Cutek was recently chosen by Williams Boag Architects to
seal a dramatic spotted gum archway at their Elizabeth Street ‘walk ups’
project in Richmond, Victoria.
Project Architect, Peter Williams explains that the archway
is a defining feature for the residential estates residences—the dramatic
timber portal declares entry from a distance.
“Arches have been used as portals since Roman times and have
been progressively evolved over the centuries by architects and engineers. It’s
way-finding on the macro scale,” explains Williams.
“In this instance the strength of the arched form is highly
noticeable against the rectangular geometry of the buildings and declares 'entry'
from the long distance approach.”
Spotted gum sticks in machined tongue and groove profile
were provided by Woodform Architectural to form the entrance archways and to
create a dramatic and enduring entrance for residents. The spotted gum is
coated in a clear finish from Cutek and blends well with the marine-grade ply
facade directly above.
Cutek supply a variety of exterior timber oils that keeps
wood looking great for many years. They come with a choice of
17 colourtones which can be added to enhance the natural look of your
CD50, Cutek Extreme oil and Cutek LowVOC oil can all be used
for interior and exterior applications.
The redeveloped ‘walk up’ buildings on Elizabeth Street,
Richmond are the first completed part in a series of upgrades from Williams
Boag Architects (WBa) which promise to transform the district’s housing estate
into a benchmark affordable housing facility.