Once again I am starting a diary post with an apology – I am sorry that have I been so lapse with my posts this year but, in my defense, 2015 has been an incredibly busy year for CSID!
As some of you may or may not know, earlier in the year we moved studio. CSID had finally outgrown the home office and it was time to set our sights on bigger and better things.
After much searching, I stumbled across a suburban office complex in Albion. While the exterior of the building is characteristic of a 1990s commercial premises (brick, brick and more brick) and the existing interior fit out (pictured below) was tired and dated, the 100 square metre office space had good bones.
With the potential to expose the original brick walls and high concrete ceilings of the building, not to mention a picturesque outlook over Breakfast Creek, I was excited by the challenge of taking this very stereotypical 1990s brick office space and creating something completely surprising and beautiful inside.
Knowing that we would spend so much of the week within, we worked tirelessly to create a relaxed space that is an extension of the home but has the requirements of a working office. The contemporary design flows as a whole but contains separate areas that suit a cross section of our needs and showcase the diversity of our practice.
A full kitchen was installed – not only for meal times, but also to entertain when friends, family and clients call. The addition of a lounge area further adds to the element of home as well as lending softness to the studio (pictures below).