Looking to Build a Structure That Makes a Statement? Consider Turning to Brass Tubing

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.

 

Sources:

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

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How You Can Create Memorable Giveaways By Engraving Brass For Clients

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If you think about it, giveaways would look so much better if they were a little sparkly. After all, you want to create something that’s memorable, something with meaning that people won’t just give away. When you need to come up with interesting gifts, it’s best to turn to brass.

With the help of brass sheets, brass tubes and other brass profiles, you can create spectacular and unique giveaways, whether they are for a corporate or social event. Ideally, you want something that’s different from other giveaways visitors may have already received in the past. That’s exactly where engraving brass comes in. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2uYkNbM

Engraving Brass: Effective and Helpful Tips for Beginner Hobbyists

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Perhaps you’re looking to expand your skillset and would like to have a new hobby. If you’re the type who likes sketching or doodling, and are open to trying out a new medium, why not try your hand at engraving brass?

There are plenty of possibilities that you can maximize and take advantage of with this technique, particularly because it’s easily applicable for a variety of items. From decorative pieces and accents to custom jewelry, you can incorporate this element of engraved brass.

It may need some practice, though, so here are some helpful tips that could serve you well once you enter into the craftsy world of brass engraving. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2rEXbug

Qualities You Should Understand about Engraving Brass and Other Alloys

Many industries require the use of brass alloys in one way or another. The shipping, construction and design industries all appreciate the qualities of the metal. As a copper-zinc alloy, the zinc gives the metal strength and creates an anti-corrosive, aesthetically pleasing product. Small percentages of other metals are included to create each alloy.

You may be wondering if your business should branch out into using different kinds of brass alloy in your projects. There is some background you’ll need to know about the properties of these materials before selecting a product with your supplier. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2qDllko

The Art of Engraving Brass is Nuanced by the Type of Brass Tubing

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Engraving–the art of incising a design on a hard, flat surface–is a historically important process that has withstood the test of time. While the techniques have been slightly modernized to accommodate new technologies, its artistic contribution to society, in general, remains prolific.

The Basics

Brass is just one of the many commonly used bases for engraving. The technique for engraving brass is not that much different from engraving other types of metal, such as steel or copper. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2oPaq6x

Stonemasons Should Begin Making and Engraving Brass Headstone Plaques

For stonemasons, and those who are in the business of creating headstones, work can be very sombre. Understandably, clients would want only the best so they may remember their recently departed loved one. Headstone suppliers should consider new and interesting materials to make their products from, so that they can offer a more diverse selection to their clients.

Granite and Stone Headstones

Most headstone providers will use granite and other stones, as they are hold up well to nearly everything like rain, hail, mould, and mildew. A granite headstone will also still be legible in a hundred years time. The catch is that it requires a good amount of upkeep from clients. After many years have passed, the cold winters, hot summers, and sandy and windy days will start to take their toll on the lettering of the headstone, making it harder and harder to read. Read more from this blog http://bit.ly/2lyj88G

Brass Tubing: A Versatile Material for Signs

If you are looking to create a unique and striking sign for your business, you have many materials to use. Brass tubing, in particular, may be a metal to consider because of the varied benefits it provides.

Easy to Work With

One thing you’ll find with brass tubing is that it is very easy to work with. Manipulating it to different positions or cutting it doesn’t require a lot of expensive tools. This is particularly true if you select brass tubing that is thin and therefore very malleable. Continue reading