The refurbishment of our COX Brisbane Studio took us on a journey of exploration and discovery within a space we thought we knew well – having been residents of the building since 1998.

Project Name: Cox Architecture’s new Brisbane studio
Studio Name:
Cox Architecture
Project size: 690 ft2
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 1
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photography: Christopher Frederick jones

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Allied Space ©Christopher Frederick jones

We discovered and preserved the original timber fish-bone structure and a series of cast iron columns. Stripping the brickwork exposed a remarkable patina of colour and texture that tells an evocative story of the building’s history, which we keep on-show as we add new pages to the story of Old Mineral House.

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Workstation ©Christopher Frederick jones

New interventions create a modern workspace but are purposefully restrained to maintain the buildings original proportions. A democratic and open approach to planning has been applied to the studio, recognising the dual drivers of fluidity and collaboration within the practice.


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Pantry ©Christopher Frederick jones

Adding our own contemporary layer to the building has been a fulfilling collaboration, working with local craftspeople to create an appropriate outcome for a unique building and providing for the future needs of a contemporary practice.


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