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Jury / Biasol

Jury / Biasol

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  • Architects: Biasol
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  475
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs Photographs:  Martina Gemmola
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: NUD Collection, Plumen, Arauco
  • Furniture & Lighting:Nud Collection, Plumen
  • City:Melbourne
  • Country:Australia
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© Martina Gemmola
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Text description provided by the architects. Jury Cafe is located within the bluestone walls of a Melbourne historical site: Pentridge Village – formerly Pentridge Prison. The prison was decommissioned in 1997.

As an interior design project, Jury presented several unique challenges to our studio: we wanted to respect its dark past as a prison, and we also wanted to breathe new life into the cafe for its patrons to enjoy.

© Martina Gemmola
© Martina Gemmola

The theme of irreverence led us to play with ideas – ideas that created a contrast between dark bluestone walls and a palette of bright colours and blond timbers. Along with these ideas of colour, we used a mix of raw materials, plywood, structural timbers and concrete that allowed us to form a geometric colour pattern within the feature wall of Jury. This structure created a playful effect, one that brought the site to life and allowed it to move on from its dark past, as well as embrace a sense of fun for the future.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

We softened the space further by adding greenery from Pop Plant; we also designed bespoke tables and stools that are, again, all made from natural materials.

The result is a cafe that even Chopper Read would have frequented during his time in 'H' division.

© Martina Gemmola
© Martina Gemmola

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Address:Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Cite: "Jury / Biasol" 17 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/567620/jury-biasol-design-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

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