Precious Metal

The silhouette of a seemingly ordinary warehouse and its pre-engineered structure is transformed by light and becomes a thing of beauty as it sits against the Kansas landscape.

The warehouse uses only two light sources-natural light and T5HO 3500K linear fluorescent strips to articulate the building's volumes and surfaces.

Material transitions on the façade are distinguished by linear bands of light.

At the clerestory, 4-foot T5HO lamps uplight the underside of the Galvalume roof.

Louvered vents located at the base of the north and south façades activate a convection cooling system. Outside air is brought into the warehouse by floor-level vents and hot air exits via large vents on the roof.

The building's details do the talking as glass, steel, and concrete are combined to create a contemporary composition.

By day the warehouse strikes an elegant pose as sunlight helps define the metal Galvalume surfaces.

A band of light from 3500K T5HO fluorescent lamps in 4-foot lengths, located along the concrete foundation, provides pedestrian lighting for the sidewalks that run along the north and south faces of the building and the parking lot.

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