Project Worldwide Headquarters, New York
ARCHITECT: STUDIOS Architecture
In designing creative agency Project Worldwide’s New York headquarters, STUDIOS Architecture sought industrial, yet refined, materials to realize a pared-back, industrial-chic design scheme.
Upon entering the seventh-floor amenities space, a hospitality-inspired bar replete with a book-matched black marble backdrop is revealed. Fabricated within the bar-display cabinet doors, Banker Wire’s S-51—specified in a bronze finish—provides a lustrous, rich accent while simultaneously celebrating the duality of grit and refinement that defines the space.
“We were seeking a metal mesh that had an industrial yet elevated look and feel in a bronze that would patina over time—coinciding with our desire to create an elegant and textural environment,” says Jordan Evans, associate, STUDIOS Architecture. “The refined nature of the mesh, in contrast to the exposed structure and concrete floors, provided the aesthetic tensions we wanted for the space.”
Also within the amenities area, STUDIOS Architecture relied upon Banker Wire’s S-51 to create a mesh screen wall divider, specified as a material that was simultaneously able to blur the back-of-house corridor while further adding to the space’s refined-but-moody industrial look. Contrasting the warm-wood elements, concrete floor and refined detailing of the room, S-51’s flattened crimp at the wire mesh intersections—a sturdy pattern with a dense, smaller open area—creates a textural but glamorous touchpoint.
ARCHITECTURAL WOVEN WIRE MESH MANUFACTURER: Banker Wire
PHOTO: TOM MINIERI, COURTESY OF STUDIOS ARCHITECTURE