Bangalow Office required an innovative solution to a family’s live/work requirements, occupying the flood-prone undercroft of a classic elevated weatherboard cottage. A glazed L-shaped wall featuring salvaged louvre blades, both obscure and clear and set into Corten steel channels, combine to filter light, and offer privacy and specific views to the garden. Two large sliding doors service the office, and bookend the solid, second L-shaped wall. The shelving and desk joinery define workstations and are made from hollow ply construction, suspended above the 1 in 100 flood level, along with all power outlets. It provides a light, well ventilated workspace for up to six people.

  • Budget - $40K
  • Function - Home Office
  • Location - Bangalow, NSW
  • Year - 2010
  • Team - Dom / Georgia
  • Builder - Col Paynter, Richard Smith
  • Photography - DFJ


Recycled Louvre Blades // Recycled Corrugated Iron Doors // Low Voltage Lighting // Natural Ventilation