DESIGN : Gensler

CONTRACT : HITT Contracting

PARTNERSHIP : Washington Woodworking

METAL SURFACE BY : pure+freeform

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Tailor Made



Even before crossing the threshold of the main entrance of Ballston Point, you are greeted by an exceptional feat of architectural design by Gensler, who have created a sort of canopy that guides you into the building using WOOD-SKIN Tailor Made technology. The aluminium exterior with a faux wooden texture is designed to withstand all weather conditions, while the interior, a complex and sinuous three-dimensional surface in veneered birch, sprawls out into the space of the lobby to become first a ceiling, then a wall, in an uninterrupted curvilinear flow, enveloping the visitor in a wave of wood where an integrated bench offers a comfortable place to rest. Wood-Skin then continues its journey inside the building to the elevator area and then the fitness facility.

This installation perfectly represents the potential of WOOD-SKIN technology and Tailor Made applications. In addition to the wooden cladding, WOOD-SKIN worked side-by-side with Gensler on the engineering of the surface, from the concept to the on-site installation done by Washington Woodworking.

Not just a treat for the eyes, but a complex surface designed down to the millimeter to seamlessly integrate lighting fixtures and furnishing elements such as the built-in upholstered bench.

PHOTO CREDITS: Gensler Design

Wood-skin in use

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