Clyde & Co

A largely glazed perimeter and rare outdoor terraces were some of the challenges and opportunities inherent in the interior design brief from this client, a commercial law practice.

The new low-rise commercial building by Grimshaw was designed with 80 per cent of its perimeter in floor-to-ceiling glass to immerse its occupants in the city street life below.

Designing this interior meant rethinking the need for inbuilt storage, in favour of freestanding pieces and glazed partitioning. This increased the natural light access by 25 per cent over the client’s previous offices.

  • CLIENT

    Clyde & Co

  • LOCATION

    Sydney, NSW

  • YEAR

    2017

  • SCALE

    4,800 sqm

  • VALUE

    $11.5 million

  • PROJECT LEADERSHIP
    David Taylor
  • COLLABORATORS

    Shape Group – Head Contractor
    CBRE – Project Manager

     

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    Tyron Branigan

The site also invited a softening of the typical hierarchy of legal environments. More than 270 people work there, over five levels, which include a dedicated client level. The best views into the surrounding heritage precinct were given to the communal kitchen and training room level. Equipped with a pool table, fussball and full kitchen, it's also an informal meeting space with a cafe/club lounge sensibility. 

A natural palette of smoky timber floorboards, muted colours and indoor plants, creates a calm environment. Reception and client levels are warmly finished with honed terrazzo flooring, rich timber veneers and lush plantings to offer a warm welcome to visitors and clients. Subtle lighting effects in the ceiling offer a visual rhythm that helps with way finding.

Wayne Dixon

DirectorAdelaide

Wayne Dixon

DirectorAdelaide
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Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne

Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne
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Sandeep Amin

Managing DirectorSydney

Sandeep Amin

Managing DirectorSydney
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Darryl Suttie

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Darryl Suttie

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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David Taylor

PrincipalSydney

David Taylor

PrincipalSydney
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Sally Brincat

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Sally Brincat

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Amy Merritt

AssociateAdelaide

Amy Merritt

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Jennifer Drake

AssociateAdelaide

Jennifer Drake

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Cameron Smith

AssociateMelbourne

Cameron Smith

AssociateMelbourne
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Cheryl Vandenberg

AssociateAdelaide

Cheryl Vandenberg

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Heidi Lee

Associate Strategic ProjectsMelbourne

Heidi Lee

Associate Strategic ProjectsMelbourne
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Jacqueline Urford

AssociateSydney

Jacqueline Urford

AssociateSydney
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Michelle Harris

AssociateMelbourne

Michelle Harris

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Sonya Montgomerie

AssociateMelbourne

Sonya Montgomerie

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