Fabric Warehouse / Fearon Hay Architects

Fabric Warehouse / Fearon Hay Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1500 Area:  1500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012
  • Photographs Photographs:  Jackie Meiring
  • General Contractor:Josh Dalton Builders Ltd.
  • Engineer:Creative Structures Ltd.
  • Glazing:Metro Glasstech
  • Millwork:Trendwood Kitchens Ltd.
  • Paints And Stains:Resene, ‘Alabaster’ low-sheen
  • Custom Bathroom Basins :Terrazzo Stoneworks Ltd.
  • Tapwear:Dornbracht
  • Custom Joinry & Metalwork :North Harbour Engineering Ltd.
  • Ceiling Fans:Boffi
  • Furniture:Client supply & Fearon Hay custom bench seats
  • Interior Ambient Lighting:Kreon
  • City:Auckland
  • Country:New Zealand
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Floor Plan
Floor Plan

© Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

A fabric importer has relocated to a 1960’s warehouse in Auckland’s city fringe.

© Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

The brief called for a delineation of office, meeting & communal dining spaces, all with visual connection to the receiving, racking and distribution of fabric.

© Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

The brief is met with an insertion of white painted blade walls, steel plate, and rosewood-edged glass into the volume defined by existing black steel portals. The approach aims to maintain the functionality and industrial quality of the warehouse while introducing a refined, light-filled workspace.

© Jackie Meiring
© Jackie Meiring

A tensioned steel lintel is suspended over a line of operable glass panels, providing a transparent division of space that considers the rhythm & transition between office and warehouse environments.

The large, functional volume of the space is contrasted with detailing of fine rosewood beading, brass fixtures and bespoke steel and timber benches. The importer’s resonant mix of loose textile rolls, furniture and contemporary New Zealand art inhabit the resulting space with an overlap of creativity and industry.

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Address:Auckland, New Zealand

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Cite: "Fabric Warehouse / Fearon Hay Architects" 03 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/492511/fabric-warehouse-fearon-hay-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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