CAST

CAST

Creating intrigue and delight through threshold and repetition, we have utilised the cast iron pan stand from SMEG’s newly launched Linea built-in collection to create an intricate patterned screen.

 

The multiplication of this heavy and industrial component paradoxically creates a landscape that resembles a delicate weave, whilst showcasing Smeg’s rich heritage. It filters and diffuses light, casting beautiful, dynamic shadows inside the store during the day and out onto the pavement and passers-by at night.

 

For Cast, symmetry, balance and light are on display. Shadows reach out from the screen and draw in visitors.

 

Whilst from a distance the screen reads as one piece, at closer inspection, visitors can understand the pan stands as individual components.

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Effect as material

As much as the screen itself, we were excited by the effect it produced. A striking shadow is cast by a mounted and digitally controlled light system, projecting dynamic shadows on the pavement and passers-by.

MAKING IT WORK

Developing the support and fixing method of the stacked pan stands included in-house 3D printing and collaborative design meetings between the structural engineer, the contractor and architects.

THE CLIENT'S VIEW

"Working with your team to create such an innovative, original, and thought provoking design enabled us to win a prestigious award. Your passion, creativity and originality has impressed and inspired all of us. It has been a very inspirational collaboration and we would hope that we can continue to work together in the future."

- Mike Giddings, Managing Director, SMEG UK

Project credits

Team

  • Project Director: Lee Marsden
  • Associate: Michael Henriksen
  • Architect: Ella Wright
  • Architectural Assistant: Eugenia Pavone
  • Architectural Assistant: Mohammed Awadalla
  • Visualiser: David Deroo

Awards

  • 2018 RIBA Regent Street Windows Competition Best Collaboration

Consultants

  • Client: SMEG UK
  • Structural Engineer: Morph Structures
  • Fabrication and installation: Trick of the Eye

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