Moving to Mood
This aluminum cladding line features Chemetal’s new darker finishes, developed to mimic weathered industrial building skins. To create the patterns, aluminum sheets are dipped in a proprietary solution, then brushed by hand with a grinder to create linear variations. Less expensive and easier to install than steel, Moving to Mood comes in 4' x 8' panels and can be fabricated with woodworking equipment.
The composite aluminum that clads this mixed-use building was engineered with both low maintenance and safety in mind. Each Alucobond Plus panel consists of two ultrathin aluminum sheets bonded to a fire-retardant core. Available in standard widths of 50" and 62", the material is offered in a vast range of finishes and colors.
Among the latest offerings from architectural wire-mesh manufacturer Banker Wire, SZ-14 is a pattern that features flat metal ribbons woven through round wires to make a contemporary composition. Recommended for cladding, enclosures, decorative screens, and railing infill, the mesh can be fabricated in raw steel, bronze, or brass with a plated or powder-coated finish.
An extension of the durable anodized finishes Linetec offers on its aluminum facade systems, Bordeaux Anodize features a maintenance-free hue that resists fading, abrasion, salt stains, corrosion, and patination. Panels are coated in a three-step electrolytic coloring process. The finish can be specified across the company’s lines of aluminum architectural elements.
What appears to be wire mesh is actually a durable polycarbonate screen, engineered by Australian manufacturer Kaynemaile. The lightweight impact-resistant material is stretched over a stainless-steel tube frame, which is installed on an anodized aluminum track. The rainscreen system can be specified for the cladding of concrete, steel, or timber-frame structures.