Make Ventures HQ by Tecture

Tecture used breeze blocks and plywood to create a fresh, youthful interior for Make Venture’s new workspace, with subtle references to its brand identity.

“Make Ventures provided a minimal and open brief of ‘brick, plants and ply,’ which became the DNA of the design,” Tecture Director Ben Robertson and Interior Designer Lauren Foy explained. “It exploits construction materials outside their traditional use and celebrates Make’s business as a developer of construction projects.”

Breeze blocks and plywood are two building blocks of classic Australian architecture. In recent years, these materials have come to be used for various other reasons besides utilitarian purposes - breeze blocks for natural light, openness and visual connection, and plywood for warmth, tactility and its acoustic qualities.

Make Ventures’ new workplace is located at street level on a main thoroughfare in Windsor, Melbourne. It comprises 10 workstations, reception and formal and informal meeting areas. The blockwork on the breeze block walls, which divide meetings areas from workstations and obscure views from outside while facilitating light and visual connection throughout, is configured as a reconstructed image of the Make logo.

Image source: Shannon McGrath

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