Inspired by gabion rock walls and our original live plant wall, we wanted to create an edge that would separate the lobby from the rest of the work space. Gabion walls which are used a lot within the construction field, were once used for military applications. Using rocks, plants and wood within the typical modularity of a gabion wall, this allowed us to play with the relationship between solid and void to create the barrier. However, the design still allows the beautiful views of the lake to be seen from the rear of the office. With the help of Thomas Oliphant (http://www.thomasoliphant.com/), we were able to collaborate on the design and come up with a successful solution for the lobby.
The live edge wood slab came from Scott Albright at Reincarnate Woodworking and the fabrication of the gabion wall was through Hans Early-Nelson at Primitive Precision, http://primitiveprecision.com/heritage/