Laser Cut Metal Creates Lively Exterior Environment

With over thirty years of custom fabrication experience, Móz Designs teamed up with Flyte to create a responsive and welcoming exterior environment for their offices in El Segundo, Calif., using laser cut and perforated metal. Designed by Ware Malcomb and spanning a total of 5,000 square feet and six different applications, this project highlights the range of contexts in which the Móz patterns and craftsmanship thrives.

Móz Designs creates a responsive and welcoming exterior environment for the Flyte offices in El Segundo, Calif.
Móz Designs creates a responsive and welcoming exterior environment for the Flyte offices in El Segundo, Calif.

At the entry to the courtyard, the color of the Laser Cut Metal adds a brighter point of focus, while breaking up the materiality of the entry’s arch and providing peeks into what’s inside. This move is repeated at the entry of the building itself, where the material is placed behind the main facade, softening its bulk and allowing light to reach through to the door.

Used to cover a walkway, the Móz Bubbles pattern creates a distinct dappled light effect on the tile below as the sun pours in, calling attention to what’s above and below simultaneously. The application was installed in custom 5- by 10-foot sheets, laser cut and perforated to the Bubbles pattern and finished with a white powder coating on both sides.

The solid-core aluminum materials Móz uses contain 79 percent recycled and reclaimed content and are rolled and formed in their solar-powered Oakland facility. Aluminum is a sustainable material, offering a solution that is both environmentally-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, Móz’s powder colors are durable and cleanable thus suitable for more high traffic areas including elevator interiors and corridors. These finishes will also show less wear over time than standard polycoat finish options.

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