The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle
and Foolscap

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The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Melbourne design studios Right Angle and Foolscap have created a temporary canteen, market and cinema in a former piano factory that until recently was the home of Australian television broadcaster Channel 9.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Named the Richmond Weekender, the event is taking place every weekend in March and occupies several rooms inside the abandoned building as well as the courtyard outside.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Tables and benches constructed from scaffolding, oriented strand board and wooden slats furnish the cafe, while light bulbs hang from above inside yellow cages.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Inside the cinema, felt carpet is folded around a framework of wood and foam to create comfortable seating.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Once the residency is over, developer Lend Lease will convert the building into a block of apartments.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Photography is by Martina Gemmola.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Here's some more information from the designers:


The Richmond Weekender

After the success of The Doghouse project in Sydney, Right Angle Studio and Foolscap Studio have paired up again for the conception and implementation of The Richmond Weekender.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Running for the month of March, this ‘pop up’ space has been spurred on by owners Lendlease who want to activate the site prior to it becoming luxury apartments intermixed with retail environments. The result is an exciting and vibrant temporal space.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Expressing the temporal nature of the project and the space in which it inhabits, the materials reference ideas of construction, packing and unpacking.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Custom made seating has been created for the cinema, which are clad with felt carpet underlay and foam to create a comfortable seat to kick back in and watch a film.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Orientated strand board and scaffolding structures form cafeteria style seating and tables in the café.

Blue rubber carpet underlay lines a scaffolding structure which creates the cinema space.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Adornment of the cinema is created by blue geometric blob like structures which drop from the ceiling in the cinema enlightening the senses further as they waft out earthy scents

Hessian lines the outdoor fencing, incorporating small pockets for plants to sit within.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Lighting within the café notions towards festival festoon lighting, which has been adorned with yellow cages. A nod towards the construction site within which the space is nestled into.

The Richmond Weekender by Right Angle and Foolscap

Design Director: Adele Winteridge
Interior Designer: Linda Raimondo
Interior Designer: Kate Archibald
Student Interior Designer: Natalie Ailima

  • Jay D

    so very very cool! i want to be there!

  • Anna

    Naomi Klein, where are you??

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    I MISS YOU MELBOURNE