Project Details

ArchitectSquire and PartnersFabricatorExcel Architectural EngineeringPhotographyHufton + Crow and James JonesApplicationsLocationLondon, United Kingdom

The Studio – London

The Studio is a former Victorian depository that was revitalized to become an open plan office with a beautiful street frontage. The building has been reconfigured with a new entrance befitting its scale and location with office accommodations above. The redesign compliments and utilizes the building original industrial features such as brick walls, concrete soffits, and exposed cast iron supports. A refurbished platform lift is the prominent feature in the reception area.

The lift is enclosed in two layers of Banker Wire’s lock crimp wire mesh patterns. First is a fine woven brass wire mesh, L-3. This pattern is layered behind a larger opening mesh of a similar design. L-80, another lock crimp pattern, is plated in black copper and sits over the L-3 brass pattern creating an interesting texture. Combined, the two patterns evoke the industrial aesthetic and the era that the architect was capturing in their design.

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.

The decorative brass wire mesh is as beautiful as it is functional in this lift.The lift and the surrounding elements of the building create a very industrial look to the space. Viewing the refurbished lift using Banker Wire decorative wire mesh from the outside.Brass and black copper plated woven wire mesh lends an industrial feel to the lift.Two layered lock crimp wire mesh patterns evoke the industrial aesthetic of the Victorian era.Large Black Copper plated L-80 overlays fine L-3 to create an antique look. The layered L-80 and L-3 wire mesh patterns looks stunning against the clean lines of the lift.