Mairead Murphy of Melbourne Australia-based Mäike Design Studio recently completed Studio Sisu, a shared workspace in Northcote.

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Once an old warehouse, the now converted studio boasts a lot of natural light and retains the volume and rich texture of the original 1940’s red brick building. The space provides a number of shared and individual work spaces that encourage creative collaboration and support for both individuals and small businesses.

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The first floor of the building houses a painting studio and a shared space to accommodate large-scale projects, creative workshops and even movie nights.

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Um, yeah and it has a swing. So… there’s that…

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The upper level office provides workstations, a number of different meeting and shared work areas, a kitchen and a library.

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I’m pretty sure that if I lived near Melbourne, I’d want to work here, wouldn’t you?

Photos by Sean Fennessy and Mairead Murphy.