Belle - - Cre­ative Space Right Now -

of ma­te­ri­als such as steel, con­crete and oak. Colour has been used in ac­cents to bring an el­e­ment of play­ful­ness. It feels calm, un­der­stated and con­tem­po­rary with a gen­tle nod to tra­di­tional de­tail­ing. The plan­ning is ef­fi­cient, giv­ing a sense of gen­eros­ity and flex­i­bil­ity to each of the spa­ces.

JH: We love the soft curves of the rear con­crete wall. It peels away to of­fer seat­ing for din­ing or in­for­mal meet­ings and the land­scape laps up to the steel-framed win­dows. We are a de­sign and con­struc­tion busi­ness so hav­ing both our teams work­ing to­gether makes it easy for these unique, in­ter­est­ing ideas to come to fruition.

FI: We are mostly at our desks up­stairs but have weekly staff meet­ings in the kitchen break­out area (with yoga ses­sions to fol­low!) and any one of the four agents can be meet­ing with clients in ei­ther of the down­stairs meet­ing ar­eas.

FI: It feels calm, wel­com­ing and open, merg­ing tra­di­tional el­e­ments with mod­ern.

FI: We can hap­pily en­ter­tain clients and in­dus­try col­leagues us­ing the down­stairs ar­eas and spilling out to the gar­den as nec­es­sary.

FI: Screen adap­ta­tions of The Dry by Jane Harper and Nine Per­fect Strangers by Liane Mo­ri­arty. We are look­ing for­ward to a Christ­mas of strong book sales, and hop­ing that the New Year will bring a re­cov­ery for film, the­atre and as­so­ci­ated arts and en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­tries. cur­tis­brown.com.au; mod­ify.com.au

Clock­wise from top left Paul McCal­lum of Silk­worth Join­ery made the meet­ing ta­ble, which is paired with bent­wood stools from Thonet. Va­lerie Ob­jects hang­ing lamp from Spence & Lyda. The kitchen and meet­ing area flow out to a court­yard land­scaped by Myles Bald­win. Framed posters and book cov­ers from some of Cur­tis Brown’s notable clients line the walls of the rear meet­ing area. Up­stairs, the ter­race looks out to Five Ways and Syd­ney Har­bour be­yond.

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