Facades in PixArt

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.

National Memorial MODA

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.” (www.museumofdesign.org).

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.

 

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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.

 

PixArt Solar Decathlon

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 info@metaltech-usa.com, or visit their website at www.metaltech-usa.com.

 

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“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 […]