This special "Best of 2005" issue of the Architectural Metal newsletter features the most outstanding projects and stories from the past year. The Architectural Metal newsletter is a quarterly e-publication published by SMACNA's Architectural Sheet Metal Council Steering Committee.
Figure 1: Shakaden Temple roof. Photo courtesy of the Nickel Institute.
When stainless steel is specified, there is no reason to limit the color choice to silver. A rainbow of choices is available in both opaque and translucent colors providing considerable design flexibility. This is the first installment of a two-part article on coloring methods for stainless steel.
A set of sail panels were fabricated from T304 stainless steel and finished with a unique grain pattern.
The City of Everett Gate Way Project was designed to improve the pedestrian experience for the city while also incorporating art in a meaningful way. Designs Northwest Architects' project included stainless steel sail panels and an archway leading to the city parking garage. The space was designed with the idea that it would be used to display artwork of local area artists on a rotating basis.
The craftsmen at Vickers Metal Works fabricated and installed this intricate grand stairway railing for the four-diamond luxury Omni Orlando Resort Hotel at Championsgate, in Orlando, Fla.
Vickers Metal Works constructed and assembled all parts of the stairway in their shop prior to sending it out for custom painting. The brass top rail and base collars are a brushed finish. The top rail was detached and stored while the steel balusters were out for painting.