matt gibson facets studio for compulsive productions
 
matt gibson facets studio for compulsive productions
jun 18, 2014

matt gibson facets studio for compulsive productions

matt gibson facets studio for compulsive productions
photo © shannon mcgrath

 

 

 

influenced by the client’s love of vintage cameras, matt gibson architecture + design has created a faceted office for compulsive productions, film production studio based in australia. the scheme references historic devices of photography and film – lens, glass, mirror, aperture blades – with a series of acoustically lined enclosures that surround the main warehouse space, notionally emulating a camera barrel. aligning with studies of sci-fi and film noir genres, the concept delights in the opposition of darkness and light, and the tension of past, present, and future.

matt gibson studio office compulsive productions
the meeting areas are open-ended to show the vast amount of space
photo © shannon mcgrath

 

 

 

hi-tech pods are open-ended and clad in plywood to play off of the seemingly vast and infinite exposed nature of the existing warehouse, where surfaces are left rudimentary and industrial. this develops a relaxed environment for workers, where they have ability to personalize these leftover spaces. items of the past such as vintage equipment, vinyl records, and musical instruments depict a retro ambiance against the modern visuals. used for production reviews and color grading, these spaces require the ability to control and transform natural light into dark spaces, maintaining a comfort level required for the often long time editing sessions. truncated in plan and section, the volumes play with perspective and depth providing 3D spatial interest while fractal patterns based off of shapes formed by aperture blades are carried throughout the entirety of the project.

matt gibson studio office compulsive productions
details of red are colored into the furniture piece to reference the branding of the company
photo © shannon mcgrath

 

 

at night, with the ability to use the venue for stage sets and events, the space transforms to create the atmosphere of the film noir genre with the use of low-key lighting and dark reflective surfacing to be ambiguous and mysterious. suspended stick lights provide vertical connections between floors where black and white are deliberately contrasted. a complete iris shift is required as one traverses from the warmth and depth of the upper floor to the stark white hues of the fluorescently lit gallery space and entry on the lower level. the corporate color, red, is interwoven within details of the furniture, objet, and neon artwork.

matt gibson studio office compulsive productions
the upper and lower floors completely contrast one another with black and white decor
photo © shannon mcgrath

 

 

 

the budget dictated that any major changes and an entire refit was out of the question. in a cost effective strategy that would bring the newer, more sophisticated elements into the foreground, the remainder of the space was finished in various shades of black or clad in bronzed mirror, allowing them to recede in shadow conveniently recessing the existing perimeter components such as the kitchen, stair and existing office. the workplace is multi-dimensional, allowing for cross-pollination and a diversity of events. it provides flexible arrangements that provide multiple avenues for rental revenue while allowing the core business to gain increased exposure and opportunity to gain new work through association and collaboration with its tenants.

matt gibson studio office compulsive productions
the faceted walls reference the aperture blades of a camera
photo © shannon mcgrath

matt gibson studio office compulsive productions
at night, the spaces can be organized for different stages and events
photo © shannon mcgrath

matt gibson studio office compulsive productions
the black paints and lights coincide with the genre of film-noir
photo © shannon mcgrath 

matt gibson studio office compulsive productions
faceted walls are open on both sides of the futuristic pods
photo © shannon mcgrath

matt gibson studio office compulsive productions
extended perspectives work to frame surrounding spaces
photo © shannon mcgrath

 

 

project info:

architecture and interiors: matt gibson architecture + design
location: cremorne, victoria, australia
constructed: february 2014
area: 216 m²
project team: matt gibson, phil burns, angela hopkins, carolin arndt
builder: cubed projects
artwork: ‘taranis’ and ‘the dark side 3:2’ by dion hortsmans, courtesy of flinders lane gallery
‘all for one one for all’ by kristen mciver, courtesy of kristin mciver and james makin gallery

 

 

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