From Surface to Structure

From Surface to Structure.

"From Surface to Structure": A still from the film, of the Rigidized Metals factory floor in Buffalo.

Buffalo is a city of tenacity, grit, invention, and reinvention. Rigidized Metals, a family-run company spanning over 75 years and three generations, illustrates this legacy. A global leader in the production and distribution of textured metals for architectural interiors, the corporation is partnering with faculty and students to reimagine uses of thin-gauge, textured metals, such as for structural purposes. This will enable new forms of architectural expression while significantly reducing the amount of material needed in construction.

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