Terroir revamps 1960s Tasmanian office “using no new resources at all”

Architecture studio Terroir has turned an abandoned 1960s office into its own workspace in Hobart, Australia, reusing the existing structure and timber framework.

Terroir designed the office as “a small experiment that challenges the paradox of sustainable architecture”, adding as little as possible – with the only new elements being electrical cabling for power and internet.

The office workspaces are organised around a central corridor

The 192-square-metre offices is divided by wooden framework retained from the previous fit out, which was revealed by stripping away old wall finishes.

Some existing walls and partitions were removed and reconfigured into a desired layout, instead of acquiring new materials.

Windows create social connections

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