YEAR COMPLETED: 2017
MEDIA KIT: HERE
Norton Legal is a new work place for a small law firm in Melbourne’s West. The project explores how traditional elements of a law firm and workplace might be distilled into a sophisticated contemporary space, appropriate for a young team. A series of flexible spaces were developed that combined multiple uses, including a traditional reception area replaced by a flexible meeting room/entry/waiting area and a breakout/lunch zone that doubled as a place for the kids to watch TV after school. Only minimal built work was possible and the careful insertions aimed to highlight the precast base building and city views. Materials included polycarbonate roofing, stained pine plywood and $7 fluorescent light fittings painted black. Close attention was paid to sound in the space with translucent and opaque curtains providing sound dampening as well as additional flexibility to zoning and filtering and veiling of light.