Our initial studies of a vertical batten facade was to provide privacy to the existing reception desk. The first iteration of the desk features battens which surround the desk in a horizontal alignment. As we continued to explore different designs, we created variability in the heights.
We wanted to create a minimal frame that could be easily assembled on sight. This consists of steel legs and two support rings made of plywood that would surround the existing shell.
Through further exploration, the battens extended beyond the glass to control flow and accessibility. The end of the battens conceal the entrance into the desk.
Visiting the fabricator, we received a tour of the space as well as a mockup of our batten desk. The battens and the support ring would be cnc milled laminated plywood.