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Melbourne’s Sealight Pavilion is Designed for Contemplating the Elements
Posted By Ana Lisa On February 20, 2013 @ 12:31 pm In Architecture,Art,Recycled Materials | No Comments
The Sealight Pavilion was constructed as a joint effort over 14 weeks in 2011. It consists of two volumes: a tower and a cantilever , made entirely from locally-sourced, reclaimed cypress wood via Australian Reclaimed Timbers.  A public, habitable sculpture, it offers a tranquil space from which to visitors can gaze out on Melbourne’s scenic harbor.
While the tower offers a secluded space to stare at the sky, the cantilever leans framing the sea like a picture. Designed for contemplating the passage of time, the structures themselves also change like if they were alive. The golden color of the reclaimed wood  has been turned into a beautiful light silvery-grey that blends in with the maritime surroundings.
Photo © Gary Annett Photography
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 Melbourne Docklands: http://www.docklands.com/cs/Satellite?pagename=Docklands
 reclaimed: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-gecekondu-shelter-at-berlins-tempelhof-airport-teaches-kids-about-green-design/
 Rintala Eggerstsson,: http://www.ri-eg.com/
 Grimshaw: http://grimshaw-architects.com/
 Felicetti: http://www.robertofelicetti.it/
 Monash University: http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/architecture/news.php#
 cantilever: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantilever
 Australian Reclaimed Timbers.: http://www.australianrecycledtimber.com.au/
 reclaimed wood: http://inhabitat.com/giant-salavged-wood-sculptures-by-robots-ascend-the-hayward-gallery-on-londons-south-bank/
 Via Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2013/02/01/pabellon-sealight-universidad-de-monash-rintala-eggertsson-grimshaw-y-felicetti/
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