When charged with the redesign of building industry behemoth Mirvac’s new residential headquarters in Brisbane, local designers Sally Bostock and Jennifer Hudson of Amok Studio chose to think big – and very small! “We looked to Mirvac Residential’s core values – then established the design concept ‘Reimagine Every Little Detail’, which informed the design direction and critical decisions throughout the life of the project,” says Sally Bostock.
Set within Brisbane’s iconic Riverside Centre, the new base occupies 700m2, however the ambience is more like that of a high-end home than an office. Combined with forward-thinking functionality, Peddle and Potter have redefined what a workplace looks like for this award-winning company. With a palette of fresh white, soft blue and accents of pale pink, Amok Studio looked to create “a sophisticated interpretation of the Queensland identity through a bright and fresh aesthetic, with permeable spaces, a visual connectivity and a lightness in the architectural forms.”
As expected for a company of Mirvac’s industry standing and stature, the material specifications had to reflect the highest of quality, thus leading Amok Studio to Fibonacci Stone. “Its reputation for unsurpassed quality meant Fibonacci Stone was a must for the headquarters of a company like Mirvac,” says Jennifer Hudson. With its gentle palette and airy composition, Abstrakt was chosen to complement to space. “We chose this product as it tied in perfectly with our ‘light and fresh’ aesthetic and it provided a resilient finish to the front of house area with a beautiful overlay of detail in the aggregate.”
“lt’s always fantastic to see Fibonacci Stone being specified for projects – be it commercial or residential – and this one combines the best design aspects of both,” says Creative Director Michael Karakolis. “Congratulations to Amok Studio on a beautiful project, and to Mirvac Residential on their outstanding new workplace.”
Photography by Mindi Cooke