The client of Zen Architects in this project is a boutique graphic design and publishing company that tries to re-purpose an existing building for their new offices. Located in Carlton, Transformer Office is designed with a contemporary design to create an enjoyable and creative working environment.
Besides providing an enjoyable and creative working environment, the contemporary design in this office building is also remaining sensitive to its original structure. The building is stripped back to its core elements and the facade is transformed into open-able glass louvres from impermeable fixed glass to allow natural ventilation with individual occupant control.
The street-facing facade of the building is also fitted with an externally adjustable sunshade to control solar exposure every day. The ground floor entry is made wheelchair accessible while the street edge is revitalized with landscaped features, including lush gardens and warm timber. There are kitchen and breakout spaces on the new floor, and an outdoor rooftop garden and meeting rooms are added to increase the building’s amenity.
Improved internal layouts are implemented by the architect to provide for growth, resulted in spatial flexibility and efficiency for future expansion and changes. This new office building is designed with maximum flexibility to meet the need of the company that grows rapidly.
Transformer Office, Carlton Gallery
Photographer: Emma Cross