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Indesign #88 presents new landscapes for learning

The ‘Education Outlook’ issue of Indesign magazine is now on sale! Explore new landscapes for learning, and read our top 10 education design articles.

Indesign #88 presents new landscapes for learning

Indesign magazine, issue #88, photographed at KILN, at Ace Hotel Sydney, interior design by Fiona Lynch Office.

We’ve all spent much of 2022 focused on restabilising, reestablishing and recovering, haven’t we? And while the year has brought us some notable lowlights in the face of global economic and political uncertainties, there’s also been plenty of highlights, too. Seeing our borders open back up and people come back out to work, network and play has been a lifeline for us all at Indesign. For what else is there to do, but move forward with conviction and thrive?

Already Indesign is taking stock of 2022’s achievements – the successful return of Saturday Indesign to Sydney, our hugely popular CPD Live webinar series, INDE.Awards back in the flesh – and we’re putting plans in motion for 2023.

Annie Hughston Centre at Fintona Girls’ School by Lyons, featured in Indesign #88, photography by Dianna Snape.

Saturday Indesign will come to Melbourne in September 2023. CPD Live is gearing up for its 2023 program of informative webinars for architecture and design professionals. And entries for INDE.Awards 2023 are opening this month, November 2022. This year’s winners set a clear benchmark for the region and offer a timely reminder that gaining global recognition for your work really is within reach. 

In this next issue of Indesign, The ‘Education Outlook’ Issue, now on sale, we return to the fertile grounds of design for learning. We welcome our returning Guest Editor, Leanne Amodeo, who has once again defined a series of discussions that explore new landscapes for learning.

Wollert Primary School, by ThomsonAdsett and Law Architects featured in Indesign #88, photography by Dianna Snape.

Leanne revisits the role of biophilia in schools – it’s a concept we’re all familiar with, but warrants renewed consideration, given the rising imperative for connection to nature and the outdoors.

Through in-depth case studies of Annie Hughston Centre at Fintona Girls’ School by Lyons, and Wollert Primary School by ThomsonAdsett and Law Architects, Leanne considers the design strategies and innovative products solutions that are helping us dissolve the boundaries between inside and out.  

Elisa Ossino and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer of H+O profiled in Indesign #88, photography by Giorgio Possenti.

Beyond learning, this issue has also brought to the fore the idea of deep connection. I’m talking about environments that speak to us at a visceral level, like the Inside Looking Out installation by European studio H+O.

Also the prospect of forming a deep connection with Country and strengthening the bonds of a shared Australian identity, which we discuss with winners of the Design Studio at INDE.Awards, Balarinji.

Wurun Senior Campus by GHD Woodhead and Grimshaw featured in Indesign #88, photography by Trevor Mein.

Not to mention, spaces that nurture interpersonal connections of enrichment and growth, like Wurun Senior Campus by GHDWoodhead and Grimshaw. Here the campus’ sky terraces and dynamic learning neighbourhoods turn the vertical school model outside-in. It’s a project not to be missed!

Also in this issue, we’re excited to share with you the much-anticipated Reece – The Works headquarters in Melbourne designed by Futurespace. The Works is how the future looks for work and life… or should that be life and work

Reece – The Works by Futurespace featured in Indesign #88, photography by Nicole England.

You can purchase Indesign #89, The Education Outlook Issue, here. And for a little more online scrolling, dive into these 10 top reads about education – and design.

1. Embedded in the bushland: Elkhorn Building by m3architecture

2. Watch this webinar featuring Li Edelkoort on new living trends, with Caesarstone

3. Simple, civic gestures at Delacombe Stadium by Kosloff Architecture

4. Four schools in one: Gray Puksand’s masterful plan for Greater Shepparton Secondary College

5. The Col James student accommodation by Turner is changing the face of ‘The Block’

6. HDR’s Cate Cowlishaw on balancing innovation, performance and collaboration in architecture

7. In the spirit of learning through inspiration: The 10 best things I saw at London Design Festival ’22

8. Grimshaw’s methodology for education urbanism

9. MLC Nicholas Learning Centre embraces the transient nature of the educational process with a custom fit-out from HOW.

10. Mixed-use design enhances learning at The Hedberg

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