A professional resource for the design curious

issue 68

r.a.w Melbourne, by Travis Walton Architecture + Interior Design

r.a.w Melbourne, by Travis Walton Architecture + Interior Design

Working with architect-designer, Travis Walton, health and fitness company Ready And Willing (r.a.w. for short), has created a very un-gym environment. It takes many cues from modern office design, bringing warmth to an industrial space. Each space however, is unashamedly about health and fitness.

Philips Headquarters Netherlands, by LAVA

Philips Headquarters Netherlands, by LAVA

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.

200 George Street Sydney, by FJMT featuring AR-MA

200 George Street Sydney, by FJMT featuring AR-MA

How are advances in technology allowing industrial desing engineers to create an agile working model for their industry? FJMT’s recent 200 George Street project featuring AR-MA demonstrates the outcome of a sophisticated digital design, capitalising on the hybrid skills of technology-native architects.

University of Melbourne Arts West by ARM Architecture & Architectus

University of Melbourne Arts West by ARM Architecture & Architectus

What is ‘salon learning’ and how is design responding to this new educational format? Arts West, Melbourne Univeristy’s riotous new Arts Faculty by ARM Architecture and Architectus, reimagines on-campus learning via the philosophy of object-based learning.

Happy Place Melbourne, by Fiona Lynch Design Office

Happy Place Melbourne, by Fiona Lynch Design Office

When happiness is a valuable currency, is designing emotions a thing? Author and nutritionist Lola Berryand coffee mastermind Salvatore Malatesta have joined forces with Fiona Lynch Design Office to launch Happy Place. A juice bar-café designed to deliver a sense of health and happiness to each and every customer.

Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement Copenhagen, by MVRDV & ADEPT

Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement Copenhagen, by MVRDV & ADEPT

Could thinking like a kid be valuable in the workplace? Ku.Be by MVRDV and ADEPT is a new typology for a community building designed to encourage play and bring out the inner child in users.

Unispace Headquarters Melbourne, by Unispace

Unispace Headquarters Melbourne, by Unispace

How can ‘smart workplaces’ stay flexible when advancements in integrated technology move so quickly? Unispace’s new Melbourne studio exhibits a built-in fluid and mutable working style that transcends the clunkiness of faddish design trends and wire-driven technology.

Deloitte Perth, by Geyer

Deloitte Perth, by Geyer

How does the world’s most influential auditing firm self-audit? Designed by Geyer, the new Deloitte Head Quarters in Perth is a stellar case study for self-analysis and designing for the (sometimes opposing) needs of many in a single space.