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Clean Materiality and flexible configurations at TKD Architect’s new studio

The new fitout embraces innovative workplace ideals including open place workspaces, shared collaborative meeting areas within the work areas, quiet meeting and retreat rooms and informal gathering spaces.

Clean Materiality and flexible configurations at TKD Architect’s new studio


August 26th, 2015

Moving offices for Tanner Kibble Denton Architects was a vital component of the transition in company leadership and direction. The new office in Surry Hills brings together the team on one level and provides accommodation for additional staff as the practice grows.


Located in a converted warehouse on Foster Street, Surry Hills, the original fully glazed light well admits a soft natural light to the core of the plan. This coupled with full height windows to the perimeter walls creates a well-lit work place with a positive and open ambience. All meeting rooms have a tree lined outlook to Foster Street and include the latest digital presentation and communication technology.


Floors retain original polished concrete and contrasting new interior finishes include waxed ‘black’ steel lining to the foyer and leather, timber and a rich orange colour palette. Black has been used consistently for all exposed services including ductwork, cable trays and suspended lights. This approach was taken further in the selection of black finished door hardware and taps.


The decision was made to remain in Surry Hills after extensive research into alternative locations. This new site has provided the opportunity to design an aspirational workplace, reflecting the vision and profile of an evolving practice whilst providing a real sense of belonging and creativity for the whole TKD team.


Tanner Kibble Denton Architects

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