Barbican Towers Scenes


Image of Barbican Towers Scenes

‘Tower’ is a view of the Shakespeare Tower, rising up from behind Forbisher Crescent. The Tower’s design stands out with its structural concrete grid profile, which up turns skyward to become balconies.

Plyforms are 3D layered forms made from plywood. We've simplified images of the Barbican into layers which make up the foreground, mid ground and background. Each layer takes on the form of a shape which we translate onto plywood, cutting out each layer with precision using a laser cutter. We then carefully piece them together, creating a simplified 3D form.

Made in just plywood, the colours of the Barbican are not reflected. Instead the subtle colours of the plywood provide a calming tone to match any room. PlyForms change subtlety throughout the day as the light moves around the room, casting shadows of varying intensities. This is where PlyForms are in their element, the dynamic style emphasising the shapes, shadows and depth of the pieces.