Hunt Architects acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and conduct our business.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present. We value their continuing culture and contribution to the life of our nation, regions and cities.

01 July 2024

A Sneak Peek Inside Our New Perth Studio

We’re excited to share the concept renders of our new Perth Studio, a significant milestone for Hunt Architects’ after 50 years in West Perth. Moving into the city, we are privileged to be creating our studio within one of Perth’s most significant heritage buildings. Vacant for close to 10 years, it took just one walk-through to know this was our new home.

The space features high ceilings and beautiful Art Deco detailed columns and capitals.  Characterised by geometric shapes and bold lines, it is our intention to celebrate and enhance these architectural features. Black ceilings with exposed services accentuate the column capitals, bringing rhythm through the space. The original jarrah parquet flooring adds a natural, textural warmth – one that has had many lives.

The work areas occupy the edges of the floorplate, with access to abundant natural light and ventilation. This placement allows the meeting rooms to sit centrally on the floor, contained within glass pods nestled between the central columns. A neutral colour palette in the work areas makes room for the vibrant, monochromatic meeting rooms acting as distinctive features to the space.

Conducive of Creativity
It was important our new studio displayed, encouraged and nurtured design thinking. Hunt Architects strive to be a studio that sets the standard for creative thinking, where innovative ideas are explored and our people are the driving force of this mindset. Creating an environment conducive to idea generation, creativity, collaboration and imagination was paramount in the design.

Movement, Flow & Rhythm
We wanted to encourage easy movement throughout the studio whilst ensuring minimal disruption to focus work. The linear floor plate serves as a foundational canvas, allowing for deliberate segmentation of areas without disrupting the flow and supports intuitive rhythm. A centralised wayfinding walkway, carefully created through furniture placement guides navigation seamlessly and creates clear zones for focus, collaboration, meeting and play.

Distinctively Hunt Architects

A studio that is distinctively us.  A dynamic, bold and unique space that reflects who we are and represents to the next evolution in our business. Drawing inspiration from the building’s heritage, its character infuses our own design ethos with depth. We’ve embraced an approach that emphasises the contrast between past and present, celebrating heritage while implementing contemporary design elements loudly.

One of the most distinctive design decisions is the use of vibrant, monochromatic colors for our gathering spaces. Each room has been colour-blocked in a specific hue, serving both as a wayfinding tool and to differentiate its purpose. Inspired by Perth’s natural landscapes, we have worked closely with the Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation to translate these concepts to the correct Noongar language and correct Noongar grammatical form. Honouring the Traditional Owners of the land, the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our meeting rooms will be titled Boodjar (Country), Bilya (River) and Marlak (Bush). The smaller, focus room will be named Bidi (Path).

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