4 jordan street

Number 4 Jordan Street was a down-at-heel four-storey Victorian structure formerly used as a print works. The brief was to form low cost studios for ourselves, a graphics and advertising firm and a photo library. The building was cleaned up, made watertight and economy was achieved by avoiding extra layers of finish.

There are two main interventions – including an expressed entrance on the southeast corner by ‘hollowing out’ a two-and-a-half storey high space to form a covered porch from which the second intervention starts: a staircase which runs through three storeys across the southern elevation.