Rigidized in Texas Architect Magazine 



Mic Patterson the vice president of Strategic Development at the Advanced Technology Studio of Enlos in Los Angeles has written an article featuring the 3xLP project.

Find it here: Self-Structuring Skin

Check out a time lapse video of this projectmcreated by Raf Godlewski and Stephen Olson:


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Rigidized® Metals Corporation Provides Acoustical Panels for (716) Food and Sport 



Rigidized® Metals Corporation provided the fully fabricated acoustical ceiling panels over Bars B and C, the hostess station and the stairwell. These panels are composed of 304 stainless steel in 2B finish, 20 gauge, perforated and rolled with Rigidized® Metals’ pattern 1RL, with a 1" square aluminum frame. Additionally, Rigidized® Metals Corporation provided 304 stainless steel, 20 gauge Sandtex® rolled with Rigidized® Metals’ pattern 5HR for all three bar fronts and the back of the bottle shelf behind the main bar. Lastly, Rigidized® Metals provided the 316 stainless steel, bronze colored, rolled in Rigidized® Metals' pattern 6SL, for the front exterior entrance way panels.




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Rigidized® Metals Corporation Adds Aesthetic Appeal to Cedar Rapids, IA Federal Courthouse 



Located in Northern Iowa, the Cedar Rapids Federal Courthouse needed a weather-resistant, more aesthetically appealing facade. The goal for this project was to provide a wide range of shading with bronze colored stainless steel to give a more positive appearance.

Rigidized® Metals Corporation provided the 14-gauge, bronze-colored 304 stainless steel rolled with Rigidized® Metals’ pattern 6WL®, chosen for its enhanced aesthetics due to light diffusion.



Colored stainless steel holds up to external elements much better than colored anodized aluminum. LIC coloring method was used to provide the various shades being sought after.


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Rigidized® Metals Corporation Provides Durable Custom Metal Panels for Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls, NY 

Architect: Watts Architecture & Engineering
Contractor: Rodems Construction
System Manufacturer: Watts Architecture & Engineering and Rigidized® Metals Custom Systems

Cave of the Winds, an attraction located in Niagara Falls, New York, attracts thousands of guests each year, making it a very popular, high-traffic attraction. Located underground, this structure faces high levels of moisture and humidity. The goal for this project was to develop and fabricate a curved, textured copper panel that was capable of withstanding a high moisture environment, was lightweight for installation, and durable, with a texture that would provide depth.

The Challenges
Aside from selecting material and developing a customized curved panel construction that could withstand high levels of moisture, while providing durability with an aesthetic appeal to fit within the architects' design environment, the installation took place in very tight confines located 180 feet underground. This restricted space, mobility and ease of access during the installation of this project.

The Solution
Revere Copper's Continental Bronze finish, selected for its duller copper surface finish, will naturally patina and, being nonferrous, will withstand high levels of humidity and moisture. Rigidized® Metals 6WL® pattern was added to provide durability and aesthetic appeal with its depth, added rigidity and stability, as well as the ability to diffuse light. Panels were constructed of the textured copper face pan, stainless steel backer for strength and corrosion resistance, and a poly-honeycomb core for its ability to withstand constant high-moisture environments and eliminate any risk of galvanic corrosion (as opposed to an aluminum honeycomb core). For installation, the panels were attached, on site, to adjustable brass brackets that were affixed to the cave walls.
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San Dieguito Lagoon Wins AIA Landscape Award 





The San Dieguito Lagoon received a landscape design award for urban solutions from the San Diego Chapter of The American Institute of Architects. Link to UT San Diego article here.

Rigidized® Metals Corporation provided the perforated, deep-textured metal sheets that make up the sun shade on the outdoor classroom piece of this project. The metal is 16 gauge 316 stainless steel in 2B finish, perforated, and rolled with Rigidized® Metals’ pattern 6WL®.

Architect: Roesling Nakamura Tereda Architects


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