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Cox Architecture Studio

Architect: Cox Architecture

City of Melbourne | C50

How do we want to create?’ This project was undertaken as an opportunity to rethink the studio’s approach to design. Its people asked: how do we want to work together? How do we balance the needs of individuals and the desire to generate a more social, collective work experience? The critical issue was to strike a balance between dedicated, specialist functional areas (assigned for model-making, desktop publishing, administrative staff, IT support, and formal meetings) and the need to create a sense of common, public space. The ethos underpinning the project is best represented in the creation of a central ‘events space’ for key activity. This open ‘box’ creates an internal connection between floors and promotes curiosity and increases the opportunity for staff to come together. Adjacent to this focal point is a Michelin-class commercial kitchen lining a long, communal bench. This bench is crafted from reclaimed Oregon floor joists – rescued from the site – which have been upcycled to create another, more informal gathering space suitable for either work or rest. The outcome provides for both the heart and the head with equal facility. 

Need to Know

  • Open: Sun 11am-4pm

  • What's Open: Two levels of Cox Architecture's Melbourne studio

  • Tour Details: Tours at 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30, 3pm, running for 20minutes, in groups of 20

  • Special Programming: Short presentations by design architects on the work Cox is doing to transform Melbourne, from railway stations to schools.

  • Building Type: Workplace

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Access: Pram accessible, Limited mobility

  • Year Built: 2015

  • Website: coxarchitecture.com.au

  • Transport: Tram stop 11: Collins St/Swanston St on routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 16, 48, 64, 67, 72 and 109

  • Photo Credit: David Yeow

  • Tour Type: Guided, queue

Location

Level 2, 167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

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