This 3 level office building in Melbourne is the new home of creative online digital marketplace company, Envato. We undertook a thorough workplace analysis to ensure that the new office will accommodate current and future requirements and match the company's creative identity and workforce.
The design features abstract, tree-like pods that "grow" through the three levels, forming meeting spaces, screens and a reception desk. Ghostpatrol murals inhabit the spaces throughout.
"We gave Buro a very difficult brief. We asked them to deliver the sort of space which would compete with top technology companies internationally, to make it warm and innovative, and to do it on a very small budget. They not only met our expectations, but exceeded them. Beyond that, they were fantastic to work with! Nothing was too much trouble, and they were genuinely committed to delivering a space that is a very real asset to our company." Collis Taa'ed, CEO.
This project was shortlisted in the Interior Design Awards and the IDEA Awards 2014
Photography credit: John Marmaras Photography
The Envato basement project is a maze of meeting rooms, project spaces and quiet working spaces. The subterranean hide-out is a labyrinth of custom pods; adding another layer to our design for the company’s headquarters and providing a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle above. The design continues the ‘tree’ concept applied to three above-ground levels;, imagining the below-ground space as a crystalline cave, lit via shards of light. Ghost patrol art work adds a whimsical touch to this secretive space, with in unexpected places, waiting to be discovered.
The pods and light were manufactured by United Make.
Photography credit: United Make.
Collins Street Office
This was a low cost office fit out for a boutique financial office. Inspired in part by the furniture produced by the sculptor Donald Judd, in this project we pursued the idea of the workspace being both functional and sculptural.
Single elements are brought together as an integrated unfolding sculpture, with plywood folded as a continuous element to create partitions and joinery. This project received the 2007 IDEA Commercial Excellence Award, a High Commendation for the Interior Design Awards (Commercial Interior Design) 2007, and a Commendation in the Interior Design Awards (Corporate Interior Design) 2007.
This two storey addition to a heritage listed building in South Yarra comprises offices for SC Land, a boutique property developer. The design features flexible office space and an area which can be used for client functions. The reception, meeting rooms and gallery space are all designed to showcase the quality of materials used in SC Land projects. The top level contains offices, lounge and terrace for company directors. The project was awarded a High Commendation at the International Property Awards (Asia Pacific) 2012.