Crossing through the multifaceted suburb of Surry Hills lies Reservoir Street, a steep sloping thoroughfare that sweeps from Crown to Elizabeth street, bookended by terraces, small shops and towering rag trade-turned-residential buildings.
“We wanted to create the quality of a warehouse in a contemporary fabric,” says SJB’s director, Adam Haddow. “A place that speaks to the history of Surry Hills…We exposed the structure so people can see and feel how that fabric is put together. We punched large windows through the facade so the building breathes. We also worked hard to make simple, column-free spaces with services all sitting with the side spine, so there’s no clutter”.