Metal is more than just a utilitarian spec—especially when used in woven-fabric form. In façade applications like the one shown to the right, Baird says it “deadens the effect of the sun without eliminating visual connections and ventilation.” The firm's favorite supplier, Mentor, Ohio-based W.S. Tyler, offers different mesh sizes and materials, including stainless steel, brass, and copper. W.S. Tyler, 800.321.6188;

plusone design + construction
fritz embaugh and david baird, aia
baton rouge, la.