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A ‘home away from home’ for this mobile workforce

A ‘home away from home’ for this mobile workforce

‘Sense of place’ makes a workplace feel uniquely welcoming and familiar. In its fit-out for Boston Consulting Group, Bates Smart with Schiavello conjure a ‘home away from home’ for its mobile workforce.

Indesignlive’s top hospitality projects of 2021

Indesignlive’s top hospitality projects of 2021

We couldn’t pick all of our favourites, but here’s a small sample of the best hospitality projects produced this year.

7 therapeutic interiors designed with mental health in mind

7 therapeutic interiors designed with mental health in mind

To celebrate Mental Health Week this year, we explore 7 artfully therapeutic environments that have been designed with mental health front of mind.

Bates Smart raises the creative bar at Teahouse Crown Sydney

Bates Smart raises the creative bar at Teahouse Crown Sydney

Designed as an exquisite Chinoiserie jewel box, stepping into the Teahouse at Crown Sydney, by Bates Smart, is a luxurious experiential journey like no other.

Technology meets wellness in Charter Hall x Cox Architecture’s 130 Lonsdale Street

Technology meets wellness in Charter Hall x Cox Architecture’s 130 Lonsdale Street

As questions around the meaning of a 9-to-5 workplace continue to arise, Charter Hall and Cox look towards technology and wellbeing for the solution.

On the move: shifts made in leadership teams across industry

On the move: shifts made in leadership teams across industry

As June bumps into July, in 2021, GroupGSA’s founding director moves on; meanwhile, Architectus, Bates Smart and more ordain newly appointed leaders.

What ever will coerce people out of home and back to the CBD?

What ever will coerce people out of home and back to the CBD?

The pandemic saw unprecedented freedoms given to employees in an effort to keep the ball rolling. But as we move away from it, what does the ideal office look like in a post-pandemic world, and what will it take to bring employees back to the office in a full time capacity?

Bates Smart puts the jewel in the Hilton crown

Bates Smart puts the jewel in the Hilton crown

It’s beautiful, hidden away and oh so Melbourne. Hilton Little Queen Street is open for business and is sparkling like a diamond.

Our ‘Workplace Progress’ issue is now online

Our ‘Workplace Progress’ issue is now online

For those yet to experience Indesign #83, our ‘Workplace Progress’ issue in full, here’s news that ought to please you.

10 creative and agile spaces for activity based work

10 creative and agile spaces for activity based work

The following ten design projects represent the most inimitable offices we’ve seen of late, in which space goes above and beyond in its role as a facilitator of ABW.

When design brings workplace culture to life

When design brings workplace culture to life

Inspired initially by the groundbreaking Google HQ, workplace culture has risen steadily as a priority on the agenda of businesses since the beginning of the internet age.

The workplace strategists’ guide to responding to change

The workplace strategists’ guide to responding to change

Now is the time for strategy and action, say Kellie Payne, director, Bates Smart, and Dr Caroline Burns, founder, Workplace Revolution. And it all begins with asking the right questions.

Inside Indesign #83, the ‘Workplace Progress’ issue

Inside Indesign #83, the ‘Workplace Progress’ issue

Our ‘Workplace Progress’ issue—on sale from 25 March 2021—examines the shifting goal posts of workplace design, and shares the most notable contemporary insights, perspectives and projects in the space today.

The Lounge at UNSW by Bates Smart will give you lounge envy

The Lounge at UNSW by Bates Smart will give you lounge envy

At the vanguard of design, The Lounge by Bates Smart is sophisticated and stylish. However, it offers so much more than just aesthetic benefit to the staff of the University of New South Wales.

On the Move: New year, new appointments for DesignInc, SB Architects and Bates Smart

On the Move: New year, new appointments for DesignInc, SB Architects and Bates Smart

DesignInc, SB Architects and Bates Smart kicked off the new year with a number of new appointments and promotions, strengthening each studios’ leadership for whatever lays ahead.

As designers, what can we bring to the table?

