Metal Fabrication

Las fachadas con metal perforado son una tendencia en el mundo de la arquitectura actual gracias a sus innumerables beneficios. El revestimiento perforado tiene la capacidad de Añadir profundidad y textura para generar un concepto de diseño único para cada edificio. Además, el tamaño de las perforaciones permite generar condiciones bioclimáticas, ya que es posible gestionar la ventilación y la cantidad de luz natural que el edificio recibe en su interior.

Con la combinación de tecnologías y capacidades de fabricación de MetalTech-USA podemos desarrollar todo tipo de perforaciones para que sus diseños de fachadas se hagan realidad. Desde perforaciones circulares estándar en diferentes diámetros y porcentajes de apertura, hasta diseños con formas tridimensionales y PixArt, replicando imágenes con profundidad y calidad fotorrealistas en la escala de fachada deseada.

En esta galería de imágenes, le mostramos el proceso de fabricación de los paneles perforados de uno de los edificios más representativos de Nueva Jersey, el Landsea Site 7.

Hasta el 20 de Enero, el Museo Internacional de Arte y Diseño de Atlanta, MODA, tendrá abierta al público la exhibición “Diseño para el bien: Arquitectura para todos”.

“Esta exposición captura historias del mundo real impulsadas por personajes de todo el mundo sobre el diseño que fomenta un sentido de pertenencia y dignidad. No se trata de diseñadores. Se trata de las vidas que todos llevamos, moldeadas por los espacios y lugares que habitamos. Durante muchos años el diseño ha sido visto como un lujo. Eso ya no puede ser aceptable para el campo del diseño, ni para los afectados. Es decir, absolutamente para nadie.” (

El Memorial nacional por la paz y la justicia, un proyecto diseñado por Mass Design Group en colaboración con EJI y fabricado por MetalTech-USA tiene un papel principal en la exposición.

Diseño para el Bien “es curada por John Cary, autor del libro Design for Good: Una nueva era de la arquitectura para todos. John es un arquitecto, escritor, orador y curador centrado en el diseño y la filantropía. Consultor principalmente para TED, también es asesor de una variedad de fundaciones y organizaciones sin fines de lucro a nivel mundial ” (MODA).

El MODA está ubicado en 1315 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.



Far from the soaring glass towers of the waterfront, the heart of Long Island City is experiencing a surge in residential development and on track to double in size. One such development, 46-09 11th Street Apartments, is drawing the area’s population farther inland. Standing 6 stories, this 65,000 sq. ft. the development boasts 59 rental units primed for habitation by young professionals and artists flocking to this trendy area.

Designed by New York City’s GF55 Partners, 46-09 11th St. sports a brick frontage designed as a contemporary response to the many small scaled LIC manufacturing brick buildings. The 200 ft. block long façade is bisected by a perforated aluminum screen wall, engineered and fabricated by MetalTech-USA of Peachtree City, GA.

“The metal panels were used as a way to help break up the block-long façade and to help break down the scale of the façade,” says Leonard Fusco of GF55 Partners. “It was a perfect juxtaposition of materials. Metal/brick: light vs. heavy.”

The addition of the metal panel screen wall helps create an identity for the building due to the unique material character and serves as a visual element to identify the entranceway. The perforated panels are back-lit with LED lights allowing it to still be a prominent feature even at night.


The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon (SD) is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Six competitions have been held in the U.S and Europe since the first Solar Decathlon in 2002. This year will be China’s inaugural event as well as the first competition in Asia.

For the past 2 years, collegiate teams from 13 different countries around the globe have been designing, innovating, and building solar-powered houses to compete in Solar Decathlon China 2013 (SD China). Teams will reassemble the houses for an exciting 12-day competition and exhibition. Using only solar power, teams will compete in ten contests and then be judged in architecture, engineering, communications, market appeal, and solar application.

MetalTech-USA is partnering up with Peking University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Peking University (PKU) is a renowned university in China that offers a complete and extensive range of academic disciplines including basic and applied sciences and engineering and business studies. UIUC is a top university of technology with a reputation of excellence in the field of engineering and architecture. SD China offers a big opportunity for collegiate teams to raise awareness for solar technology and energy saving solutions.

MetalTech-USA is honored to partner with such revolutionary members of this competition. President and CEO of MetalTech-USA, Nils Simonsen, states, “We’re supporting the new wave of design.” Not only is MetalTech-USA supporting the decathletes and their vision, but also enlightening the future of architecture with their ability to provide sustainable and environment-friendly products.








SD China 2013

Hosted by: National Energy Administration of China and U.S Department of Energy
Co-Hosted by: Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Housing & Urban-Rural Development
Supported by: All-China Students Federation Secretariat
Organized by: Peking University

For more information on the Solar Decathlon China and MetalTech-USA’s involvement, contact MetalTech-USA via phone at 770-486-8825, email at, or visit their website at


“Changing Ideas into Sustainable Reality.” This quote is MetalTech-USA’s unique representation of their mission and contribution to economic responsibility. Along with their partners, they are promoting the use of sustainable metal products in the building. This philosophy is their drive to be involved with the Solar Decathlon: a biennial international competition for which colleges and universities design and construct solar-powered homes. MetalTech-USA has partnered with Middlebury College for the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine Park, California. This partnership will allow MetalTech-USA to provide their sustainable metal products to Middlebury College, helping them to create an affordable, energy-efficient, and aesthetically appealing home.

