Lang Street House I

Lang Street House II

Blackwood Road House I

Blackwood Road House II

Hope Street Radio

Nannup-Balingup Road Studio

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 an 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.
The Clients’ adopted tenancy was a large, structurally expressive masonry shell within the recently refurbished Collingwood Yards (designed by Fieldwork).

The design agenda was to create more intimately scaled areas and a logical circulation path within the large, open volume while maintaining visual and auditory connections throughout the space, which highlighted the overlapping programme. Custom joinery with poured resin benchtops partitions 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 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