LAVA used a fluid geometry to merge four spaces – Driver’s zone, Multimedia, Library and Lounge areas. A computer model was sliced and ‘nested’ into buildable components. 580 pieces of CNC-cut plywood were put together like a giant puzzle. The timber ribs created shelves, seats, benches, storage, counters and displays. Edged with coloured strips, the curvy plywood flows seamlessly so that walls, ceiling and floor, space, structure and ornament, become one element.
Russ the Bus visited Greater Western Sydney as part of the 2015 Children’s Festival of Moving Stories, which featured free events for children and schools. The bus will make appearances throughout 2016, including at the Sydney Writers’ Festival in Walsh Bay in May.