When: October 2011 – ongoing

Client: Chantilly Studio

Location: The Nicholas Building, Level 9, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Team: Ammon Beyerle + Michelle Emma James + Vignesh Prasad Chandrasekaran + Katherine Sampson

Ammon and Michelle met James Fleming in April 2011 in Castlemaine during a farewell weekend for Michael Chew. James is a documentary filmmaker who manages the studio. Ammon bumped into James again on the 96 tram in September 2011 and they struck up conversation about a sustainable fashion film project James was working on and visited the studio space on the way.

here studio has been invited to develop the space collaboratively as resident architects, with tenants in the studio, the first stage started January 2012 with a tea party and ended in March 2012. The second stage of the collaborative renovation began in April 2013 and will continue through until August 2013.

We have a new shared Chantilly Studio website here, and our shared Chantilly Studio blog here has stories from the first phase of the project.

Stage 1
The first working bee was held on 3rd March 2012. We started off by cleaning the space, sanding the walls, removing the carpet to expose the floor below, switching doors to make a new entry, cleaning windows, re-arranging the kitchen, etc.

The second working bee was on 24th March 2012. The space was transformed as we pulled down a wall to make a more spacious lounge and dining space. We also did a lot of painting and removed the carpet glue residue on the vinyl tiles.

Stage 2
The first working bee of stage 2 was held 15th May 2013. We cleaned walls, patched up some crumbling masonry and painted the communal space. We also planned out and installed new lighting to Studio 2.

The second working bee was on 15th June 2013. The windows were given a lift with the installation of blinds to the 3 windows, we also constructed and installed a 6.3m long pelmet! This bee was all about furniture making; as well as the pelmet we constructed a kitchen bench, bike racks and some shelving - all out of pallets! There are some new lampshades coming soon- the design links back to the Studios heritage as a bridal studio and some creative solutions with lace doilies!

Stay tuned for updates over the next couple of months!

(Last update 26/06/13)


When: October 2011 – ongoing

Client: Chantilly Studio

Location: The Nicholas Building, Level 9, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Team: Ammon Beyerle + Michelle Emma James + Vignesh Prasad Chandrasekaran + Katherine Sampson

Ammon and Michelle met James Fleming in April 2011 in Castlemaine during a farewell weekend for Michael Chew. James is a documentary filmmaker who manages the studio. Ammon bumped into James again on the 96 tram in September 2011 and they struck up conversation about a sustainable fashion film project James was working on and visited the studio space on the way.

here studio has been invited to develop the space collaboratively as resident architects, with tenants in the studio, the first stage started January 2012 with a tea party and ended in March 2012. The second stage of the collaborative renovation began in April 2013 and will continue through until August 2013.

We have a new shared Chantilly Studio website here, and our shared Chantilly Studio blog here has stories from the first phase of the project.

Stage 1
The first working bee was held on 3rd March 2012. We started off by cleaning the space, sanding the walls, removing the carpet to expose the floor below, switching doors to make a new entry, cleaning windows, re-arranging the kitchen, etc.

The second working bee was on 24th March 2012. The space was transformed as we pulled down a wall to make a more spacious lounge and dining space. We also did a lot of painting and removed the carpet glue residue on the vinyl tiles.

Stage 2
The first working bee of stage 2 was held 15th May 2013. We cleaned walls, patched up some crumbling masonry and painted the communal space. We also planned out and installed new lighting to Studio 2.

The second working bee was on 15th June 2013. The windows were given a lift with the installation of blinds to the 3 windows, we also constructed and installed a 6.3m long pelmet! This bee was all about furniture making; as well as the pelmet we constructed a kitchen bench, bike racks and some shelving - all out of pallets! There are some new lampshades coming soon- the design links back to the Studios heritage as a bridal studio and some creative solutions with lace doilies!

Stay tuned for updates over the next couple of months!

(Last update 26/06/13)