tooled surface

tooled finish, tooled surface

In stonework, a fluted, flat surface that usually carries 2 to 12 concave grooves per inch (5 to 30 per centimeter); also called tooling.
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This creates sharp corners and the look of a tooled surface. The part also moves precisely within the mold to improve surface details.
Hanging from the upper reaches of the foyers, these fluted concrete forms frame spectacular views of the town and landscape beyond, and give the building a distinctive silhouette; an optical presence that will change with the passing hours as sunlight strikes the white marble aggregate that will appear on the finely tooled surfaces. Internally, a more measured series of drapes will provide a gentle focus toward the stage and modify the buildings space's acoustic character.