Following 21 years in Melbourne’s CBD, our new studio finds its home in a converted mid-century warehouse in Swan Street, Richmond. Responding to flexible work culture, new technologies and sustainability, the design retains and celebrates the original fabric of the existing building while creating a highly adaptable and collaborative workspace. Our ethos is captured in a playful and pragmatic design response that’s welcoming and warm, with a creative hum.
On the central floorplate, workstations enjoy access to generous daylight surrounded by a range of flexible meeting spaces. On the first floor, a conference room adjoins a large kitchen flowing out to a roof terrace and library. Contemporary additions were designed to be cost-effective and to complement the existing industrial architecture. The interior design was underpinned by a commitment to reuse and salvage, understanding the building will likely be demolished and redeveloped in future. Workstations are custom designed as interlocking units, enabling a variety of configurations to allow for future replanning, change or relocation. Operable windows and large door openings allow for whole-of-building crossflow ventilation to minimise energy use. A 60kW Solar Farm on the north-facing truss roof structure feeds three 13.kWH batteries providing operational power, electric car charging and back-up support.
Our studio cafe (345) acts as a social activator; a gathering space for our team, clients, visitors, and neighbours. Together with native landscaping, lighting, graphic art and kerbside seating, our new studio now contributes to improving the presentation of the three street frontages and activates the public realm.
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ADP (Electrical & Fire Safety), Griepink & Ward (Mechanical), Reddo Building Surveyors, AVI Technology (AV Comms), Dataline (Comms), Light Project (Lighting), Gincat (Fire engineering)