Highly considered from every angle and meticulously detailed throughout,
St David aims to set a new standard in medium density living in Tasmania. It will be a building of outstanding architectural merit. Robust, earthy materials such as brass piping, folded metal staircases and off-form concrete will combine to create a finely crafted material palette and an overall building of a quality rarely seen. Finessed and precisely detailed, these characteristics will carry through to the interiors to create genuinely noteworthy homes.
Royal Wolf is a specialist in the hire, sale & modification of new & refurbished shipping containers. Utilising the steel fabrication skill sets of this company, Room11 take the claustrophobic volume within a regular shipping container and transform it into a spacious light filled work environment with planted internal courtyards.
The Project functions as the administrative and site office for the company at their depot and fabrication centre in Sunshine, Victoria. Offices and reception revolve around a centralised courtyard, with the meeting room, the kitchen and State and regional manager offices linked to further courtyards.
The design utilises whole containers, positioned in a way that 20ft and 40ft containers create four courtyards and externally form a complete rectangle. Ends of containers are sheared off and replaced with face fixed full height glazing. Rather than cover the metal skin of the containers internally, the sheared ends are re-used to create insulated sandwich panels, exposing and celebrating the raw container skin. The ceiling is also left exposed and insulated on top with rigid insulation and a membrane roof. Finally two containers are placed on end, creating a high narrow void with skylight at the entry while functioning as a marker for signage within the flat terrain.
Positioned next to a major road in an industrial area, there is a constant drone of large vehicles and heavy traffic. Each work space receives direct views to the courtyards. The office is internalised, the gardens bringing light and tranquility to an otherwise loud and hectic industrial intersection.
Room11 move from our spacious rooftop studio in the middle of the city to a street interface, seeking greater engagement with the public. The petite space is left as is, sprayed black with a singular intervention, a hovering timber display and work box.
Room11 are embracing standing up at our desks – better for the internal organs. Most stand, although Crump is holding onto the relaxed recline.
The Front of the work box is to become a sales space, where we aim to curate a collection of publications for sale that excite us.
Meetings and design jams are held around the steel table by Room11, directly in the shopface, exposing our inner workings to the street and the curious passer by.
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The brief for this project revolved around the visual transformation of an existing building in an effort to attract greater attention to the new business housed within. The notion of movement around the building was the key generator for this new exterior. A facade which is static yet highly transformative depending on the position of the viewer, was developed.
Utilising timber battens, which are painted on their side faces, the building transforms it’s colour tone as pedestrians move around it. The envelope, although static, appears to shift from timber to a coloured surface as one circles the building, revealing the coloured sides.
Interiors were fitted out for a showroom below, an office above and a new roof deck area for staff.
A compact mini commercial tower on the edge of a residential zone and busy commercial precinct. The office typology moves away from the standard multi level residential developments happening in the area.
This diversification of use increases the ability for those living in the vicinity to work in the immediate area.
The overall design is intended to be a quiet internal counterpoint to the commercial activity and visual noise of surrounding commercial strips and “landmark” buildings of Forest Hill.
A Refit of an existing warehouse into a gallery. KALIMANRAWLINS is the merging of Melbourne’s Uplands Gallery, Jarrod and Tara Rawlins with Vasili Kaliman, formerly of Kaliman Gallery in Sydney. The base shell of the building is retained and abstracted with a minimal palette of materials reducing visual clutter. The architecture is seen as recessive and non competitive with the artworks. Storage and crawl spaces are utilised as spatial dividers.
The entrance reflects the industrial exterior and context, refined into a smooth patterned armour. Ben Gilbert, Agency of Sculpture, pushed his formidable steel working talents into architectural features such as the glazed pivot entry door and hand crafted the steel entry walls.
Stage 1: Office fit out for an advertising agency in over the first and second floors of a sprawling, dilapidated, inner city Heritage listed warehouse and vacant offices. Red Jelly provided a comprehensive brief for their functional and performance requirements, which were arranged over two ìwingsî of the building. Stage 2: Office expansion, including breakout and new office spaces. Stage 3: glass bridge between 2 buildings to link Stage 1 + Stage 2. 2007 – 2010