Lastra: noun (material), slab of stone, sheet of ice or pane of glass
The lobby piece for 320 Granville is titled LASTRA. A cast glass sculpture in homage to the elements of stone, Ice and glass.
The background of the name Lastra is from the material noun; slab of stone, ice and plate of glass. The texture was created as an abstraction of a local mountain or rock face.
The glass was cast using glass cullet or stones, commonly used for blown glass, fused flat, waterjet cut to size, then bent in a second kiln firing on a steel mold.
The glass sits on a stainless steel L-shaped shelf with a stainless steel riser which houses the LED’s and dichroic film, creating the colour wash.
Project: BOSA Development
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Client: Bosa Development
Architect: KPF New York
Photography: Joel Berman, Jordan Dery
JBGS International photos courtesy Forms+Surfaces.
Other photos by Joel Berman.