Printed Glass Doors and windows in an Automotive Workshop in Australia
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The Automotive Workshops at the SouthWest Institute of Technology features an extensive use of commercial digital ceramic glass printing internally and externally on varying glass types. The technique showcases the striking and supremely effective single color designs by artist Rick Vermey.
The designs were inspired by blue-print type technical engineering and instructional drawings, model car assembly diagrams, and exploded instructional drawings, typically found in mechanical workshop manuals. Titled "Manual Assembly", this set of artworks integrates seamlessly with the building's material palette, to provide very low maintenance artistic enhancements. The artwork designs also make an unmistakable visual and conceptual connection between the spaces and functions of the building, its social character and its cultural significance in the lives of students. Within this building, they study engines, motors and mechanical maintenance. The artwork also aids in wayfinding, with bold imagery serving as identifiable place markers.