W.S. Tyler USA Architectural Design Group provides three customizable woven stainless steel wire mesh products that allow design professionals virtually limitless options to create one-of-a-kind facades for both commercial new construction and renovation.
With an extensive array of colors and weaves, the depth of the company’s product line gives architects and building owners an unparalleled selection of versatile, adaptable exterior faÃ§ade treatments. Offerings include painted stainless steel wire mesh, a process pioneered by W.S. Tyler, which can be used to display graphics, logos and customized scenes; plastic (PET) color-coated wire mesh to completely transform the exterior appearance and color of a building faÃ§ade; and Imagic Weave®, which is a combination of high-grade stainless steel wire mesh and the latest LED technology designed to produce individualized, programmable lighting effects and digital video displays on building exteriors.
W.S. Tyler’s painted stainless steel wire mesh was selected by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects to meet the dual challenges of security and neighborhood homogeneity for the LAPD parking structure and motor pool maintenance facility in an urban Los Angeles setting. Situated in the downtown mixed-used area with a rapidly expanding arts community, painted faÃ§ade panels were incorporated into the design of the building faÃ§ade. The metal mesh veils the activities within the structure, yet also blends into the streetscape with an aesthetically pleasing green leaf pattern. The painted mesh is suspended from the building by a series of more than 150 pipe struts around the cantilevered walkways of the various parking levels.
“The customer did not want to end up with something that looked like a dark concrete box,” said Claudia Kessner, senior associate, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Inc. “People are interested in colors, lighting and images to create depth and variety. The reaction to the structure by people in the neighborhood has been amazing. They don’t always realize it is a parking deck.”
W.S. Tyler delivers a comprehensive range of metal fabrics with environmentally responsible solutions that provide natural ventilation, weather protection and sun control in addition to superior aesthetics. Located in Mentor, Ohio, the company offers an exciting contemporary design option to the construction marketplace. By integrating leading technology into its metal mesh fabrics, W.S. Tyler is able to deliver high-performing, durable solutions for building facades, wall cladding, security, solar shading, creative metallic art and a range of other applications for both new and retrofit construction.