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 m²

  • VALUE

    $1.2 million

  • PROJECT LEADERSHIP
    Stephen Webb Jane Sayers
  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    Lucas Allen

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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.

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Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne

Christon Batey-Smith

DirectorMelbourne
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Richard Stafford

Managing DirectorAdelaide

Richard Stafford

Managing DirectorAdelaide
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Richard Does

DirectorSydney

Richard Does

DirectorSydney
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Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne

Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne
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Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Adrian Doohan

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Cathryn Drew-Bredin

DirectorSydney

Cathryn Drew-Bredin

DirectorSydney
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Jane Sayers

PrincipalMelbourne

Jane Sayers

PrincipalMelbourne
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Maria Mueller

AssociatePerth

Maria Mueller

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Cameron Smith

Senior AssociateMelbourne

Cameron Smith

Senior AssociateMelbourne
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Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne

Stephen Webb

Design DirectorMelbourne
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Sonya Montgomerie

Senior AssociateAdelaide

Sonya Montgomerie

Senior AssociateAdelaide
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Freya Martin

AssociateAdelaide

Freya Martin

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Shalini Shah

AssociateAdelaide

Shalini Shah

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Megan Morton

AssociateMelbourne

Megan Morton

AssociateMelbourne
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Ee Ther Wee

AssociateAdelaide

Ee Ther Wee

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Gavin Dixon

AssociateAdelaide

Gavin Dixon

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Michael Willis

AssociateAdelaide

Michael Willis

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