Category winner of INSIDE: Workplace (Small) at World Architecture Festival
An Honour in Architecture
To say we are humbled to get this recognition alongside Woods Bagot is a serious understatement.
Located at 50 Queen Street Melbourne, the Sculptform Design Studio has been named the category winner of INSIDE: Workplace (Small) at this years’ World Architecture Festival.
Taking place in Lisbon, the WAF jury listened to Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis present the project, who described it as hybrid workplace/workshop that feels like the “interior of timber itself” and creates a new forum for the industry.
“The studio is a coherent design that lovingly displays our product capabilities and, in fact, displays some capabilities that we didn’t know we had until we began exploring them with Woods Bagot.”
The intricate timber materiality won the jury over. In their winner’s announcement the judges commended the project for its “elegant scheme” that expands the traditional procurement model of architecture and brings the forest to the city.
Sculptform’s own sculptural timber-battened detailing effectively is the space, defined by the radical horizontal and vertical geometry, meticulously resolved through machinery acquired specifically to achieve the result, and from which Sculptform has introduced a new product range to its collection.
“It’s incredible recognition for a project that is the gift that keeps on giving. For me, Sculptform set a new paradigm for the reciprocity that can exist between client and architect and showcased the limitless potential when a design team is truly immersed in materiality.”