Counterbalanced garage door
Architects – TKD Architects
Builder & Client – Richard Crookes Constructions
Photographer – Sydney Site Photography
Designed to deliver an artistic and functional outcome for the client, the perforated and automated screens provide the opportunity to optimise visibility from within the building, to filter light into the residence and offer privacy.
TKD Architects conceptualised a number of curved operable and fixed screens for a new residential project in Double Bay.
Tilt was approached by RCC to review the concept feasibility, and ultimately engaged to design and construct the system.
Each perforated screen delivers varying porosity to suit the different performance requirements of each area of the home.
The curved nature of the facade presented significant challenges in design and manufacturing to ensure a high quality outcome. Managing the challenges of matching construction tolerances with manufacturing tolerances requires a considered approach.
To manage the project risk, Tilt employed 3D scanning technology to get an accurate as-built survey of the building’s finished form prior to committing to fabrication. The steel reveal and screens were then designed to suit the as-built geometry resulting in an exacting alignment.
During design development the client also requested the integration of a unique artwork concept into each screen set.
Through an iterative design process, Tilt ensured the balance between shading, privacy performance and aesthetics was optimised. Tilt’s capacity to integrate artistic concepts into functional elements provided value beyond a typical screening outcome.
A unique and site specific series of curved operable screens, with integrated artistic designs.
Maximising light and views when desirable and providing shading and privacy at other times.
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