Ghost Windows

2001

Ghost Windows

Ghost Windows occupies the space of six, now-hidden colonial windows in Court II of the heritage-listed King Street Supreme Court, Sydney.

Solid panels mimic the outline of the historic windows. As if cut out from the walls, they tilt forward to hang slightly ajar.

Behind the panels, a halo-like light slowly and rhythmically appears and disappears through the ‘cracks’, washing the surrounding surfaces with light. Luminous auras infuse the court with a timeless rhythm - as if the walls themselves were breathing.


location
Court 2, King Street Supreme Court, Sydney
material
Hinged panels, neon light
client
The Supreme Court, NSW
awards
Energy Australia & National Trust Heritage Award, King Street Court Complex, 2004
collaborators
Peddle Thorpe & Walker