As designers, what can we bring to the table?

Jeff Copolov, the esteemed interior designer and longstanding director for Bates Smart, confronts the big questions re. hospitality design post Covid-19.

Well, Designed: Health and Wellbeing in Post-Pandemic Times

Well, Designed: Health and Wellbeing in Post-Pandemic Times

By Porta

Indesign Issue #82 Coming to YOU, Online and Free

Indesign Issue #82 Coming to YOU, Online and Free

Available now for online readers, the 82nd issue of Indesign largely focuses on hospitable design, it’s trends and it’s importance.

Meet your Super Design 2020 Ambassadors!

Meet your Super Design 2020 Ambassadors!

Super Design is an event unlike any other, so we needed a group of Ambassadors who have a penchant for the unexpected and an eye for the magic of design…

It’s official: the 2020 Sustainability Awards shortlist is here

It’s official: the 2020 Sustainability Awards shortlist is here

The 2020 Sustainability Awards shortlist has been announced and this year, there have been quite a few very pleasant surprises.

The many faces of wellness at work

The many faces of wellness at work

In recent years, wellness and workplace culture have skyrocketed to become all the rage for office fitouts and commercial design.

Breaking away from the break-out space

Breaking away from the break-out space

Banco Chambers by Bates Smart is an office fitout quite contrary to the hybrid, open-plan spaces definitive of the contemporary workplace design cliché.

The Indesign Edit On Healthcare Environments

The Indesign Edit On Healthcare Environments

Welcome to The Indesign Edit: Health Check. In this issue, we explore three of the best health and aged care projects and the outstanding products that contribute to achiever the overall design.

On the Move: June/July 2020

On the Move: June/July 2020

Who’s who and who’s on the move within the architecture and design industry? Bates Smart, Carr and ClarkeHopkinsClarke announce their latest senior appointments.

Kendra Pinkus, Design Maverick

Kendra Pinkus, Design Maverick

When is the best time to go it alone and establish your own practice? Well it’s always a huge professional and personal step but even more challenging at this particular time – that is unless you are Kendra Pinkus.

Bates Smart’s $32m design of The Foundry

Bates Smart’s $32m design of The Foundry

Bates Smart has designed The Foundry, its site located on 592-600 Smith Street in Clifton Hill, Melbourne for $32m.

A case of 20/20 vision

A case of 20/20 vision

Four villages, two towers, multiple connecting stairs and an entirely new working model that’s been four years in the making. How did Bates Smart combat a “long runway” to future proof its design for Australian Unity?

Bates Smart’s Richie Healy on the future of workplaces

Bates Smart’s Richie Healy on the future of workplaces

Saturday Indesign is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! Working with us is a group of industry Ambassadors, each of which we’ll be profiling in the lead up to the big day – set for Saturday 20 June, 2020. Up first is Richie Healy, Associate at Bates Smart.

Leaders of the pack, Living Edge, opens in Melbourne

Leaders of the pack, Living Edge, opens in Melbourne

Thursday 27th February was a big night in Melbourne for the architecture and design community, not least because Living Edge Melbourne threw open its doors to their long-awaited new showroom in Richmond.

On The Move

On The Move

We cover the latest moves, promotions and celebrations across the architecture and design industry, including Bates Smart, Gray Puksand, The Design Institute of Australia, Assemble and more.

Green is the new black

Green is the new black

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is a new five-star hotel by dwp and Bates Smart that puts fashion – and sustainability – first

Healing with dignity

Healing with dignity

“We must continue to focus on delivering human-centred solutions that encourage a patient’s sense of worth.” Studio director at Bates Smart, Mark Healy on the challenges and responsibilities of healthcare models in the contemporary context.

Anything but clinical

Anything but clinical

The architects of Cabrini Malvern’s new Gandel Wing have envisaged wards that feel both polished and hotel-like in quality. But it’s the focus on safety requirements and functional needs of patients and staff that really shines through.

