Project: CreativeCubes.Co, Carlton
Location: Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Interior Designer: Corso Interior Architecture
Size: 2,000 m2
CreativeCubes.Co provides inspiring facilities in both private and collaborative work settings, event spaces and even offers co-working options for all Melbourne based businesses and entrepreneurs.
It is located in a prime location within Carlton, surrounded by some of Melbourne’s most interesting cultural venues, cafés and restaurants.
CreativeCubes.Co was designed by the Corso Interior Architecture team. The 2,000 sqm space is a vibrant and energetic co-working office that spans two levels. Corso transformed it from a former dated inner-city building into a welcoming haven, complimenting the surrounding Carlton suburb’s lively hustle and bustle.
The space is a combination of dark finishes, plush leather couches, polished concrete floors, and a plethora of natural light. To create a sense of calm, a generous amount of greenery was used. The bricks used on the ground floor mimicked the exterior of the building, bringing the outside in.
To bring in an international vibe that represented the diversity of the workspace, large murals with global themes, foods and flowers were displayed throughout. From Japanese Cherry Blossoms to a world map, these all bring vibrant colours into the space.
The space also has a sense of playfulness with creative bathroom signage and pops of colourful neon. The theme continues within the meeting rooms, with a Hakuna Matata space, tiger print wallpaper, Super Mario, and a fun and quirky Noughts and Crosses wall.
The two floors are connected by a modern black patinaed staircase that winds up from the ground floor to the first floor and becomes the focal point of the room. The boardroom on the ground floor features a herringbone white-wash wall, with industrial glass walls and pendants.
Included is also high-quality tretford Carpet made from goat hair which brings simplicity and elegance.
The brief was to maximise natural light and to make this happen a gable skylight roof became the perfect solution.
There were three design challenges from this project:
Maximising the buildings use through spatial design
Proposed Outcome: The Corso team were able to maximise the space by ensuring the office space was utilised whilst still ensuring there was openness and spaciousness.
Allowing for natural light
Proposed Outcome: The team at Corso provided natural light in the meeting rooms and minimised artificial lighting by incorporating a central large gabled roof allowing for generous amounts of natural light to come into the space.
Proposed Outcome: The offices were designed with a wall type that reduces sound from travelling and both open and communal areas were filled with high-backed seats and booths as well as having thoughtfully placed furniture to bring a sense of semi-private spaces.