Ethel Street is the conversion of a 1950's warehouse into a contemporary character office space in the newly revived suburb of Morningside, Auckland. The design concept was to remove the box-like offices that addressed the street, to express the repetitive gable roof from beyond. The existing misaligned steel and concrete block-work structure of the facade was considered to retain a sense of the patchwork nature of the existing buildings, and rationalised to stitch in a new glazed facade treatment. Taking advantage of the sites northern aspect, the new facade aids in flooding the double height shed spaces with natural light. A mezzanine floor, set back from the facade, creates an intimate space between two double height volumes either side within each shed. White saturated, raw, natural materials make up the interior material palette.