The magical Ningaloo Reef experience in North-West Australia now has added dimension with the opening of a classy visitors centre.
The new Parliament Square development symbolises the current rejuvenation of Hobart and the Salamanca Building is the key.
Pavilions, hubs, neighbourhoods, precincts and the like are fast becoming a popular staple in the agile workplace diet – but why? In their latest project for Red Energy Melbourne, iconic studio Carr sees the significance of these spaces as allowing users to claw back some personal ownership of their working environment.
When is a showroom not a showroom? Whenever Mercedes-Benz launches a new Me Store. Mercedes Me Melbourne inhabits a shell by Woods Bagot, as part of the Rialto Towers street level refurbishment.
The National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Brisbane Headquarters, NAB Place, designed by global architecture firm, Woods Bagot, sets a new benchmark in collaborative workplace environments.
Vive Active, designed by Siren Design, is energising the Pilates workout with an immersive sound and light experience.
How can a single space simultaneously serve the needs of healthcare, education and community at all levels? In their most recent project for Cockburn ARC, dwp create the ultimate cross-sector blueprint for a hybrid health, fitness, education, community and culture centre for professional, intermediate and beginner users.
Design that reflects its local environment is a huge focus for practising architects and designers, and Sydney’s Barangaroo development is a hotbed for this kind of thinking. Gilbert + Tobin’s new Barangaroo workplace, designed by Woods Bagot, draws inspiration from the rich history and landscape of the site, while nestling nicely into Sydney’s new commercial identity.
The old-school ‘client showroom’ is in desperate need of a shake-up – but where to start? Designed by Futurespace, PwC’s new Melbourne headquaters is purpose-built to break down traditional barriers between staff and clients. The results are extraordinary.
How can non-physical design elements such as ‘light’ bring people together? Philips by LAVA uses “intelligent lights” in a parametric designed ‘tree’ to boost communication, creativity, interchange and wellbeing for staff and visitors.
What happens when private business goes public – in a commercial design sense, that is? Brisbane’s most recent commercial addition, 480 Queen Street by BVN, is designed to create a sense of community inclusiveness. It’s a new-think approach to the traditional public-versus-private model.
The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture building has been born again thanks to the design of m3architecture.
Workplaces are no longer just singular production hubs, but company showrooms used by and with clients. Designed by Davenport Campbell, the new KPMG headquaters in Barangaroo transforms the brave new world of agile working into a workplace to call home.
When do the rules and theories of contemporary workplace design not apply? In the case of Woods Bagot’s new Melbourne headquaters, project lead Bruno Mendes threw the rule book out and picked up a cookbook instead.
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.
What does it take to redesign a tried and tested model? For centuries, the iconic Australian pub has shaped our country’s communities, quenching the thirsts of millions of Aussies and offering social solace at the end of a long, hard day. This side of the new century, our shifting lifestyles, played out in the concrete jungles of our capital cities, has bred a new brand of beer o’clock. But just how ‘refreshing’ is it?
In an era where technology and the ‘digerati’ rules all, we feel a strong need to make close online connections with the world at large. But how does this sense of connectivity and community translate to the physical workplace, and by extension, its design? In Jemena’s new Melbourne headquaters, seven floors and 800+ people have offered up a juicy challenge in exploring how design might create a sense of communal familiarity in a large-scale environment.