Thomson Rossi Studio
Carrington Street, Adelaide
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Our own city based office/studio is a prime example of effective adaptive re-use, converting a 1950’s factory and showroom into a contemporary office environment. The main ground floor studio area provides a open, flexible workstation layout, taking full advantage of the existing south facing skylights.
The existing roof fabric was removed and replaced with a highly insulated roof cladding/ceiling system. New skylights incorporate high performance comfort plus glazing with automated awning windows linked to air-conditioning controls with fresh air over-ride. The completed conversion achieved a 5.5 NABERS Energy Rating (6 = Market Leading Performance, subsequently leading to a CitySwitch 2012 Signatory of the Year for South Australia Award from the Adelaide City Council.