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CUMULONIMBUS - AMSTERDAM LIGHT - INSTALLATION - ARCHITECTURE

Norton Legal is a new workplace and commercial fitout completed by Dreamer for a law firm in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. The project explores how traditional elements of a law firm and workplace might be distilled into a sophisticated contemporary space, appropriate for a young team.  A series of flexible spaces were developed that combined multiple uses, including a traditional reception area replaced by a flexible meeting room/entry/waiting area and a breakout/lunch zone that doubled as a place for the kids to watch TV after school. Only minimal built work was possible and the careful insertions aimed to highlight the precast base building and city views. Materials included polycarbonate roofing, stained pine plywood and $7 fluorescent light fittings painted black. Close attention was paid to sound in the space with translucent and opaque curtains providing sound dampening as well as additional flexibility to zoning and filtering and veiling of light.

CUMULONIMBUS
AMSTERDAM LIGHT SUBMISSION 2017

TYPE: TEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE INSTALLATION
LOCATION: AMSTERDAM
YEAR: 2017

Over the course of history lightning storms have captivated and awed humanity. Many cultures, spread across the globe, have watched and wondered what they mean and where they come from. Today, the watching of a lightning storm has the power to unite people through their shared experience, thrills and delights.

 Cumulonimbus takes the basic elements of the lightning storm and creates an evocative phenomenological experience. Visitors to Cumulonimbus will be momentarily transported away from the park to an ethereal abstract space, composed of mist and light.

On approach visitors will see a matrix of lights, dimly pulsing lights in the darkness. As users near the entrance to the piece, it will be activated emitting clouds of fog that envelop its structure. Up the stairs and inside the clouds the lights will subtly reference lightning streaking across the night sky.