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about juo JUO is a boutique building and interior design practice, encapsulating a fresh outlook on how the built environment can positively shape the way we live, work, play and interact as a community with consideration of environmental, social and commercial sustainability in response to Perthâ€™s specific context. With 29 years combined experience across a diverse range of residential, commercial, retail and hospitality projects, JUO is headed by interior designer, Simon Jacobs, and internationally award winning building designer, Kerry Jacobs. Integrity in the process and the end result of every project is the main aim - building good relationships with clients, consultants and builders. JUO take absolute pride in fully understanding and listening to their clientâ€™s needs and wants in developing a unique design response. This vision evolves and is maintained through the technical manifestations of every project as the team navigates through the processes of authority approvals, technical resolution, buildability, budget, and contracts.
services Every project is a unique response to the brief, considering all aspects of design, construction, and cost to ensure an efficient, thorough and cohesive result. Specialising in small through to medium scale projects for the residential, commercial, retail and hospitality industries, services offered include: - design consultation - development feasibility studies - concept design - council approval applications - design development - drafting - 3d modelling and rendering - modelmaking - construction documentation - contractor selection - contract administration
behind the name JUO is not only a pairing between the two founding directors, Simon and Kerry Jacobs, utilising the first letter of their surname in the bespoke spelling of the business name; but is more importantly about the duality between their trades of both external and internal design and architecture. The positive and negative spaces making up the logo symbolise the highly intertwined nature of both external and internal space, reflected in the design approach and understanding brought to every project.
Concept design 3d render
Utilising the latest BIM software alongside graphic communication mediums and classical design skills, all projects are efficiently and accurately communicated and documented, both in 2d and 3d. Software packages and mediums employed include: - ArchiCAD - AutoCAD - Sketchup - Artlantis - Photoshop - Indesign - Illustrator - Dreamweaver - Modelmaking
awards Winner Residential Sustainable Buildings Programme: 2015 BDAWA Design Awards Project: Matilda Residence Finalist New Residential Buildings over 450sqm Programme: 2015 BDAWA Design Awards Project: Breust Residence Finalist Residential Interiors Programme: 2015 BDAWA Design Awards Project: Breust Residence Finalist Residential Sustainable Buildings Programme: 2015 BDAWA Design Awards Project: Breust Residence Winner Conservation Award Programme: City of Vincent Building Design + Conservation Awards 2015 Project: Matilda Residence Commendation Residential Interior Programme: DIA WA Design Awards 2014 Project: Matilda Residence Commendation Corporate Interior Programme: DIA WA Design Awards 2014 Project: Trades Hall Conservation and Restoration Certificate of Merit Programme: City of Perth Heritage Awards 2014 Project: Trades Hall Highly Commended Architecture Single Residence - Australia Programme: International Property Awards - Asia Pacific 2014 Project: Breust Residence Runner Up Shop Fit Out of the Year Programme: Australian Surf Industry Awards 2014 Project: Cordingleyâ€™s Surf City Nominated Best Practice for Influence for Maximum Impact by an RDM 2011 Programme: AMP Capital Shopping Centre Awards Project: Gogoâ€™s Masala Craft Winner Best Residential Property Interior Programme: International Property Awards - Asia Pacific 2011 Project: Warehouse Apartment Winner Residential Interior Programme: DIA WA Design Awards 2010 Project: Warehouse Apartment Winner Best of State (WA) Residential Design Programme: 2010 Australian Interior Design Awards Project: Warehouse Apartment
single + multi residential
commercial + medical
Ellement Apartments, Perth Freshwater Apartments, Claremont The Shack, Margaret River O’Keeffe Residence, Willagee Carrington Street Residence, Mount Lawley Chelmsford Road Residence, Mount Lawley Keightley House, Shenton Park Lincoln Street Residence, Highgate SKR Residence, Rivervale Rayner Residence, Highgate Kingsway Gardens Apartment, West Perth Anzac House, Mount Hawthorn Facet House, Perth Primrose House, Perth Bailey Residence, Mullaloo Chan Residence, North Coogee The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Coolbinia Smith Residence, Waikiki Broadbeach Boulevard Residence, Hillarys Mehra Residence, Duncraig Boulevard Residence, City Beach Robertson Residence, Subiaco ‘A’ House, Subiaco Breust Residence, Bicton McCarter Residence, Mount Claremont Werner Residence, East Fremantle Ashmore Way Residence, Sorrento Brisbane Street Residences, Perth Matilda Residence, Perth Rushton Residence, Kensington Veiled House, Perth Poppy Residence, Perth Warehouse Apartment, Perth
RUAH, Rockingham Arrow Minerals, Claremont RUAH, Subiaco Charter Hall, Perth Euroz Limited, Perth RUAH, Fremantle Newmont Mining, Subiaco CBUS Super, Adelaide Australian Medical Association, Nedlands Puccini Court, Stirling The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Perth Apache Energy, Perth Navitas, Perth Whitford City Medical Suite, Hillarys 108 Rokeby Road, Subiaco Trades Hall, Perth Part Ground Floor Lessor Works, Durack Centre Transpacific Industries Waste + Recycling Depot, Karratha Australian Hearing, East Perth Core Amenities Refurbishment, L12 Durack Centre Clough Corporate Modifications, Perth Dowsing Concrete, Kewdale Manning Buildings, Fremantle Thomas Building, Osborne Park Triathlon WA, Osborne Park Clough Level 9, Perth Clough Densification, Perth Initiative Media, Subiaco Holman Fenwick Willan, Perth Clough Engineering, Mount Street, Perth Comsupply, Belmont Food Rescue, Belmont KMC House, Nedlands
retail + hospitality + education
charity + pro bono
AMA College, Joondalup Australian Hearing, Busselton Australian Hearing, Carousel Australian Hearing, Rockingham MTAWA Group Office and Training Facility, Osborne Park Lighting Options Australia + Furniture Options, Perth Homestay Village Clubhouse, Queens Park Lakeside Retirement Village Refurbishment, Bibra Lake Dunn & Walton, Doubleview Construction Skills Training Centre, Perth 836 Hay Street, Perth Monash House, Perth UWA Student Guild, Crawley Courtyard Cafe, Midland Cordingleyâ€™s Surf City, Scarborough International luxury brand, Perth Gogoâ€™s Masala Craft, Booragoon Dymocks Karrinyup 23 King Street, Perth 834 Hay Street, Perth 45 King Street, Perth Travel Agency Fitout, Subiaco Ocean Soul, Hillarys Mighty Dice, Beechboro
At JUO, our mission is to positively affect the manner and enjoyment in which people live, work and play through the built environment which shapes these acts. Through our commitment to work with both charitable and not-forprofit organisations, we hope to make good design more accessible. Our past charity + pro bono projects include: 2017 RUAH Fremantle 2015-2016 Wheels for Hope 2014 The Centre for Cerebral Palsy 2013 UWA Student Guild 2012 Triathlon 2011 Food Rescue We are looking for another charitable project to sink our teeth into for 2018...so if you are a registered charity or a NFP organisation and in need of our building or interior design services, contact us now!
