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Façade Systems Simplified

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From finishes to fabrication, there’s a lot to understand with exterior rain screen systems. With all Pure + FreeForm systems offering the same performance benefits – AAMA 2605 Superior Exterior Durability, Class A Fire Rating, VOC and Red List Free – the choice is left...

December 2021 Update

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Awards [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Specular [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]Metal Construction News, Reader's Choice Award - Winner Architectural Record, Record Products - Finalist interiors+sources, Purpose Awards - Winner[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="11635" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Facebook HQ, Spring District [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]Interior Design, Best of Year Awards - Finalist Metal Construction News, Building & Roofing Awards - Judges Award[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12321"...

Celebrating Custom Design in 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we wrap up another great year, we’d like to thank our customers, partners, and friends across the industry for your continued support of Pure + FreeForm. We believe in materials that reflect tradition, texture, scale, purpose and place, not just simple beauty. Because of...

Metal Design Case Study

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Case Study [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text] How one historical commercial building got a new office amenity penthouse [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Architect: Tryba Architects Contributing Designer: Elizabeth Goodnite, NCIDQ, IIDA, Interior Designer Manufacturer: Pure + FreeForm Installer: JVO Builders Professional Images: Sam Adams Visual Communications Before Images: Courtesy Tryba Architects Site: Capitol Center, Denver, CO[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="12956" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Goals [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]The...

3 Tips for Designing Metal Woodgrains

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Woodgrains, warm and familiar, are a design staple. Far from lacquered 70’s wall paneling and cheap vinyl, advances in surfacing technology have allowed wood-like products to maintain their relevance while offering a plethora of new applications. Whether choosing or designing a custom surface, where does one...

October 2021 Update

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Awards [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_single_image image="12859" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]Specular won a Planet Positive Award in the Surfaces, Tiles, and Materials category. The award, by Metropolis Magazine, “recognizes the most creative projects and products from around the world that benefit people and planet.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12829" img_size="300x300"][vc_column_text]Specular was also...

Pattern Play

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Graphic. Symbolic. Dramatic. Ornate. The possibilities with patterned metal are nearly endless. When designing custom patterns, we love exploring the limits of what architectural metals can be and mean by reinterpreting familiar tones and textures - such as blackened steels, bronzes, rusts, and silvers - with patterns. Although...

Groovy surfacing solutions: Customizable corrugations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What elements of design impact the way metal surfaces receive light? Texture, gloss, and the panel profile itself. A lot of visual interest can be achieved via the shadow lines and glint created by corrugations as they interact with light, offering additional textures that will appear and disappear throughout...

Custom textured interior cladding

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Custom interior finishes focus on the intersection between craft and design, breaking away from the banal to create something meaningful and beautiful. Because we experience interior spaces so intimately, color, texture, and gloss all play a significant role in our perception of rooms – relaxing,...

Soffits by design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Often the unsung heroes of buildings, soffits are, at their core, a functional and critical building element. With so many materials available today, what should be considered when designing or choosing a soffit material? We developed four major considerations to help guide performance-based soffit design choices.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image...