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Product Feature: Picperf

Within our bespoke Perftec range we offer our PicPerf technology. 

This technology has been developed to give the designer or architect complete creative freedom over their perforated designs. We are able to translate any graphic, pattern or image into perforated metal sheets that can be used for unique façades / cladding, building envelopes or even one-off pieces of metal art.

At the UCL building in London (pictured below), we worked with architects Levitt Bernstein to create this unique pattern building skin, installed by MJC Fabricators. 

 

UCL

Levitt Bernstein came up with the unique pattern, which we replicated across 3mm sheets of aluminium and anodised in a Regency Gold finish. The result was this striking facade that has uplifted the entire building.

This pattern process can also be used to interpret images into metal. The effect is achieved by perforating the metal with different sized holes, which can be done on an individual panel basis or scaled up across a number of larger panels.

This was demonstrated on our project in Kingston with Haworth Tompkins (pictured below). The architects wanted to create a façade that gave homage to Eadweard Muybridge’s C19th lithographs that captured the art of the female form in a moving image.

Muybridge Artwork, Kingston

The famous artwork was perforated across thirty-six aluminium panels measuring two meters high each. The panels now clad the riverfront of Kingston and can be viewed from the river Thames. And at night, the entire façade is illuminated and comes to life in the light.

 Muybridge Artwork, Kingston

We recommend backlighting the PicPerf panels with LED, as it brings a whole new dimension to the image and makes the design truly stand out.

At our offices and showroom in Hertfordshire we have lit our PicPerf images with linear LED strip that was supplied by our sister company Ecoled 

  

 Our recreation of Lichtenstein’s Whamm pop-art is the feature of our meeting room, whilst our Banksy girl greets visitors walking up the stairs to our main office.

The panels have the tensile strength to be fabricated into surfaces, such as this table top (pictured below), which was created for the Wardrop & Stevenson’s showgarden at the BBC’s Gardeners World Live show. The image of the honeysuckle plant added a stunning feature to the garden, which won the Silver Merit award at the show. 

Showgarden Table Top 

PicPerf is a popular product within the educational sector. Designers can create perforated patterns that resemble school emblems or give personality to a building and inspire an engaging environment for students to learn and engage in.

 

Mountbatten School                                                  Quilley School of Engineering


Crawford School


Our PicPerf projects always produce the most striking aesthetics. It's the ideal product to showcase creativity and individuality in architectural design.

Get in touch with us for more details. 

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