Mercer Island Residence

Products Used

Material: 
  • 11 - Stainless Steel and Copper Wire Mesh
Application: 
  • Exterior Railings and Stairways
Building Type: 
  • Private Residence
SZ-4 - Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Mercer IslandWashingtonUnited States
Project Details:

Mercer Island Residence

Using Banker Wire SZ-4 architectural wire mesh, Steven Dona Architecture chose to provide their client with a first class solution to the common problem of giving a sense of protection from a deck railing while not blocking the view. Glass railing might have been the obvious solution, but in the Architect's point of view, glass panels lack mass when viewed at a distance, losing the overall design detail. Massive stainless steel railing was custom built around the Copper/Stainless mixed wire mesh providing security and detail even when viewed from the shoreline. Another benefit of using woven wire mesh versus glass for infill panels – one that can be appreciated by both homeowner and birds – is that the woven mesh can be seen by flying birds while glass can be invisible, causing collisions.

Additional Images: 
Banker Wire manufactured SZ-4 woven wire mesh for this home project.
Woven wire mesh provides a sense a protection, while not blocking the view.
Unlike glass, flying birds can see woven wire mesh -- preventing collisions.

Project Team

Project Designer: 
Steven Dona Architecture
Project Fabricator: 
Cook Welding Services, Inc.