75 Myrtle Street

75 Myrtle Street

Architecte
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer
Lieu
Chippendale, NSW, Australia | View Map
Année du projet
2018
Catégorie
Bureaux
David Roche
Fiche technique du produit

ÉlémentMarqueProduct Name
Beaubien suspension light, 4 arms, Black,Lambert & Fils
Glacier Wall Tile (200mm x 65mm)Academy Tiles
Wall mounted coat hook, Yokado wall mounted basin spout, Wall mounted coat hook, Toilet Paper Holder, Yokado Accessories, polished chrome finishBrodware
Wall mounted basin, crafted from soft touch advanced composite solid surface material integrated solid surface pop up wasteCaroma
Frameless Glass Pivot DoorDormakaba
Half strength Antique White USADulux Australia

Fiche technique du produit
Beaubien suspension light, 4 arms, Black,
Glacier Wall Tile (200mm x 65mm)
Wall mounted coat hook, Yokado wall mounted basin spout, Wall mounted coat hook, Toilet Paper Holder, Yokado Accessories, polished chrome finish
Wall mounted basin, crafted from soft touch advanced composite solid surface material integrated solid surface pop up waste
by Caroma
Frameless Glass Pivot Door
Half strength Antique White USA

75 Myrtle Street

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer en tant que Architectes.

The two storey inter-war factory building located at 75 Myrtle Street, Chippendale was constructed c1925 for J.C. Goodwin & Co Ltd, glass importers, bevellers and silverers, who were first established in Chippendale in 1875 in a factory on Abercrombie Street. It is significant for its association with the nineteenth and early twentieth century industrial activities that took place in Chippendale.

 

The building has now been remodeled into three purpose built offices located either side of a central courtyard. The Brief called for one large and two small tenancies, the larger tenancy to be accessible via Myrtle Street and the two smaller tenancies to be accessed from the rear of the building, via Dangar Place. The largest office space that fronts Myrtle Street sits on ground level and includes an entertaining and meeting area with the capacity to accommodate 100 guests. The ground floor spaces are deliberately grand to cater for large convivial groups, whilst the upstairs offices are intentionally withdrawn, a place for more intimate and private meetings.

 

Centrally located is a sunlit and naturally ventilated courtyard which features a contemporary cacti and succulent garden that melds with the surrounding pixelated paving. The courtyard has its own structural order, based on the range of glass types used, which links the building to the site’s former factory use. This order is set against the existing structure. The differences between the two structural systems are celebrated throughout the entire project with existing renders in ochre coloured steel.

 

Apart from the steel staircase, which was painted in high gloss, subtly reflective black paint, all materials used throughout 75 Myrtle Street were left in their natural form – creating a raw and subdued pallet, rich in character, honesty and substance. The highly textured herringbone oak floor used throughout both compliments and contrasts with the galvanised pressed metal ceiling. The glass bricks create an impressive yet understated statement, projecting a black lit tone whilst capturing and reflecting the subtle changes in natural light throughout the day. The stripped back nature of the interior also serves as the perfect canvas for the clients’ art collection, injecting vibrant colour, alternate meanings and excitement into the space.

 

A significant amount of the original glass factory at 75 Myrtle Street has been restored, with the use of predominantly reflective materials such as glass – glass bricks, plate glass, reflective glass, white glass - and high gloss black painted steel as a counterpoint to the inherited rustic layer. The use of these raw recyclable materials, used in the construction of Myrtle Street, including the oak timber flooring, has ensured minimised energy usage and increased environmental performance, providing a benchmark for sustainable design. 75 Myrtle Street was built using high quality energy efficient materials (steel, glass and timber) that will allow for change through the lifespan of the building and will be recyclable or reusable if the building should be readapted or refurbished in the future.

 

The architectural principle here is the introduction of an elegant contemporary architecture, in refined and sophisticated materials, as a new ‘layer’ to the original rustic structure. This simultaneous presentation of two generations of building, in juxtaposition and layering, leads to a visually rich composition, a ‘third architecture’. New and old are intertwined in a frozen dance.

 

Material Used :

Walls (external and internal) and ceilings
Materials and finishes

  • Solid glass bricks supplied by Obeco Glass Blocks
  • Pressed metal ceiling supplied by Sydney Pressed Metal
  • Walls painted in Dulux half strength Antique White USA
  • External walls are exposed brick with a clear finish

Windows and window treatments

Framing, finishes, hardware, treatments

  • Steel framed windows

Doors

Framing, finishes, hardware, treatments

  • Dorma, Frameless Glass Pivot Door

Flooring

Structure, finishes, floor covering

  • Recycled timber floorboards on existing timber structure
  • Burnished Concrete Floor
  • Atlantic Honed stone tiles supplied by Ocean and Merchant in courtyard and bathrooms

Lighting

Name, manufacturer, supplier – internal and external

  • Lambert &Fils Beaubien suspension light, 4 arms, Black, supplied by Living Edge
  • Klik systems Up and Down Linear Pendant Light

Kitchen

Appliances, surfaces, joinery, tapware, benches, cabinet faces, splashbacks, flooring

  • Miele appliances
  • Glacier Wall Tile (200mm x 65mm) supplied by Academy Tiles (Ground Floor Kitchen Splashback)
  • Acrylic Solid Surface in Opal Series in Vanilla, by Marblo. (Level 1 Kitchen Splashback)

Bathroom

Fittings, surfaces, tapware, tiles, accessories, mirrors

  • WC Suite, Catalano from Italy, supplied by Roger Seller
  • Toilet Paper Holder, Yokado Accessories, polished chrome finish, supplied by Brodware
  • Caroma wall mounted basin, crafted from soft touch advanced composite solid surface material integrated solid surface pop up waste
  • Yokado wall mounted basin spout, supplied by Brodware
  • Wall mounted coat hook, supplied by Brodware.
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