a strategic unification for a heritage building in fremantle that began its life in 1897 as a private residence and most recently was used as a buddhist meditation centre. a controlled intervention saw refurbishment to accommodate archae-aus, an archaeological consultancy. memory formed part of the approach and the remnants of former occupants have been carefully edited and highlighted. vittinoAshe designed the majority of the furniture, sourced vintage bottles for lighting, used photographs from work trips to the pilbara by archae-aus staff and collected new and antique furniture to create an eclectic and evocative workspace.
photographs: rob frith