Inner City Warehouse: A Sophisticated Bespoke Retreat with Innovative Design

Completed in 2014 by Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, Inner City Warehouse is an adaptive reuse renovation project of a warehouse. The goal is to create a sophisticated bespoke retreat with an innovative design.


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This project shows how modeling and fabrication technologies can transform a warehouse into a cozy retreat. It is a part of a renovation project of a warehouse located in Surryhills for a private client.



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Positioned on the upper floor, the Mancave is the sculptural carbon fibre pod in this warehouse. Separated into two spaces, the cave features a semi-gloss finish of resin-faced foam.

Inside the bedroom, there is a bed sculpted from the wall. Recessed LED lighting and a leather-clad floor also can be found in this room’s base.

All the features in the ensuite have a more traditional design. This ensuite incorporates a bathtub, freestanding basins, built-in vanity, and a shower area. Thanks to the skylight, the effect of a shaft of light can be recreated.


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Photographer: Castle+Beatty