Monthly Archives: March 2017

Geometric Reconfigurations

Public art structure celebrates the immigrant experience

By Marcy Marro, Editor

If you happen to be near the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston, on Sunday morning, April 2, you will have the opportunity to watch the sixth annual reconfiguration of the abstract structure. Made of steel and aluminum, the split rhomboid dodecahedron will be lifted and pulled apart by a crane in two halves and reshaped into a new and different sculptural shape.

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The Cotton Gin: A Deeper Look

By Marcy Marro, Editor

Hutton Cotton Gin

This month's Top Honors column features the Cotton Gin at the CO-OP District in Hutto, Texas. The project is a wonderful example of how a city took buildings that spoke to its past, and updated and modernized them in a way that provides a beacon for its future. 

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We’re Looking for Creative Uses of Metal

Do you use metal in an unusual and wonderful way? We want to hear about it. In a new feature in Metal Architecture called Creative Metal, we're showcasing project details that use metal building materials in applications you don't see every day.

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Specifications Survey

By Marcy Marro, Editor

Each year, Metal Architecture conducts a survey of architects to learn more about the metal products they are specifying. The survey asks about what was specified in the previous year, and what architects expect to specify in the current year. This year's survey shows that after a positive 2016, 2017 is also looking to have increased specifications on metal products. 

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