Pocket stemmed from a playful study of storage opportunities within the context of a small bedroom. With a nod to inventive mid-century joinery, the key to Pocket’s design is its simplicity: a triangle bound by a circle sits on a set of rectangles, all seamlessly interlocked to allow for ease of fabrication, transport and install. A detailed look at structure and related opportunities with respect to internal volumes provided the design’s key feature: a concealed central compartment that offers storage for magazines, games and stationery – making Pocket the ideal new family companion.
Situated underneath a Victorian warehouse to the north of the city, this project reinstills life into an overlooked space, reinstating and injecting heritage character throughout. Bricks are stripped of paint, walls removed to reveal the original span of the timber structure and new masonry provides a nook for a kitchenette that tucks to the east. Previously untreated ceilings are acoustically sheeted with recessed linear lighting to joist junctions, structure and associated fixtures painted and sprinkler runs lifted to maximise heights throughout.