The Australian design and construct company, Fleetwood, sought a functional and flexible design resolution that celebrates the rawness and imperfect nature of the existing tenancy, resulting in a restrained palette and thoughtful layout.
Existing high ceilings, columns and rough concrete floors informed the initial design, which sought to retain and elevate these existing aspects. This approach was conducive to client expectations of creating a textural aesthetic through raw materials, whilst simultaneously maintaining a sustainable and economic response to the brief.
Exposed overhead services and the existing concrete slab were sprayed white to create lightness and openness whilst dark mid-height bespoke joinery sits contrastingly between existing concrete columns. A methodical approach was taken when incorporating the joinery, separating the open-plan area from the main thoroughfare and breakout space beyond, whilst simultaneously providing ample storage for the office.