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TWO SHEDS

Norton Legal is a new workplace and commercial fitout completed by Dreamer for a law firm in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. 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.

TWO SHEDS

TYPE: NEW HOUSE
LOCATION: LORNE, AUSTRALIA.
YEAR COMPLETED: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
MEDIA KIT: HERE

Two sheds is a beach house, currently under construction on a forested site west of Lorne. The clients desired a house that would allow them to interact with the landscape, easily moving from interior to exterior and provide a base for them to begin a large rejuvenation project for the site which has been damaged by invasive flora. 

 The house sits modestly in the landscape and takes advantage of the naturally hilly site, whilst aiming to minimally affect the surrounding area. This project was inspired by the traditional Australian shed typology, employing carefully selected materials to achieve the durability of the rural buildings it references.