In the latest Mediamesh® project by GKD, the James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University is transformed with stainless steel wire mesh interwoven with LED lights. The vitrine where the Mediamesh® sits faces out to the rose plaza; one of the most densely populated places on campus. Two panels of Mediamesh® are interconnected to create the visually stunning and interactive screen that is now a popular attraction for students and visitors.
The Tripoli Congress Center by Tabanlioglu Architects is located between the area’s Zoo and vast wilderness. In an attempt to utilize the land, while also preserving the surrounding trees, the architects built the center in a portion of woods where no trees existed at the time. Completely engulfed in wilderness, the two-story building’s exterior mimics it’s surroundings, utilizing a mixture of semi-transparent GKD Kiwi mesh with glass walls enveloping the interior. The pattern, created from the combination of the metal mesh material and the glass openings, was inspired by tree branches and allows the building to become a harmonious addition to its wooden surroundings.
In 1925, a group of German engineers created what would evolve into the most technically advanced weaving mill of metal fabrics for filtration and industrial use in the world. As the company grew, its metal fabric line evolved and revolutionized how architectural structures are enhanced aesthetically, augmented functionally and optimized economically. Today, drawing on more than 90 years of experience, GKD Metal Fabrics’ engineers produce technologically advanced woven metal fabric solutions from concept to completion.
There is a common misconception that parking design is synonymous with boring design. Yet, with the use of innovative building materials, parking facades can be not only aesthetically pleasing but serve numerous functionalities such as solar management, daylighting, and natural ventilation. These functions allow for energy and cost efficiency, giving all the security of concrete without the burden of mechanical ventilation.