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June 2019

Azure goes to work! Join us for an insider look at some of the world’s best designed workspaces, from multifunctional facilities to super-efficient studios.

For a new heat and power plant in the Elephant Park urban development in London’s Elephant and Castle district, Morris+Company created a veil made from 2,000 square metres of pleated and perforated steel. Working with fabricators Lakesmere and Spanwall, the architects developed the cladding as a way to conceal service doors and grilles and to play with light and shadow throughout the day. Folding the metal made it structurally sound and allowed for sheets to span three metres with minimal support brackets. morrisand.company

Comprising 12 finishes, the Super Metal Future collection by Pure+FreeForm showcases the nuances of raw aluminum – namely, its texture, reflection and luminosity. Sealed with Lumiflon clear coat, the series includes (from front): Space Dust, a flat surface injected with silver and gold pearl to diffuse light; Old Dirty Bronze, whose matte finish turns luminous in direct light thanks to its subtle gold highlights; and Rose Titanium, a dichroic with a clear coat that transitions from rich champagne to frosted rose. purefreeform.com

Recent modifications to the internal components of GKD’s Mediamesh system mean power suppliers are smaller and require no filters, so zero maintenance is needed; 214 square metres of the upgraded screening was used – with GKD’s Tigris metal fabric – for Celebrity Cruises’ renovated Terminal 25, by Bermello Ajamil & Partners, in Florida’s Port Everglades. The transparent LED media mesh allows for customizable displays – graphics, video, live feeds and more.  gkdmetalfabrics.com  

To give a mountain-like look to the new Vancouver flagship of outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Arc’teryx, Unison Construction Management selected Rheinzink’s graphite grey zinc cladding. Its 186 square metres of customized panels were composed of maintenance-free and 100 per cent recyclable titanium zinc shingles and installed on the diagonal.  rheinzink.com

Four Luminous Metallic Facades

A sterling range of recent projects shows architects and fabricators collaborating to add drama and depth to buildings

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