Think about the last time you drove past a construction site where a new building is being erected. As it takes shape over time, its exterior wall—its face to the world—is far from monochromatic or made from a singular material.
Today’s design and construction trends have architects pushing the limits. To achieve their creative vision, they seek to integrate a variety of construction materials for a modern, sophisticated look or an updated take on a tried-and-true approach.
The result: a building that uses multiple aesthetic options and creates luminous depth as part of an integrated system for the exterior wall—whether it is a new hotel, an addition to a growing healthcare facility, a high-rise residential tower, or the new corporate headquarters for a multinational company. The landscape has changed to incorporate varying aesthetics into today’s buildings. For redesigned spaces and new construction, architects are utilizing simulated brick, metal panels, metallic trim, and more in one design for a contemporary aesthetic.
How can architects shape and mold the look of metallic cladding so they have different textures and finishes that create even more design possibilities?
Moreover, how can designers and specifiers best rely on the choices they make for external metal cladding when it comes to durability? How can those designers tap into the modern look delivered by metal cladding yet ensure the cladding withstand the relentless forces of mother nature?
The incorporation of metallic coatings provides added benefit on multiple fronts—greater durability, and enhanced aesthetics for prefabricated systems, prepared vertical walls, and interior drywall surfaces.
It all begins by taking the systems approach for the building facade.