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Cox Architecture’s new Adelaide studio unveiled

Cox Architecture is proud to showcase its new Adelaide home at 57 Wyatt Street, nestled in the heart of the CBD.

Cox Architecture’s new Adelaide studio unveiled

Crafted by designers, for designers, this boutique commercial property represents a beacon of innovation and collaboration as the new Adelaide home for Cox. Like their Sydney studio, the project aims to set new standards for workplace design.

Embracing the conceptual trio of community, wellness and craft, the design ethos of 57 Wyatt Street speaks to a new era of workplaces that are both functional and inspirational. The project was conceived with a deep commitment to fostering a connected community, resulting in the creation of flexible and adaptable spaces that encourage collaboration as well as moments of individual reflection.

“At Cox, we believe in the power of community and collaboration. Our new space at 57 Wyatt Street is a testament to these values, offering a vibrant environment where creativity thrives,” Zoe King, Cox Director.

COX Adelaide studio

The studio aims to embody a culture of inclusivity and diversity, inviting the wider South Australian design community to contribute diverse perspectives and ideas. Employees actively participated in the design process, ensuring that the space seamlessly integrates Cox’s culture, values and traditions.

Collaborating with local artisans such as the late Khai Liew, Remmington Matters, Emma Sadie Thompson and Phoebe Kretschmer, the practice has curated a space that reflects the essence of the region. From bespoke furniture pieces to handcrafted details, every element of the design celebrates the rich cultural tapestry of South Australia.

COX Adelaide studio

In addition, Cox Architecture partnered Aboriginal elder, Rosalind Coleman, and Kaurna artist, Tony Wilson, to acknowledge Country with local Kaurna names for rooms and a five-metre piece of art that represents the studio’s RAP commitment.    

“Listen with heart, and you can speak from the heart. Where our hearts attention goes – our energy flows. This piece is an acknowledgment to Country and journey of reconciliation. Each day we can create change. When we have a genuine desire for positive change, and to build or restore relationships through trust and respect, we embark on the journey of reconciliation,” says Tony Wilson.

Related: A tour of Cox’s Sydney studio

COX Adelaide studio

Wellness and sustainability were also key design drivers. Users are empowered to tailor their environment, taking advantage of natural breezes through operable windows. The design supports our team’s wellbeing with curated resources such as tech-free multi-purpose rooms for solo reflection or team collaboration.

Materials were carefully selected to embody our ethos of doing more with less. Brick, cork, FSC local timbers and natural fibres were employed. To reduce waste, recycled and reused furniture from the previous fit-out was used.

“This space not only reflects our commitment to excellence in design but also serves as a testament to our dedication to community, wellness and sustainability,” added Zoe King.

COX Adelaide studio

As Cox Adelaide settles into its new home, the studio stands as a testament to the power of thoughtful design in enhancing the wellbeing and productivity of its occupants. “Stepping into Adelaide’s new Studio, you’re enveloped in a space that is the manifestation of the passion and craft of our designers,” says Managing Partner, Ian Smith.

“The interior, light and open with an airiness that invites participation, is at once connected to both itself and its context. It ignites inspiration, with sleek lines and innovative spaces that elevate our work. It speaks to the values of Cox internationally, and that of the city of Adelaide. Anything is possible for our people in this place. From vibrant communal areas fostering collaboration to intimate nooks sparking individual genius, this environment is a canvas for success.”

COX Adelaide studio

COX Architecture

Timothy Kaye

Next up: 66 King Street by Cox Architecture

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