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We’ll show you what a Smart Design Studio looks like

We’ll show you what a Smart Design Studio looks like

Not just a pretty space, the home of William Smart and his Smart Design Studio is a self-sufficient creative powerhouse that’s earned the awards its won.

Inside DCM’s office

Inside DCM’s office

Moving ‘uptown’ from five floors to a single open studio, Denton Corker Marshall has eschewed the popularist office palette of soft pastels and soothing timbers. “It’s a fairly stripped back fit-out, but it’s honest and conveys the way we work, as much as how we design,” says DCM’s founding director and architect, Barrie Marshall.

Peachy clean: ANGLE & Earl.St office by BoardGrove Architects

Peachy clean: ANGLE & Earl.St office by BoardGrove Architects

An old warehouse space is transformed by BoardGrove Architects into a modern office – including a three-peach colour scheme.

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?

Going down the rabbit hole: Flack Studio’s HQ

Going down the rabbit hole: Flack Studio’s HQ

In tackling the design of his studio space, David Flack went down the proverbial ‘rabbit hole’, constructing a working model of his own inner workings. For his team and clientele, the studio is a deep dive into an immersive world of design – and all of Flack’s own making.

Heritage and beauty in Williams Burton Leopardi’s own studio

Heritage and beauty in Williams Burton Leopardi’s own studio

Williams Burton Leopardi’s new studio in the Darling Building in heart of Adelaide’s CBD is a thoughtful study in materiality, colour and spatiality.

A machine to thrive in: Peek inside K2LD’s new studio

A machine to thrive in: Peek inside K2LD’s new studio

An architect’s own studio is always a project close to the heart. For Melbourne practice K2LD – it was all about creating a space that allows the staff to flourish.

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

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.

21st century <em>Mad Men</em> office: JWT Bangkok

21st century Mad Men office: JWT Bangkok

Ad agencies have come a long way since the days depicted on Mad Men. Buzzing, energetic and always looking for the next big idea, it only follows that the workplace design for them should help spark inspiration. J. Walter Thompson’s (JWT) new Bangkok office by Orbit Design does exactly that.

Why Studio 103 is filled with design endorphins

Why Studio 103 is filled with design endorphins

Studio 103 is relatively fresh to the Australian design landscape, but it’s a growing business with ambitious vision. Here’s how this new design arm has single-handedly built itself a home and established a global reputation in the process.

Woods Bagot at home in New York

Woods Bagot at home in New York

A thoroughly tech-savvy studio space with lots of opportunity for socialising is right on brand for this ultra-connected architectural practice.

Time warp on this unexpected real estate workplace by Enter Projects

Time warp on this unexpected real estate workplace by Enter Projects

Traditional and contemporary materials and manufacturing techniques meet in Time Realty designed by Enter Projects.

Brand-defining workplace design at Escala by Molecule

Brand-defining workplace design at Escala by Molecule

If engaged at the beginning of a business’ lifecycle, designers can become so much more than the vessels of a new brand. In the case of Escala Sydney, Molecule has had the opportunity to define it.

Too many designers on the drawing table? Not for this shared office

Too many designers on the drawing table? Not for this shared office

Architect Dan Webster, landscape architect Nathan Burkett, together with interior stylist Simone Haag, have created a new shared office space that feels inviting and homely.

Building blocks: Make Ventures HQ by Tecture

Building blocks: Make Ventures HQ by Tecture

Tecture has used humble and hardy breeze blocks and plywood to create a fresh, youthful interior with subtle references to Make Ventures’ brand identity.

Music To Your Senses: Yamaha Music HQ

Music To Your Senses: Yamaha Music HQ

The new 1,500-square metre headquarters for Yamaha Music Australia pays homage to the brand’s culture, values and history.

THE CONTEMPORARY OFFICE AS A COMMUNITY

THE CONTEMPORARY OFFICE AS A COMMUNITY

A move from traditional offices has seen the rise of a new generation of work environments – collaborative, co-working domains offering ultimate flexibility.