MAArchitects

Corporate spaces with local style

St Kilda Offices

Built in a disused warehouse on Inkerman Street and around the corner from the notorious St Kilda red light district, the challenge of this project was to create a corporate office for an established real estate agent which did not feel corporate and which could integrate into a rugged and quickly changing streetscape.

The solution saw distinctive landscape posts and a landscaped screen create a buffer to the street and conceal a small outdoor courtyard. The use of coreten as the façade cladding made the building immediately feel as if it has been there forever, and not an interloper. Meanwhile, the interior was designed to maximise natural light and provide a quiet oasis to the outside street activity.

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Awards

Australian Interior Design Awards, Colour in Commercial Design, Shortlisted, 2012
Australian Interior Design Awards, Workplace Design, Shortlisted, 2012