Facade Design and Delivery 2012 Conference 


Rigidized® Metals is excited to be a sponsor and exhibitor at the Facade Design and Delivery 2012 in Chicago, Il, September 19-21 2012. At the event Rigidized® Metals representatives will be on hand to discuss and show how deep texturing metal can improve the performance of metal facades by enhancing appearance while reducing material usage.

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Facade Design and Delivery 2012
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Hive City Competition 



A University of Buffalo's Ecological Practices Research Group design competition sponsored by Rigidized® Metals Corporation.

This was a great opportunity for Rigidized® Metals Corporation to work with students on digital fabrication techniques, especially in the hand-off of digital files with complex pattern/data sets from the Architects CAD to our Fabrication CNC code. The custom perforated deep textured panels were of six different designs allowing for a unique and complex design while simplifying workflow. Hexagonal panels went from relatively open designs to complete opaque, allowing panels to create a beautiful interplay of solid and void. The panels were fabricated using Rigidized® Metals' pattern 5WL® in stainless steel with the texture further enhancing the play of light on the structure.

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Project Site
Architect Magazine Article
Landscape Architecture Article
Globe and Mail Article

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Illuminated Panel 



This concept was an experiment in a method to add illumination to corridors and walkways within our existing panel system. Using conventional CNC fabricating techniques to create unique openings that when covered with a translucent acrylic panel could be backlit using energy efficient lighting units that in this case are fluorescent.
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Wall Sconce in a New Light 


Texture metal creates a glow to reflected light while preserving specular highlights.
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Railings with a Custom Look 


Custom designs with deep texture metal create a unique look for your railings
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