Single Skin Metal: A Lightweight and Versatile Cladding Material

Mount Si High School, NAC Architecture, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Benjamin Benschneider Photography
The benefits of utilizing a metal cladding material are endless. Single skin metals are a sustainable, versatile, lightweight alternative to many traditional cladding products. The ease of use of metal allows for customized designs, including unique fabrication and perforation. But the customized finish lines of the single skin metals have allowed the product to compete with timber, stone, and natural metals.

Architects Design Elevated And Organically Designed High School Campus In Washington

Mount Si High School, NAC Architecture, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Benjamin Benschneider Photography
Nestled in a valley between two mountains and the Snoqualmie River, the Mount Si high school campus is a modern educational facility. The design, by NAC Architecture, responds to the natural landscape, elevating the facade to meet flood levels and providing scenic views of the nearby mountains. The design also implements equally collaborative and personalized spaces to provide students with social and learning areas for their individual needs.

Modern Office Complex In Culver City Features Operable Perforated Façade

Brick and the Machine, Culver City, Abramson Architects, Pure Freeform, LUMIFLON USA, Sean Costello Photography
The Brick and the Machine is a two-building complex in downtown Culver City. The distinction between the buildings, the Brick, and the Machine, was a purposeful design by Abramson Architects. The Brick, named for its traditional brick facade, complements historic architecture. In contrast, the Machine is an “operable, experiential façade” that features colorful shifting screens.

Columbus Metropolitan Library Branch Renovation Features Multi-Material Sustainable Facade

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road Branch, Moody Nolan, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Photography Cory Klein
The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new Karl Road Branch location is a two-level 40,000 square-foot public-use center. The library’s massive renovation is part of a two-phase project to renovate or rebuild all CML locations. Part of Phase II, the Karl Road Branch location was built in 1988 and remained one of the most heavily used library locations.

NBBJ Designs Facebook Spring District In Washington With Sustainable Design

Facebook Spring District, Seattle, NBBJ, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon, Photography Benjamin Benschneider
Facebook's Spring District development is its most significant presence outside its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The Seattle location houses 7,000 employees in a state-of-the-art facility worthy of the social media empire. In addition, the over one million square foot development features one particular property, a 400,000 square foot building formerly the REI Co-op headquarters.
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