A large glass mural depicting a famous Italian garden path is behind that transformation of a South Melbourne terrace apartment, thanks to Digiglass . Instead of using a traditional landscape project idea, the terrace in South Melbourne was used to create an 'artscape' on the 20th floor of a high rise building. The most important factor to this particular project was to leave as much usable space on the terrace, and ensure this artscape didn’t block or detract from their views of the Shrine of Remembrance.
"A primary requirement for the final image was a sense of depth to increase the feeling of space on the terrace," says Jim Sinatra of Sinatra Murphy, who specialise in traditional landscaping as well as public art. "The Boboli Garden Path at the Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy was chosen for this reason as well as symbolising the client’s love of travel."
DigiGlass supplied nine 5mm thick clear toughened glass panels for Graphic artist, Andrew Hogg to print the image onto. Special inks were used that optimise image quality and light
fastness. The glass mural, which stood 2.3 meters tall and 10.8 meters wide was installed along two adjacent walls extending from a corner on the terrace.
Different panel widths of glass were required to match existing wall dimensions. Delivered in their complete forms by DigiGlass, the glass panels were glued to the existing wall and aligned
within an existing top channel and an added bottom channel. The stone fascia on the terrace was replaced by the decorative glass panels from Digiglass, and the character of the Boboli Garden Path was further reinforced by the addition of 11 new olive trees.
"The finished result is a unique ambiance for entertaining," says Jim. "This has been created without obstructing important views, and due to the mural’s composition there is an increased sense of space and depth."