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Sculptform in Hunter House Cafe | Sculptform

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  • Use

    Feature ceiling
  • Applications

    Hospitality
  • Characteristics

    Design collaboration, complex form, supply and install contract

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Located in Sydney, Australia, the Hunter House Cafe features a distinctive parametric ceiling design. Designed by architects Fender Katsilidis Architects and brought to life by Sculptform's custom solutions in conjunction with Porta Moldings. This ceiling utilizes hanging timber dowels of Vic Ash to create a warm and dynamic ceiling feature.

The design of the unique ceiling utilized parametric modeling techniques to conceive of the complex form. Sculptform collaborated with the designers to systemize this organic form and to rationalize the geometry for fabrication.

The complex form belies the rational grid and repeated fixing system (lag screw connections) that allowed for efficient and precise installation. To bring this project to life, the form was ordered into a grid, with each timber dowel cut to size and labeled with the help of Porta Mouldings and Lacey Joinery in the Sculptform factory to maximize the efficiency of installation on-site. Sculptform were key collaborators in the realization of this project and worked with a supply and install contract and coordinated large parts of the manufacturing process.

Specification Data

Product Sculptform Custom Ceiling Solution
Material Timber
Species Vic Ash
Profile Custom Hanging Dowel
Spacing Custom
Coating Clear Oil
Mounting TRack Custom Grid System
Acoustic Backing No

Sculptform | Hunter House Cafe

Project Summary

Architect Fender Katsalidis
Builder Mettle
Photographer Guy Wilkinson
Completion Date 2020
Location Sydney, NSW
Sector Hospitality

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