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AD Materials Round Up: Wire Mesh

AD Materials Round Up: Wire Mesh
AD Materials Round Up: Wire Mesh, Cocoon / Camenzind Evolution. Image © Camenzind Evolution
Cocoon / Camenzind Evolution. Image © Camenzind Evolution

Though it can sometimes be overlooked in favor of materials which are more decisively either transparent or opaque, wire mesh is a tremendously versatile material that can be used for anything from delicate screens to a rough industrial interior. Here, ArchDaily Materials presents five projects that use wire mesh to great effect: Camenzind Evolution's "Coccoon" building which shrouds the entire facade in a silvery screen; the Ibiray House by Oreggioni Prieto, which uses a loose mesh to grow plants for seasonal shading; Melaten Car Park by KSG Architekten, which uses a mesh facade to create an "out of focus" effect; Nickl & Partner Architekten's Renovation and Extension of the Hameln County Hospital, which uses motorized mesh screens to shade patient rooms; and finally the Croatian Pavilion for the 2010 Venice Biennale, with an interior space dramatically carved from a block of 32 tons of welded wire mesh.

Ibiray House / Oreggioni Prieto. Image © Leonardo Finotti Massively out of Focus – the Melaten Car Park / KSG Architekten. Image © Jörg Hempel Renovation and Extension of the Hameln County Hospital / Nickl & Partner Architekten. Image © Nickl & Partner Architekten Croatian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Image © Zelimir Grzancic + 7

Check out some of our wire mesh suppliers on the AD Materials Catalog:

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Cite: Materials. "AD Materials Round Up: Wire Mesh" 15 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/619920/ad-materials-round-up-wire-mesh/> ISSN 0719-8884

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