Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga
Creature windows. Wellington
Creature meeting room. Wellington

Creature Design Agency


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A sleek and cost-effective, interior fit-out for this prominent brand and design agency in central Wellington.

Our approach enhanced the original features of the heritage building, allowing it to 'breathe'. A simple, black ply box was inserted to the centre of the space, forming the meeting room and dividing the office and client hosting areas from the back of housebathroom, kitchen and dark-room.

Material selection included polished concrete floors and black form-ply walls. Elegant timber, double-glazed windows were added and the building was seismically strengthened.

"This very well-done fit-out for a Wellington advertising agency manages sleekness without excessive expense. A simple, black plywood ‘box’ is the central focus – a flexible meeting room that also cleverly incorporates a kitchen and computer workstation to the south, enabling the office to be divided between a light-filled client area and back of house ‘engine room’," NZIA Awards jury comments.

Awards: NZIA Wellington Award 2018. NZ Best Design Awards, Bronze Award 2018. 

Photos: Andy Spain.