Client: Stanley Field Location: Doncaster Completion: 2017
Located in Doncaster, this office space exudes opulence and grandeur. The spaces within are defined by flowing curves, featuring bespoke joinery pieces and sophisticated finishes. With an impression of a luxury home rather than a commercial workspace, the design includes a generous conference room, gymnasium, staff lounge and dining area complete with wine storage. The facilities span over two levels, linked by a striking spiral staircase.
Prompcorp Head Office
Client: Prompcorp Location: North Melbourne Completion: 2019
This project is a refurbishment of an existing warehouse style facility into a new workplace, incorporating meeting rooms, traditional private offices, open plan workstations and a call centre on a 750 sqm area.
Furniture scheduling was also provided with a focus on ergonomics and dual use for multipurpose areas.
CHT Office Malaysia
Client: CHT Architects Location: Penang, Malaysia Completion: 2018
CHT Architects satellite office resides in Penang, Malaysia. Working cohesively with it’s Australian head office in Melbourne, Sora were keen to emphasise the companies Australian origin within the fit out in Malaysia.
Deriving inspiration from the Australian Outback, a large open plan office was created. The undulating ceiling that spans throughout the meeting area and reception created from suspended timber dowls is representative of the undulating Australian landscape. At night, small led lights illuminate the space in patterns of stars which can be seen on a clear night down under.
A heavy solid reception desk, demands attention within the space; marble clad in yellow ochre tones, the desk took inspiration from Australia’s iconic Uluru rock.
Client: AXF Construction Location: Docklands Completion: 2010
Playing on concepts of raw construction, akin to AXF Construction’s line of work, the interior focused on a paired back palette, predominantly of timber and concrete.
A focus on form throughout the space, aided the development and layout of the space, as well as key features in the space. Meeting rooms were designed as small pods, clustered up near reception. These pods were enclosed by custom etched acrylic panels. The central reception desk; a sculptural concrete form, sits heavily within the space and creates a key meeting space for clients and staff alike. Doubling as a coffee bar it provides a key place for staff and clients to interact.
This 7,000sqm factory situated in Thomastown provides a contemporary warehouse, office and showroom for Austex Industrial Fabrics.
The design for this project comprises three distinct volumes – the massive storage warehouse, the public showroom and the office headquarters of Austex’s operations.
This industrial warehouse required a specialist approach to the challenges of storing unusually heavy materials, resulting in a 1-metre deep soil excavation/compaction and bespoke structural reinforcements in the floor to ensure the functional longevity of the building.
The thoughtfully designed building is highly visible from the road and reflects the design aesthetic and philosophy of the company brand. The resulting warehouse, office and showroom provide a bold, contemporary façade, and an efficient and professional space from which the client can store, display and sell their product.
Client: Thales Group Location: Maribyrnong
Leading electronics and systems group Thales Australia, work throughout defence, aerospace, and space, security and transport markets. One key aspect of their work that created inspiration for their new office fit out, is the management of aeronautical flight paths.
This idea fed into the form of the space as well as the aesthetic detailing. The ceiling of the space dramatically slopes upward mimicking a plane at take-off. The workstation screens behind the desks also mimic this language; undulating across the space from desk to desk. Custom carpets and linear LED lighting create a web of lines through the space, alluding to the flight paths that are meticulously analysed by the company.
To allow for flexibility within the space, the main area was divided into a series of smaller meeting rooms, and a larger open plan office. The meeting rooms predominately encased in glass have been constructed from switch glass to allow for privacy when required, and can be switched back to clear glazing when not needed to maintain as much light and space as possible.