Musgrave Road Studio has revitalised and extended a well-known, historic Red Hill shopfront in a manner sympathetic to its residential neighbours. Originally constructed in the late 1800’s, the juxtaposition of the quirky, crooked, original building fabric with the precision of the new gabled extension celebrates the merging of historic and contemporary.
When read in context with the residential neighbour above, the original shopfront and new gabled extension creates a village atmosphere, weaving landscape into built form. The northeast facing courtyard creates visual pleasure and provides a space for contemplation away from Musgrave Road.
The new extension houses a meeting room, kitchen and amenities, all which are universally accessible and contemporary. The original shopfront retains original fireplaces, door and window openings and linings, with the bay windows providing breakout spaces.
The studio creates a workplace environment which resembles a home and reflects the core value of KO&CoArchitecture – good design improves wellbeing.
Cate Meehan, Architect
Ivan Ling, Graduate of Architecture
Architecture and Access, Access Consultant
Jeremy Ferrier Landscape Architects, Landscape Consultant
Mackie Consultants, Building Surveyor
Potter Landscapes, Landscape Contractor
Saunders Havill, Town Planner
vT Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer