Standing among the grassy parklands of Bundoora, the fluid architectural design of the Parc Vue multi-residential apartment complex blends the built and natural environments.
The beautiful curved, timber look façade, designed by Verve Architecture and installed by Map Constructions, was made possible by Covet’s newly released Ever Art Wood® Express Plank Panels. The prefabricated panels were made to wrap around the building to achieve the architect’s vision. View the architect’s render versus the final result here.
Two timber colour variations were used from the Ever Art Wood® palette – Kuri Masame and Waori Nato. These, in conjunction with a custom texture that was applied to the exterior panelling, closely mimics the matte tones and texture of real wood. The photorealistic finish of the Ever Art Wood® Series also lead the architect to incorporate Ever Art Wood® Panels into the interior of the apartment complex within the lift lobbies.
Unlike real timber, the panels are lightweight and were quick to install, and virtually maintenance free with no oiling or treatment required. The Ever Art Wood® range also performs well when tested to AS/NZ 1530.3 (spread of flame / index 0) and AS/NZ 3837-1998 (result / Group 1) – making it ideal for both internal and external applications. This was of particular importance as the building is in close proximity to parklands.
About Ever Art Wood® Express Plank Panels
Evolving from the reaction of designers to the Japanese Ever Art Wood® batten range, Covet has released a new express aluminium cladding range with the same realistic timber finishes and textures.
Lightweight and quick to install, Ever Art Wood® Express Plank Panels are crafted with fire tested 1mm aluminium Ever Art Wood® Panels in a variety of profiles, from flat to curved surfaces. The interlocking panel system provides a concealed fix, seamless aesthetic, with weather resistant features.
Timber finish capping, flashing and detailing is also available for a variety of applications, including windows, corners and roof lines.
The product is virtually maintenance free, and performs well when tested to AS/NZ 1530.3 (spread of flame / index 0) and AS/NZ 3837-1998 (result / Group 1) – making it ideal for both internal and external applications.
Learn more about Covet’s Ever Art Wood® Express Plank Panels.