Campbell House, Private Offices

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

Campbell House is the adaptive reuse of an 1890’s early Federation house set within a Heritage Conservation area. The integrated design approach of architecture/ heritage/ interior together unifies the contemporary office use and the original building.Through the use of simple materiality and bespoke architectural details, the ‘Campbell House’ project intertwines the relationship between new and old.

There is a predominately white palette within a heritage context, and the interior is calm, durable, timeless and a sustainable workspace. The threshold between inside and outside is blurred by extending landscape and natural light into the building. The garden is welcomed into the interior with deliberate vistas of a mature Weeping Fig tree, while interior seating elements find their way out into the garden.

Natural light is filtered using 91 solar panels that generate 33kWh of energy and, supported by batteries, will assist the functioning of the building for 80 per cent of the year. Materials are selected to celebrate the original extent of the late 1800’s Federation house and recycled slate roof tiles restore the original roof. Contemporary materiality such as glass bricks, white bricks, metal window reveals, metal awnings, timber floors with solid zinc thresholds and clear glass make up the new material palette and these contrast and enhance the original building.


Furniture: Tait, Metrica, Space Furniture, PlanQ, Kollab Projects, Herman Miller, Living Edge, Hub, Cult, Thinking Works, District Furniture, Ovation Workstations, Okidoki Desks, Robyn Cosgrove. Lighting: Erco, Klik Systems, Unios, Xero Lighting, Prolicht. Finishes: Obeco Glass Blocks, Elzinc, Autex Acoustics, Woven Image, Corian, Sculptform, Porta Contours, Deco Glaze, Milestone Glazing, Tiento Tiles, Skheme, Ocean And Merchant. Fittings & Fixtures: Hafele, Stormtech, Caroma, Brodware, Corian, Liebherr, Smeg, Bosch, Miele, Zip, Franke.


Photography: Cieran Murphy, Buildcorp