Enamel as architecture
A fusion of architecture and art. This process allows an organisation to state in the most public way what that organisation is all about. In this instance the building is a school in Besancon – the Western region of France and birth place of Victor Hugo, generally regarded as the greatest poet France has produced. This installation takes what would have been a featureless bland side elevation of a school building and turned it into an artistic statement.
This is a 2 storey end elevation of a school building. The entire wall panel has been clad in a series of enamel panels. There are 49 panels that make up the wall, each mounted separately onto the building. There are size constraints in how large each panel can be made. This is because of heat transfer causing warping if the panels are too large. As can be seen this technical restriction is easily overcome with a cohesive design being produced.