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Site-Specific Material Design: Part 1 – Design Options

We were founded on the belief that custom, site-specific design should be accessible to all projects. Unlike the traditional “system centric” model of manufacturers that focus on systems before surfaces, our design process allows for both small batch and large-scale bespoke production with ease. Our...

Dynamic cladding with Crystal Basecoat technology

One of the true limitations of metal paints and coatings is the inability to truly capture the romantic and dynamic movement of light off metal. But a new surfacing technology is allowing design to embrace the innate glamour of metal’s natural variations....

Design essentials: A great blackened steel

Industrial yet refined, versatile yet significant, it’s easy to understand why blackened steel is currently in high demand for commercial and residential applications. Natural blackened steel carries a multitude of shades, textures, and patinas that allow the material to be site-specific and interesting. However, the...

LEED Certified Projects | August 2020

Aluminum is a sustainable solution for cladding that has a minimal environmental impact. Our decorative printed metal is an eco-friendly product for its minimalist manufacturing process. With a variety of LEED credits available, listed below, Pure + FreeForm materials offer the ability to create bespoke...

ASTM Coating Strength

While most of our daily lives has felt like it has slowed down over the past few months, things have been ramping up at Pure + FreeForm! Over the past few months, we were able to have 3 additional ASTM certified tests completed on our...

Texture you can see and feel

Light plays a vital role in the way we experience architecture, bridging the gap between perception and the spaces we inhabit. Illumination defines color, texture, and depth, enhancing our comprehension of context, place, and space. Consequently, the manipulation of texture, luminosity, and surface characteristics of...

What is AAMA 2605?

Metal panels include 2 major parts, the substrate and the finish. While the finish color itself might be the seemingly most important feature of the panel, it actually is not. Nearly any hue, pattern, gloss, or texture can be achieved with certain metals and specific...

Fire Prevention in Design with ASTM E84

Building fires have marked some of the most tragic events in world history. From the long-ago street fires in Chicago to a more recent example at Grenfell Tower in London, fire continues to shape the ways we build and thus, the ways we design. And...