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Employee health and wellness rules all at Market Lane

From its basement bike racks to its rooftop meeting pods, Market Lane by Elenberg Fraser fulfils a craving for greener pastures among its health-driven workers.

In Absence: Symbolic of both life and death

Open this week at The National Gallery of Victoria, In Absence is a cultural conversation through architecture by Edition Office and Indigenous artist Yhonnie Scarce.

Retail roll call: David Jones and Country Road Group HQ

Six major Australian labels, two buildings, one unified workplace… how does it work? Heidi Smith of Gray Puksand gives us the scoop on David Jones’ and Country Road Group’s stylish new Melbourne headquarters.

When Kennedy Nolan does a co-working space: 25 King Collective

Could your office headquarters double as a collective workspace? When Excelon Group acquired an ageing office space they had big ideas, and a very loose brief. Kennedy Nolan overcame distinctive heritage features (that staircase!) to vividly imbue the historic 19th-century building with modern functionality.

Sophisticated cool by ArchitectsEAT

K&K Industries’ sophisticated offices draw on disparate influences of hotel suites, casual dining and retail design to create an entirely bespoke office experience.

WOWOWA creates a golden workplace

What happens when you mix an investment company with George Calombaris’ hospitality group? Monique Woodward of WOWOWA walks us through the golden columns and industrial interpretations that have tamed this challenging warehouse tenancy.

What makes a stand-out workplace project? Gray Puksand unpacks some findings

What turns a team into a community? Following a whirlwind tour of Europe’s most successful workplaces, Heidi Smith of Gray Puksand, shares the team’s findings.

(L-R) Georgina Reid and Phillip Withers. Photo by Amelia Stanwix.

5 minutes with Phillip Withers

We visit Phillip Withers at his leafy Shrub Hub studio to find out how design thinking is shaping contemporary Australian gardens, and what makes a great green wall.

Domaine Chandon by Foolscap. Photo by Tom Blachford.

A cellar door designed to make you shop: Domaine Chandon

“An exquisite reinvention of the cellar door experience,” was the jury citation on Foolscap Studio’s 2018 INDE.Award-winning Domain Chandon.

Mercedes Me concept cafe by JCB

Escape the daily grind at Mercedes Me by JCB

When is a showroom not a showroom? When it doesn’t feel like you’re shopping for a car. Jackson Clements Burrows digs deep into the customer psyche to design a hospitality-slash-retail space for Mercedes-Benz.

5 minutes with Edra’s Niccolo Mazzei

Playful Italian furniture brand Edra recently had Niccolo Mazzei, the son of founder Valeria Mazzei, in town. We caught him to learn more about Edra’s unique design approach.

Raft Studio HQ by Edition Office.

Avant-garde in practice and in workplace: Raft Studio’s HQ

Secret rooms, killer art and a formidable piece of architecture – Raft Studio’s dramatically dynamic workspace by Edition Office makes a fitting home-base for the avant-garde graphic design squad.

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