Advances in the use of steel and metal have played a pivotal role in the development of architecture since the Industrial Revolution. Whether in the ability to revolutionize transportation, push long spans in architectural spaces, dematerialize structure and facades, or extend upwards to unprecedented heights, steel in architecture is undeniably tied to our conception of modern architecture and the skyline of cities around the world. Metal facades have, through their pliable nature allowed for great advances in bridging design and construction through parametric modeling. In this panel discussion, we will explore metal as structure and as skin.

Organized by: AIANY Global Dialogues Committee