ITN Architects - End to End
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Big thanks to my big homie, Zvi Belling of ITN Architects in Melbourne for sharing project imagery of his End to End Project which the second of three architectural projects based on hip hop culture. The first in the series, The Hive, has received acclaim around the world as Zvi used graffiti as a permanent, structural element as opposed to a temporal, surface application serving aesthetic purposes.
The unique component of this boutique office development isthree silver decommissioned Hitachis from Melbourne's transportation system. Keeping with the theme of functionality from The Hive, these trains are not decorative by any means. Each of the six owners or tenants will get half a train each. Elevators will go from the private basement car park directly into the converted office spaces. Graffiti artist were commissioned to create masterpieces on the exteriors of the trains while Belling and his team totally transformed the interiors. What once served as a temporary, cozy office space for those traveling from their residence to their office, now serves as a permanent space for its inhabitants. The End to End project is a must see if you are in Melbourne.
Take a look at some of the project photos below!