Curved walls have traditionally been used by designers to create a visual feature while simultaneously changing the shape of a space.
Compared to conventional straight batten screens, curved batten walls are more complicated - but not as insurmountable as they may seem. With Woodform Architectural's Ontrax system, almost any curve radius is possible. To understand the challenges curved walls present to designers and installers, Woodform recently installed a curved batten wall in our new offices.
With several curves in quite a small area, our curved wall feature is designed to create a flow of traffic through the entryway while still being visually striking. Watch our video below showing how easy installation was.
Our recent involvement in projects such as Western Sydney University (pictured) is to blame for our current curved wall obsession. Using Spotted gum battens, Woods Bagot designed these amazing curved screens behind a reception area. Using timber battens in a space where it is important students feel comfortable utilises the natural warmth of Spotted Gum to significant effect.
Another project we have recently been involved in is the Western Australian Law Courts, where our Concept Click system has been used in Vic Ash to create curved wall surfaces. The bright colour of Vic Ash combined with the curved pattern creates a warmer comforting atmosphere compared to traditional courtrooms. Designers Jackson Architecture used creative design and material choice to convert a conventional courtroom into an amazing space.
To satisfy our craving for curved walls and provide more information, we have put together a download consisting of our Ebook '20 Beautiful Timber Curved Walls to Inspire', along with DWGs and PDF details of projects featured in the Ebook. For designers who want to incorporate a curved wall in their next design, this is a great place to start.