Featured projects on the following pages... list of projects by JUO
breust residence residential new build + location + area + date + scope
100 Petra Street, Bicton 474m2 2011-2012 Concept Design, Design Development, Development Application + Construction Documentation
Situated on a narrow block is a playful arrangement of contrasting materials and forms in this two-storey residence. An organic timber clad structure in landscaped surrounds is the prelude to the floating concrete box of the main residence. Whilst the external form of this home manifests itself as this box framing the first floor volume, the internal arrangement of spaces creates two solid pavilions which are linked by glass. The arrangement of spaces, mass and orientation were driven by passive solar design principles. The solid pavilions protect the glazed volume from the east and west, and are all located to enable a north facing living area and outdoor space with the overhang of the articulated concrete box providing shading. The full height glazing with gardens and water on either side allow natural cross ventilation to cool the space efficiently and naturally without mechanical intervention or air conditioning. To balance the industrial material palette of concrete, steel and glass, we chose to use white concrete to produce a warmer feel. The external offform concrete finish was continued inside to maintain the visual integrity of the box framing the first floor, but to also add texture to the otherwise smooth material palette. In the double volume void, additional warmth and colour was introduced with a collection of suspended copper light fittings. In contrast to the solid and heavy aesthetic of the concrete, a folded steel stair lightly rises up with a line of steel rod balusters framing the edge and disappearing into the concrete. The use of glass not only opens up this space to northern light and the adjoining external spaces, but also creates a retaining wall to the above ground lap pool, to foster a view and sound of the water as it cascades over the edge. Glass is also used to the roof of the entry procession, accentuating the view of the garden beyond and sky above. Through collaboration with our client, we were able to create a family home that challenges standard residential construction techniques and traditional residential space planning strategies. + FINALIST NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS OVER 450SQM AT 2015 BDAWA DESIGN AWARDS + FINALIST RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS AT 2015 BDAWA DESIGN AWARDS + FINALIST RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AT 2015 BDAWA DESIGN AWARDS + HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENTIAL AUSTRALIA AT INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS - ASIA PACIFIC 2014
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trades hall corporate fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Unit 19, 74-82 Beaufort Street, Perth $2,225,000 787m2 2013 Full design service
Trades Hall was officially opened in April 1912 and remained in the hands of its original owners until 1985 when it was sold to Delaney Gallery’s of Claremont. Added as a permanent entry to the Heritage Council of Western Australia’s “Register of Heritage Places” in 2004, this building is of considerable importance in the history of WA. Late in 2013 the building was re-acquired by its original owners who, with unrivalled passion, committed to the rejuvenation of the building as their head office. Our brief was to accommodate our client’s modern day office environmental needs within this historic building whilst being respectful to the original fabric of the place. Prior to the construction of the new internal office environment, all traces of non-original partition walls, floor coverings and surface mounted electrical and communications ducting was removed before extensive restoration of the original Jarrah floors and main staircase commenced. New air-conditioning systems and electrical and data infrastructure was concealed within the existing ceiling and floor space to ensure a clean aesthetic was achieved. The design aesthetic for the new interior is not juxtaposition, but a sympathetic, contemporary fusion that takes new construction methods and finishes them in such a way that they sit harmoniously with the heritage aspects of the place without competing with them. Prime examples of this are the new 4 metre high aluminium glazing frames used to form the new offices and meeting rooms that were coated with an aged bronze powdercoat, and the new carpet to the formal ground floor areas and main staircase which display a large decorative pattern that draws influence from a traditional carpet but with a more contemporary geometric pattern. This same pattern was replicated on the first floor glazing film to meet regulatory requirements, whilst on the ground floor a mixture of old and recent imagery of historical events in the client’s history was applied to the internal glazing. During the restoration works three original fireplaces were rediscovered as well as the locations of the original walls that had been demolished. The fireplaces were retained in their discovered condition whilst Corain slabs were inlaid in the floor to trace the locations of the original, demolished walls and introducing reference to the elements of the buildings history that had been lost over the years. Finally, to further celebrate and bring to attention this fantastic heritage building to the people of Perth, decorative lighting was installed to the prominent western façade. These lights wash the entire first floor level and pick out specific features including the arched ground floor windows, original decorative ceiling to the main entrance and the roof top plasterwork. To top off the project a flagpole was reinstated centrally on the façade illuminated by spotlights, offering an insight to the building’s occupants both day and night. + CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AT CITY OF PERTH HERITAGE AWARDS 2014 + COMMENDATION CORPORATE INTERIOR AT DIA WA DESIGN AWARDS 2014
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matilda residence residential alterations + additions + location + construction value + area + date + scope
175 Lake Street, Perth $500,000 177m2 2010-2013 Full design service
The existing single storey semi-detached residence was an old brick and metal roofed house in the Federation Italianate style constructed in 1903. The integrity of the original structure was very high, with only minor improvements to the rear of the property since its original construction. The intention of the design was to restore and celebrate the character of the existing residence, while adding a modern extension to the rear to create an architecturally appealing 3 bedroom home. The extent of new works was designed to create clear separation and distinction between the old and new, while maintaining the character of the area and the low height profile of the street. The old and new structures are articulated through contrasting materials and a change in level helping to distinguish the morphosis from one space to the next. A dislocated white box hovers in the air, providing shading to the fully glazed ground floor living spaces, which have been aligned with the existing house and orientated to take advantage of the northern aspect while flowing out unto a sun-filled courtyard space. A separate form abuts the rear right of way to house a garage which also provides a much desired roof deck off the master bedroom upstairs with city views. Fixed aluminium vertical louvres to the master bedroom windows and structured planting around the deck help to provide visual privacy. + WINNER RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS AT 2015 BDAWA DESIGN AWARDS + WINNER CONSERVATION AWARD AT CITY OF VINCENT BUILDING DESIGN + CONSERVATION AWARDS 2015 + COMMENDATION RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR AT DIA WA DESIGN AWARDS 2014
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australian hearing carousel retail fitout + location Westfield Carousel, Cannington + construction value $430,000 + area 98m2 + date 2016 - 2017 + scope Full design service Located within Westfield Carousel, this tenancy was identified as the organisation’s most prominent national retail presence and is the first to showcase the new direction for the business - one that acknowledges that hearing complaints are not an illness and therefore customers don’t need to be treated in a traditional medical environment. We were very excited to help create a new aesthetic and environment for the staff and customers. Our brief for the 98m2 tenancy was to provide three audio rooms, two administration positions, a staff room and a display that would allow clients to interact with various products. The formal reception was to be replaced with a “welcome desk” where staff would stand rather than sit, allowing easier transactions with clients. Aesthetically, we were told to be creative and to disregard the existing company fitout guideline. To accommodate the requirements of the brief, the three audio rooms and staff room were located along one side of the tenancy creating a rectilinear space flanked by storage that was concealed behind gloss white doors. This space is what is viewed from the shopping mall outside and is designed to catch the eye of passers-by. A rolling timber slatted ceiling adds warmth and interest to the space, which in section replicates the ear lobe portion of the internationally recognisable sign for deafness. The slatted ceiling intentionally lowers the otherwise cavernous ceiling above and conceals all the mechanical and service outlets. Pendant light fittings hang below offering a soft lighting level throughout the store with specific focused lighting over the display table, admin desks and lounge area. The overall aesthetic being a cross between a retail fitout and hospitality venue, which is in stark contrast to the previous medical centre fitouts. A centrally located lounge area sits adjacent the interactive display table, and incorporates a booth seat with integrated television. The specifically selected seating is both comfortable and practical, and draws on the colour palette of the colourful acoustic panels within the Audio Rooms. It is these colours that add an element of fun to the main washes of colours of the fitout. Internally, corporate signage is introduced in a contemporary way. The “wifi” curves are texturally applied within the timber cladding on the back wall, and the “figure” is routered into the storage unit doors and painted in a contrasting colour that acknowledges the blue of the organisation’s brand. Externally, an elaborate illuminated trellis structure constructed from laser cut powder-coated steel obscures the bulk of the audio rooms that take up almost half of the shopfront. A suspended signage blade with coloured acrylic intersects the shopfront opening allowing the timber ceiling to penetrate the void above, yet is translucent enough to not interrupt the view of the space beyond. The trellis pattern of the illuminated cladding was generated from the design of the acoustic panels within the audio rooms and unifies the design of the store inside and out.
kingsway gardens apartment apartment renovation + location 43/38 Kings Park Road, West Perth + construction value $135,000 + area 75m2 + date 2015 - 2016 + scope Full design service We were delighted to breathe new life into the beautifully angular structure of this apartment in the Kingsway Gardens complex built by the Bond Corporation in 1967. A clean and crisp white base to the colour palette helps bounce light around the modest volume. New timber look vinyl flooring throughout is practical, low maintenance and minimises acoustic transfer to the apartment below. Full height smoked mirrors contribute to a sensation of a more generous space with black frames and black fixtures adding highlights of contrast. The cabinetwork design was imperative in creating functional spaces with ample storage to achieve clean lines whilst also introducing splashes of soft colour to evoke a sense of tranquility in this high density setting. Forms were elevated off the ground to reduce the perceived weight of the built-in elements. The slender floating bench to the main open plan area conceals electrical and communications points whilst providing storage and also acting as a bench seat. A corresponding bulkhead conceals plumbing to the new air-conditioning unit whilst housing lighting that washes down the wall. Structurally, the original balcony was reinstated and the connection between the kitchen and open plan area was heightened through the expansion of an existing opening. The kitchen bench extends through this opening to create a breakfast bar with a radiused edge to harbour the flow of movement from the hall to the balcony.outside to form the outdoor entertaining area. A solar pergola to the north-west helps the main living spaces access desirable northern light, while controlling the less desirable western sun in summer.
