GKD Metal Fabrics Brings an Oxymoron to Architecture

By: Joey Haar - Jul 9, 2016
References: gkdmetalfabrics & archdaily
If metal brings to mind strength, weight and hardness while fabric conjures flexibility, lightness and delicacy, GDK Metal Fabrics is changing common sense with metal fabric. Its Omega 1520 is a flexible mesh made out of metal that weighs just one pound per square foot.

Metal fabric has both aesthetic and practical values, making it the perfect material for architecture. Aesthetically, Omega 1520's thin profile, light weight and flexibility allow architects to replace blase walls with fluid facades and dynamic interiors.

From a logistical point of view, the metal fabric serves several purposes. Primarily, the fabric can be used outside of windows to shade the sun without fully obscuring any views. However, its durability means that it can also be taken down and reused, whether in response to seasonal changes or simply in order to repurpose it for a new project.