Closson's Showroom and Design Center
- Eric Puryear, Beck Architecture, Inc.
- Location: Oakley, Ohio, USA
- Year Completed: 2008
- End Use: Parking Garage, Retail
- Architect: Beck Architecture, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH
- General Contractor: Turnbull-Wahlert Construction, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH
Closson's has been the preeminent resource in Cincinnati for fine art, furniture and interior design accessories and services since 1866. Naturally, when opening a brand new design center in Oakley, OH, Closson's drew inspiration from its impressive history, expertise and artistic eye to create a facility with unique visual appeal and an exterior that optimized the amount of light entering the interior showroom environment.
A Cambridge Architectural mesh shading system provides an upscale exterior building façade that seamlessly integrates into the design center, beautifully filtering sunlight during the day and reflecting projected light at night.
The mesh system on Closson's exterior provides the perfect solution for its interior. The inherent nature of architectural mesh allows it to cut down on harsh sunlight and only allow quality natural light to pass through. As a result, the mesh system optimizes the space by manipulating light to provide an ideal interior environment well suited to displaying art and furniture pieces.
Cambridge provided an architectural mesh exterior with shading properties that make running the building more affordable. The mesh system blocks the sun, resulting in decreased cooling costs, and captures useful natural light to reduce electricity costs. Additionally, stainless steel architectural mesh is a material that is virtually indestructible, outlasting most other materials in durability and is 100% recyclable. It can contribute to solar heat gain reduction and does not mitigate views - all important considerations for high-performance buildings.
Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC® and helps architects take maximum advantage of LEED credit through the many categories in which architectural mesh systems apply, including optimized energy performance, incorporation of recycled content, the facilitation of daylighting and new construction.