d Line - Redfern Warehouse Conversion | Ian Moore Architects
Moore attests to having used d line in his projects for the past 30 years, because “the stainless steel doesn’t wear, fade, scratch or tarnish. It’s environmentally sustainable and never needs replacing.” The architect also states that, indeed, enduring architecture built from hardwearing, long-life, low-maintenance materials is the fundamental principle of his work. “It’s not about what’s currently fashionable and ultimately disposable,” he says, “it’s about a sense of permanence.”
At the Redfern warehouse, Moore has achieved a new expression through the rigorous application of retention, recycling and reinforcement of the warehouse’s original form and spatial qualities. The result is no sentimental or nostalgic reinvention of a warehouse aesthetic, thanks to the addition of refined and elegant new elements that both contrast with, and compliment, the building’s heritage.
On the doors, d line's iconic 19L lever handles, door stops, locks and pull handles by Knud Holscher have been used, supplied by trusted Australian partner; Keeler Hardware.