LAVA + PTW architects craft fluid greenland centre display suite
 
LAVA + PTW architects craft fluid greenland centre display suite LAVA + PTW architects craft fluid greenland centre display suite
dec 14, 2013

LAVA + PTW architects craft fluid greenland centre display suite

LAVA + PTW architects craft fluid greenland centre display suite
photo by brett boardman
all images courtesy of LAVA + PTW architects

 

 

 

the lobby of a 1960s waterfront building has been remodeled, providing the ‘greenland centre’ in sydney, australia with a contemporary display suite. the project, a collaboration between LAVA and PTW architects, combines use of natural materials with technologically advanced fabrication methods and techniques.

 

 


the scheme combines natural materials with technologically advanced fabrication methods
photo by brett boardman

 

 

 

the scheme is defined by its fluid and curved surfaces which ensure an open, inviting and connected volume. the organic forms are continued to the freeform furniture, where leather stools and back-lit glass island units permeate the white terrazzo floors, under a pale timber roof. carefully placed ribbons of lighting at ceiling and floor level ensure a bright and spacious environment.

 

 


the centre’s welcoming reception foyer
photo by brett boardman

 

 

 

fully utilizing the technology available, rapid prototyping allowed the design to progress quickly from computer models to the project’s fabrication workshop. fiberglass, which can be molded into various shapes and forms, provides a strong and lightweight component of the project.

 

 


the project is defined by its fluid, curved surfaces
photo by brett boardman

 

 


ribbons of lighting ensure a bright and navigable environment
photo by brett boardman

 

 


the design’s organic forms are continued to the freeform furniture
photo by peter murphy

 

 


the display suite features white terrazzo floors, further evoking an expansive sense of space
photo by peter murphy

 

 


all areas of the suite are fluidly connected
photo by peter murphy

 

 

project info:

 

client: greenland group
location: sydney, australia
completed: 2013

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