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1 cbus adelaide workplace interior + location 50 Flinders Street, Adelaide + construction value $312,000 + area 152m2 + date 2016-2017 + scope Full design service Cbus Super’s Adelaide office is located in a prime, high exposure location within Cbus Properties landmark 50 Flinders Street development. Accessed directly from the building’s main lobby, the fitout was designed to showcase the industry that Cbus represents; the construction industry. The design is dramatic, an intentionally dark reception area with feature lighting and high quality finishes including a 3metre high curved “moss wall” which catches the eye of passers by both inside the building and from the street outside. The beautiful natural blue stone flooring of the foyer was continued into the tenancy’s reception area allowing the reception area not only to appear larger, but to allow a harmonious transition from one space to the other. This is also a discrete reference to the link between Cbus Super and Cbus Property. Once inside the space, all of the existing and new building services are exposed, and the new built works take advantage of the 4.5m high volume. Pendant lighting and considered alignment of the new glazing, veneered wall panelling and the “moss wall” draw your eye down to a more intimate height to balance the large volume. Within the member corridor a one-of-a-kind scaffold structure references construction site works, and a scaffold pylon cantilevers decorative blue glass light pendants over the reception desk. Beyond the reception and members interface area the open plan workspace is located to maximise access to natural light via the shopfront glazing. A circular meeting pod complete with velvet curtain and curved veneer door on an industrial exposed track system integrates with the architecture of the base building. Both this meeting pod and member hubs are the only spaces to have ceilings due to confidentiality and acoustic requirements. Within the open plan space the pod of 6 workstations are grounded by a colour graduated carpet tile, a suspended acoustic ceiling and LED task lighting. Offering work style flexibility to staff, a standing work space encapsulates a raw white concrete base building column. To the rear of the tenancy, a ‘tunnel’ transitions the volumes of the tenancy and conceals both the communications rack and base building service connections. A polished concrete floor finish aesthetic was achieved using sheet vinyl, whilst the black sink and tapware set off against a moss green wall to create an inviting space despite the lack of any natural light. The final product showcases a host of construction techniques and offers a unique and inviting environment for staff and members.
cordingley’s surf city retail fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Shop 4 Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough $285,000 386m2 2013 Full design service
Cordingley’s Surf City has been part of the West Australian surfing scene since 1962, and has a strong relationship to it’s home, Scarborough Beach. This fundamental history of the store formed the basis for the design of their new store - a design which not only satisfied the programmatic requirements, but drew from, and reinterpreted the retro roots of this surfing institution. A roughly sealed concrete floor, and blacked-out ceiling void sandwich the volume - drawing the customer’s focus to the product within the store. Located in the centre of the store, flanked by the existing base building columns, is a Prahu (a traditional Indonesian fishing boat, which in recent history has been used to ferry surfers to and from outer reef breaks) which serves to divide the male and female clothing sections. Sweeping panels of slat wall clad the base building columns, symbolic of a breaking wave. A special zone towards the rear of the store is an interpretation of the “Surf Boardroom” - a space framed by joinery with rows of standing surfboards which appear to continue into the distance due to the placement of a mirrors on the back wall, and framed above by a suspended ceiling grid with sporadically placed mirrored tiles (like a 1960’s disco ball!). Cordingley’s also stocks a range of skateboards and skate accessories which required it’s own counter and identity within the store. A plywood form emerges out of the floor and curves to form a canopy symbolic of a skate ramp. This form houses a display of skateboards and frames the skateboard counter. Urban ground markings clearly delineate this space from the rest of the store and create a contrasting aesthetic. Due to the irregular outline of the tenancy, the back of house areas were strategically placed to square off the tenancy. Changing rooms were positioned opposite this back of house area, with the point of sale counter between the two, being clearly visible to the entering customer whilst enabling clear surveillance by staff of the store. Painted wall murals behind the point of sale and along the entry wall commissioned by the owners draw on the history and essence of their brand. + RUNNER UP SHOP FIT OUT OF THE YEAR AT AUSTRALIAN SURF INDUSTRY AWARDS 2014
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kmc house commercial office + location + construction value + area + date + scope
110 Stirling Highway, Nedlands $1,150,000 438m2 2012-2014 Full design service
Addressing our clientâ€™s space requirements for their expanding business, KMC House is a unique commercial development on busy Stirling Highway restoring the existing turn-of-the-century cottage on the site and adding a dislocated floating box to the rear which encloses a contemporary open plan office layout. The design balances the programmatic requirements of the brief, whilst minimising the cost and scale of construction in an architecturally considered solution. The width of the proposed additions relates to the width of the existing cottage so that the two masses can sit in harmony on the site, whilst also offering a buildable and cost effective structural solution with the load of the first floor being transferred directly down through columns which align with the proposed car bay layout and allow access via a driveway on the east side. The material selection for the floating box was based on colour, texture, buildability and cost effectiveness. The charcoal coloured cladding created a clear contrast to the existing whilst creating a rhythmic pattern across the facades of the box. Openings work with the cladding modules with perforated metal sunshading devices employed to the north and east openings which reduce glare and heat gain and match the playful teal features of KMC House.
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durham house warehouse apartment renovation + location + construction value + area + date + scope
22 / 838 Hay St, Perth off King St $100,000 51m2 2008-2009 Full design service
The brief encapsulated a broad overarching desire to create an exciting, unique and comfortable inner city apartment that celebrated its beautiful heritage and combined it seamlessly with contemporary ideas of living. The renovation involved totally gutting the interior of the apartment part of a 1916 warehouse - only to leave the old timber joist ceiling, brick walls and concrete floor, framing a beautiful four-metre volume â€“ all qualities hard to find in new apartment developments today. The challenge with the design was the balancing of the program with the limited floor space of 51 square metres. The result is a very sculpted space with no distinct rooms or doors, but the use of materials, form and changes in level to define the spaces. The renovated apartment achieves a deception of space that creates a feeling of expansiveness, making it feel more generous than it actually is. Upon entering, the bedroom and bathroom are open to one another, with a change in level and materiality into the bathroom defining the space. An impressive full height mirror captivates your attention, with a floating vanity unit proportionally balanced off it, while providing privacy to the shower and toilet recesses behind. The kitchen and living areas are seamlessly detailed, with reflective black gloss cabinetwork weaving its way around to frame the stainless steel kitchen workspaces and underlining the living room entertainment area. Miele kitchen appliances are featured throughout, all carefully integrated to maintain the clean lines of the cabinetwork, to reduce clutter and to further promote a seemingly larger space. The quality of the resulting finishes is exceptional, with a strong palette of stainless steel, black and white against platinum coloured furniture contrasted by the original painted brickwork walls, ornate timber ceiling and raw exposed concrete. The use of these reflective finishes helps bounce light around the interior to make the apartment feel more expansive than it is. It is fundamentally a grafting between new and old, smooth and rough, dark and light. The eclectic and bespoke. + WINNER BEST RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY INTERIOR AT INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARDS - ASIA PACIFIC 2011 + WINNER RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR AT DIA WA DESIGN AWARDS 2010 + WINNER BEST OF STATE (WA) RESIDENTIAL DESIGN AT 2010 AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS
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newmont mining workplace interior + location 388 Hay Street, Subiaco + construction value $780,000 + area 2,200m2 + date 2016 - 2017 + scope Full design service Newmont Mining is an established American gold mining company whose Western Australian arm has inhabited the same workplace in Subiaco for the last 12 years. The tenancy was originally constructed as a shopping centre and is more organic in shape than a conventional office building, making its 2,200m2 floorplate interesting as well as challenging. Taking advantage of landlord incentives, Newmont took the opportunity to invigorate their aging workplace and address the shortcomings of the existing space. This included addressing a lack of entry statement for visitors and staff, inadequate meeting facilities and a gathering space for staff to mingle and strengthen bonds. The projects design ethos was two fold; show history and development within the company, and connect office staff to the site operations. Upon entry the reception is contemporary in form, with clean architectural lines. A â€œgoldâ€? focal column is an abstract interpretation of the Newmont company logo offset by dominant imagery showcasing company assets. The full height imagery continues along the front of house corridor telling the story of modern day gold production before passing through a secure door through to historical mining where an antique set of scales is displayed and highlighted against a black backdrop. Continuing further into the interior the new staff breakout space utilises the location of the original breakout but transforms and expands it. Taking advantage of a location deprived of natural light; the breakout design acknowledges old world underground mining. Rippled acoustic ceiling panels demonstrating a cave like ceiling overhead, with industrial, caged light fittings reminiscent of those seen underground. Hand crafted pendant light fittings reference the ore extracted from the ground. A timber look floor finish laid in a heritage style herringbone format accentuates the historical aesthetic, and more full height imagery show office staff one of the companies superpits which their actions affect on a daily basis. A feature-curved wall with decorative rubble wall finish opens up a previously awkward circulation space allowing for easier transition for personnel between the new breakout space and the expansive open plan workspace. The workspace and executive offices also underwent a transformation with installation of custom carpet with gold weave and organic overlay and complimentary paint colours.
