The Green House is a 12-story, mixed-use residential building at 10-25 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City (LIC), Queens. Developed by Charney Companies and designed by STUDIO V, the building holds an identifiable industrial design language, reflective of the rich history of Long Island City.
LIC was long renowned as the only site of terracotta production in the entirety of New York City, with the nearby New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Works building, built in 1892. To commemorate this, the building’s facade is adorned with vibrant British racing green terracotta, fabricated in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. This contemporary glazed terracotta façade contrasts with luminous woven architectural mesh by Banker Wire, the leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. The decorative wire mesh covers the exposed parking areas and elevator tower. The golden mesh is the Banker Wire’s DUNE 40100 flexible mesh pattern, engineered by Codina, which uses flat spiral shapes to create links. This mesh pattern allows for large uninterrupted coverage of a façade while offering a degree of transparency and a touch of color.
Banker Wire’s flexible wire mesh patterns provide expanded creative freedom for designers and architects with material as adaptable as its name. The flexible characteristic of the mesh’s construction allows for large, single-piece dimensions that cover a larger area with less structural steel required. This allows for large area coverage with less structural steel required, something where panelized systems fall short.
The “Golden Splendor” powder-coated flexible mesh brings accents to the facade of the building while adding to its design. The finalized Green House building brightens the Long Island horizon with it’s golden mesh, and colorful mural bringing life to the community.
About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. From intricate design highlights in architectural environments to large-scale industrial applications, the company’s scalable operations ensure every mesh job is precisely manufactured according to the specifications of each order. Durable, sustainable, and available in thousands of patterns, wire mesh is the ideal medium to satisfy any project regardless of its function or aesthetic. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s state-of-the-art facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin employs proprietary equipment and processes that have been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, variety, quality, and service to customers globally.
STUDIO V is an award-winning firm that seeks to reimagine 21st-century urban living. STUDIO V transforms cities by redefining their edges through transit-oriented development, waterfront architecture, and public spaces while engaging sites’ unique history and culture through design. Visit studiov.com for more information.
Founded in 2013, Charney Companies is a fully integrated real estate development, construction, and management firm with a focus on developing, owning, and operating first-class residential and commercial real estate in the New York City Metro area. From ground-up construction to adaptive reuse and value-add repositioning, Charney plays an integral role in all aspects of the development process and leverages the expertise and experience of their principals to deliver superior products to the marketplace and best-in-class returns for their investors. Charney owns, operates, and is under construction on over two million square feet throughout Brooklyn and Queens, and has won awards and accommodations from municipal organizations and media outlets for their work over the last 5 years. For more information, visit https://charneycompanies.com/.
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