Caboose

melbourne

 
 

Caboose is characterised by its dynamic, changeable façade. A motorised glass room rolls out over the building line during open hours and contracts back into the building when closed, designed as a way to work with footpath trading by-laws.

The feel of the café is inspired by French railway stations and street furniture. It is intended to express a humane approach, using robust materials. Materials include rough slate, cast plaster wall panels, suspended concrete beams, raw timber finishes, coloured glass details and 1970’s Pirelli rubber flooring.

 

Photographer
Trevor Mein
Client
The Marriner Group
Location
Swanston St, Melbourne
Completed
2004