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METALFABRICS www.gkdmetalfabrics.com


What are metal fabrics? Metal fabrics are technologically advanced woven metal textiles. With a broad spectrum of fabric design, materials, thickness, weight, rigidity, width and transparency, metal fabrics are suitable for diverse interior and exterior architectural applications.


Metal Fabrics


Metal Fabrics GKD?


Metal Fabrics GKD?


Metal Fabrics GKD?

Applications

Faรงades

Parking Faรงades

Solar

Safety


Metal Fabrics

Applications

Mediamesh速

Illumesh速

Etched Graphic


Solar Management Capabilities


Solar Management

How Metal Fabrics Are Used For Solar Management 1. Daylighting/Transparency 2. Controls Solar Heat Gain 3. Increases Occupant Comfort 4. Sustainability


Solar Management

How Does It Work?

Incidence Angle - 20 Degrees

Incidence Angle - 51 Degrees


School of Art, Calais France


Albi Grand Theater des Cordeliers, France


Asfinag, Austria


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


Luna Apartments, Australia


European Court of Justice, Luxembourg


Golden Box, Singapore


Solar Management

Exterior Air Temp: 90˚F Un-shaded curtain wall 121˚F

Shaded curtain wall 100˚F 17% Difference

Cal ISO Headquarters Folsom, CA Dreyfuss and Blackford Extended Loop

Omega 1510


Solar Management

Exterior Air Temp: 75˚F Un-shaded curtain wall 94˚F

Air Temperature 75° F

Ypsilan9, MI Lord Aeck & Sargen Shaded curtain wall 82˚F 9% Difference

Eastern Michigan University Mark Jefferson Science Complex Ypsilan9, MI Lord Aeck & Sargent

Extended Loop

Omega 1510


Solar Management

Exterior Air Temp: 59˚F Un-shaded curtain wall 72˚F

Ypsilan9, MI Lord Aeck & Sargen Shaded curtain wall 65˚F 10% Difference

UCSF – Cardiovascular Research Building San Francisco, CA Smithgroup with Jim Jennings Architecture

Woven-in bar with eyebolt

Lamelle


Transparent Media Faรงades


What is Mediamesh速

Aluminum Profile

Resin

Stainless Steel Metal Fabric LED


What is Mediamesh速


American Airlines Arena, Florida


American Airlines Arena, Florida


American Airlines Arena, Florida


Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio


Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio


The Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Station, Minnesota


Metal Fabrics

Metal Fabric Considerations

1. Fabric Selec?on

7. Maintenance

2. Func?onal Assessment

6. Full Assembly/FiKng

5. Installa?on Planning

3. Substructures

4. System Design

Methods+Materials Speaker - Tom Powley (GKD-USA)  
Methods+Materials Speaker - Tom Powley (GKD-USA)  

Facades+ NYC 2016