'Pure White Ecoresin™' by 3form
Restoring two adjacent lobbies of the outdated 1980s Adam Place office building in Massachusetts, USA the internationally operating architects of Perkins + Will wanted to achieve a powerful transformation without the cost and time required for a complete overhaul. Focusing on the unattractive exposed elevators, the team at Perkins + Will chose to update the with a, visually dynamic solution for concealing the outdated glass cabs.
1 Adams Place, elevator, designed by Perkins + Will
For 1 Adams Place the team suspended 3form Varia Ecoresin panels in a vertical layered pattern. The spacing and depth was controlled to create, along with the nuanced neutral color choices, a sculptural cascade of color and form enhanced by the unexpected elevator movement from within. The effect is a remarkable modern appearance with contemporary industrial flavor.
2 Adams Place, designed by Perkins+ Will
For 2 Adams Place, the team built on the concept of the vertical grill, but chose a softer, more ethereal approach to the façade. The design called for 3form Varia Ecoresin in brilliant Pure White to emulate billowing ship sails. Architects chose 3form Scultural Form Legato in alternating formation to easily, and effectively, create a traditional basket-weave pattern. The panels were installed on 4 vertical I-beams using 3form Cable Hardware. 3form Architecture department provided consultation and assistance with digital data modeling and structural design to ensure flowing movement and minimal visible hardware.
2 Adams Place designed by Perkins + Will
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Wosk Theater, Museum of Tolerance, wall panels designed by Kathryn Walter, Felt Studio
The Canadian designer Kathryn Walter created these wall coverings made of felt strips for the Wosk Theater inside the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, which was designed by Yazdani Studio in 2007. Layers of felt in different thicknesses and varying shades of gray are applied on the round walls in order to improve the room’s acoustics. A delicate solution unlike the oftentimes rather dry appearance of standardised acoustic panels.
What the designers say:
Working with designers from the Yazdani Studio, Kathryn Walter adapted her Striation series wall panels to these rounded walls. Site measurements were taken prior to production. Then typical panels were fabricated, and site-specific panels were made to fit around features such as projection windows, lighting units and the screen, integrating these structural elements into the continuous treatment.
Wall coverings designed by Kathryn Walter, Felt Studio
Felt is a material which is experiencing a renaissance. Not just in fashion but nowadays also in product design and architecture, more and more creative spirits are exploiting the potential of this material. In the area of tension between archaic material and norm product, between handicrafts and industrial production, its textile character requires very special handling. Architonic presents an up-to-date and comprehensive review.
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