VINZ on Fairfax VINZ on Fairfax / Los Angeles, California, USA

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VINZ on Fairfax

Applications: Exterior Shades
Mesh: Balance
Attachment: Eyebolt
The Cambridge metal mesh ultimately proved to satisfy the high-performance and aesthetic standards for our project, while fitting within our client's budget. The porosity of the mesh adds some privacy to the exterior balconies, while allowing view and light through for occupants. It also helps cut out some of the less desirable low angle sunlight for the residential windows and balconies behind the mesh.
- Jack Feichtner, Associate Principal, Cuningham Group Architecture
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Year Completed: 2018
  • End Use: Multi-Family Residential
  • Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
  • Engineer: Structural: KPFF Consulting Engineers; Civil: KHR Associates
  • Developer: Alliance Residential Company
  • Installer: Eli Industries

Application

Located on South Fairfax Avenue near Beverly Hills, VINZ is a five-story luxury apartment building offering studio, one, two and three-bedroom floor plans. The residences are masterfully crafted with a sophisticated style. Vivid edges and curves evoke an avant-garde essence to the design. Architects engaged Cambridge Architectural to weave five metal mesh sails for the units facing Fairfax Avenue. The mesh panels span vertically across four levels.

Function

Five sails incorporate 6,444 square feet of Cambridge's Balance mesh with 52 percent opacity. They are supported by steel frames attached to the building's primary structure using our Eyebolt system.  Creating a bold aesthetic, the sails are lit by LED lights affixed to the top of the frames that wash the sails in color at night. In addition to the desired aesthetic, the porosity of the mesh adds some privacy to the exterior balconies, while allowing view and light through for occupants. It also helps cut out some of the less desirable, low-angle sunlight for the residential windows and balconies behind the mesh.

Benefit

Stainless steel mesh is 100% recyclable material that is virtually indestructible, outlasting most other materials in durability and minimizing the need for repair or replacement. 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.

Photo Credit: Emilio Azevedo

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