Lola’s Pizza

Hope Street Radio

Gray & Gray

Lang Street House I

Lang Street House II

Blackwood Road House I

Blackwood Road House II

Hamilton Street House

York Street House

I Acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which I live and work. I pay my respects to the elders past, present and future of all First Nations peoples of this land; including the Whadjuk Noongar people and the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on whose lands my work is most often based.

The brief for HSR was for the design of a space which could support the overlapping programme of a wine bar, restaurant and radio station. The clients sought a space that felt optimistic, warm and reflective of their involvement in their communities, which span between live music and music broadcast, food and wine.

The Clients’ adopted tenancy was a large, structurally expressive masonry shell within the recently refurbished Collingwood Yards (designed by Fieldwork). In response to this existing condition, the design agenda was to create more intimately scaled areas and a logical circulation path within the large, open volume. Another key agenda was to maintain visual and auditory connections throughout the space, which aimed to celebrate the unique overlapping of programme. In pursuit of this agenda, custom joinery with poured resin benchtops is used to partition the space, combined with loose furniture in areas that can be cleared for events.

A principal design approach was to add a finer grain of visual detail to the surfaces of the largely blank space, by way of an extensive hand painted mural (painted by myself and Alice McIntosh) which wraps the entire space as a panel, acknowledging the height of the original steel windows.

Completed March 2021

Photography by Tom Ross