The Workshop Collingwood is neither an apartment nor a townhouse, but rather a hybrid dwelling of both building types.
Architecture Interior Design
The Workshop Collingwood is neither an apartment nor a townhouse, but rather a hybrid dwelling of both building types. Originally a metal fabrication workshop then photographic studio, DKO and SLAB have designed a stylish contemporary insertion into the old building. The resulting warehouse conversion combines black cladding and warm timber detailing, to invigorate the original brick façade. Interiors are borne of a refined, urban aesthetic, combing polished concrete floors and a monochrome colour palette. Together they create the perfect classic contemporary Melbourne loft apartment. Hand crafted and bespoke details abound throughout. Unique industrial elements using raw and natural materials have been immaculately detailed. This exemplar of both revitalised Collingwood design and recycled architecture combines exposed timber ceilings, perforated metal panels, stylish storage spaces and custom built workbenches. A methodical environmental approach is inherent in the design, which includes rainwater harvesting, renewable energy systems, and considered orientation of living spaces.