The sourced images from Huguenot artists were used as a mask to create a colour layer of detail underneath the Rose Window geometry.
The colour palette was chosen to be warmer on Berwick Street and cool on Hopkins St with the details in complementary colours.
The original brief for the panels was for glass rain-screen cladding to be digitally printed using ceramic inks that bond with the glass during heating. A year later there was a decision to move to aluminium cladding using perforation or laser-cutting, with powder coating for the colours.
The change in process meant that the 'masks' had to be transformed into vectors through tracing elements from the source material.
The designs are mirrored vertically and horizontally, appropriating architectonic uses of natural materials and maintaining a symmetry through the centre of each panel.
Whilst the main images contained easy to follow geometrical forms, for the prints of J-B. Monnoyer I chose to freeform the tracings and allow pattern to come through repetition and mirroring.
Powder coating dictated the potential colours be chosen from a RAL chart.
The Rose Window was laid across an evenly distributed configuration of panels.
The layers are physically separated by 5mm allowing for the shadow to play with the detail and colour.
The final detail is the incorporation of perforated holes that match metal screens on the southern part of the elevation.
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