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Indesign #73

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.

What design can learn from Dubai’s compulsory BIM mandate

What design can learn from Dubai’s compulsory BIM mandate

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.

Indesign Luminary: Michael Banney, m3architecture

Indesign Luminary: Michael Banney, m3architecture

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.

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.

Could you learn in this space?

Could you learn in this space?

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?

School is in session with Branch Studio Architects

School is in session with Branch Studio Architects

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.

Bringing the local back to a library: Cobram Library by CohenLeigh Architects

Bringing the local back to a library: Cobram Library by CohenLeigh Architects

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.

Streets Ahead: RMIT’s New Academic Street

Streets Ahead: RMIT’s New Academic Street

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.

A sunny disposition: LA High School

A sunny disposition: LA High School

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.

The education hack: In convo with Fiona Young

The education hack: In convo with Fiona Young

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.

Investing in the arts: Auckland Diocesan School for Girls

Investing in the arts: Auckland Diocesan School for Girls

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.

Thinking outside the box: Frankston Primary School Early Learning Centre

Thinking outside the box: Frankston Primary School Early Learning Centre

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.

Designing for designers: The School of Fine Furniture

Designing for designers: The School of Fine Furniture

Driving The University of Tasmania’s sustainable philosophy, Six Degrees has designed the first purpose-built facility for its School of Fine Furniture.

Designed for people, inspired by place: NAB Brisbane by Woods Bagot

Designed for people, inspired by place: NAB Brisbane by Woods Bagot

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.

Hot off the press! Indesign magazine’s the ‘Information Age’ issue is out now

Hot off the press! Indesign magazine’s the ‘Information Age’ issue is out now

It has arrived. Indesign #73, the ‘Information Age’ issue explores the ever-changing education sector and how designers can be influenced by other sectors in order to create spaces that truly leave an impact.