dunn & walton organic store + kitchen + location + area + date + scope
257 Scarborough Beach Rd, Doubleview 320m2 2014-2015 Concept Design, Design Development, Development Application + Construction Documentation
Dunn & Walton is the latest incarnation of the families involvement in organics since 1989 which started as a market garden in Gwelup growing and selling organic produce from the families farm to the public. The design of the new store satisfies and portrays the core values of the business. Working with the existing colour palette of the base building, externally a new awning has been introduced to the underside of the existing canopy to match the existing adjacent canopies belonging to the other tenancies in the row. A neutral yet contrasting white awning displays the Dunn & Walton name and logo in black. On the side elevation facing the car parking area, a series of timber palettes have been up-cycled to create planters, adding greenery to the facade whilst framing the entry into the store, packed up to follow the natural ground level of this elevation. The Dunn & Walton logo has also been â€œstampedâ€? on this side elevation near the main street corner to grab the attention of passing traffic along Scarborough Beach Road. Just inside the shopfront facing the main street, bespoke timber shelving creates a continuous ledge to match the window sill height, allowing planting and merchandise to be displayed to create a striking shopfront display from the outside. Glazing film along the shopfront windows clearly indicates that this is an organic store and kitchen, whilst enabling a clear view into the store and of the industrial material palette of concrete, black metal framing, timber and the blue branding colour of the tenancy. Upon entering the store, a salvaged timber cart sits front-and-centre displaying seasonal products and specials; flanked on the left by the service counter and on the right by bespoke timber shelving with feature lighting above. The service counter has the flexibility to function over extended hours as a takeaway food, drink and coffee counter, as well as the standard checkout counter during normal trading hours. Black metal shelving hangs above the counter, displaying produce available for sale to be served by staff interspersed with menu blackboards, with the recycled timber counter sitting on top of a white and blue tiled counter front, and three logos stamped on the concrete floor at each of the service points. In front of the counter a recycling unit allows customers to dispose of their waste and recyclables, whilst also containing boxes for them to re-use to take their shopping home, contained by blue elastic and with a black metal mesh screen extending to the ceiling as further display space. In the corner, a new fridge and freezer unit is clad and finished to create a large blackboard surface to illustrate the story and history of Dunn & Walton, as well as a custom-designed mural. A combination of black metal shelving and movable recycled palette trolleys sit in front of the blue back wall with its proliferation of tonal geometry taken from the distorted hexagonal motif of the store; a reference to the honeycomb pattern of beehives.
ruah fremantle workplace interior + location 5 Norfolk Street, Fremantle + construction value $140,000 + area 250m2 + date 2017 + scope Full design service JUO was proud to offer our services to RUAH Community Services as part of our ongoing charitable works for 2017. Accommodated within an existing building that sits on historically important ground, a development application had to be prepared and lodged to satisfy the City of Fremantle’s requirements before works could start. The fitout was a new build, designed to be economical and maximise natural daylight penetration into the workspace. The built form was consolidated and located to flank a secure entry space for clients, whilst a virtual reception point and casual furniture for the client rooms revitalised RUAH’s presentation into a modern and compassionate organisation. Staff security was also reviewed as part of the project and emergency doors introduced into each client room as a secondary egress point for staff should an incident occur. Beyond the client area workstations occupy the remainder of the front of the building. These workstations were configured to be used as hot desks with shared storage and dual monitor arms allowing the desks to be kept clear and easy for any staff member to use the next day. Colourful fabrics graduated across the workstations break the monotony of workstation rows, all offset by a colourful background of indigenous imagery on the glass partitions and individual artworks hung on the walls, all created by RUAH’s client base. To the rear of the property a cavernous room was transformed into a multipurpose space that can be used for staff meetings or client workshops. New carpet, paint and an acoustic ceiling system visually break up the space and soften it ready for any application. Overall the feel of the space is relaxed and comfortable for both staff and clients.
108 rokeby road retail + commercial refurbishment + location 108 Rokeby Road, Subiaco + construction value $575,000 + area 1,200m2 + date 2015 - 2016 + scope Full design service This project involved both the external and internal refurbishment of an existing two storey mixed use building on a prominent corner within Subiacoâ€™s retail precinct. The aim of our clients was to improve on recently high vacancy rates and attract new tenants for the ground floor retail tenancies and first floor office tenancies. The existing ground floor entry that led to the first floor office spaces was not only unappealing, but also attracted loitering and anti-social behaviour. The new funnel entrance creates a much more dramatic entry statement to aid way finding, whilst also concealing the bin storage area and emergency exit from sight. Glimpses of colour peak through the cut outs in the entry screens, drawing on the colour used for the first floor sunshading devices. The playful lighting arrangement is mimicked by similarly angled tiles in the ground surface. The new extended ground floor canopy unifies the various ground floor retail tenancies; whilst a clean faĂ§ade above the first floor windows also helps to unify the building as a whole. The duck egg blue colour used for the feature base building elements was selected for its sophisticated and timeless lustre. New high performance energy glass was installed to all of the first floor windows, but there was also a need to provide further shading to the windows to reduce the heat load internally. Through a process of analysing sun studies, we devised a module of two triangles made out of lightweight aluminium for buildability. The dimension and angle of these triangles was calculated to ensure maximum protection from the hot summer sun relative to the orientation of each faĂ§ade whilst maintaining a pleasant view from the interior. When viewed from the street level by the passing pedestrian, the series of repeated triangular forms give the illusion of movement to the building; adding drama to the streetscape. At night, concealed light fittings on top of the canopy shine back onto the sunshades, retaining the drama after sunset.
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ruah subiaco workplace interior + location 255 Hay Street, Subiaco + construction value $485,000 + area 815m2 + date 2017-2018 + scope Full design service Adding to JUOâ€™s portfolio of projects undertaken with charitable organisation RUAH Community Services, this project relocated the expanding corporate office from a congested period property, to a newer open plan workspace in Subiaco. Spread over two floors, the ground floor remained largely unchanged from the previous tenant fitout in contrast to the first floor which received an extensive refurbishment. Previously a bulk storage facility, the property configuration consisted of a two story administration block to the front, with an adjoining large warehouse to the rear. Over time the ground floor was remodelled as a modern open plan workspace to suit evolved market requirements whilst the first floor was left partially uninhabited and in poor condition. Following the first site inspection the previously unappreciated potential for the first floor was clear to see, and once previously blocked in windows were uncovered, and the rabbit warren of partitions demolished so the space was flooded with natural light thanks to a large expanse of north facing glazing, and multiple windows to the south side, allowing deep light penetration into the narrow space. A further delight was the uncovering of solid Jarrah roof timbers which were left exposed in the final design. The workspace design introduced two executive offices, two quiet rooms and segmented open plan workstation spaces to suit the different needs of the tenant workforce, offset against live planting on the northern side and full height graphic imagery on the new glazed partitions which took inspiration from the West Australian judicial coat of arms featuring native Black Swans and Kangaroos.
comsupply commercial office fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Esther Street, Belmont $500,000 1,500m2 2010-2011 Full design service
Comsupply is a company that specialises in the supply of architectural components to the building Industry. It was established on 1986 and has seen significant growth right up to the present day. In 2009 the adjacent property to the existing Comsupply premises in Belmont went up for sale and provided the opportunity for Comsupply to expand their business further, offering more warehouse storage for a greater range of products and the opportunity to upgrade their office facilities. The brief was to connect the properties together to enable easy transition for staff, materials and folklifts. A service counter with supervised access to the warehouse as well as easy interaction with the office area where account transaction would be dealt with was quickly recognised as a core function of the business and was the starting point for the design. Taking an element from the Comsupply branding, the design focuses on a central hexagon for the open plan workstation area that connects and intersects with further hexagons to form the offices, trade counter and customer reception. The hexagon presented the opportunity to showcase the Signature SeriesTM aluminium glazing sections that Comsupply offers. With many intricate mitres and complex junctions, we were able to show what the product is capable off in the hands of a competent tradesman. The hexagon is evident in the dropped plasterboard ceiling above the workstations and trade counter and mimicked on the floor surface using contrasting floor finishes. To showcase the companies products, we employed an “outside the box” approach using the various aluminium profiles in unconventional applications. For example, the trade counter and reception desk utilised Comsupply’s Signature 2000 series to form ribs to support the counter tops, with the negative space between each rib in-filled with MDF and painted two different shades of green - one shade to each side – to tie in with Comsupply’s branding. Both the trade counter and reception desk animate each of the spaces they occupy as the perspective, tone and shadows transform in relation to a person’s line of sight as they move through the space.
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poppy residence restoration + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Perth $130,000 82m2 2010 Full design service
With sweeping views of the Perth skyline, this rundown and uninhabitable 1913 cottage had been poorly maintained over the years, with many haphazard and structurally unsound additions. The brief was to strip back the property to reveal the original cottage and celebrate its character and proportions. Timber framed windows with custom sash horns to match the existing windows to the rear of the house replaced the non-original aluminium windows and the front facade was painted as the original tuck pointed brickwork had been poorly modified over the years. A rendered sill and rendered band was introduced to define the window openings and tie in with the white woodwork of the reinstated bullnose verandah. The street frontage was opened up with a low height picket fence to promote a visual and social connection with the street. Internally a fresh approach was taken to re-purpose the existing workerâ€™s cottage without detracting from its originality. The original jarrah floorboards were exposed, sanded and polished; the missing skirting boards were reinstated; cornices and ceiling roses were added to every room to replace the non-original ceiling features and were selected to suit the proportions of each room; and a full electrical re-wire was fitted off with traditional light fittings, switches and power outlets mounted on blocks. Two out of three of the original fireplaces were still intact, whilst the third was transformed into bespoke bathroom storage. The only room that required additional fixtures was the ensuite bathroom, utilising subway tiles, bevelled mirrors and heritage styled bathroom fixtures to create a classically symmetrical living bathroom. In contrast, new multipurpose Corian planter boxes also act as seats and balustrading to the front verandah, providing a glimpse of the contemporary additions to come.
