Inner City Warehouse (Mancave)

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Innovative and cutting-edge, AJ+C’s Mancave design demonstrates how modelling and fabrication technologies are used to create a sophisticated bespoke retreat.

The space Part of the Surry Hills Warehouse, an AJ+C-designed home renovation project, Mancave is a sculptural carbon-fibre pod positioned on the warehouse’s upper floor. Featuring a semi-gloss finish of resin-faced foam, the cave is separated into two spaces.

The bedroom A bed sculpted from the wall takes pride of place in the bedroom. A leather-clad floor and recessed LED lighting snake around the base of the room.

The ensuite The ensuite, incorporating a shower area, built-in vanity, freestanding basins and bathtub, provides all the features of more traditional design. Conversely, the skylight exemplifies its originality, recreating the effect of a shaft of light filtering down through a canyon.

The design As the warehouse’s central feature, the pod organises and informs the spaces around it, while providing a private cocoon for rest and privacy.

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  • Habitus: A Winning Warehouse
  • Contemporist: This Warehouse-To-Living Conversion Includes A Sculptural White Pod With A Hidden Bedroom Inside
  • Designboom: aj+c inserts molded white cocoon into renovated warehouse home in sydney
  • Arch Daily: Inner City Warehouse / Allen Jack+Cottier
  • The Design Files: The Design Files: John Winning (Feat. Inner City Warehouse)
  • The Design Files: The Design Files: John Winning (Feat. Inner City Warehouse)