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PHOOEY Architects Carpet Couch & Office

Architect: PHOOEY Architects

City of Melbourne | C67

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PHOOEY Architects designed and constructed their Carpet Couch and Office approx 10 years ago. The couch is located in the ground floor lift lobby and comprises salvaged remnant carpet from our office upstairs. It is a comfortable and functional billboard for zero-waste sustainability. 

Carpet is the first thing people tend to rip out and throw away when doing a refurbishment. 96 per cent of it – 2.1 billion kilograms a year – is dumped into a landfill. With its high embodied energy, the challenge is how to make that 96 per cent worth something.

Upstairs, a strategic mix of new, recycled and upcycled materials has been strategically applied to transform a small office space (72m2) into a spacious, sleek and eclectic architectural office with a view across Elizabeth Street to one of Melbourne’s grand old buildings.

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  • Open: Sat 10am-4pm - Booking required for this building

  • What's Open: PHOOEY Carpet couch - ground floor lift lobby (meeting place) & PHOOEY Architects Office - Level 3.

  • Tour Details: First release Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8:30 am until booked out, small booking fee applies. Tours at 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, running for 20minutes, in groups of 10

  • Special Programming: A brief discussion of the principles which inspired these 2 x projects & the processes undertaken to enable their delivery, along with a brief review of some other recent projects. Presented by Emma Young (PHOOEY Dir).

  • Building Type: Workplace

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Year Built: 2008

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  • Transport: Tram stop: Collins St/Elizabeth St on route 19, 57 and 59

  • Photo Credit: Peter Bennetts

  • Tour Type: Pre-booked

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Level 3 (Suite 315), 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000, VIC


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