The starting point for our design involved the internal reconfiguration of the apartment. The original layout was a large studio with a bathroom and kitchen in one corner and the only source of light, two windows and a balcony, on the other end overlooking a dock. Our reconfiguration saw the creation of two ‘rooms’ and an additional ensuite bathroom along the back wall of the apartment. For the ‘rooms’, a study/guest bedroom and master bedroom, we created large openings with sliding timber and steel doors. This allows for the spaces to be closed off for privacy without compromising on the feeling of the open-plan space when pulled back. Great attention was paid in designing the bespoke sliding doors made of painted reclaimed wood and steel. We used an industrial looking visible sliding mechanism and edgy handles from Buster and Punch to maintain the warehouse feel. The kitchen is housed in the middle of the large living area where large island clad in polished concrete with low handing pendants from Mullan Lighting create a focal point. Continuing with the industrial theme, all the electrical wiring is housed in steel pipes and conduits which run along the ceiling and exposed brick walls.
The finished project provides a perfect backdrop for our clients colourful and eclectic art (much of which he has painted himself) and furniture and accessories accumulated from his travels around the world.