“The teams selected for the Solar Decathlon are not just getting an opportunity to try and win an international competition. They are receiving the chance to network with organizations that supply sustainable materials like ourselves, as well as help pave the way towards a more eco-friendly way of life,” VP Architect Liaison Eric Simonsen states.

Middlebury College, established in 1800, is a top-ranking liberal arts college located in Vermont. In addition to being a leader on carbon neutrality, Middlebury College also incorporates sustainability throughout their institutional and campus planning. They are committed to researching, engineering, designing, and building towns that can contribute to social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability has not gone unnoticed either. In 2011, Middlebury College became the first undergraduate liberal arts college ever to be selected to participate in the Solar Decathlon. Their 4th place finish in the 2011 competition helped them receive another chance to exceed expectations as they have been selected to participate in the 2013 Solar Decathlon.

Their project for the upcoming competition has been titled ‘In-Fill Home’. This concept represents a home that will adapt and evolve to inspire healthy, resourceful living on underutilized, neglected city properties. As the name suggests, the home will ‘fill-in’ leftover urban spaces. Senior Eric Fender states, “In-Fill Home does not try to reinvent the wheel. Rather, it offers an alternative approach to the widely discussed issue of suburban sprawl and strives to acknowledge the complexity of social, environmental and economic sustainability.”

MetalTech-USA is honored to help Middlebury be successful. Metaltech-USA’s contribution to In-Fill Home is Interlocking Reveal Panels and Flat sheets, both incorporating prePATINA Graphite Gray Zinc. The zinc panels will be located in the center of the house, effectively and beautifully connecting one side to the other (see picture below). MetalTech-USA knows that together, we can adapt, evolve and aim to create more sustainable lifestyles.




“We see a house as just one piece of larger human and natural ecosystems. We strive to design a house that embodies the principles of a centralized community that reduces demands on transportation while facilitating greater personal interactions. By realizing the potential of underutilized spaces, we aim to integrate a house into an existing walkable community-to suggest a model of living that is applicable on any scale. With history and nature as our guides, we hope to design a home that reflects a community and a lifestyle for a sustainable society, economy, and environment. “
-2013 Middlebury College Team

Visiting the emergency room is likely a stressful and unpleasant experience for most people; however, residents of Allen, Texas can rest assured with the opening of the newly constructed Legacy ER and Urgent Care center. The progressive architectural design of this medical facility marries the elements of “sustainable and evidence-based design to offer a soothing environment for patients seeking care under distressed conditions,” according to 5G. This 8,432 square foot facility, the second designed by 5G Studio Collaborative of Dallas, Texas, features 3 emergency department rooms, two trauma rooms, five urgent care rooms, and an on-site laboratory and radiology suite complete with CT scan.


MetalTech-USA Outfits New Hall Office Park Stunner in Zinc

Hall Office Park, Frisco, TX, Rheinzink prePatina Blue Gray Interlocking Reveal Panels, Photo by Roger Hein

Travelers passing through Frisco, Texas will notice some new real estate has sprung up along the Dallas North Tollway. Hall Financial Group, owner of the award-winning 162-acre development in Frisco has finished construction on T1, its 16th building in Hall Office Park.
This 8-story, 204,000 square foot Class AA office building was designed to project a “sophisticated, international aesthetic.” Its striking design was intended to intermingle seamlessly, like another beautiful piece of art, amid HOP’s Texas Sculpture Park, a collection of 40 contemporary works displayed throughout the sprawling campus.
“The building has a minimalist design nature at heart, as it’s wholly about evoking the beauty from simple/natural materials and shapes,” states HKS architectural design team member Dustin Siegrist. Amongst the several million square feet of office space in HOP, T1 “truly pops in an exciting and unexpected way” much of which is due to the material selection, proclaims Siegrist. Rheinzink (1.0mm) pre-patina Blue Gray Zinc Interlocking Reveal Panels were chosen to clad the facade. Zinc was selected for this project for the beautiful patina that develops as it ages, Siegrist notes, “giv[ing] the building skin a deeper and richer connection with nature.” Over 16,000 square feet of Blue Gray Interlocking Reveal Panels, flanked by 10-foot sheets of glass, swathe the facade, banding the building’s massing.

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MetalTech-USA Panels Revamp LATTC Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center at Los Angeles Trade Technical College has recently undergone a complete transformation. This multifaceted complex is set to house a diversity of programs and supporting organizations for students, faculty, and staff including a library, offices, and computer labs.
This latest renovation, developed out of necessity, was designed not only to improve functionality and efficiency but also to refresh its look as the centerpiece of campus. Stripped down to its bare bones, the structure was upgraded to current code compliance and new infrastructure systems were installed throughout. The renovation included enclosing ground level spaces beneath second-floor overhangs, converting second-floor perimeter open space and second-floor interior atrium space, thereby increasing the existing structure’s usable square footage from 81,807 square feet to 99,565 gsf.