The objective in establishing The Kitchen is to create an inspiring, well resourced work environment for people who change things. I had to provide a place for experience and encounter, work and play as its 'shared space' where members of the public could rent a desk and be stimulated in the environment whilst doing so. The Kitchen also hosts member events from time to time, such as community workshops, product launches and networking events, so the space had to be designed around flexibility.
TINY HOUSE BUILD.
This tiny house situated in Taupaki is constructed on a trailer. With a full kitchen, bathroom and queen size loft the build is taking shape!
The fitout for JWT was important to have a degree of sensitivity to the architectural work by Fearon Hay in the restoration of Imperial Building, but to let JWT's creative culture grow within.
Raw materials of concrete, iron and glass were matched with vibrant colours and textures throughout the spaceplan.
The open plan bench system office purposely had no longitudinal screens between desks to encourage communication and collaboration
The Skills Org.
The objective at The Skills was to space plan an office for 80 people, with 6 different teams to integrate and communicate with each other. We established many 'bump points' and collaborative hot spots to achieve this.
The Skills Organisation is one of the most dynamic organisations in the education sector, working across a wide range of industries with clients ranging from electricians to large corporate contact centres and all sorts in between.
The bones of this 900m2 building was already there. My interior design skills came into play when designing the kitchen with its own hidden prep room, and the 6 bedrooms, bathrooms and the seamless but private integration for the guest pool house.
The home in the North Shore, Auckland is often used to entertain overseas business partners and of course the client's children so the decor had to accommodate all variations of living. The wooden shutters framed the country estate.
'The Fort' on Fort Street, Auckland is the latest project. Interior designed by Laura Lochhead, furniture supplied by Fuze Interiors. 50 people. A workspace designed around the idea of productivity and wellbeing within the workspace.
pRIVATE RESIDENCE ST MARY'S BAY
This project required styling, re-positioned artwork, and interior design within the three levelled apartment. The focus being the art, and designing a home that had a gallery aesthetic but still felt homely.
Voyager Internet is a fast expanding business with so much culture that needed to be translated into their spatial design. Pocketspace completely space-planned, provided 3D renders, complete furniture specification and project management. Three new boardrooms were also constructed using the DS Potter series. Complete with sit-stand desks, and a black board for the lunch menu, this project wholeheartedly reflects a healthy, productive and communicative space.
Mc Dougall Partners
This Realestate agency wanted a welcoming reception as well as a full back of house fitout. The project involved full spaceplan, 3D renders, furniture specification, entire re-paint, lighting, new carpet and vinyl wood plank flooring for the staff area, finishing off with new signage.
This gorgeous fitout was a complete interior strip and reconstruction by Alaska. New meeting rooms, offices, main workspace and kitchen was the main brief. All new lighting, paint, carpet, vinyl flooring and furniture required to complete this classy office ready for clients to walk in.
A typical process of Pocketspace is demonstrated with Gentrack. They wanted to acquire another level of the building. Pocketspace was hired to re-space plan using some existing furniture and create new spaces of emphasis such as the kitchen, breakout and reception. This is true to what the client would receive when 3D renders are completed
This project was a gorgeous refit about looks and function. The owner was working in a light deprived room so we switched him out, and made his old workspace the new meeting room. The 3D renders helped the client visualise the end product, with the actual photos not too far behind!
Commercial Clients include:
Giltrap Group, BMW services, Vintners Wine, Pengelly's, Hobsons Choice, Paramount Saftey, Strata Funding, Prohab Physio, Seeby Properties, AON Insurance Sydney, Penberthy Insurance and Mortgage Brokers, Business Franchise Group, Devon Funds, Heavens Beauty, Jucebox, Quinovic, Hobsonville RSA, Faith City Church, Precision Dental, Future Skills, Shore Mariner.
Private Residence Newton
This residence required specialist small space design. The whole townhouse required re-carpet, paint, bathroom fit-out with council consent, and a kitchen.
The children's room required smart storage saving furniture which included a pull down bunk bed system.