jury cafe by biasol design studio constructed from a mix of raw materials jury cafe by biasol design studio constructed from a mix of raw materials
nov 12, 2014

jury cafe by biasol design studio constructed from a mix of raw materials

jury cafe by biasol design studio constructed from a mix of raw materials
all images courtesy of biasol design studio

 

 

 

‘jury cafe’ is located within the confines of a melbourne historical site: pentridge village – formerly pentridge prison, which was decommissioned in 1997. as an interior project, the location presented several unique challenges to biasol design studio: ‘we wanted to respect its dark past as a prison, and we also wanted to breathe new life into the cafe for its patrons to enjoy.’

biasol design studio jury cafe melbourne australia
triangle structural elements form a geometric color pattern

 

 

 

the theme of irreverence led the studio to play with ideas that created a contrast between dark bluestone walls and a palette of bright colors and blond timbers. along with these approaches, a mix of raw materials, plyboard, structural wood, and concrete were used in order to form a geometric pattern of multiple hues within the accent wall. this led to a playful effect, one that enlivened the atmosphere and allowed it to move on from its previous function, as well as embrace a sense of fun for the future. the decor is completed by bespoke tables and stools along with greenery supplied by pop plant.

biasol design studio jury cafe melbourne australia
the bar signage from CNC plywood is backlit with LED lights

biasol design studio jury cafe melbourne australia
Plywood feature timber wall, with geometric colour pattern. 

biasol design studio jury cafe melbourne australia
the bespoke-designed tables and stools are all made from plywood

biasol design studio jury cafe melbourne australia
the space is softened with greenery from pop plant

biasol design studio jury cafe melbourne australia
timber screening installed above diffuses the ceiling

biasol design studio jury cafe melbourne australia
branding of jury

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • I love the geometrical pattern – so easy and so effective! Good use of colour too!

    andrea says:
  • Very refreshing use of such raw materials, looks classy!

    No Culture Icons says:

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