When you want your structure to make a bold but elegant statement, turning to brass is indeed a reliable and appealing option. Brass, after all, is one metal capable of enduring the test of time. In short, whatever you create will most certainly captivate the attention of anyone passing by for years to come. As such, it just as certainly strengthens your portfolio.
Its architectural value radiates in the projects and creations crafted by architects across the globe. For some architects, inspiration rests on perforated brass. Other projects call for the use of mesh or flat mesh brass. On the other hand, some architects decide to create an even bolder statement by opting for brass tubing in structures that remain the talk of the town today. Such projects represent impressive creativity and a clever use of brass tubes as a form of light in dusky recesses of a building.
To generate some design ideas in your own work, examine the following ways in which brass plays an eminent role in today’s architecture.
Brass as a Grid Facade
Combining several pieces of thin brass tubes to emulate a grid lends a facade to a building that waxes both edgy and exciting. This is the exact technique adopted by Shanghai design studio, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, to create its impressive flagship store for the Asian skincare brand, Sulwhasoo, in Seoul, South Korea. The brass grids are highly visible in the store’s entryway.
On the other hand, the whole grid theme resonates inside the store. Here, the grid is cleverly used to divide the large spaces into sections. Aside from adding organization to the floor space and store, the design also adds some privacy for shoppers, especially when interested in sampling an item or product. The grid element also works well as a brand’s product display shelf.
Brass as a Tube Exterior Wall
For one theatre building in Shanghai, brass tubes standing side-by-side serve as an attractive exterior wall that adds character to the structure. What’s more, it provides a dramatic contrast to the stone surrounding the rest of the building.
Brass as a Representation of Grass
For one pavilion in Beijing, Italian designer Luca Nichetto used vertical brass tubes to create a facade that resembled numerous blades of grass. It greatly complements the landscaped setting for the structure. Meanwhile, large windows complement the facade and allow more natural light to enter.
Brass tubes and brass in general certainly lends to unique and stunning architectural creations. With a bit of inspiration, you too can certainly craft an architectural masterpiece sure to impress any client looking for a structure that stands out from the rest. Turn to brass tubing in order to make a name in the industry and set your work apart from that of everyone else.
About Rotax Metals:
At Rotax Metals, we offer various metals like brass, copper and bronze in different forms so that you can readily utilize them for architectural, decor design, and other types of applications. For instance, we offer brass in different forms including tubing, angles, coils, extrusions, sheets, channels and more. We can also customize according to your requirements.
neri & hu combines stone and brass for new shanghai theatre, designboom.com
Endless Brass Grids Illuminate the New Sulwhasoo Flagship Store in Seoul, yatzer.com
Tales Pavilion by Luca Nichetto, dezeen.com