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.
Are we moving fast enough for the times? Dubai’s Municipality Circular #207 mandate for BIM reveals a shocking skills shortage within Australia’s AECO industries. And little interest in bridging the gap.
Michael Banney likes to talk and write architecture into existence. It’s an “inclusive habit” that allows him to step outside the architect’s mindset, but still inhabit the role. He talks to Indesign about what makes m3architecture so idiosyncratic.
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.
While designers take up the tenets of biophilia for working and learning spaces, Gensler seeks out the zenith of minimalism in a futuristic light-sculpted convention hall. The intention is for optimum focus, free of distraction. Does the solution answer the challenge?
We speak to Brad Wray, director of Branch Studio Architects, about the positive and measurable effects of good design and architecture in secondary school environments.
Traditionally libraries have been a civic heart, a place that welcomes people of all backgrounds. For Cobram Library and Learning Centre, CohenLeigh set about bringing community back.
How do our universities cater to education’s ‘new consumers’? That is 21st century students – new age info-natives who study, socialise and ‘hang’ in the spaces in-between home and the lecture theatre. RMIT’s New Academic Street is a radical re-make of a rapidly ageing campus, addressing changing student needs with a complex design scheme that puts the emphasis on technology and study.
It’s not often that we cover international projects on Indesign. This brand new high school in South Central Los Angeles, designed by Brooks + Scarpa, presents a colourful statement worth looking at.
As students assimilate to new look ‘ambient’ learning spaces, teachers are left in limbo. Have our system innovations hacked out the educators? Fiona Young of Hayball shares insights into the shifts in the education sector.
A new arts building at Auckland’s Diocesan School for Girls, which is wrapped up in a glimmering metal façade, showcases state-of-the-art technology and the value of investing in the arts.
Chaulk Studio has broken down the walls of traditional closed-off classrooms by creating interconnected and adaptable learning and play spaces for interaction and exploration.
Driving The University of Tasmania’s sustainable philosophy, Six Degrees has designed the first purpose-built facility for its School of Fine Furniture.
With staff fully assimilated to the rhythms of agile working, how do we begin to offer further flexibility? In its Brisbane headquarters, NAB looks to seamlessly align staff with space, giving them the room – quite literally – to physically and mentally ‘flex’. Designers Wood Bagot strove to bring physical space and human behaviour into perfect sync.