Tailor made panels for a commercial space

WOOD-SKIN x Gensler

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WOOD-SKIN x Gensler

DESIGN : Gensler

CONTRACT : HITT Contracting

PARTNERSHIP : Washington Woodworking

METAL SURFACE BY : pure+freeform

TAILOR MADE 3D SURFACE: WOOD-SKIN

 

The aim of this project was a renovation of the some of the spaces and amenities at Ballston Point, a 270,000 sf, Class A office building in Arlington, VA. Gensler Team joined forces with WOOD-SKIN, who designed a tailor made surface for the lobby.  
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Even before crossing the threshold of the main entrance of Ballston Point, you are greeted by this exceptional feat of architectural design by Gensler, who have created a sort of canopy that guides you into the building using WOOD-SKIN Tailor Made technology. 
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The aluminium exterior with a faux wooden texture is designed to withstand all weather conditions, while the interior, a complex and sinuous three-dimensional surface in veneered birch, sprawls out into the space of the lobby to become first a ceiling, then a wall, in an uninterrupted curvilinear flow, enveloping the visitor in a wave of wood where an integrated bench offers a comfortable place to rest.

WOOD-SKIN provided us with a highly flexible system that allowed us to create a defining design element that moves through the space and leads our occupants in precisely the journey our client wished to emphasize in the space.

Stephen Ramos, Gensler Design Director

This installation perfectly represents the potential of WOOD-SKIN technology and Tailor Made applications. In addition to the wooden cladding, WOOD-SKIN worked side-by-side with Gensler on the engineering of the surface, from the concept to the on-site installation done by Washington Woodworking. Not just a treat for the eyes, but a complex surface designed down to the millimetre to seamlessly integrate lighting fixtures and furnishing elements such as the built-in upholstered bench.
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PHOTO CREDITS: GENSLER DESIGN

 

 

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