Framing installation begins on 137 Newcastle St, Perth. The project is a mixed use commercial development named ‘Citylights’, and is being undertaken by WestOne constructions for HeySpring International. The architects on the project are GDD Design.
The project features a large scale printed glass public art piece on the main facade of the building, created by established Perth artists Charlie and Joan Smith. We are proud to announce we have been awarded the contract for the printed glass component, and are very excited to see Charlie and Joan’s work come to life on glass.
It is an extremely challenging project as the artwork has been created at an eye watering 300dpi resolution at 100%, resulting in a staggering 14Gb photoshop file! Usually we print large scale artworks on glass at anywhere from 40 – 120dpi, depending on the size of the glass and the viewing distance. However for this project, Charlie and Joan’s design intent was to see their artwork be reproduced at scale, at 300dpi, so this is the resolution we will be printing at across the 80sqm of glass on the facade. Thankfully we have a monster PC capable of handling such insanely large files.
The printed glass will be produced in a 11.52mm thickness, with the print encapsulated in the centre. We will be glazing the panels intoAWS 606 and 607 front glazed sections, with silicone butt joints to ensure seamless transitions between each pane of printed glass. We will be measuring for glass sizes early next week, and are aiming to begin install the following week, so if you’re anywhere near Northbridge, head down to Newcastle St over the next couple of weeks and check it out.