PTID were charged with resurrecting the dilapidated Fitzroy warehouse for United Co., creating a refined, flexible and welcoming home for local industrious start-ups. Boasting a soaring double height space at its centre, an expanse of collaborative work settings is at the heart of the design. The key to United Co.’s minimalist design solution was in knowing just what to add, and exactly what to preserve. The building’s history is celebrated through obsolete areas of its mechanical past being reborn for a new generation of community working. Photography by Tatjana Plitt.