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A variety of window forms resulted in individual design solutions for some blinds. The design and installation of all blinds on the project was by KWA Blinds
A view of the waiting area featuring polished architecture, ceiling, daylighting, floor, flooring, hardwood, house, interior design, light, light fixture, lighting, product design, room, wall, wood, brown, gray
A view of the waiting area featuring polished timber flooring, chairs and silver metal blinds from KWA Blinds

SLANTING, PENCIL-LIKE windows form a distinctive element on the ground floor podium boxes that house some BCC offices. From the inside, shelter from the sun's heat was naturally an imperative, and configuring blind systems to work with the out-of-the-ordinary design required thinking outside the square.

KWA Blinds worked with both Woods Bagot and Cox Rayner Architects to supply blind solutions for both tenants at Brisbane Square.

"Initially we were commissioned for the more straightforward blind elements, but the decision was made to shade the pencil apertures and it fell to us to help create a design solution," says director Sonya Wilson. "Our approach was to customise a motorised skylight system with tension wires for the obliquely hung blinds to travel along. This was trialed on site before being installed over the various podium levels."


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view of the exterior facade featuring slanting windows that alternate with aluminium panels

The blinds themselves, as with the majority of blinds installed for both the Brisbane City Council and Suncorp head offices, are the Verosol metal-backed fabric reflective on the outside and dark grey on the inside to minimise glare. In a building very conscious of energy use, this fabric helps keep things cool, putting less strain on Brisbane Square's air conditioning plant.

"Products installed on this project included the Verosol motorised skylight pleated blind, as on the slanted podium windows, and Verosol Mode roller blinds on most of the tower windows," she says. "We installed Verosol twin motorised roller blinds for added sunlight reduction in meeting rooms used for AV presentations."

For details, contact KWA Blinds, phone (07) 3821 2555, fax (07) 3821 2422. Email: info@kwa.com.au.

A view of the waiting area featuring polished architecture, ceiling, daylighting, floor, flooring, hardwood, house, interior design, light, light fixture, lighting, product design, room, wall, wood, brown, gray
A view of the waiting area featuring polished timber flooring, chairs and silver metal blinds from KWA Blinds

Or for information on Verosol Australia, freephone 1800 011 176. Website: www.verosol.com.au.

Mar 30, 2007
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