Meet Our Saturday Indesign 2020 Ambassadors

Meet Our Saturday Indesign 2020 Ambassadors

These are the movers and shakers of the design industry and they’re here to make the most anticipated event on the calendar the best it can be. Introducing our Saturday Indesign Ambassadors…

Not your ordinary university bar

Not your ordinary university bar

UNSW is upping the ante on university hospitality venues, employing design to attract and retain talent. The Lounge, designed by Bates Smart, is UNSW’s new hybrid space for academics

Tune In: Talking Architecture podcast with Bates Smart’s Philip Vivian

Tune In: Talking Architecture podcast with Bates Smart’s Philip Vivian

What are the greatest challenges facing architecture? Where are the latest innovations happening in design? How are CLT structures changing the face of our built environment? Tune in to hear Bates Smart director Philip Vivian’s thoughts on these hard-hitting industry questions.

Knowledge capital: Workplaces for creativity and thinking

Knowledge capital: Workplaces for creativity and thinking

Idea generation, creativity and mental stamina: this is the currency of the modern-day knowledge worker. What sort of environment is required for the people who innovate through ideation?

Evolving workplaces: Hub Australia’s new Melbourne office by Bates Smart

Evolving workplaces: Hub Australia’s new Melbourne office by Bates Smart

Award-winning architecture studio Bates Smart has designed a new-generation co-working space in Melbourne for Hub Australia.

Marvellous Melbourne inspires BCG’s new workplace

Marvellous Melbourne inspires BCG’s new workplace

Bates Smart looked to the characteristic attributes of Melbourne to bring the vitality of the city into a high-performance working environment.

On the Move: The latest promotions and updates from the industry

On the Move: The latest promotions and updates from the industry

As the end of 2018 draws near, many practices have announced new leadership and promotions. What a time to cap off the year with a well-earned pat on the back.

Bates Smart’s Mark Healey on normalising the clinical environment

Bates Smart’s Mark Healey on normalising the clinical environment

Bates Smart studio director Mark Healey has carved out a unique CV having worked on some of Australia’s best healthcare projects, alongside multi-res and commercial work. Here he opens up about the latest design thinking behind our changing healthcare landscape.

Searching for more meaning in hospitality: Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith

Searching for more meaning in hospitality: Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith

Sustainability and meaningful experiences are key drivers in the hospitality sector today, as Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith shares with the studio’s latest regional hotel offering.

Bates Smart does old-school hotel sophistication

Bates Smart does old-school hotel sophistication

A fresh and modern interior is in keeping with the Novotel brand and revitalised Darling Harbour area.

To preserve or progress? Bates Smart debated the pros and cons

To preserve or progress? Bates Smart debated the pros and cons

As Bates Smart’s Melbourne studio celebrated 165 years of architecture, the idea of heritage came up for debate.

The Institute’s 2018 National Architecture Awards shortlist revealed

The Institute’s 2018 National Architecture Awards shortlist revealed

Take a look at the outstanding work that made the cut in the Australian Institute of Architects’ national awards program.

First look: Bates Smart’s Victorian Racing Club via drone

First look: Bates Smart’s Victorian Racing Club via drone

Watch Bates Smart’s brand new Victorian Racing Club from the sky as the building’s shell is completed ahead of the Spring Racing season.

From the ground up: How Tappeti believes we can transform the design industry, one rug at a time

From the ground up: How Tappeti believes we can transform the design industry, one rug at a time

Luxury rug brand and FRONT exhibitor Tappeti prove that sometimes, finding outstanding design is simply a question of looking down.

INDE.Awards 2018 Gala: The night that brought APAC A&D together

INDE.Awards 2018 Gala: The night that brought APAC A&D together

‘Community’ was the dominant theme at the INDE.Awards 2018 Gala in Singapore. It was a celebration of outstanding design, architecture, material and culture as well as an opportunity to knit together a stronger fabric for our regional industry.

Here’s why we’re leading wellbeing in design: Asia Pacific’s best wellness spaces

Here’s why we’re leading wellbeing in design: Asia Pacific’s best wellness spaces

Wellness continues to be a central driver in contemporary design. Here are the region’s best wellness spaces according to the INDE jury this year.

