Fabric Warehouse

A fabric importer has relocated to a 1960s warehouse in Auckland’s city fringe. A tensioned steel lintel is suspended over a line of operable glass panels, providing division of space between office and warehouse environments. The volume of the space is contrasted with fine rosewood beading, brass fixtures and bespoke steel and timber benches. The importer’s resonant mix of loose textile rolls, furniture and contemporary New Zealand art inhabit the result.

Project Details: Internal floor area is approximately 1500sq.m. Construction completed in early 2012. Fearon Hay’s project team is Doug Weir, with Rachel Higgs & Rufus Knight. Tim Hay and Jeff Fearon are the design architects. Photography is by Jackie Meiring.

Recognition: Published as a Record Interior, Architectural Record 2013 (US) Winner of a Designer’s Institute of New Zealand Gold Award, 2013