Period Correct Preservation
501 King Street East - Gusto - Clay Block Walls
Gusto - Partisans Architects (amazing!) - We worked with Partisans to created this incredible Clay block interior.
Please go and visit this interior at night. Truly remarkable.
Over 7000 of these custom clay blocks ordered through skycon in Toronto - fabricated by Sandkuhl
Sharp edges and undulating walls - incredible interior to be in!
Picco engineering gave confidence to our work.
The clay blocks are great, but look at the metal work!!! We love this interior.
Our goal with the joint finish was to create a monolithic wall and just draw you intention to the clay block shape and form. This was acheived by colour, tooling and texture.
This photo shows the incredible cantilevered blockwork. We embedded LED lighting within the mortar joints to illuminate the walls at night. Each block was carefully numbered and layed according to the detailed drawings.
“Any craft of any complexity is always greater in content and range than any one individual; hence the importance to the health of a craft that many rather than a few people practise it.”