The Altamira Residence was built on the rugged coastline of the Palos Verdes Peninsula with the goal of leaving the land as undisturbed as possible. With a vision to use as many materials and designs that focused on the location and the beauty of the surrounding area, this Altamira residence is a stunning collaboration that honors the original intent of the client and Architect.
Marmol Radziner Associates incorporated stainless steel Banker Wire M13Z-145 Rigid Cable wire mesh into this grand staircase design with the Dorland Company fabricating the post and rail. The large percent open area of M13Z-145 allows for minimal interruption of sight-lines out of the floor to ceiling windows to let in the natural light and stunning views of the ocean.
This project used: Wire Mesh Pattern: M13Z-145. Utilizing wire mesh patterns details like, large scale, three wire, and rigid cable, it is patterned after traditional European designs. Utilizing a long aspect ratio clearly differentiates the vertical pattern from the horizontal whiling maintaining its strength and is available in many different finishes. Stainless steel is often used for both architectural and industrial applications. The vast number of specific types and grades of stainless steels can be manufactured as wire mesh to improve performance in corrosion resistance, formability, and aesthetics. Stainless steel is steel with the addition of chromium. The chromium produces an oxide layer at the surface that is known as the “Passive layer”. This passive layer protects and prevents further corrosion. Other metals such as nickel, molybdenum, titanium, manganese are added throughout the many types of stainless steels.