Brickworks is a multi-use commercial space located in Southport, Australia. Designed by studio Golden, the space includes a sales office, function space, and display suite. Inspired by residential dwellings and the need for durable materials, Brickworks is a lovely minimalist space that brings a warmth uncommon in most office environments.
The interior is comprised of a divine mix of materials. Grey bricks are used as the flooring and as an accent wall. The rest of the interior walls are pale wood; a gorgeous, minimal material responsible for much of the warmth in the space. One of my favourite features is the central sales counter, made of an oversized stone slab. Described by Golden as a nod to Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, this counter defines the workspace and adds a lovely, organic quality to the design.
The furnishings are straightforward and present the same ease of use as the interior materials. They also impart a bit of colour to Brickworks. Simple and neutral, but not quite monochromatic, the design has just enough colour to peak the curiosity.
Overall, Brickworks is a chic design that values function over form without sacrificing style.