After 40 years the inner suburbs of Albert Park, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and Southbank, the SJB team moved its design studio into a heritage warehouse in a laneway in Melbourne’s CBD in July 2016. This move heralded a cultural shift within the organisation, responding to the needs of both our clients and team members, while also supporting the City of Melbourne’s strategy of retaining and celebrating the unique aspects of the CBD’s laneways through activation and diversity.
▼办公室内景，interior of the office ©Image courtesy Aaron Puls
位于Oliver Lane 18号的仓库大楼在建筑历史上有着不可忽视的重要地位：它是澳大利亚第一座完全用混凝土建造的民用建筑。大楼建造于1907年，出自著名的工程师John Monash爵士之手，并由David Mitchell承建（他是著名歌剧演唱家Dame Nellie Melba的父亲）。
The warehouse building at 18 Oliver Lane is of architectural significance being the first conventional building in Australia constructed wholly of reinforced concrete. The building, completed in 1907, was designed and built by noted engineer, John Monash (later Sir John Monash) and builder/entrepreneur, David Mitchell (the father of Dame Nellie Melba).
▼新办公室位于澳洲第一座全混凝土大楼，main office is located in a heritage warehouse，©Image courtesy Aaron Puls
The building’s materiality has been left to show through – brick walls, concrete ceilings and timber floors ensure the true texture remains clearly evident. Recessed arches, hexagonal columns and time-worn steps all remain. A monochromatic white palette forms the background of the interior scheme with details in black steel. Colour is introduced through feature walls painted in typical Bauhaus colours, patterned hand-woven rugs and an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories. Large timber framed windows along the east and west facades of the building ensure that break out spaces and meeting rooms (rather than private offices) enjoy the abundant natural light and views beyond.
▼以白色为基调的工作区，working area ©Image courtesy Aaron Puls
▼包豪斯风格的艺术墙、手工编织毯和家具为室内空间引入了色彩，the introduction of color in the space ©Image courtesy Aaron Puls
Always intended to be more than a ‘working space’, the SJB studio has been designed to be spatially flexible, calm, yet inspirational – a New York/Soho loft with a Bauhaus twist.
▼激发创意的场所，a space that offers inspiration ©Image courtesy Aaron Puls
Date: January 2017
Type: Commercial & Workplace,
Architect: Michael Bialek
Interior Designer: Leo Terrando
Photographer: Aaron Puls
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