Nestled on prime riverfront land in the new Elizabeth Quay development of Perth city, the Gusto Gelato Ice Cream Kiosk is literally, a glowing example of the complexity and magic which can be achieved with colour and light when using Vanceva interlayers.
The form of the building is based on the colour and quality of the Argyle diamond which is unique to WA. The high performance glazing incorporates the Vanceva Colour System, and Cooling Brothers Imagink Printed Glass in toughened laminate across challenging geometry over almost the entire facade.
Cooling Brothers collaborated closely with local Perth artist Pamela Gaunt and the architectural team at Iredale Pederson Hook, to integrate the story of diamond processing of rough-cut and cut diamonds.
Pamela Gaunt artist describes “The imagery evolved from a complex process of hand drawn elements that have been digitised, layered, then printed in achromatic, translucent colours onto glass. Pink and champagne coloured inter-layers, that are representative of some of the unique diamonds from Western Australia, add to the dimensional complexity of the glass. In addition, the changing nature of the work through shadows and reflection, seasonal conditions, internal/external and day/nocturnal views are part the work’s shifting appeal.”
Throughout the day, inside or out, the play of light creates an ever changing experience. The textural ceramic printed artwork reflects the sky externally, whereas internally creates a light filled and fun space that greets the gelato lover – a lovely accompaniment to the myriad of tantalising flavours.
By night the ice cream kiosk transitions to a glowing pink diamond, showcasing single, double and triple layers of Vanceva interlayers, reflecting the vibrant neon hues from the activities of the surrounding Elizabeth Quay precint.
Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Architect Iredale Pederson Hook
Artist Pamela Gaunt
Glass 13.52mm Clear Low E, SG41 high performance coating
Volume 130 panels, 185 sqm
Processing ImagInk Digital Ceramic Printed Glass, Custom Laminated with Vanceva Interlayers
Further information on the processes featured in this project can be found below: