Brass, with its rich color, malleability, and innate beauty, can be made into many useful and visually stunning objects. You often see brass in jewelry, sculpture, and practical household fixtures, but have you seen them used in architecture?
The New School’s University Center in New York City recently underwent a massive brass undertaking. The designers cut up pieces of brass sheet metal into shingles and installed them onto the school’s exterior. A World-Architects Daily News article by John Hill describes the effort: