From the architects:
The design of this extension and refurbishment of our Brisbane studio focused on the insertion of a series of plywood and aluminium elements into the existing abundantly lit space.
These can be conceptually understood as “seams” of new material that are either suspended or anchored within a pure naturally lit white volume, and which support a range of different ritual functions, from projector armature to display aedicule to pendant lights to meeting area enclave.
The scheme was built by a joiner who worked for a single day per month over a seven-month period. In-between each of his visits we developed the design drawings of each of the inserted elements and arranged for the fabrication of their component parts by different local sub-contractors.
This prolonged dialogue between designer, fabricator and builder was both rewarding and enjoyable and had a beneficial effect on the project outcome.