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How Perth’s Library Brings Warmth Through Wood

Timber features prominently in the new City of Perth Library by Kerry Hill Architects.

How Perth’s Library Brings Warmth Through Wood


June 1st, 2015

From external cladding to the lining of the cylindrical void at the building’s hub, linear slats have brought warmth and texture in various applications throughout the space.

Staggered Screenwood panels curve around the building façade; a design that is repeated along an internal staircase and additionally graces the sloping ceiling which runs from the external soffit lining through to the library foyer and circulation desk.

Screenwood was supplied in Spotted Gum for the exposed external areas treated with a clear preservative to seal and protect the timber, while the internal modules were supplied with low VOC satin finishes.

In addition to their timeless appearance, Screenwood offers excellent acoustic treatment, vital for noise conscious venues such as libraries but also commonly used in commercial, hospitality and education projects.

Specifier: Kerry Hill Architects
Photos: Francis Andrijich Photographer – Courtesy of the City of Perth


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