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Facade designs that tell a story

As the face of a building, a facade is what gives a structure its looks, personality, character and appeal. It influences everything we feel about a building. And how we feel in it, too, controlling things like light, temperature and privacy. But some of the best facade designs also have extra special significance, linking a structure to its surroundings, purpose, local history or culture.

Like these awe-inspiring building facades, that each tell their own unique story. Which one is your favourite?

Artwork facade designs: Cowper Street apartments, Granville

 We worked in collaboration with architects Johannsen & Associates (AJA) and artists Kath Fries and Rhona Pryor to create this metal masterpiece.

Adorning a residential block in Granville, it’s much more than just a building face – it’s a piece of public art. Named The Way of the River, the facade illustrates the importance of the local Duck River system and the traditional land of the Darug people, upon which the building sits.

Symbolising the idea of flow and change and the relationship between people and place, the facade features lines from local poet Todd Turner’s piece Grace. The words sweep around the exterior, flowing to a giant mural map of Duck River, represented by a pattern of leaves perforated into the metal.

We custom manufactured each facade panel to exact specifications using CAD drawing and precision tooling, for a seamless installation that’s as meaningful as it is stunning.

Facade designs - Granville building perforated metal by Arrow Metal Facade designs - Granville building perforated metal by Arrow Metal

How to create custom facade designs with Arrow Metal

Bring your design to Arrow Metal’s expert team and we’ll create your bespoke building frontage. We have the metal expertise to find you the most cost-effective way forward without compromising your design vision. We manufacture the most challenging and intricate facades for residential, commercial and public buildings. Our facade capabilities include:

  • Replication of any illustration, logo or picture in perforated metal
  • Wide choice of metal materials
  • Consultative design process
  • Precision perforation of each panel using CAD drawing and the latest tooling
  • Durable coating and colour finishes
  • Folding techniques for unique effects
  • Custom sizing per panel
  • Delivery Australia-wide

Take a look at some of our completed projects for inspiration and read our custom metal FAQs. To chat through your ideas with our team or to make an enquiry, call us on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry.

Posted: June 15, 2020

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