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trades hall

corporate fitout

+ Unit 19, 74-82 Beaufort Street, Perth
+ $2,225,000
+ 787m2
+ 2013
+ Full design service

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Trades Hall was officially opened in April 1912 and remained in the hands of its original owners until 1985 when it was sold to Delaney Gallery’s of Claremont. Added as a permanent entry to the Heritage Council of Western Australia’s “Register of Heritage Places” in 2004, this building is of considerable importance in the history of WA. Late in 2013 the building was re-acquired by its original owners who, with unrivalled passion, committed to the rejuvenation of the building as their head office.

Our brief was to accommodate our client’s modern day office environmental needs within this historic building whilst being respectful to the original fabric of the place. Prior to the construction of the new internal office environment, all traces of non-original partition walls, floor coverings and surface mounted electrical and communications ducting was removed before extensive restoration of the original Jarrah floors and main staircase commenced. New air-conditioning systems and electrical and data infrastructure was concealed within the existing ceiling and floor space to ensure a clean aesthetic was achieved.

The design aesthetic for the new interior is not juxtaposition, but a sympathetic, contemporary fusion that takes new construction methods and finishes them in such a way that they sit harmoniously with the heritage aspects of the place without competing with them. Prime examples of this are the new 4 metre high aluminium glazing frames used to form the new offices and meeting rooms that were coated with an aged bronze powdercoat, and the new carpet to the formal ground floor areas and main staircase which display a large decorative pattern that draws influence from a traditional carpet but with a more contemporary geometric pattern. This same pattern was replicated on the first floor glazing film to meet regulatory requirements, whilst on the ground floor a mixture of old and recent imagery of historical events in the client’s history was applied to the internal glazing.

During the restoration works three original fireplaces were re-discovered as well as the locations of the original walls that had been demolished. The fireplaces were retained in their discovered condition whilst Corain slabs were inlaid in the floor to trace the locations of the original, demolished walls and introducing reference to the elements of the buildings history that had been lost over the years.

Finally, to further celebrate and bring to attention this fantastic heritage building to the people of Perth, decorative lighting was installed to the prominent western façade. These lights wash the entire first floor level and pick out specific features including the arched ground floor windows, original decorative ceiling to the main entrance and the roof top plasterwork. To top off the project a flagpole was reinstated centrally on the façade illuminated by spotlights, offering an insight to the building’s occupants both day and night.

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retail fitout

+ Shop 4 Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough
+ $285,000
+ 386m2
+ 2013
+ Full design service

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Cordingley’s Surf City has been part of the West Australian surfing scene since 1962, and has a strong relationship to it’s home, Scarborough Beach. This fundamental history of the store formed the basis for the design of their new store - a design which not only satisfied the programmatic requirements, but drew from, and reinterpreted the retro roots of this surfing institution.

A roughly sealed concrete floor, and blacked-out ceiling void sandwich the volume - drawing the customer’s focus to the product within the store. Located in the centre of the store, flanked by the existing base building columns, is a Prahu (a traditional Indonesian fishing boat, which in recent history has been used to ferry surfers to and from outer reef breaks) which serves to divide the male and female clothing sections. Sweeping panels of slat wall clad the base building columns, symbolic of a breaking wave.

A special zone towards the rear of the store is an interpretation of the “Surf Boardroom” - a space framed by joinery with rows of standing surfboards which appear to continue into the distance due to the placement of a mirrors on the back wall, and framed above by a suspended ceiling grid with sporadically placed mirrored tiles (like a 1960’s disco ball!).

Cordingley’s also stocks a range of skateboards and skate accessories which required it’s own counter and identity within the store. A plywood form emerges out of the floor and curves to form a canopy symbolic of a skate ramp. This form houses a display of skateboards and frames the skateboard counter. Urban ground markings clearly delineate this space from the rest of the store and create a contrasting aesthetic.

Due to the irregular outline of the tenancy, the back of house areas were strategically placed to square off the tenancy. Changing rooms were positioned opposite this back of house area, with the point of sale counter between the two, being clearly visible to the entering customer whilst enabling clear surveillance by staff of the store. Painted wall murals behind the point of sale and along the entry wall commissioned by the owners draw on the history and essence of their brand.

