Project Details

DesignerSteven Dona ArchitectureFabricatorCook Welding Services, Inc.ApplicationsRailingLocationMercer Island, WA, US

Mercer Island Residence

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Banker Wire manufactured SZ-4 woven wire mesh for this home project.

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.

About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world's leading woven and welded wire mesh manufacturer for architectural and industrial applications. From intricate design highlights in architectural environments to large-scale industrial applications, the company's scalable operations ensure every mesh job is precisely manufactured according to the specifications of each order. Durable, sustainable, and available in thousands of patterns, wire mesh is the ideal medium to satisfy any project regardless of its function or aesthetic. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire's state-of-the-art facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, employs proprietary equipment and processes refined for over a century, bringing unmatched customization, variety, quality, and service to customers globally.

Woven wire mesh provides a sense a protection, while not blocking the view.Unlike glass, flying birds can see woven wire mesh -- preventing collisions.