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office of the national rail safety regulator office fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Level 6, 2 Mill Street, Perth $590,000 370m2 2014 - 2015 Full design service
Located within an irregularly shaped tenancy on Level 6 of 2 Mill Street, Perth, the design of the Perth branch of the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator playfully accommodates the open plan and built areas of this office environment, yet offers a very practical configuration with increased circulation and a fresh aesthetic. Upon entry from the lift core visitors are invited into a clean, contemporary, unmanned reception area that uses reflective surfaces on the walls and floor creating an illusion of space and grandeur. A perforated plasterboard ceiling softens the acoustics from these hard surfaces ensuring an â€œecho chamberâ€? effect was not created. Exiting the reception area into the open plan environment, the workstations are flanked by the built offices selectively located to retain the impressive vista of the view beyond. The workstations were further set back from the perimeter glazing improving circulation beyond that of a normal office layout and increasing accessibility to the view outside. Two large bay windows offer views towards the Swan River and iconic Kings Park, being utilised as breakout and meeting spaces, creating appealing sanctuaries to encourage staff away from their desks at lunchtime, increasing camaraderie between staff. The colour scheme and striking window graphics were reproduced using local materials replicating the corporate image of the ONRSR Adelaide office.
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gogoâ€™s masala craft hospitality fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Garden City Shopping Centre $312,000 88m2 2011 Concept Design, Design Development + Construction Documentation
The reputable Gogoâ€™s brand is expanding to include its new MASALA CRAFT flagship store at Garden City Shopping Centre. masala - noun 1. A mixture of spices ground into a paste, used in Indian cookery craft - noun 1. An activity involving skill in making things by hand The concept store will not only serve hot and cold cuisine, but also merges the concept of an Indian deli with customers able to purchase condiments, sauces, pastes and spices. The colour scheme for the fitout is based on the vibrant colour of saffron, with a decorative saffron flower motif silhouetted against the saffron paint colour. A material palette of orange saffron, black stained plywood, white Corian, timber and stainless steel create a striking, inviting, deep and rich interior. During lunch time trading hours, the focus is a beautiful freestanding white Corian servery, with ten steaming hot dishes to choose from, and a variety of salads, cold dishes and condiments to accompany them. Afternoon and night time trade is focused around both hot and cold take away from the hot and cold food displays at the counter. At all times, condiments, sauces, pastes and spices are available for purchase from the merchandising areas in front of the counter and below the menu board. The dining area enhances the experience of Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist, with cantilevered timber tables, with matching industrial style stools, and ornate timber screens influenced by the patterns used in Indian Henna art. The back wall features the definition of Masala Craft as part of the education of its customers and to provide an understanding for the basis of the store; whilst a saffron coloured surround punctuates the back wall to provide a glimpse into the rear kitchen area. + NOMINATED BEST PRACTICE FOR INFLUENCE FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT BY AN RDM 2011 AT AMP CAPITAL SHOPPING CENTRE AWARDS
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mtawa office + training facility + location + construction value + area + date + scope
253 Balcatta Road, Stirling $695,000 1,700m2 2015-2016 Full design service
Following a decision by the business to relocate from their purpose built facility in Joondalup, the Motor Trades Associate of Western Australia, and the Automotive Institute of Technology purchased an existing office and warehouse building in Balcatta, WA, previously built and partly occupied by the Royal Automotive Club (RAC). JUO was engaged to transform the premises, which remained partly occupied by the RAC, into a facility that would allow all three business to coexist under one roof. The RAC remained in their existing portion of the facility leaving the vacant office space and warehouse for the MTA and AIT. With a limited budget the existing office space was redesigned to accommodate a significant fire rated store for student records, the executive offices were enlarged, a meeting space was introduced and the existing workstations from the Joondalup campus were relocated. Further cosmetic upgrades to the existing boardroom and reception space transformed the front of house area to reflect the MTA brand. Project challenges were two fold: firstly, signage to the exterior of the building needed to be able to coherently identify each of the property tenants; a site study including traffic flow analysis lead to remarking of the parking bays, new fascia cladding to the MTA office area and large building identification signage indicating each tenantâ€™s occupancy. Secondly, internally the 1000m2 warehouse had a demanding accomodation schedule, not only spatially but acoustically. Existing store rooms and mezzanines were demolished and floor levels adjusted to make way for 5 vehicle hoists, equipment and parts storage, and most importantly two classrooms and a demonstration area. A partial change of use to the property allowed the classrooms to be located within close proximity to the office space, and against a core wall which assisted with supporting of the new steel structure. Heavily treated acoustic partitions complete with secondary glazed windows infilled the structure allowing acoustic separation from the workshop but retained visibility of the vehicle hoists. Safety was a major concern within the congested space, so crash barriers were installed around the classrooms and wash-up space ensuring pedestrian and vehicle separation. The end result is a well located facility for staff and students, compressed into a compact but functional space capable of accommodat the needs of the business for the foreseeable future.
arrow minerals workplace interior + location 40 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont + construction value $92,000 + area 127m2 + date 2018 + scope Full design service As a growing mineral exploration company, Arrow Minerals had outgrown their existing workspace within the relaxed St Quentin Complex in Claremont. Keen to stay in the same complex, the client was fortunate to be able to secure a larger tenancy only two units away from their existing suite. JUO was engaged to design the new office space located. Using the company name as inspiration, and addressing an issue with lack of signage in the previous workplace, “arrows” can be seen through-out the tenancy from the corporate signage on the meeting room glazing, to the more subtle and and playful arrows within the front of house floor finishes, workstation screens and brochure display. The end result is a crisp and sophisticated front of house meeting facility, with a functional and flexible workspace, complete with planting, height adjustable workstations and large kitchen space to satisfy the client’s cooking interests.
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anzac house residential alterations + additions + location + construction value + area + date + scope
58 Anzac Road, Mount Hawthorn $550,000 363m2 2015-current Full design service
The only hint of what lies beyond at the front of this unassuming existing cottage, is the delicate procession of thin diagonal steel ebbing the passerby towards a sensuous curved wall that embraces a discrete side entrance for access to the rear studio. The new studio affords a main entrance off the rear lane way, and ties in with the aesthetic of the new additions to the existing cottage. The understated monochromatic palette employed both externally and internally heightens the sense of space and the lines of the design. The stained floorboards of the existing cottage capitulate to the monochromatic palette, with the rest of the cottage restored and a new contemporary family bathroom featuring a free-standing bath in front of an old doorway filled in with smoked mirror amongst a balanced composition of suspended cabinets. At the old back door of the cottage, a charcoal portal compresses and then opens out into the open plan area. A smooth series of curves morph into the kitchen, concealing the laundry and internal garage access. The concrete kitchen bench can be seen piercing the glazing line to form a floating barbecue bench outside. On the living room end of the space, storage and the top of the flight of stairs is concealed behind dark timber cabinets which hover above a marble plinth which doubles as the fireplace hearth. Floating steps to the beginning of the flight of stairs with fine balusters maintain a sense of openness opposite full height glazing facing north, protected by a generous overhang and aluminium louvres. Upstairs is a dedicated master suite, with a relaxing seating area overlooking the garden and rooftops open to the sleeping area and framed by cabinetwork with steps up to the free-standing bath and vanity basins. Visually concealed behind the walk-in wardrobe is a steam shower and toilet. The breathtaking views are accessible throughout the master suite with full height glazing facing north, framed by aluminium louvres. Louvres allow for cross ventilation without hindering the view. In the courtyard, the concrete-coloured face brickwork is continued with an open bond to the screen walls which conceal the drying court, vegetable gardens, bin storage and walkway to the rear studio. The internal concrete floor finish is continued outside to create an external seating area, which steps down and frames the grassed area. The rear studio is comprised of two two-storey pavilions, linked by a walkway and a double volume courtyard space sheltered by louvres. The layout affords extreme flexibility for a range of uses to be accommodated. A warehouse feel has been created with concrete floors, exposed brickwork internally and exposed timber framed floors with a steel stair. The solid bottom flight of the stairs conceals the laundry, while translucent louvres and highlight windows around the stair allow north-facing light into the interior.
uwa student guild pro bono 2013 + location + area + date + scope
University of Western Australia 113m2 2013 Concept Design + Contract Documentation
As part of the University of Western Australia Guild’s larger masterplan for the Guild Village, we offered our pro bono services to assist with the delivery of the ground floor Student Centre and Volunteering Hub which was to provide a fun, accessible and appealing shopfront that portrayed the branding of these two key areas. The goal of the rebrand and associated spaces was to increase the number of students accessing Guild services and to raise good will for the Guild and Guild Volunteering. The two brands needed to be clearly identifiable whilst complimentary. Functionally, the Guild Student Centre is a high traffic area often providing students with their first impression of the Guild. Guild Volunteering’s reach is much smaller with the aim of building a culture of volunteering, community engagement at the University and to establish sustainable relationships with community organisations. The importance of colour and it’s relationship to the two brands was utilised to capture the passing student’s attention whilst exercising a level of restraint to create a sophisticated and intriguing interior. A shallow corridor space divides and introduces student’s to the two areas. A black portal draws students in to overcome the shallow space with clear signage flanked by exposed fluorescent lights. Due to the low ceiling height the off-form concrete slab above was left exposed, with industrial cable trays and surface mounted cassette air-conditioning units adding depth and interest to the ceiling plane. Similarly, the concrete floor has been left exposed both for aesthetics as well as durability; providing a neutral backdrop to facilitate re-fitting and rebranding in 5-8 years. Being a space occupied by less people but for a longer period of time, a warm colour palette was chosen for the Volunteering hub. An industrial steel framed window divides the hub area from the offices, being a surface available for transient graphics with a wooden door further promoting the brand colour. Rugs, perforated ceiling panels and acoustic pin boards have been utilised to combat the hard surfaces in creating a comfortable interior environment. A contrasting and complimentary colour for the Student Centre draws student’s in the opposite direction towards the clearly visible reception counter. Clear signage, appropriate seating, a screen for moving content and expanses of display surfaces for student information create both a functional and aesthetically inviting space.
