Sheet metal bending: 5 amazing architectural creations

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Lotus Temple in Delhi - India

Experience, innovation, creativity, calculation. Here is what can be born with an excellent use of metalworking.

In this post I’d like to show what can arise from the sheet metal bending.

We’ve already said that the sheet metal bending is the process through which you can transform a flat metal part into a curve.

Said in this way it would seem insignificant and, just for this reason, I’d like to help you to better understand which incredible design can born from metal bending operations.

 

Catholic Church - Nigeria

This project, created by a famous design studio in London, has been the winner in a worldwide competition where the goal was designing a 2000-seat church to build in Nigeria

As you can see from the picture, it consists in an infinite number of arches and curved surfaces that give to this structure a harmonious and curvy aspect, really really unusual. This is the first example of how far we can go with the help of the sheet metal bending processes.

 

Piano House in An Hui Province - China

Always remaining on the subject of curves, you probably will be bewitched from this incredible Chinese building. We’re in An Hui Province, where people are obviously passionate about art and music. Here, an incredible amount of glass along with a spectacular job of sheet metal bending of structures has given rise to a very unusual shaped building: a piano and a violin which merge together creating the most romantic architectural construction in China

 

Burj Al Arab in Dubai - Emirates

Dubai, home of the most spectacular buildings. The Burj Al Arab is one of the most luxury hotels of the world. Located on an artificial island connected to the mainland by a bridge of 280 m, is characterized by a particular "sailing" designed by a team of architects and workers who knew the how to start from the metal bending, welding and other processes in order to obtain this building from the spectacular shape

 

Infinity Bridge in Stockton - England

Back in the Old World, we meet the 4th amazing architectural creation born from metal bending. This bridge, the Infinity Bridge, is located in the north-east of England and is the evident example of how far designer and workers can arrive when know-how and creativity are very high. This is a merge of tons and tons of curved metal but also a celebration of an excellent use of metal work.  

 

Lotus Temple in Delhi - India

On this trip which took us around the world could not miss the fascinating India and its surprises. We’re in one the biggest cities of Asia, Delhi and here, past and present merge together by creating a really suggestive landscape. Like the ones you can see in the picture above. The Lotus Temple has won a lot of prizes for its innovative architectural structure that remembers a blossoming lotus’s flower. Realized by a nine-sided circular shape and composed of 27 free-standing marble clad "petals" has become one of the most attractive architectonical attractions of the entire world.

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