MUKWONAGO, WI—JANUARY 8, 2014—The Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles was established along with the prominent movie studios during the early 20th century. In one of its high-end apartment complexes, a new water feature created with Banker Wire mesh, emphasizes the connection between Studio City and the movie industry – and provides a canvas for multimedia entertainment.
The 150,00-square-foot Grand Vista apartment complex caters largely to members of the movie industry. With that in mind, designer and fabricator ARTBOX construction Inc. created a waterfall feature on which residents of its 125 luxury units can play videos or slide shows while enjoying their outdoor surroundings. At other times, the waterfall simply provides a relaxing enclave in the midst of a busy neighborhood.
Banker Wire woven wire mesh creates a delicate curtain of water that acts as a projection screen. The M13Z-247 mesh used for the installation is composed of long, straight sections of horizontally oriented wire, woven together with tight groupings of three vertically oriented wires. Translucent when not in use as a projection screen, the mesh and water filter natural light, and together, create the sound of rain that brings a sense of tranquility to the space.
"Banker Wire's quality of products and attention to detail helped ARTBOX construction Inc. achieve a beautiful and functional installation. When it comes to architectural woven wire mesh, we'll use Banker Wire again,” says Babak Emanuel, principal at ARTBOX construction.
This feature was designed to be environmentally friendly – using low voltage electricity, high-efficiency equipment and recycled water. Banker Wire mesh is composed of 80 to 85 percent post-consumer and 12 to 18 percent pre-consumer recycled steel.
The project was designed and built by ARTBOX construction.
About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., Banker Wire provides custom-weaved material for any aesthetic on any scale – from intricate design highlights to expansive building facades. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s manufacturing expertise has been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to customers. State-of-the-art grid welding equipment provide a wide variety of wire alloy, spacing and diameter configurations, trimmed or untrimmed. For more information visit https://www.bankerwire.com.
About Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Pre-crimped woven wire mesh is constructed of individual wires that are crimped prior to being woven together on a loom. Pre-crimping the wires provides a much higher degree of control during the weaving process. This allows for far more intricate and interesting patterns, as well as unique customization, to meet the vision of the designer. Banker Wire has refined and innovated its crimping process more than any other manufacturer, delivering more than 8,000 different spacing, diameter, and crimp combinations, plus endless customization options. As a result, Banker can make any woven wire mesh pattern imaginable – manufactured to specify for any project type.