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Popsicle’s Purple Pantone Pot Plant #pantone #potplant #classicpot #serax #orderthroughjuo #14colours #zzplant #interiordesign #officeplants #greenery (at JUO)

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durham house

warehouse apartment renovation

+ Hay St, Perth off King St


+ $100,000


+ 51m2


+ 2008-2009


+ Full design service

The brief encapsulated a broad overarching desire to create an exciting, unique and comfortable inner city apartment that celebrated its beautiful heritage and combined it seamlessly with contemporary ideas of living. The renovation involved totally gutting the interior of the apartment - part of a 1916 warehouse - only to leave the old timber joist ceiling, brick walls and concrete floor, framing a beautiful four-metre volume – all qualities hard to find in new apartment developments today. The challenge with the design was the balancing of the program with the limited floor space of 51 square metres. The result is a very sculpted space with no distinct rooms or doors, but the use of materials, form and changes in level to define the spaces. The renovated apartment achieves a deception of space that creates a feeling of expansiveness, making it feel more generous than it actually is.

Upon entering, the bedroom and bathroom are open to one another, with a change in level and materiality into the bathroom defining the space. An impressive full height mirror captivates your attention, with a floating vanity unit proportionally balanced off it, while providing privacy to the shower and toilet recesses behind. The kitchen and living areas are seamlessly detailed, with reflective black gloss cabinetwork weaving its way around to frame the stainless steel kitchen workspaces and underlining the living room entertainment area. Miele kitchen appliances are featured throughout, all carefully integrated to maintain the clean lines of the cabinetwork, to reduce clutter and to further promote a seemingly larger space.

The quality of the resulting finishes is exceptional, with a strong palette of stainless steel, black and white against platinum coloured furniture contrasted by the original painted brickwork walls, ornate timber ceiling and raw exposed concrete. The use of these reflective finishes helps bounce light around the interior to make the apartment feel more expansive than it is. It is fundamentally a grafting between new and old, smooth and rough, dark and light. The eclectic and bespoke.

+ WINNER OF ASIA PACIFIC PROPERTY AWARD 2011 BEST RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INTERIOR


+ WINNER OF 2010 AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS BEST OF STATE (WA) FOR RESIDENTIAL DESIGN


+ WINNER FOR RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DIA WA DESIGN AWARDS 2010

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Met Frank today… #kmchouse #stirlinghighway #nedlands #designedby #juo #design #buildingdesign #interiordesign #architecture #floor #floorsander #timberfloor #jarrahfloor #cottage #oldcottage #heritage #perthheritage #history #perthhistory #restoration #adaptivereuse #swangroup #swanbuilder #builder #construction #commercial #commercialoffice (at KMC House)

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Thanks Modus for a great night out last Friday supporting a great cause (even if we spent the 1st hour at the wrong entrance! 😜) #varietywaball #charity #ball #varietywa #modus #juo (at Royal Perth Yacht Club)

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First time in its 102 year history that Trades Hall has been externally lit 🏤💡 #tradeshall #commercial #design #interiordesign #buildingdesign #juo #designedbyjuo #lighting #lightingoptions #everettsmith #beaufortst #perth #history #perthhistory #heritage #perthheritage #architecture #pertharchitecture #perthcity #restoration #nightlight (at Trades Hall)

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Hexagons

#tradeshall #hexagon #tiling #myareeceramics @myareeceramics #entry #tactiles #geometry #sitevisit #heritage #perthheritage #architecture #pertharchitecture #restoration #commercialfitout #design #interiordesign #juo (at Trades Hall)

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♥︎ this city #Perth #perthcity #fringe #perthfringe #fringeworld #fringefestival #piccadilly #piccadillyarcade #piccadillytheatre #artdeco #noodlepalace (at The Piccadilly Cinema)

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Office makeover for 2014 done…secreterrier is tired now #juo #design #studio #office #meetingarea #interiordesign #interiordecoration #rug #barrisfinerugs #westie #westiegram (at JUO)

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A beautiful way to close the working year…dinner at the newly completed Matilda Residence #design #designedby #juo #buildingdesign #interiordesign #residential #project #movedin #housewarming #endofyear #2013 #amazingclients #tablesetting #reclaimedfurniture #recycledbrick #dogoftheday #matildaresidence (at Matilda Residence)

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"THE" best Christmas card #Chanel #christmas #christmascard #popup #surprise #bestclient (at JUO)

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Feeling loved! Cheers Ruth #eltongroup #eveneer #christmas #gift #wine #badtimetobedry (at JUO)

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Raining signs this week… #tradeshall #beaufortstreet #heritageperth #heritage #design #history #originalowner #designedby #juo #interiordesign #site #constructionsite #signage (at Trades Hall)