Centred in a group of three characteristic suburban shopfronts, this fitout is a raw, modern insertion with minimal disruption to the layered history of the tenancy. Functionally divided into two distinct zones, one for public interaction and display, the other for production, the entirety of the installation comprises elementary materials and assembly, being completely demountable, reusable and recyclable. Calculated design and resourceful use of modules allowed for zero construction waste on the project.
The interactive façade, made predominantly from plywood, utilises a tensioned rope insert to support displays of current works. Connected to the rear is a custom GFRC meeting table, with operable fins which provide flexible shading and privacy to the west facing frontage.
Lighting recessed into shelving provides a warm glow to highlight displays and integrated branding. Locally made custom stools complement the materials and forms of the zone.
At the rear, a long GFRC bench supported on dry stacked hollow concrete block piers provides the basis for the production zone. Within the bench top and piers are a variety of integrated storage nooks and shelves, including a model making area with inset cutting mat at the rear of the space. To complete the work surface is a repurposed modular racking system, which provides file storage and subtle division between work spaces. Large expanses of pinboard on side walls provide display and review areas for current projects, as well as inherent acoustic deadening/