Collingwood Studio 01

Collingwood Studio

This development of an existing Edwardian style shopfront included restoration of the historic building and reinstatement of their use as retail shopfronts, plus the addition of a separate studio workshop at the rear. The studio is concealed behind the existing historical facade and accessed via a rear laneway. Our design concept for this ‘hidden’ building was to create a simple rectangular shell that relates to the scale of adjacent warehouses with only the laneway entry point to the studio being marked by a full height timber facade with a full width sliding door and screened window above.