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Precious metal: Gold perforated metal ideas

Rich, opulent and alluring, gold perforated metal is an architectural trend that keeps on glowing.

Dip into some of our favourite uses of this perforated precious metal to see why gold is enjoying such a rush. And find our cost-effective tips for adding the golden touch to your architecture projects:

Gold retail displays: Galeries Lafayette, Champs Elysees, Paris

When Paris’ most famous luxury department store creates a new retail and event space inside an old art-deco bank, you know it’s going to be right on the money. BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) architects used a rich material palette for the Galeries Lafayette’s new showcase on the Champs Elysees, that included marble columns and rings of gold perforated metal display stands.

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Image sourced from BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

Gold balconies: Student housing, Paris

These student apartments are top of the class for opulent accommodation. Harmonic + Masson Architects used perforated metal screens finished in gold to create individual terraces for each of the 156 flats, that filter light into each space whilst still giving residents privacy. Gold is featured on the entire exterior of the building, making a richly distinctive architectural statement.

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Images sourced form  Harmonic + Masson Architects

Gold facade: Cultural Centre of Bastia, Corsica

This auditorium and media library in Corsica is a real show-stopper. The upper storey features full length glass windows clad in golden perforated metal, allowing visitors to make the most of the area’s scenic views. The material was specially chosen by architects DDA as a direct, light-filtering contrast to the dark performance space below.

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Images sourced from architects DDA

Folded gold facade: Gadigal Avenue, Zetland

Enveloped in a finely-woven facade of gold perforated metal, these apartments at Gadigal Avenue, Zetland, are simply stunning. The unique facade was designed by architects Collins and Tuner manufactured by the Arrow Metal team for architects Collins and Turner. It is made from a series of gold aluminium panels, which had to be precisely perforated and folded in a specific way according to location and orientation of each apartment. Featuring fixed and sliding elements, the lattice-like facade unifies the building but gives each residence an individual air of grandeur.

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Images sourced from Collins and Tuner

Retail window display: Golston jewellery store, Sydney

Gold perforated metal is the perfect accessory for this Sydney jewellery store. Used to envelop the windows, Arrow Metal manufactured the perforated panels for designers Loopcreative, who envisioned a soft-focus lightbox effect to maximise jewellery sparkle. The gold finish complements the showcased pieces and matches the Golston branding, for a cohesive and eye-catching retail display.

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Gold perforated metal: Cost-saving tips and advice

A gold finish is one of the metallic finish options available for all Arrow Metal-manufactured perforated metal. It can be used for in-stock products as a cost-effective gold solution and custom-made products. Talk to our team to find out more about colour and finish options and which profiles are most suited to your project on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry.


Posted: July 16, 2019

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