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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.