I’ve always loved writing about homes, whether they be existing homes or new builds, so I was very excited to lend a writerly hand to IQ magazine for builder PEET.
The magazine is designed to promote the work that PEET is doing at the Tonsley Innovation District – which many locals will know as the former Mitsubishi site – as well as share the latest news from the community.
To be honest, before I was asked to write about Tonsley Village, I hadn’t had it on my radar. I was contracted by local agency Blackbocks JAMSHOP for the project, and we visited the site on a wet, wintery day but even that couldn’t put a dampener on how impressive this development is.
It all centres around what is known as the MAB – a massive, undercover communal space with pods that house innovative businesses, cafés and even a squash court, along with an undercover garden. It’s edged by TAFE and Flinders University, and the new brewhouse that is taking shape in one of the old factory buildings. There’s a driverless shuttle carrying people from one part to the next, and the housing development sits just beyond the site.
The magazine came out last week in The Advertiser, so it’s all over town. I worked with Rebecca Dettman on the articles and it was designed by Ed Schillace, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with on many projects throughout the years.
The best part about it was getting to explore the new homes – I’ve long dreamt of owning my own apartment, and I was really impressed with the homes that PEET are offering. If I had the cash, I’d be signing up. *sigh*
You can see the entire mag here.