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courtyard cafe hospitality fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
1 Midland Square, Midland $200,000 150m2 2013 Concept Design
The aim of this scheme was to create an inviting interior that responded to the site and base building aesthetic, whilst clear paths of travel marked out in the floor surface overcome the awkward angular tenancy envelope. To capitalise on the efficiency of the new fitout, the existing kitchen had been retained and the counter located in a similar position to the existing counter. The existing columns are connected by the counter canopy, concealing their presence and articulated as a sandwich of contrasting dark panels framing the counter whilst displaying signage and accommodating lighting. The paths of travel from the 3 main entry points are connected and have also afforded an additional store room next to the kitchen. The new angled wall of the store room is set back from the glass line to allow incorporation of signage, with this wall and the opposing planter leading people smoothly into the cafe. Booth seating is located in the most intimate corner of the tenancy flanked by the timber planter and wall art above. High level seating along the front glazing line accommodates the â€œloneâ€? diner beside cantilevered tables from the base building column build-outs. The location of loose furniture on the courtyard side of the cafe allows for future integration of the courtyard space into the operation of this cafe. The material and colour palette consists of a sophisticated combination of dark cabinetwork and carpet for contrast, white subway tiles to freshen up the interior, timber for warmth and texture, feature green fabric and artwork to relate to the existing base building door and window frames and pops of yellow highlights most noticeable in the feature lighting which forms a backdrop in the acute angled corner of the tenancy.
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veiled house residential additions + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Perth $615,000 205m2 2013 - present Full design service
Veiled House is a contemporary extension to a 1913 cottage on an inner city block designed to convert the former workerâ€™s cottage into a family home. The aesthetic strategy was for the additions to be in contrast to the existing cottage with clear separation between the new and old. A glass linkway flanked by landscaping separates the structures, with the old red face brickwork set off by the charcoal face brickwork of the new. With the long axis of this site facing west, and the short axis facing north, the spaces were stacked behind the existing cottage across the short width of the site in order to face north exclusively. This led to a courtyard arrangement, with a single storey garage structure on the rear boundary so as not to obscure too much winter sunlight entering the interior spaces of the main house. The proportions of building mass not only supported a passive solar design response, but also complemented the scale of the existing cottage. To help break down the mass of the two-storey addition, and to enhance privacy of the first floor bedrooms, a veil of fixed aluminium angles in purple tones accentuate the form of the first floor which has been skewed to take greater advantage of the northern aspect. This skewed angle also provides an overhang to the ground floor glazing, protecting the interior from the summer sun. The first floor windows utilise horizontal and vertical sunshading devices to protect the glass from the north and west in summer, whilst allowing sun penetration in winter. These openings have also been located to promote crossventilation. The staircase void was located on the west boundary to protect the two storey volume from excess heat gain during summer, and to act as a chimney allowed hot air to rise up and escape. The garage structure on the northern boundary has large expanses of glass facing south â€“ mimicking the openings to the open plan area on the other side of the courtyard â€“ doubling as a vintage car display whilst creating a pleasant workspace within the garage. The garage structure houses a planted roof, designed to reduce stormwater run-off and glare to the first floor bedrooms, and to keep the garage interior well insulated whilst providing a pleasant landscape that can be seen from the first floor as well as from surrounding properties.
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dymocks karrinyup retail fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Karrinyup Shopping Centre $352,000 226m2 2010-2011 Full design service
The intention of the design for this Dymocks store in Karrinyup was to utilise the faceted shopfront to the store’s advantage. The entrance has been defined and framed by the typical Dymocks column detailing, with the Dymocks red shopfront bulkhead running across the entry and continuing across the face of the lift wall, to increase its presence and visual impact to shoppers from a distance. The entrance and signage faces the main circulation routes from the escalators bringing shoppers to this floor. The larger length of the shopfront has been utilised to create a contemporary, interesting and engaging display by playfully using one of Dymocks standard branding elements and repeating it 3 times across the shopfront glass. The larger shapes will be extruded into acrylic displays with clear “invisible” shelves within them to facilitate the display of merchandise, whilst the smaller shapes will be articulated with vinyl. The counter has been strategically positioned to allow easy wayfinding and service to customers, whilst enabling good passive surveillance of the store by staff. The ceiling space has been divided to create a more intimate feeling within the store, with bulkheads aligning with the wallbays and enabling the clean mounting of a television screen within the store.
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apache energy densification + location + area + date + scope
Level 6, 100 St George’s Terrace, Perth 353m2 2014 Concept Design
The Energy industry has evolved over many years to require a fast paced, efficient work environment to support their field operations. This often means that their workforce is required to morph into ever increasing and decreasing project teams, making it a very different environment to other more static office based industries. Conventional open plan workspaces filled with seas of workstations surrounded by enclosed managerial offices, meeting rooms and support areas are often proposed as a solution to the problem, but they can create workflow issues and aesthetically uninspiring environments which, in turn, leads to a high level of staff turn over. Apache Energy approached JUO requesting a pilot study that would revolutionise their business if adopted, breaking away from the conventional design that had been adopted for the company’s last office fit-out. The study proposed a mix of work styles offering greater functional flexibility whilst creating an attractive environment to inspire staff and promote staff retention. Staff members are not assigned a specific desk, instead they are free to adopt the most effective work space to complete their task on any given day. Lap top computers and mobile phones for each staff member allow this flexibility and individual lockers offer personal storage. Bright vibrant colour identifies meeting spaces amongst the various workstation configurations. The meeting spaces are predominately modular systems that can be easily erected without the cost and disruption of construction; an important consideration for project implementation. Where existing built spaces were retained and redefined, the same bright colour is applied to the existing glazing using transparent film. 120º workstations offer organic space planning and with the flexibility of removable desktop partitions, offer teams the ability to grow and shrink as required and also include individual workspaces. Accompanied by high-level workbenches staff are encouraged to stand rather than sit, helping promote a healthy workforce and holistic approach to the project brief. The overall solution to the brief is a vibrant environment filled with options. Each day staff can come to work and decide how they wish to work, where and with whom, to create a harmonious, happy and more efficient workforce.
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boulevard residence residential alterations + additions + location + construction value + area + date + scope
295 The Boulevard, City Beach $200,000 307m2 2013 Concept Design
The alterations and additions to this 1960’s home came from a desire to cater for a young family with a primary focus around the ‘heart’ of the home - the indoor and outdoor living areas - whilst also providing an additional bedroom. The aesthetic centred around being able to make these alterations and additions to bring the home up to contemporary standards whilst being sympathetic to the 1960’s structure and styling. A re-arrangement of the main kitchen, dining and living spaces on the lower split level within the existing envelope created a brighter and more open plan space whilst responding to the budget. Feature cabinetwork acts as both privacy screening from the front door, as well as the main form of storage and housing for the living room television and fireplace. New glazing and sliding doors facing the backyard afforded the opportunity to connect with an outdoor dining area, pool and play area. A new parent’s wing along the west boundary protects the outdoor living area from the harsh south-westerly weather. The wing includes a master bedroom which opens out onto a deck, a low height feature robe to allow light into the interior and an opulent ensuite. The extension of the roof line from this parent’s wing forms a sheltered lounging area at the end of the pool.
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holman fenwick willan corporate fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
Level 19, Alluvion Building, Perth $500,000 450m2 2012 Full design service
An impressive view of the city centre and Kings Park forms the backdrop to Holman Fenwick Willan’s new corporate tenancy on the 19th floor of the Alluvion Building in Perth’s CBD. The client’s brief called for 16 offices to be located around the perimeter of the tenancy, offering uninterrupted views for the occupants of these offices. Full height glass partitions and doors were utilised to maintain uninterrupted views and to allow the penetration of natural light into the interior of the tenancy. An open plan layout occupies the core of the tenancy, currently seating 8 staff with the flexibility to accommodate an additional 4 workstations to cater for future growth. Beyond this area are the large utility and archive areas as well as the necessary server room to support this international business. A restrained colour scheme of black and white for the offices and open plan environment - with punches of blue inspired by the corporate palate - offers a clean and modern aesthetic. The vibrancy of textures and colours in the reception area create an engaging and sophisticated interior with a combination of tiled and carpeted floor finishes, timber veneer and orange highlights.
