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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,Design,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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The Sealight Pavilion was constructed as a joint effort over 14 weeks in 2011. It consists of two volumes: a tower and a cantilever [1], made entirely from locally-sourced, reclaimed cypress wood via Australian Reclaimed Timbers. [2] 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 [3] has been turned into a beautiful light silvery-grey that blends in with the maritime surroundings.

+ Monash University [4]

Photo © Gary Annett Photography

Via Plataforma Arquitectura [5]

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[1] cantilever: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantilever

[2] Australian Reclaimed Timbers.: http://www.australianrecycledtimber.com.au/

[3] reclaimed wood: http://inhabitat.com/giant-salavged-wood-sculptures-by-robots-ascend-the-hayward-gallery-on-londons-south-bank/

[4] + Monash University: http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/architecture/news.php#

[5] Via Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2013/02/01/pabellon-sealight-universidad-de-monash-rintala-eggertsson-grimshaw-y-felicetti/

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