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New Milford, Connecticut
Year of Completion
New York, NY
Warm Summer Continental Climate
Metal_Interference Stainless Steel
Material and its Properties
18.36.54 is clad in bronze interference-coated stainless steel. Light Interference Coatings (LIC) on stainless steel provide a broad range of color which changes in various lights. The fine coating adds an aesthetic layer to the metal without sacrificing the innate high-performance qualities of stainless steel.
Location of Manufacturer
Kansas City, MO, USA
Location of Fabricator
There is no material in architectural use today that equals the iridescence produced by light interference on stainless steel. Depending on the thickness of the oxide film or the angle of the light reflecting back to the eye, different colors can be obtained. It's a interesting material which is closely related to light.
Hua, Yinghua, "18.36.54 House" (2010). Building Case Studies. 272.