Fitzroy Loft is a warehouse conversion inside the 125 years old MacRobertson Chocolate Factory in Fitzroy, Victoria.
The designers behind Fitzroy Loft eschewed the notion of a single iconic "idea," preferring instead a process of editing and delighting in the found layers of the existing building fabric. Programmatically re-sculpting the interior volumes to reveal the cathedral-like heights of the industrial saw-tooth roof, the new interior architecture ingenuously crafts interactions between public and private space over several levels and provides simultaneous separation and connection.
Natural light and a renewed feeling of space pervades, while thoughtful execution of newly inscribed materials sensitively depict new from old and add to the storytelling of the building's history. Above all, the jury thought that the adaptation of this historic warehouse provided an incredibly warm, textured and ultimately livable interior.
Winner of the 2016 Australian Interior Design Awards for Residential Design.
- Architecture & interiors: Architects EAT
- Joinery: COS Interiors Pty Ltd
- Photography: Derek Swalwell
- Product: UM422G-12S