bachelor of interior architecture
The Polyflor Award for Sustainability in Interior Architecture
Hames Sharley Prize in Interior Architecture
Exchange - Delicatessen and Stone Showroom
A community locale, that exists to challenge conventional retail encounters and positively contribute to social sustainability.
The interior atmosphere for Exchange, has been shaped through references to the comfort and familiarity of the family home, where the door is always open, cupboards are stocked full, and benches are a meeting spot for storytelling, lingering and sharing.
Whether waiting for your favourite salami to be weighed, or matching stone tiles to your new benchtop – each moment, whether shared with friends or strangers, aims to fulfil a sense of connectedness.
Locating each sector of the delicatessen between levels and throughout the open plan area, ensures users are inclined to move around, providing greater opportunity for interaction with others. Likewise, using hybridity and merging the presentation of deli items and stone goods, offers a point of difference from other retail stores. In this space, stone offcuts exist simultaneously as a cheese platter and a terrazzo or marble sample, and brief over the counter taste testings become sit down lunch experiences at communal tables.
Exchange intends to shine a new light on well-known practices, changing the way consumers participate and interact with a diverse range of people and products, ensuring memorable experiences and providing innovation within an ever-changing society.