Who came out on top? Presenting your INDE.Awards Winners for 2018

Who came out on top? Presenting your INDE.Awards Winners for 2018

The wait is over! Couldn’t make it to INDE.Awards Gala on 22 June in Singapore? Don’t fret! Here are your official 2018 winners …

Designing for the new hotel experience: Pier One Sydney

Designing for the new hotel experience: Pier One Sydney

From lighting, to vacuums, hand dryers and more, Pier One Sydney Harbour is definitely P.O.S.H with Dyson’s entire product suite.

Two cities, two events – both honouring women in the industry

Two cities, two events – both honouring women in the industry

As one of Australia’s oldest and most respected architecture practices, Bates Smart opened up some debate on design ahead of International Women’s Day with not one, but two events.

Australian healthcare design: Just what the Doctor ordered

Australian healthcare design: Just what the Doctor ordered

The transformative potential of design is particularly evident in the context of healthcare design, where it is now being used to create vibrant, uplifting spaces that positively impact patient health and mental states.

Bendigo Hospital by Bates Smart & Silver Thomas Hanley

Bendigo Hospital by Bates Smart & Silver Thomas Hanley

The oft-opposing principles of medical-based thinking and evidence-based design have long been a sticking point for healthcare designers. The new Bendigo Hospital by Bates Smart and Silver Thomas Hanley shows us they need not be mutually exclusive. There is a sweet-spot to be found. It just takes an intelligent and intuitive design touch.

Announcing The Return Of Boilingpoint ̊  Magazine!

Announcing The Return Of Boilingpoint ̊ Magazine!

Since 2002, Boilingpoint Magazine by Zip Water has celebrated the global architecture and design community. In 2017, it returns again to investigate today’s A+D.

Australian Design Taking Home The Top Prizes On The World Stage!

Australian Design Taking Home The Top Prizes On The World Stage!

Design can change the world. As a member of the architecture and design community, you are the visionary—the creative problem solver who is constantly redefining the way we work, play, and organise our lives.

It’s unanimous: Australian design is among the best in the world!

It’s unanimous: Australian design is among the best in the world!

If the 2017 global Shaw Contract Design Awards revealed anything, it’s that Australian designers really know how to embrace change and take a risk.

5 Mins With… Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith

5 Mins With… Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith

On the eve of his promotion, Bates Smart Director Brenton Smith speaks on the recipe for creative intelligence that keeps the practice at the top of its game.

Aged-care can be beautiful: Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

Aged-care can be beautiful: Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

What is interior design’s responsibility in revolutionising aged-care environments? The new Emmy Monash Aged-Care facility in Melbourne’s Caufield has all the luxury commodities of a contemporary multi-residential complex. From thoughtfully considered finishes through to superior shared facilities, no expense has been spared on residents’ comfort and quality of life.

The Salvation Army Sydney HQ, By Bates Smart

The Salvation Army Sydney HQ, By Bates Smart

If mindfulness is next to godliness, wellbeing is the holy grail. So how and why is design investing in the R&D of wellbeing?

Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

What is interior design’s responsibility in revolutionising aged-care environments? The new Emmy Monash Aged-Care facility in Melbourne’s Caufield has all the luxury commodities of a contemporary multi-residential complex. From thoughtfully considered finishes through to superior shared facilities, no expense has been spared on residents’ comfort and quality of life.

Inside the Glimmering Prima Pearl Tower

Inside the Glimmering Prima Pearl Tower

This attention to detail permeates every element of the Prima Pearl Tower, creating a cultivated environment designed to emulate the grandeur of luxury hotels.

Who won what at the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards

Who won what at the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards

The 2015 winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Architecture Awards were announced at Sydney Town Hall last night.

Introducing the Indesign Webinar Series

The Indesign Webinars are a series of free, open, collaborative conversations between key players in the industry researched and facilitated by Indesign Media.