can be solid or mesh, wood, fabric, metal, or glass. They are a versatile design
option that can be used to divide rooms, as a visually-appealing safety device,
as art, or as a focal point; many allow in light while still offering privacy.
These recent Remodeling Design Award winners show off their screen cred.
custom wooden screen of narrow slats by the staircase in this Arlington,
Va.-project designed by architect Todd Ray of Studio Twenty Seven Architecture is
made from the wood of a dying silver maple tree in the home’s front yard.
upper level of the staircase is also a kind of
screen. Inspired by an image of the silver maple tree that was cut down.
Architect Todd Ray distorted the leaves’ image, making it so pixelated that a
clear pattern of squares emerged, which could then be cut out.
metal screen on this staircase in a San Francisco project by Feldman Architecture keeps the
stairwell light and airy and offers a visual sense of safety.
Washington, D.C., row house designed by KUBE
Architecture benefits from a wood mampara
screen in whitewashed poplar framed with blackened steel.
This homeowner wanted elements reminiscent of her native Puerto Rico. “Mampara” is a
structure that divides spaces.
San Francisco remodel by Aidlin
Darling Design included a multistoried interior garden atrium topped by a
skylight. A two-story sculpted wood wall filters and carves light as it moves
during the day.
blackened steel risers offer a light, airy and sculptural look to the staircase
in this award-winning project in Southampton, N.Y., by Bates Masi Architects.