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initiative media commercial office fitout + location + construction value + area + date + scope
344 Hay Street Subiaco $100,000 375m2 2012 Concept Design, Design Development + Construction Documentation
Initiative Media is, as the name indicates, a creative modern media company. A strong team environment with easy communication and interaction between all the staff including management at their new offices in Subiaco assists with the promotion of this initiative. Upon entry to the office, clients and visitors are greeted by an angled partition in vibrant corporate colours and glass to the left etched with the company logo leaving no doubt you have arrived at Initiative Media. No visual barriers between the workspace and entrance areas removes the need for a manned reception whilst clever placement of the new boardroom and archive area clearly defines the public space whilst removing the requirement for a physical barrier. The base building structure has a rustic charm. Surface mounted electrical conduits, a polished concrete floor and no ceiling leave the old timber rafters and mechanical services to be exposed. It was quickly decided that these features should be retained and celebrated, offset against the extensive use of new glass partitions, aluminium and new feature carpet to the boardroom and rear office area. A new ceiling over the boardroom is the only deviation from this concept, but can be excused due to the commercial reality requiring acoustic separation from the adjacent office and waiting areas. Existing timber decking was removed to comply with current regulations and one of the two existing window displays was deconstructed to allow natural light to penetrate the interior. With this being the only exposed window in the tenancy, white walls and workstations help keep the aesthetic bright and airy in the open plan area and planter boxes to each of the storage units in the workspace inject warmth, colour and fun.
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clough densification corporate refurbishment + location + construction value + date + scope
Levels 7, 12, 13 + 15, Alluvion Building $900,000 2012 Full design service
This was a very interesting project whose primary focus posed the question: how do you increase the staff density of a large and already full office whilst remaining operational? During the second half of 2012, we undertook the emergent challenge of modifying Clough’s existing anchor tenancy within the Alluvion Building in Perth CBD. Since the original design by Geyer and the tenancies construction in 2009, Clough’s project teams had increased and decreased, new teams had been created and when other Clough leases had come up for renewal they had opted to consolidate their staff under one roof. To begin, we studied the existing plans and indicated areas where densification could easily occur by reducing space between existing workstations, allowing additional rows to be inserted. Following this, several offices, store rooms and meeting rooms were demolished to make way for additional workstations with the most significant works occurring on Level 15. Level 15 saw the majority of the executive area being demolished and replaced with more modest offices for the executives as well as open plan workstations. In the reception area two new meeting rooms were inserted to make up for those that had been demolished elsewhere whilst the west side of the floor saw the large 24 person boardroom complete with joinery and video conferencing system - be deconstructed and re-erected in an alternative location. The project was orchestrated by a large but focused control group consisting of; JUO, Clough, the head contractor, compliance consultant, service consultant, base building engineer, audio visual contractor and electrical contractors who together developed a staged programme of works which would allow much of the works to be completed after hours and also in isolated areas during normal office hours in order to minimise disruption to Clough’s staff. The major success of this project has been the seamless integration of the old with the new despite increasing staff density by 105 - an increase of over 20%.
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primrose house residential new build + location + construction value + area + date + scope
27 Primrose Street, Perth $500,000 169m2 2014 - 2015 Concept Design, Design Development, Development Application, Construction Documentation
Situated on an originally vacant block in an inner city suburb, the design of this contemporary two-storey single residence was, in large, a passive solar design response to the orientation of the site and the large electric easement which occupies half the width of the site. With the long axis of the available site facing north-west, the form of the building was positioned on the north-east boundary to maximise the usable site area whilst creating a functional interior space, with the boundary wall rising up and folding into the roof plane and then folding back down on the north-west faรงade to protect the main building line on the west. Like an external skin, the overhang protects the main glazing line and building volume from the hot westerly summer sun, whilst still allowing a view and connection out to the main external spaces and garden. The main living spaces are located on the ground floor towards the front of the property facing Primrose Street. The floor plate follows the natural fall of the land, with a split level dividing the living space from the kitchen and dining space whilst maintaining an open plan. Large expanses of glazing open onto the outdoor entertaining areas and are protected by an overhang on the first floor. A flexible bedroom suite is situated towards the rear of the ground floor, allowing it to be adapted as a guest bedroom or home office. Two bedroom suites occupy the first floor, with small balconies facing the street and looking out over the garden. A large opening in the external skin allows views out and light penetration when desired, but also houses an external retractable tensioned screen to block out the summer sun.
lincoln street residence residential alterations + additions + location 96 Lincoln Street, Highgate + construction value $50,000 + area 126m2 + date 2015-2016 + scope Concept Design Minor alterations to the exterior heighten the quaint presence of this single storey semi-detached character home. After entering through the new picket fence, a secluded front deck creates a usable front entertaining space which affords views of the city skyline. Re-organising the high service areas of the kitchen and bathroom create better flow within the plan. A bathroom resides amongst the bedrooms instead of at the end of the house, making better use of a previous small bedroom. Whilst retaining the existing fireplace, the kitchen, dining and living areas are now connected and open, washed with natural light with new doors and windows embracing the courtyard space. A solar pergola allows natural light into the previously dark interior whilst managing heat gain in the warmer months.
mixed use heritage base building upgrade + location + construction value + area + date + scope
121-137 High Street Mall, Fremantle $2,781,000 1,170m2 2012 Feasibility Study
The group of buildings at 121-137 High Street Mall are collectively known as the Manning Buildings, constructed in 1902 and designed in the Federation Free Classical style. Whilst the ground floor tenancies have been used for retail interests, the first floor has been unused since 1936. The brief was to reactivate these first floor spaces to create an attractive base building envelope for potential commercial tenants which provided all the requirements and services demanded of contemporary commercial fitouts and to restore the existing historic fabric. With consideration of the existing building arrangement, buildability and access during the construction process, the impact on existing tenants, services and compliance requirements, the overarching approach saw the insertion of a new services and circulation core in the heart of the project. With the main entrance to be via Manning Arcade, it was proposed that two existing retail tenancies be amalgamated to create one larger tenancy which was more public in nature i.e. a cafe and gallery space. This pivotal circulation point aids easy identification of the main access to the first floor - assisting way-finding whilst providing desirable amenities to the surrounding tenants. The staircase becomes an architectural feature of the space with a large double volume void connecting the two levels and allowing the mixed uses to interact and support each other. The new central structure houses brand new toilet facilities and a lift shaft, with full height glazing bringing natural light into the interior and utilising colourful louvres to shade direct sunlight from the west. The commercial space on the first floor was designed to allow flexible future occupation, whether leased to one tenant or many smaller tenants. New openings between the party walls create clear circulation routes with an industrial-like articulation of these openings with exposed steel lintels and beams.
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brisbane street residences residential renovation + location + area + date + scope
Brisbane Street, Perth 173m2 2010 Concept Design, Design Development + Development Application
The initial brief described the provision of parking facilities and an elevated outdoor entertaining area to take advantage of city views to the rear of two semi-detached properties. To mimic the existing semidetached arrangement of the residences, the proposal is a mirror image about the party wall, with the deck level matching the finished floor level of the residences, and then stepping up to the viewing platform above the garage, store and powder rooms below.
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clough level 9 corporate modifications + location + construction value + date + scope
Level 9, Alluvion Building Perth $125,000 2012 Full design service
Following the termination of a subtenant lease on level 9 of the Alluvion building, Clough regained control of the 1,570m2 workspace easing their ever-increasing demand for vital workspace for new and existing project teams. The vacated fitout was, at large, suitable for Cloughs requirements so attention was focused on specific areas to increase staff density. Generous circulation space between workstations was condensed, 5no. internal offices, 2no. meeting rooms and 2no. storerooms were demolished whilst a large utility area was converted into a 2-person office. These works allowed for an additional 39 staff on to be accommodated across the floor plate. As a project team environment, the need for a reception was not required so the existing reception and waiting areas were cleverly transformed into a hot desk and quiet room zone where vibrant carpet, glass partitions and aluminium framing complement the existing colour palette yet have minimal impact to the existing built fabric, retaining detailed ceilings and ceramic floor tiles.
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food rescue commercial office fitout + location + area + date + scope
130 Francisco Street, Belmont 85m2 2011 Concept Design
Food Rescue is a not-for-profit charity with the aim of alleviating hunger by rescuing perishable, fresh and nutritious food from restaurants, caterers, hotels, food wholesalers, retailers, farmersâ€™ markets and primary producers, and delivering it to disadvantaged, vulnerable people. In support of this charity, a concept design was prepared for the charities new office headquarters in Belmont. The brief was to design a flexible working space, with consideration of buildability, budget and clear branding. The simple and striking palette employs the vibrant red of the corporate logo on a feature wall behind reception, showcasing the charities signage. Loose furniture elements pick up on this colour throughout the fitout. A restrained palette of white and charcoal provide the base for this intense colour. The reception counter doubles as hot desking workstations, with a slight radius to the screen attached to the counter softening the edge on the customer side and encouraging flow into the space. The utilisation of flexible acoustic screens behind the reception area allow for the possibility of a multitude of function types, ranging from intimate business meetings through to larger training sessions.
