Building Studio Architects was established in 2007 to be an innovative practice, focused on the design and delivery of complex buildings for corporate, institutional and government clients. Underpinned by the Directors’ 40 years of combined experience, the practice has become known for producing creative, rigorously tested solutions carefully aligned, through a collaborative approach, with client needs and aspirations. We are at our best when delivering significant buildings that meet contemporary performance expectations’managing the complex regulatory environment and balancing competing priorities such as occupant requirements, building services, financial targets and environmental effic
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Melbourne Docklands, 2014
Located on Collins Street at the gateway to Melbourne’s Docklands precinct, the new Lantern Building is a landmark development that announces the entry into the refurbished 1880’s Goods Shed below. Utilising faceted glass panels the building reflects and refracts light as an articulated beacon signalling the entry to the Docklands precinct. Developed specifically to maximise the commercial potential of its site, the PCA Grade A building features five generous office floor plates, side cores to maximise views and tenant configuration opportunities, panoramic lifts, Green Star 5 Star as built and a NABERS 4.5 Star rating. The Lantern building also features a generous retail space adjacent to the main lobby with provision for additional mezzanine floor space. Built using entirely standard construction techniques, the Lantern Building was a fast track design and construct project developed with builders J. Hutchinson. The striking facade design is based upon typical curtain wall technology, enabling panels to be manufactured offshore, efficiently transported and rapidly installed on site. The success of the outcome stands as a testament to the Building Studio Architects integrated design process of consulting the client and project team.