GPO2 Studio, DesignInc

DesignInc’s own Melbourne studio fit-out combines exposed base building services and new work space on Level 2 of the heritage-listed GPO building.

Old and new building structure and fabric are dramatically combined here, with recycled timbers and steel contrasted against a backdrop of white-painted masonry walls. 

A generous pinup gallery for ideas and exchange links the studio’s collaborative spaces, imagined as a busy street or laneway: a highway of ideas.

  • CLIENT

    DesignInc Melbourne

  • LOCATION

    Melbourne, Victoria

  • YEAR

    2012

  • SCALE

    1,070 sqm

  • VALUE

    $1.2 million

  • PROJECT LEADERSHIP
    Stephen Webb Jane Sayers Heidi Lee
  • COLLABORATORS

    Heritage Consultants – Lovell Chen
    Builder – Schiavello
    Project Management – Basso Project Management 

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    Trevor Mein

Furnishings made from reclaimed timbers, industrial lighting and abundant indoor planting lends a relaxed, domestic scale and feel. 

Operable windows (mixed-mode) combined with a large wall projection of nature and street life, further increase the natural experience.

Meeting spaces, a communal kitchen, resources hub and an outdoor terrace further enhance the collaborative opportunities, reflecting the studio’s work approach.