Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Sydney, Installation

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Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Bibliotheca, Sydney

SCAF – Sydney Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Bibliotheca, NSW – design by LAVA

11 Aug 2010

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Bibliotheca

A stunning new architectural installation commissioned for the first anniversary of the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney creates a spectacular space for displaying catalogues and other publications.

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image : LAVA

The installation is an evolutionary display, which will adapt and grow in response to each new gallery project while creating an ephemeral and surreal experience with changing lights and effects.

Holding a selection of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and Art & Australia publications in honeycomb shaped cells, the installation is backlit through transparent acrylic via energy efficient LED lights.

The installation showcases LAVA’s ongoing fascination with the efficiency and beauty of geometries in nature – the potential for naturally evolving systems for new building typologies and structures.

“The shape of the installation is based on a “voronoi”, or “bubble geometry”,.

Dr Gene Sherman, director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation who commissioned the work said, “LAVA’s installation possesses an aesthetic that resonates throughout the gallery space while being surprisingly functional.”

The bookcase uses the latest digital fabrication and engineering techniques such as CNC milling and CAD CAM technology. LAVA maintained a “digital chain” throughout the design and production process, which has established offices in Sydney, Abu Dhabi and Stuttgart over the past 12 months.

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Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Bibliotheca – Building Information

Project Description
Location: Sydney, AUS
Completion date: Jun 2009
Client: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation

Photos: Peter Murphy, Chris Bosse, David Simmonds

Architects: LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck with Esan Rahmani, Jarrod Lamshed, Erik Escalante
Client: Gene Sherman – Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington, Sydney NSW 2021 Australia
T: +61 (0)2 9331 1112

Builder: Definitive, Display by Design
Light: LED systems Australia

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation design : LAVA

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SCAF Fugitive Structures Architecture Pavilion
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Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Architecture Pavilion – 12 Dec 2015


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Website : www.sherman-scaf.org.au