At the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City, Rojkind Arquitectos consolidated surface parking in a new garage and uniting the campus with a canopy whose composite-aluminum skin is dappled with triangular perforations.
Outside this angular Australian house, a perforated aluminum fence unravels from the building down toward the street. The material was selected to deter local graffiti artists from leaving their mark.
Perforated steel panels provide a contrasting sense of roughness and lightness at this steel villa in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
An interior courtyard provides even more space for entertaining at this factory-turned-home in Toronto, as well as an opportunity to reference the building’s history. Backlighting transforms this 16-foot Cor-Ten steel light fixture into an image of super-sized tulips, a nod to Cruickshank’s history. To create the design, a heavily pixelated image of tulips was translated into perforated steel.
This historic apartment in New York City recently underwent an open-plan renovation. The detailing on the cast-iron columns inspired the perforated pattern of the semi-transparent screens.
A Boston loft in a former textile factory received a minimal, efficient kitchen renovation at the hands of Bunker Workshop. A red steel pegboard backsplash lets the resident easily access cooking utensils. "We tried to use industrial materials—stainless steel, perforated steel, brick—in a more refined way for the kitchen," says architect Chris Greenawalt.