Ever Art Wood slimline battens in Riigaru Oku were specified by Valmont Design for a new commercial building in Brisbane CBD, delivering a perfectly linear, seamless timber look.

Located on Queen Street, Brisbane, the building features the timber look aluminium battens both internally and externally to create a seamless visual connection between the two areas while also providing a warm contrast to the marble walls and flooring.

Ever Art Wood slimline battens do not sit flush with the wall; instead they are fixed to invisible railing to throw a unique shadow that creates interest and depth. Special end batten sections were used where there were exposed edges for a seamless appearance.

Ever Art Wood aluminium battens are available from Covet International in a range of different profiles, manufactured to specification and suitable for flat or curved surfaces. The striking style of these battens can be applied on walls, ceilings, screens and partitions, as well as decorative detailing in commercial entries and lobbies.

In this particular application where the decorative walls are in close proximity to passers-by, Ever Art Wood stands out for its exceptional realism with patterns adopted from real timber species combined with a textural feel and a realistic, matte finish.

Both batten and panel formats in the Ever Art Wood Series benefit from aluminium’s inherent ability to resist spread of fire. Independently tested, Ever Art Wood meets the requirements under the NCC DTS provisions, C1.10 and C1.9(e)(v) (previously C1.12(e)). It is also fire-rated, achieving the following fire resistance ratings: Fire Tested AS/NZ 3837-1998: Group 1; and Fire Tested AS/NZ 1530.3: Index 0 (spread of flame).

Photography by: Michael Carrello