Burlingame Point in San Francisco, California is clad in Contrarian Micro Textures’ InvariMatte® stainless steel as the facade of the structure’s parking ramp.
Stainless steel is not only a very efficient reflector of solar energy, it also substantially reduces insulation requirements. Unlike other bare metals that patina, or paints that oxidize, stainless steel retains all of its original solar reflectance and energy efficiency for as long as it remains installed. Because the accumulation of dirt can have a detrimental effect on solar reflectance, the InvariMatte® surface is dirt-resistant.
“From initial concept studies to full scale mockups, our work has required material samples and product assistance from day one and with a range of innovative quality products and service to match, Contrarian Micro Textures has been instrumental in facilitating the Design-Build process on a number of significant projects. Today, architecture is constantly evolving into ever more complex forms with the latest trends requiring environmentally friendly, beautiful finishes that are long lasting yet require minimal maintenance.”
ELEMENT Architecture + Engineering
Additional environmental benefits include:
• 75% recycled content / 100% recyclable
• No biocide runoff (unlike copper, zinc and lead)
• Capability to last the life of the building