Today, architects have found in steel, a material that is highly durable and yet malleable to create structures with daring and intricate designs that are considered works of art. Steel buildings are capable of wide, open column-free interiors that provide greater freedom of floor layouts.
Modern steel buildings are engineered and designed using the latest computer software. Building components are then fabricated using the exact specifications provided by the computerized designs. And new technologies have allowed popular architectural finishes to be incorporated to steel building giving way to new designs with stylish exteriors and modern interiors.
One example application is a steel house with glass curtain walls, creating a structure that opens up to its surroundings, which is either a landscaped garden or natural scenery. The steel provides the necessary modern look. Such steel buildings have even graced the covers of magazines and architectural magazines because of their avant-garde designs that are considered works of art.
Aside from flexibility, the fact that steel buildings are environment-friendly has drawn many architects to embrace the use of steel in their designs. Some stunning designs of steel buildings are those that make use of natural lighting by having wide-open spaces and glass walls to let more natural light come in and reducing electricity costs
Another energy-saving design feature for steel buildings is the use of sustainable energy sources such as solar panels to harness the power of the sun. In the first place, steel buildings are naturally appealing to environment-conscious architects because they are made from recycled steel.
Steel is capable of being shaped, bent or drawn out creating shapes that are not possible with wood or concrete. This gives architects more artistic freedom to create designs of steel buildings that range from traditional to the more playful and unpredictable.
With their unique construction methods, flexibility and their being environment-friendly, steel buildings are the current trendsetters in the construction industry.
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