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werner residence residential alterations + additions + location + construction value + area + date + scope
25 Walter Street, East Fremantle $260,000 148m2 2010-2013 Concept Design, Design Development, Development Application, Construction Documentation + Contractor Selection
The overall strategy for this alterations + additions project was to remove the existing haphazard additions to the house to be replaced with a single storey addition to the south west corner of the site to maintain the existing scale and proportions of the residence. This single storey strategy, which maximises the site, was chosen over a two storey addition in order to maintain the scale and character of both the residence and the area. The aim was to restore the Federation character which had since been lost and confused over the years with various extensions. The layout and space planning for the alterations + additions was generated by a desire to create a north facing aspect to the home, for better solar gain control. This led to the creation of an L-shaped plan, with the added benefit of creating an enjoyable outdoor space accessible to a range of internal spaces featuring a deciduous tree for solar gain protection in the summer. What was formally the backyard to the residence, has conceptually evolved in response to the newly constructed residence on the west boundary, with the aspiration for privacy also rendering this layout as a good strategy. Setting back the new additions from the front facade with a new verandah wrapping around the existing frontage maintains the balanced facade and reinstates the original verandah arrangement. A generous kitchen flows on from the related dining and living areas, with full height glazing facing north overlooking the outdoor area. A new bedroom with a dedicated robe and ensuite bathroom, and a new garage are accommodated within the additions.
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rushton residence residential alterations + additions + location + construction value + area + date + scope
100 Banksia Terrace, Kensington $495,000 406m2 2010-2011 Concept Design, Design Development, Development Application + Contract Documentation
The intention for the design of the alterations and additions to 100 Banksia Terrace was to address a brief for a growing family with an increase in the programme of spaces, whilst also upgrading the tired faรงade of the residence (pictured on opposite page). The main strategy with the arrangement of spaces to the addition was to maximise the access to north facing natural light, with appropriate glazing and sunshading devices creating a temperate and light filled interior. Timber louvres to the first floor glazing wrap around the southern window to restrict overlooking and continue around to protect the ground floor glazing. The linear arrangement has also created the opportunity for a generous, landscaped and sun filled open space, which every habitable room within the residence has visual and physical connection to. A lap pool is the feature of the outdoor space, with a timber deck leading from the main living area towards the pool while also housing the barbecue area. A double garage has been located in the north-western corner of the site to compliment the symmetry of the existing front facade while maintaining visual surveillance from the study corner window of the street.
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lighting options australia + furniture options office + showroom fitout + location + area + date + scope
6A Aberdeen Street, Perth 900m2 2014 - 2015 Concept Design, Design Development + Development Application
This project’s brief offered many complex and exciting opportunities requiring two separate businesses to be facilitated under one roof on the fringe of Perth’s CBD. This project looked holistically at the premises, which had been used for many years as a paper storage warehouse. Externally, consideration was given to reconnecting the interior space to the streetscape outside. The existing industrial, steel-framed windows were revealed and a new contemporary colour palette, vibrant entry portal and address inscription on top of the building redefine the building, giving it its own identity whilst separating it from the adjoining print-works. During business hours the central security shutter is lifted to revel the vibrant and striking blue entry portal, welcoming visitors and staff alike to the showroom. After hours the shutter is lowered concealing the portal and moving the focus to the illuminated kerb-side trees. This day and night drama was well received by the City of Perth, pleased for the increased street presence in an otherwise uninhabited area of town at night. Internally the industrial feel of the warehouse is retained at large, exposing the vast steel framed roof structure and sealed concrete floor. Following transition through the portal from the pavement outside, you find yourself in a large communal multifunctional area; intended to be used for industry functions, product launches and demonstrations. This large expanse of floor is where the delineation between the two occupying business begins. One half of the new raised timber floor and adjoining perimeters walls are painted white, the other black. A “cut line and scissors” painted through the middle of the floor highlights this difference in a humorous way and acknowledges the fun and welcoming side of both businesses. The black and white finishes are accented on each side of the interior, black on white, white on black, not only to create a visible separation but also for practical reasons. A “White Hall” with central pylon located below a white suspended ceiling offers the perfect venue to demonstrate the endless possibilities that can be achieved using light, whilst the black walls of the furniture showroom allow the viewer’s attention to be solely focused on the product in front of them as the wall beyond disappears in the shadows. Lighting Options Australia wanted to promote their capabilities of exterior lighting so an internal streetscape was created complete with road markings, building façade, display vehicle and street lights in what can only be described as the ultimate outdoor, indoor experience. Finally, centrally located, communal utility and breakout areas offer interaction between the businesses whilst designated workspaces allow the day to day running of each to be carried out independently.
skr residence residential alterations + additions + location 62 St Kilda Road, Rivervale + construction value $300,000 + area 165m2 + date 2015 + scope Concept Design The bones of a 1940s weatherboard cottage were utilised in the reimagining of this family home. The design outcome is a carefully considered synthesis of re-using as much of the existing original structure as possible for both aesthetic and budget reasons; space planning to create a practical family home; and bespoke spaces that respond to the site and its orientation. The extension is a simple single storey extrusion - again being cost effective without compromising on the quality of the space, and being sympathetic to the existing front facade and streetscape. The simple form suits the open plan area it houses, with the roof line being articulated internally to accentuate the volume of the space, extending outside to form the outdoor entertaining area. A solar pergola to the north-west helps the main living spaces access desirable northern light, while controlling the less desirable western sun in summer.
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23 king street, perth heritage retail base building alterations + date + scope
2010 Concept Design
As a sub-tenancy of part of the larger Monash House building on the corner of King Street, the brief was to create an appealing retail facade that both created an individual identity for the tenant whilst still making reference to the larger building it is a part of. In creating a traditionally balanced facade to King Street and to overcome the obvious nature of a new glass shopfront window, cues were taken from the scale of the adjacent shopfronts which was then centred between the existing doorway and edge of the facade. To further enhance the balance and symmetry of the facade, an additional first floor window was added to continue the pattern of windows across the buildings on King Street.
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director profiles Kerry Jacobs
Design Director - Building Design Master of Architecture Bachelor of Applied Science
Design Director - Interior Design Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
+ 13 years experience + Internationally award winning designer + Diverse project base + Heritage project experience
+ 14 years experience + Local and European experience + Extensive hospitality & commercial experience + Comprehensive fitout knowledge + Project team co-ordination experience
Projects: - Freshwater Apartments, Claremont Common area refurbishment - The Shack, Margaret River Residential renovation - O’Keeffe Residence, Willagee Residential new build - Carrington Street Residence, Mount Lawley Residential new build - Lincoln Street Residence, Highgate Residential alterations + additions - Kingsway Gardens Apartment, West Perth Apartment renovation - Anzac House, Mount Hawthorn Residential alterations +additions - Facet House, Perth Residential alterations + additions - Dunn & Walton, Doubleview Organic store + kitchen - Primrose House, Perth Residential new build - UWA Student Guild, Crawley Guild Volunteering Hub + Guild Student Centre - Courtyard Cafe, Midland Hospitality fitout - Manning Buildings, Fremantle Mixed use heritage base building upgrade - International luxury brand, Perth Retail project delivery - Gogo’s Masala Craft, Garden City Shopping Centre Hospitality fitout - Breust Residence, Bicton Residential new build - Dymocks, Karrinyup Shopping Centre Retail fitout - Matilda Residence, Perth Residential alterations + additions - Rushton Residence, Kensington Residential alterations +additions - Poppy Residence, Perth Restoration + additions - KMC House Commercial offices - Durham House, Perth Warehouse apartment renovation
Projects: - RUAH, Subiaco Office fitout - Charter Hall, Perth Show suite - Newmont Mining, Subiaco Office refurbishment - CBUS Super, Adelaide CBD Office + retail fitout - Australian Hearing, Carousel Shopping Centre Audio suite + retail fitout - Eureka Lawyers, Perth Corporate fitout - Australian Hearing, Rockingham Audio suite fitout - Motor Trade Association WA, Balcatta Group office and training facility - Australian Medical Association, Nedlands Office fitout - The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator Office fitout - Lakeside Retirement Village, Bibra Lake Clubhouse refurbishment - Construction Skills Training, Perth Training facility - Navitas, Perth Corporate fitout - Trades Hall, Perth Commercial fitout - Transpacific Industries Waste Management + Recycling Depot Administration Area, Accommodation & Site Facilities - Australian Hearing, East Perth Clinical fitout - Cordingley’s Surf City, Scarborough Retail fitout - Clough Corporate Modifications, Perth Levels 7, 9, 13 + 15 - Triathlon WA Corporate fitout - Initiative Media Commercial office fitout - Holman Fenwick Willan, Perth Corporate fitout - Comsupply Commercial office fitout meet the duo behind JUO
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