Industrial Kitchen by Silver Spring Architects & Building Designers Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc.   One of the trends in kitchen design and remodeling for upscale homeowners is to go commercial grade. The enduring “chefs-as-celebrities” phenomenon probably has a lot to do with the trend in major kitchen upgrades in new homes and remodel projects.… Read More »

Paid to Build or Paid to Learn?

There’s an old saying that some engineers like to use: “If it can be drawn, it can be made.” But for the imagination, what’s there to limit what can be drawn? This notion challenges manufacturers and builders to figure out seemingly impossible fabrication and installation feats to satisfy the ambitious goals of owners and architects.… Read More »

Tackling the Most Difficult Architectural Metals

To whom do you turn when it’s never been done before? Envision a metallic sculpture gracing the 3-story lobby of your client’s next signature building. A feature staircase winds its way up to, not one, but 3 mezzanine areas overlooking the main entrance with the sculpture centering the grand space. The complexities of building such… Read More »