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Safe, clean healthcare fit outs that stand the test of time

Safe, clean healthcare fit outs that stand the test of time

Healthcare projects present specifiers with a particularly strong set of requirements, most notably around standards of hygiene and durability. Austaron Surfaces has just the products to satisfy these requirements.

The pared back luxury of Eden Health Retreat

The pared back luxury of Eden Health Retreat

Collectivus creates an immersive wellness escape at Eden Health Retreat with luxury cabins that celebrate a natural material palette and spectacular views.

Resting the Case for Ageing in Place, at Scale

Resting the Case for Ageing in Place, at Scale

Greenway Views, designed by Gray Puksand for LDK Healthcare and Cromwell Property, rewrites the book on design for aged care – and it strikes a chord.

Antimicrobial surfaces from Staron: A solution to cross-infection

Antimicrobial surfaces from Staron: A solution to cross-infection

From Austaron surfaces comes the Staron® Evermoin®, improving upon the original Staron® surface is versatile and ultra hygienic, a gamechanging surface solution for healthcare workplaces.

Healthy horizons: Perth Children’s Hospital

Healthy horizons: Perth Children’s Hospital

Frightening or fascinating? Perth Children’s Hospital takes the nightmare out of hospital visits, inviting curiosity and play into its life-changing spaces.

Meet Natalie Busch – HASSELL’s new principal

Meet Natalie Busch – HASSELL’s new principal

The newly appointed principal at HASSELL believes that designers have a social responsibility to create sustainable, healthy places for the next generation.

Walkway to Wellness: Arrow Metal at Gosford Hospital

Walkway to Wellness: Arrow Metal at Gosford Hospital

It is a truth universally acknowledged that nobody ever ‘enjoys’ getting sick. However, it is equally true – but perhaps less often acknowledged – that the future of healthcare architecture in Australia is a bright and exciting one.

Indesign Luminary: Jon Johannsen

Indesign Luminary: Jon Johannsen

Jon Johannsen’s career has been about buildings and their context. He is led by the conviction that liveable communities are diverse in their demographic engagement. This is his story.

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.

Fresh off the press… Indesign #75 ‘Healthcare & Wellness’ out now!

Fresh off the press… Indesign #75 ‘Healthcare & Wellness’ out now!

The latest issue of Indesign magazine has hit newsstands, this time focusing on the growing sector of ‘Healthcare & Wellbeing’. Tying it all together is a regionality that we’re exploring in new ways.

Just what the doctor ordered: Coastal Neurosurgery by Ricci Bloch Architecture + Interiors

Just what the doctor ordered: Coastal Neurosurgery by Ricci Bloch Architecture + Interiors

Bucking the status quo in healthcare, Coastal Neurosurgery is a home-like environment designed for patients’ wellbeing.

What is health tourism?

What is health tourism?

While most travellers search for the ultimate destination, others search for the ultimate journey. In one of Bangkok’s busiest transport hubs, Orbit Design Studio augments the experience of being ‘in-transit’ with a premium mind-body fitness centre. Transience has never felt so good.

5 mins with Charlotte Ruben of White Arkitekter

5 mins with Charlotte Ruben of White Arkitekter

Charlotte Ruben, partner at Swedish firm White Arkitekter, is at the forefront of the new generation of hospital design. Ruben shares her insights into this growing sector and how a hospital ecosystem comes together.

A Children’s Hospice Designed For Legacy

A Children’s Hospice Designed For Legacy

Hummingbird House is a state-of-the-art facility, designed by ThomsonAdsett, which helps families affected by life-limiting illness. We take a look at how this type of space advocates for legacy and resilience and how design is critical to its success.

Karratha Central Healthcare by CODA Studio/Cox Architecture

Karratha Central Healthcare by CODA Studio/Cox Architecture

Designers are working in an exciting health and aged-care climate where the very definitions of the sectors are being questioned, challenged and redefined. Cox Architecture’s (formerly CODA Studios) joyous and uplifting design of Karratha Central Healthcare is a strong example of a multi-dimensional health facility providing medical services and training opportunities that contribute to the improved health and wellbeing of the regional community.

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.

The Creativity of Caring: Tonya Hinde of Billard Leece Partnership

The Creativity of Caring: Tonya Hinde of Billard Leece Partnership

You might assume that creativity takes a back seat to science and hard facts in the design of health and aged-care spaces, but according to Tonya Hinde, it’s the most creative sector she’s worked in. Here’s why.

Is Design Too Important To Leave To You, The Designers?

Is Design Too Important To Leave To You, The Designers?

Let’s ask the best design minds currently working in the most important sector … health.

It’s Cool To (Design) Care: Jewish Care Victoria by JCBA

It’s Cool To (Design) Care: Jewish Care Victoria by JCBA

With fluid and embracing forms, the Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre is a responsive, accessible and sensitive building that reflects the client’s approach to caregiving.

Doctor! Doctor! … Give me the news.

Doctor! Doctor! … Give me the news.

An in-depth look at what A+D has learned from medical history and the relationship between people and the spaces they occupy.