Melbourne’s Seafarers development embodies sustainable luxury. The former site of the city’s Goods Shed No. 5, Seafarers shapes up as a project that will define Melbourne, with its adaptive reuse and sustainable design methods the embodiment of contemporary architecture and interior design.

For this episode of Talking Architecture & Design, Assistant Editor Jarrod Reedie sits down with Riverlee’s David Lee, the Seafarers developer, and One Design Office (ODO) Director Samson Tiew, tasked with crafting the interiors of the future 1 Hotel, which will be included as part of the Seafarers development.

The pair discuss their own personal journeys to this point, the history the pair share both personally and professionally, and talk about the process of creating a development with as much excitement and intrigue as Seafarers.