Artist turns his life upside down


ARTIST Alex Chinneck’s project “Miner on the Moon” is an upside down house in London.

Norbord’s Sterling OSB proved invaluable to Alex, a fan of the OSB panel product.
Built in 1780, the site was originally used as livery stables housing horses and carriages for hire.
Alex said, “We built the entire structure off the existing building. This involved the erection of a scaffold bolted to the original facade. Onto this scaffold, we installed a grid using 800 metres of timber, which was then clad in 45 sheets of 18mm Norbord OSB3. On the right side of the façade featuring brickwork we then installed an insulation/cladding system.
“The bricks were sealed so no water penetrated because the bricks used double in weight when wet. All architectural features were salvaged except windows. The material and aesthetic decisions celebrate the architectural heritage of Southwark and the timeless charm of its fatigued buildings.”