A Feature Facade
By using the battens as an outer shell around the windows of the building, the architects allow in huge amounts of natural light while still providing shade from the sun. Integrated doors are incorporated seamlessly, providing access without disrupting the overall design.
“The hospital is located within a residential zone and we were determined to be as respectful as possible with the neighbouring buildings. After our site analysis, we decided that a timber façade would go a long way in softening the building’s presence.”
Creating an Identity
The battens also give the structure an identity of its own, showing a design flair which provides the business with a recognisable feature to remember and recommend to others. Open 24 hours, at night the light from inside emits a warm glow through the screening creating a recognisable silhouette further emphasising the sense of identity created by the facade.
Sculptform’s Click-on Batten system was used in this project to create the amazing batten screening feature which spans three sides of the structure. Integrated doors are incorporated seamlessly into the design, providing access without disrupting the overall look. Using 32x32mm Spotted Gum battens, the screening gives the entire building an understated yet intriguing aesthetic.
“One of the most important aspects of the facade is the effect the battens create as you approach the building and walk around it. The form changes from being an apparently solid timber box to being nearly transparent. As you move around the building this level of transparency changes and seems to interact with you.”
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