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Jury / Biasol

  • 01:00 - 17 November, 2014
Jury / Biasol
Jury / Biasol, © Martina Gemmola
© Martina Gemmola

© Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola + 14

  • Furniture & Lighting

    Tables and Stools – Custom crafted / Pendants from Nud Collection / Bulbs from Plumen
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© Martina Gemmola
© Martina Gemmola

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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Cite: "Jury / Biasol" 17 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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