BOND STREET OFFICE
Interior design and fabrication for an office fit-out and laneway activation in West End, Brisbane.
Our Bond Street Office project called for a new kitchen, bathroom and gathering space for a busy studio in South Brisbane. An existing roller-door into a rear loading dock becomes a pivotal device for connecting the street to the interior of the office. Interior walls were reconfigured such that the roller door (which previously opened into a store room) becomes a south-facing balcony for use throughout the day. The opportunistic opening becomes a source of ventilation, steady light and distant views which provide amenity deep within the office's plan.
The project is built using three main recycled materials sourced from demolition suppliers in South Brisbane - steel, concrete and timber. Our workshop reworked these materials, prefabricating all components for the project using simple and economical means. Appreciating that our client may move, an effort was made to create modular pieces that can be easily reconfigured in future tenancies. The cabinetry elements - tables, shelves and seats are arranged on a grid of 700mm which allows for this future flexibility.
Steel display racks, previously used for shop fitting, become the main structural element, the 30mm x 30mm square section is used to support the balcony, tables, shelving and benchtops. Reclaimed oregon VJ timber was thicknessed and repurposed as table tops, a seat and shelving. A benchtop made from reclaimed concrete left over from a local pour was paired with a recycled laundry tub to form the kitchen. Other elements, the suspended lighting, pink curtain and steel cabinetry were also repurposed from a previous life. Only the fiberglass sheet for the balcony was sourced new, a concession made after failing to find something recycled in time (though we should have just asked the supplier for their offcuts)