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Metal panels dynamically skin Iowa university building

During the last decade, the construction industry has seen an evolution of finishes and applications. This has changed the way metal panels are being designed—they are no longer viewed just as a durable means to enclose a building. This change in perception can be seen in the adoption of a complex metal rainscreen system comprising interlacing patterns to form beautiful, complex façades.

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The Mark: Where design innovation preserves history

In the design of the Mark, a new 48-story commercial office and hotel tower in downtown Seattle, the owner and developer held the rights to demolish a historically significant church on the site, allowing for the development of a half-block footprint. However, the emotional, cultural, and also historic significance of the old church—a facility commissioned by Arthur Denny, founding father of the city of Seattle—motivated the client and local parishioners to seek alternatives.

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