© Kane Jarrod

Monash Sensi Lab

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City, Country Melbourne, Australia
Year 2017
Client Monash University Facilities and Services
Architect Studio Roland Snooks
Services Structural Engineering

SensiLab is a 500 m² research facility located at Monash University's Caulfield campus. The new open plan layout is structured by a series of single rooms. Those rooms function as meeting spaces and contain a variety of other functions such as sound studio and imaging studio. These objects are clad in a combination of 3D printed polymer and CNC cut enamel coated panels. SensiLab was designed as part of a larger redevelopment of Monash's Art Design and Architecture faculty and undertaken in collaboration with NMBW architecture Studio.

Bollinger+Grohmann supported the design team with structural design principles for the complex 3D printed cladding elements. The polycarbonate wall elements are self-supporting and are only fixed via steel bolts for lateral support to a timber sup frame.