Hugg Store / TANDEM design studio

Hugg store / tandem design studio
© Nic Granleese

Hugg is a 100m2 shop which sells Health and Sheepskin Products located on Lonsdale St in Melbourne’s CBD. Assembled from readily available building materials the fit-out explores the interplay of 2 geometries; one regular and modular the other a series of irregular surfaces.

Hugg store / tandem design studio
© Nic Granleese

This projects brings 2 disparate products together; footwear and health and beauty products, in a spatially coherent interior. The space was formerly a completely plaster lined space with none of the original base building revealed.

Hugg store / tandem design studio
© Nic Granleese

The design was inspired by the possibilities of timber craftsmanship and affordable off the shelf materials left in their unadorned state. The design evolved during the construction project as there were open and frequent conversations between builder and the design team.

Hugg store / tandem design studio
© Nic Granleese

As an example the original intention was to put a coloured epoxy over the existing large format floor tiles. The floor had been used for the setout and had builder codes and notes, paint overspray and other markings. The first coat of epoxy was clear – entombing the construction markings, we all agreed to leave the epoxy clear revealing the site markings.

Project Details:
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Type: InteriorsRetail
Area: 100 m2
Architects: TANDEM Design Studio
Photographs: Nic Granleese

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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