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Brisbane’s IndigoJungle gets a new leafy office space: The Garde...

Brisbane’s IndigoJungle gets a new leafy office space: The Garden Studio

Interior styling firm IndigoJungle has collaborated with Marc&Co architecture and MCD Construction to create a leafy green office space in Brisbane’s suburb of Ashgrove.

Marc&Co was given a simple brief: to design a small office space in a subtropical garden. Rather than starting with a typical office design, they approached the project with a different perspective, viewing the built form as a shack in the landscape.

“Shacks are often remote and they are small because they are inhabited occasionally,” explain the architects. “In the cold, a shack is to retain warmth and protect from the cold. In the tropics it may provide shelter from the rain and somewhere dry to cook.”

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“The form usually expresses the use, a steep pitch to shed the snow or large overhangs to shade. They are generally modest and available to all demographics. They offer retreat from urban life and a simple relationship to nature. In an urban garden setting, perhaps the office could be more like a shack, more ephemeral.”

Located at the entry of garden, the IndigoJungle studio is partially enshrouded by greenery with dark zig-zag cladding merging with the shadows of the subtropical surrounds. Upon entry, the visitor is squeezed through a dark narrow doorway, making the interior feel more spacious. The tiny 3mx8m white interiors feature built-in desks, bookshelves, high and low windows and a patterned mosaic floor.

Marc&Co
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Indigo Jungle
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