Facade, Roof, and Decorative Glass & Metal Panel Systems
The Zira™ Visualizer process is an innovative and adaptive system developed for transfering your image across a metal surface. Where the Meta™Bump or MetaPerf™ systems are designed for repeating patterns, the Zira™ Process is designed to translate a single image across the entire surface of a project as a 'pixelated' mosaic.
The ZEPPS™ Process is the most powerful series of systems in the entire world for creating complex buildings in metal. The ZEPPS™ Process simplifies the entire construction process for both artwork as well as unique architectural forms.
Zahner produces surfaces in metal using several custom Building Envelope Systems for both walls and roofs. These patented systems were developed to improve upon the industry standard systems for complete moisture and wind control, as well as aesthetic improvements upon the standard sheet metal practices.
Our patented MetaSystems™ include several methodologies for bumping, perforating, and embossing the surface of the metal. Similar to the ZIRA™ Process, the bumps and perforation are completely custom, allowing the architect to control the pattern design and the shape of the individual bumps and perforations.
Introducing the Tessellate™ Animated metal systems. The Tessellate™ Systems were developed with renowned toy designer Hoberman and the Adaptive Building Initiative with Buro Happold. The resulting surface is visually stunning and ecologically beneficial, providing energy savings with a unique aesthetic.
Intelligent processes with accurate results.
Zahner revolutionized the architectural metals industry with the introduction of the ZEPPS™ Process (Zahner Engineered Profile Panel Systems). ZEPPS™ is an accurate, powerful, and flexibile structural system for building anything with metal panels. Architects such as Frank Gehry and Randall Stout flexed the ZEPPS™ Process to achieve astounding results. Known for its rapid installation, the process is used for both complex curvatures such as the Pritzker Pavilion and rectilinear geometries such as 400 Fifth. Each new project brings new challenges, and the process continues to be refined today by the designers and engineers in the Design Assist Group at Zahner.
The Zira™ system evolved from our MetaSurface™ series of bumps, shapes, and perforations applied to metals. Zira™ combines algorithmic mosaic technologies to create vast murals composed of raised and lowered indentations in the metal, as well as perforated negative spaces in the metal.
Zahner offers four major roof systems. Our flagship roof system, the Inverted Seam™ system is well known in the architectural industry for its clean sharp lines and smooth co-planar visual nature. It is the best roof that money can buy, a roof that does not merely shed water, it controls water. Pictured to the right is the de Young Museum in San Francisco during a particularly heavy rain storm. The six streams of water being diverted from the de Young are each running along an inverted seam track below the visual surface of the roof. We offer four customizable roof systems.
Wall systems are equally important in the protection of a building from moisture. The primary function of a roof is to protect the building's interior against the elemetns, as well as diverting moisture to the sides of the building. Most people assume that a wall should continue this process, repelling the water further, but due to the science of pressure, water wants to find its way into the building. That is why we only offer Pressure equalized and Rain Screen wall systems. See all of our wall systems.
Digital definition and precise CNC programming, along with the time proven use of engineered wall and roof systems, ensures that the structures produced by Zahner last a lifetime. No matter the application, Zahner has a proven system to get the job done right.
News & Updates
"Zinc shows its mettle" - The Miami Herald 4/20/2013
Zahner's Director of Marketing, Gary Davis, discusses the benefits and uses of Zinc in architecture.
The Zahner App is now available for iPhone. Features hundreds of projects by artists and architects.
Introducing the Hands of the Artist™ division, where Zahner engineers and craftsmen produce projects for artists.
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