Collection by William Lamb

Uses of Perforated Metal


A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

A photograph of dappled sunlight filtering through treetops inspired he perforation pattern in the medium-density...
A leafy pattern, carved by a water-jet cutter, allows views through the sides—an aesthetic touch that doubles as a nod...
The perforated aluminum cladding surrounds the lower-level public area, which contains the pools and gym for the...
An aluminum water-jet cut fence divides separates the house from its neighbors."My favorite part of the courtyard,"...
In the bathroom, perforated-metal screens create a pointillist perspective on the landscape.
The origami-like desktop unfolds to reveal a perforated-steel divider that allows the passage of computer cables hidden...
A laser-cut-steel staircase connects the two floors.
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