RENOVATION: Adapting and re-using a building is all about respecting what’s there and leaving space for the next person to do what they want to do, according to Sam Marshall of Architect Marshall.

Marshall won the RAIA Wilkinson Award, RAIA President’s Award for Recycled Buildings and the RAIA Conservation award in 2000 for his restoration and renovation of a derelict 1903 warehouse in Darlinghurst.

“My first priority was to save the structure of the building and make it able to be lived and worked in,” Marshall says, “then I added a toilet, bathroom and kitchen and left the rest as open space.

“I loved the open space and it left it as a blank canvas without any idiosyncratic interventions.”

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