07. July 2006
All over the world, architects and builders are fascinated by the textile-like structure of woven metal mesh: supple, scintillating and, depending on the angle of incidental light, either transparent or opaque. What was originally a purely industrial material has been celebrating unbroken success in the world of architecture for well over ten years now. As the latest result of creative innovation, GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG in cooperation with the Cologne-based company ag4 media facade GmbH now present a visionary product development in woven metallic architectural and design fabric: MEDIAMESH® – a stainless steel wire mesh with interwoven LED profiles as a novel system for the medialization of architecture. Wire mesh made by CREATIVE WEAVE™, with an unadorned elegance of its own, can now be turned into a multimedia screen with pixels that can be individually triggered via the Internet. Unlike conventional LED-Boards, MEDIAMESH® allows the design of a transparent media façade which follows the lines of every architecture like an apparently seamless outer skin on the building. If desired, the view inwards into the building can be just as unrestricted as the view outwards from the inside.