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The Ludlow, New York

Located in the historical Lower East Side of New York, The Ludlow offers 23 stories of modern upscale living and premium amenities with a surrounding neighborhood of the city’s newest shopping, nightlife and restaurants. Completed in spring 2008, Cambridge Architectural mesh panels wrap the lobby reception desk and two surrounding columns, contributing to an eye-catching, elegant counterpart to the glass, bamboo and terrazzo structural elements of the apartment rental tower’s lobby.

Due to its minimal maintenance and cleaning requirements, the Cambridge’s Landscape Interiors architectural mesh system works perfectly for The Ludlow lobby’s high level of traffic while still responding to its high style.

“We chose Cambridge’s metal fabric because we were looking for a durable material with reflective properties that would visually expand the space,” said Meri Tepper of Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects, the project designer for the lobby. “The mesh turned out to be a perfect choice for a beautiful and sustainable wainscoting in the lobby.”

Designed to wrap the corner of an angled frame, the Landscape Interiors system seamlessly attaches to the reception desk and columns, creating an elegant surface and a sophisticated contrast to the surrounding bamboo backdrop.

“Cambridge’s mesh was a natural fit for our design scheme,” said Larry Perez of Edison Properties LLC, the facility owner. “Thematically, it blends well with the space and is uniform in appearance. Functionally, it is standing the test of time due to the material’s sturdiness, durability and stain resistance.”

The Cambridge Landscape Interiors metal fabric system was manufactured from recycled materials, and all of the mesh and its corresponding attachment hardware are readily recyclable.

Cambridge assisted and consulted with The Ludlow team from initial design to final installation on the project. The Landscape Interiors system was fabricated with mesh in Cambridge’s Villa pattern and installed with Cambridge’s Tableau tension attachment hardware.

Owner: Edison Properties LLC, Newark, N.J.
Architect: Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects, New York
Contractor/installer: Perry Cohen Carpentry Corp., New York
Metal fabric: Cambridge Architectural, Cambridge, Md.,