As London Design Festival's Lighting Partner, SEAM returns to LDF'18 to light up this year's Landmark Project - MultiPly, an ambitious sculptural vision from Waugh Thistleton Architects. This pre-fabricated modular pavilion stems from their extensive interest and deep rooted design ethos surrounding low environmental impact and strong social engagement. Inspired by English pleasure gardens and mazes, Waugh Thistleton Architects with ARUP have pushed the integrity of cross laminated timber using the latest model to fabrication technology and experimental thinking on pre-fabrication methods with sustainability at its heart. Balancing between simplicity, complexity and interaction - MultiPly is emphasised by a lighting scheme designed by SEAM which was pre-planned and carefully integrated into the fabrication process, assembly and staging of the pavilion. "We have been a part of London Design Festival Projects since 2011. MultiPly is one of the most ambitious Landmark Projects we've ever worked on in terms of lighting in anticipation of prefabrication and under the pressure of limited assembly time within a matter of days. " says SEAM Director Marci Song. SEAM previously worked on Timber Wave, AL_A’s intricate freestanding arch for the London Design Festival's Landmark Project in 2011 at the Victoria and Albert Museum's entrance along Cromwell Road. This year's landmark project is set within the recently completed V&A extension at Exhibition Road - the Sackler Courtyard. "It is always a pleasure to work with artists and architects to create engaging public art pieces to be enjoyed during the day and also at night particularly for a city like London which has a culturally rich night time economy", adds Ms Song.
We are pleased to be a part of the AL_A team along with Gross Max and Ricky Burdette on the proposal to reimagine the visitor experience for the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, which will see the teams revise the approach to the 324-metre tower, rethink access to its lifts, and make improvement to the reception and workspaces within..
The winner of the competition will be announced in early 2019, with work expected to complete by 2023 – the year before Paris hosts the Olympic Games. Other shortlisted teams include Gustafson Porter + Bowman, KOZ Architects with Juynya Isicamgi and Agence Ter with Carlo Ratti and Explorations Architecture.
SEAM is looking forward to working together with TLA to realize the ambitious scheme following planning approval for the Tower of Light scheme in Manchester.
Westfield has appointed SEAM to collaborate with HLW on the lighting design for a corporate development near Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush.
SEAM is pleased to be a part of another winning team and will be working closely with the Tonkin Liu team to design a new courtyard for the prestigious Lansdowne Club in Mayfair, London.
SEAM is honored to have received second place for Illuminated Rivers Design Competition illumination of the Thames River. It was a great experience to work with the team at AL_A again and congratulations to the winning team headed by Leo Villareal.
SEAM has been appointed to join AL_A and renown artist Anish Kapour on a sculptural project in for new subway station in Naples, Italy.
POV in partnership with SEAM worked with Sydney and London based Woods Bagot on the new business lounge at Terminal 3.
We are thrilled to announce that our project with Allison Brooks Architects - The Smile is the winner of the Wood Awards - Structural Award Winner 2017 and World Architecture Festival 2017 'Display' Award.
The award winning team also includes American Hardwood Export Council/London Design Festival (Client), Arup (Structural Engineer), MERK Timber GmbH, Züblin Timber (CLT Manufacturer), Aldworth James & Bond (Main Contractor/Joinery Company), John Stidworthy (Balustrade Joinery). Congrats to all!
As part of this years London Design Festival, SEAM Director Marci Song and TM Lighting Director Harry Triggs will be giving a talk on 'Lighting up the London Design Festival' at the V&A, covering their work on past and present LDF collaborations with architects and artists like dRMM, Barber Osgerby, AL_A, Alex Chinneck and Asif Khan.
The Smile is shortlisted for Blueprint Awards 2017. Congrats to Allison Brooks Architects and Arup again!
Last year's collaboration with Allison Brooks Architects and Arup for the London Design festival have been nominated for both the Wood Awards 2017 and shortlisted for IStructE Award 2017. Congratulation to all the team from Allison Brooks Architects and Arup!
SEAM is pleased to be appointed to two new high profile retail development projects for QIC and SeventhWave. Located in Sydney-Castle Hill, ACT and in the Melbourne Business District, SEAM is trilled to be working with teams from UN Studio, Universal Design Studio and Patrick Join. We are also pleased to be collaborating with Melbourne based lighting design practice Point of View as our local lighting design partner.
SEAM has provided architectural design for a new surgical centre working with Contractor - Probity Construction and Executive Architects - Dean and Dean.
SEAM collaborated with Universal Design Studio to transform a former disused industrial railway site turns into a hip salon in Kings Cross.
For the fifth year now, SEAM is pleased to be working in partnership with the London Design Festival and for the 2017 edition, we are collaborating with both Flynn Talbot and Ross Lovegrove on this year's LDF's Landmark Projects both at the V&A Museum.
We our proud to have one of our projects in Australia for QIC and Seventh Wave - Eastland Mall in Ringwood, Victoria, is shortlisted for Best Retail Lighting Project at this year's Lighting Design Awards 2017.
SEAM with David Collins Studio and PACE ID completes amenities works on The Ritz Carlton Residences in the prestigious MahaNakhon Tower in Bangkok, Thailand.
We are thrilled to be working on Lotte Hotel - Busan facade renovation with Universal Design Studio following the successful completion of Lotte Department Store new facade works.