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INDE.Awards entry deadline extended

INDE.Awards entry deadline extended

INDE.Awards entries are extended to 31 March, to give you just that little bit more time to get your award-worthy submissions in. Here’s everything you need to know.

The 5 things you need to enter INDE.Awards today

The 5 things you need to enter INDE.Awards today

We know how much work is involved in pulling together an awards entry. We’ve collated an INDE.Awards entry checklist to help you along.

It’s a no-brainer! 5 very good reasons to enter INDE.Awards

It’s a no-brainer! 5 very good reasons to enter INDE.Awards

Have you entered the INDE.Awards yet? Time is of the essence and we’ve given you 5 pretty good reasons to enter in 2022.

Kudos to Kaunitz Yeung Architecture for international excellence in healthcare design

Kudos to Kaunitz Yeung Architecture for international excellence in healthcare design

Kaunitz Yeung Architecture receives global recognition at the 2021 European Healthcare Design Awards, for inspirational design that responds to people and place.

Unveiling USYD’s new state-of-the-art health facility

Unveiling USYD’s new state-of-the-art health facility

Billard Leece Partnership and Diller Scofidio + Renfro have unveiled the fruits of their international design collaboration — the Susan Wakil Health Building at University of Sydney.

Reinventing the wheel of furniture for aged care

Reinventing the wheel of furniture for aged care

With an increasing need for premium health environments, Workspace offers bespoke and standard furniture options readymade for innovative spaces.

Extraordinary aged care environments with Workspace

Extraordinary aged care environments with Workspace

Australian furniture company, Workspace Commercial Furniture brings their expertise in inspiring furniture to the Aged Care and Allied Health environments.

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.

Australia’s first proton therapy unit for cancer treatment to be built

Australia’s first proton therapy unit for cancer treatment to be built

With the potential to save the lives of thousands, Australia’s first proton therapy unit, designed by Woods Bagot, starts construction in Adelaide next month.

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.

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.

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.

Advanced surface solutions for healthcare: Staron Solid Surfaces

Advanced surface solutions for healthcare: Staron Solid Surfaces

At the Frankston Private Hospital, Staron by Austaron Surfaces impresses with its ability to be moulded while also ensuring toxin-free, non-porous and hygienic work surfaces.

Doing it for the kids: Compass Immunology Clinic by whitewood

Doing it for the kids: Compass Immunology Clinic by whitewood

Compass Immunology Clinic is a unique concept clinic, one of the first in Australia, where children (and adults) can come for a holistic health approach to treating allergies.

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.

Creating revitalising healthcare spaces

Creating revitalising healthcare spaces

At Te Omanga Hospice New Zealand, design takes a more human-centric approach with harmonising carpet designs by Milliken-Ontera.

Making healthcare design more inclusive

Making healthcare design more inclusive

Using design thinking to strike a balance between design essentials and practical considerations within healthcare spaces is a timely and important topic. Join us ahead of FRONT.design Forum as we dig into what it means for the industry.

A dermatology clinic with a difference by LAANK

A dermatology clinic with a difference by LAANK

Peer behind the calming timber reception and you will be surprised to find bursts of pink, orange and blue. This dermatology clinic breaks with convention to offer a new way of projecting professionalism and comfort.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health, redefined: Karratha Central Healthcare

Health, redefined: Karratha Central Healthcare

Designers are working in an exciting health and aged-care climate where the very definitions of the sectors are being questioned, challenged and redefined. Karratha Central Healthcare by Cox Architecture (formerly CODA Studio) is one such example.

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.

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.

Why don’t we have more Designer Pharmacies?

Why don’t we have more Designer Pharmacies?

KTX archiLAB creates the ultimate designer experience for a Japanese dispensing pharmacy, and we are crazy jealous.