The Grand Stair of the Nishi building consists of 2150 pieces of said reclaimed wood and “then shiteloads more in the stair”, and 1200 steel rods holding the wood into place. Because of the different wood widths and sizes, no two steel rods are the same, and each has been individually designed with holes of different widths, and at different distances to each other.
About Nishi Building (Canberra, Australia)
Nishi at 25 Edinburgh (Canberra, Australia) represents a significant advance in environmental sustainable design. Every aspect of Nishi’s originally Japanese-inspired design has been reconsidered so that tenants can benefit from its innovative solar heat retention principles. Where the average accommodation energy rating in Canberra is only 2.5 star, Nishi delivers an average 8 star NaTHERS rating as well as providing the highest rated appliances, fixtures & fittings. Nishi’s standout design features make it Canberra’s most sustainable mixed-use building complex. Sustainability and design excellence in the heart of Canberra. Designed by world-noted architects, Suppose Design Office (Tokyo) and Fender Katsalidis Architects (Melbourne) in conjunction with engineering consultant group, ARUP (London)–no detail has been overlooked in any of Nishi’s ground breaking apartments.
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