Creative Ways of Using Copper

Copper – a nice colored metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity is used in many industries, by architects, artists. designers, sculptors but also by common people in every day life, you can even make a new world record with copper or hover over copper.

Copper in your house

Kitchen is one of the rooms in our house or apartment where you spend some time preparing favourite meals. Copper cookware and design copper bowls can not only serve you well while cooking but when you don’t use it, you can decorate your home with it. Copper plates can be a nice wall arrangement, copper pots are great planters, large copper kettles can hold your fresh flowers or you can make some copper pot lamp!

In living room decorated with copper you can enjoy your icy vodka cocktail in copper mug. Why copper mug?

1. copper mugs have been used for drinking since ever

2. copper mugs can offer you chilled drinks as this metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature of any drink

3. it just looks cool

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Copper in architecture

Copper doesn’t have to make just cents. Architects use it quite often for creating spectacular copper architecture. Many of the architects use copper because it can age naturally and after some time it will rust to green and merge with a natural landscape. Copper is bright, reflective and has many practical benefits. Sometimes it can add a “retro-futuristic” copper style to your house.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation provides various types of copper for whatever your application is. We offer copper clad, copper sheets and plates, copper fittings and others. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking stuff will guide you further. Download our new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Sources : copper.org, inhabitat.com, dezeen.com, archdaily.com, wikipedia.org, trendhunter.com, pinterest, googleimages

Copper doesn’t just make cents

The surge in copper prices has recently lead to thefts of this red metal all over the world. Gutter, cables, coils or pipes have been ripped off buildings and they are sold on the black markets. These thieves are only interested in financial gain but architects are using copper more and more, not for just practical purposes but also for its aesthetic allure. Let’s have a look!

Happo Museum – Tshwane, South Africa

copper_clad_1a (1)Hapo Museum (hapo = hope or dream in the Khoi language) was designed by GAPP, Mashabane Rose Architects and MMA to showcase over 3 billions years of history in South Africa. The building complex is clad with copper panels which are meant to age naturally. “With walls and roof all clad in copper sheeting, the outcrop will rust to green and merge with the natural landscape.” state the architects.

Fujitsubo Beauty Parlor – Tokyo, Japan

Fujitsubo-Beauty-Parlor-by-Archivision-Hirotani-Studio03Tokyo’s trendy Omotesando district has an incredible parlor Fujitsubo (“barnacle” in Japenese) Beauty Parlor. Japenese Archivision Hirotani Studio built it with a great example of copper cladding continuously from rooftop to the ground. It is bright and reflective and supposed to age incrementally to degrees dependent on amounts of sunlight and rain received at different areas of the structure.

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Fujitsubo Beauty Parlor, Japan
The Rock at Wellington International Airport – Wellington, New Zealand

This “Rock” was designed by Studio Pacific Architecture. They wanted to combine functionality and capacity that should become a memorable visitor experience at the airpoirt. The rock’s folded copper-clad walls are intended to invoke the character of Wellington’s South Coast area.

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Wellington’s Rock, New Zealand

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There are even more copper buildings like Villa ArenA Woonmall Restaurant – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Schloss Grafenegg Concert Hall – Grafenegg Castle, Austria, Svalbard Science Centre – Longyearbyen, Norway and others.

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Villa Arena, Netherlands
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Svalbard Science Centre, Norway

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Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Credits : weburbanist.com, inhabitat.com, copperinvestingnews.com, archdaily.com, googleimages