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Workplace by Kennedy Nolan x Laminex

Workplace by Kennedy Nolan x Laminex

The second of three projects from a collaboration between Laminex and Kennedy Nolan, this contemporary workplace explores the inherent design flexibility of Laminex® laminate with an energising mix of colours, sculptural form-making and natural woodgrain texture.

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.

Announcing the 2019 Workspace Awards winners!

Announcing the 2019 Workspace Awards winners!

Going from strength to strength, the 2019 Workspace Awards saw the most exciting submissions in the history of the program, and here’s who took home gold…

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

What are students’ expectations of academic libraries? This is a question John Wardle Architects tackled when renovating and expanding Monash University’s Caulfield Library.

Woodside, by Unispace

Woodside, by Unispace

The same blue-sky thinking that underpins Woodside’s energy exploration, development delivery and supply business set the tone for its new global HQ in Perth, designed by Cox Architects and Unispace.

Denton Corker Marshall Studio

Denton Corker Marshall Studio

Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) is well known on the Melbourne and international architectural scene, and it was time for them to have a new home.

Ovolo The Valley, by Woods Bagot

Ovolo The Valley, by Woods Bagot

Designed by Woods Bagot, a Fortitude Valley hotel has been reinvented, offering curious guests a uniquely artful experience.

David Jones and Country Road Group, by Gray Puksand

David Jones and Country Road Group, by Gray Puksand

Six major Australian labels, two buildings, one unified workplace. Graydelviered David Jones and Country Road Group a stylish new Melbourne headquarters.

Yancoal Sydney Workplace, by Hammond Studio

Yancoal Sydney Workplace, by Hammond Studio

Encouraging the evolution of company culture is no mean feat, particularly when said company is in an industry as notoriously conservative as mining. Yet with their new Darling Park office for Yancoal, Hammond Studio managed to do just that.

Laminex celebrates its new Australian landscape-inspired range

Laminex celebrates its new Australian landscape-inspired range

To celebrate Laminex’s new collection of 17 decors honouring the Australian landscape, the team hosted an exclusive dinner event.

Ningaloo

Ningaloo

The magical Ningaloo Reef experience in North-West Australia now has added dimension with the opening of a classy visitors centre.

Red Energy Melbourne

Red Energy Melbourne

Pavilions, hubs, neighbourhoods, precincts and the like are fast becoming a popular staple in the agile workplace diet – but why? In their latest project for Red Energy Melbourne, iconic studio Carr sees the significance of these spaces as allowing users to claw back some personal ownership of their working environment.

Frankston Primary School Early Learning Centre

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.

Escala Sydney

Escala Sydney

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 by Molecule, they have the opportunity to define it.

NAB Place

NAB Place

The National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Brisbane Headquarters, NAB Place, designed by global architecture firm, Woods Bagot, sets a new benchmark in collaborative workplace environments.

Mirvac HQ

Mirvac HQ

When builder/developer Mirvac decided half-way through the development process for the EY Centre at 200 George Street, Sydney to move their headquarters into six levels of the building, it was a vote of confidence in their own project.

Fonda Bondi

Fonda Bondi

At Fonda Bondi, Studio Esteta has looked to the work of Luis Barragán and Sydney’s seaside location to design a space where Mexican cuisine and local hospitality are dished up.

From Here On

From Here On

Designed by Siren Design, From Here On provides the sophistication of a boutique hotel with the comfort of a luxury apartment in a highly functional and welcoming workplace environment.

Karratha Central Healthcare by CODA Studio/Cox Architecture

Karratha Central Healthcare by CODA Studio/Cox Architecture

Designers are working in an exciting health and aged-care climate where the very definitions of the sectors are being questioned, challenged and redefined. Cox Architecture’s (formerly CODA Studios) joyous and uplifting design of Karratha Central Healthcare is a strong example of a multi-dimensional health facility providing medical services and training opportunities that contribute to the improved health and wellbeing of the regional community.

Cockburn ARC by DWP

Cockburn ARC by DWP

How can a single space simultaneously serve the needs of healthcare, education and community at all levels? In their most recent project for Cockburn ARC, dwp create the ultimate cross-sector blueprint for a hybrid health, fitness, education, community and culture centre for professional, intermediate and beginner users.

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr Design Group

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr Design Group

Carr Design Group combines corporate, residential and hospitality design principles for a diverse and flexible function space at the Collins Square Events Centre. Have they created the ultimate new design typology for next-gen hospitality? We think yes…

Gilbert + Tobin Barangaroo by Woods Bagot

Gilbert + Tobin Barangaroo by Woods Bagot

Design that reflects its local environment is a huge focus for practising architects and designers, and Sydney’s Barangaroo development is a hotbed for this kind of thinking. Gilbert + Tobin’s new Barangaroo workplace, designed by Woods Bagot, draws inspiration from the rich history and landscape of the site, while nestling nicely into Sydney’s new commercial identity.

PwC Melbourne by Futurespace

PwC Melbourne by Futurespace

The old-school ‘client showroom’ is in desperate need of a shake-up – but where to start? Designed by Futurespace, PwC’s new Melbourne headquaters is purpose-built to break down traditional barriers between staff and clients. The results are extraordinary.

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.

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Integrated technology might be commonplace in the workplace, but in education spaces it’s still a fairly new phenomenon. At Western Sydney University, Woods Bagot’s vertical campus design raises the bar in more ways than one.

480 Queen Street Brisbane, featuring BHP Billiton by BVN

480 Queen Street Brisbane, featuring BHP Billiton by BVN

What happens when private business goes public – in a commercial design sense, that is? Brisbane’s most recent commercial addition, 480 Queen Street by BVN, is designed to create a sense of community inclusiveness. It’s a new-think approach to the traditional public-versus-private model.

KPMG Headquarters Barangaroo by Davenport Campbell

KPMG Headquarters Barangaroo by Davenport Campbell

Workplaces are no longer just singular production hubs, but company showrooms used by and with clients. Designed by Davenport Campbell, the new KPMG headquaters in Barangaroo transforms the brave new world of agile working into a workplace to call home.

House of Häagen-Dazs by Archiblox

House of Häagen-Dazs by Archiblox

What happens to a pop-up when the six weeks is over? Designed by ArchiBlox, House of Häagen-Dazs, Melbourne, questions the role of design within ‘throwaway’ culture.

Ivanhoe Grammar by McBride Charles Ryan

Ivanhoe Grammar by McBride Charles Ryan

Can design provoke desired behaviour within a space? McBride Charles Ryan explores this possibility with colour, form and materiality in their most recent education project, Ivanhoe Grammar.

Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

What is interior design’s responsibility in revolutionising aged-care environments? The new Emmy Monash Aged-Care facility in Melbourne’s Caufield has all the luxury commodities of a contemporary multi-residential complex. From thoughtfully considered finishes through to superior shared facilities, no expense has been spared on residents’ comfort and quality of life.

Harry The Hirer, Melbourne, by SJB Interiors

Harry The Hirer, Melbourne, by SJB Interiors

How are designers problem solving the often opposing needs of the one-size-fits-all space? Harry The Hirer is a solid success story in puzzling together a series of complex needs.

Jemena Melbourne by Woods Bagot

Jemena Melbourne by Woods Bagot

In an era where technology and the ‘digerati’ rules all, we feel a strong need to make close online connections with the world at large. But how does this sense of connectivity and community translate to the physical workplace, and by extension, its design? In Jemena’s new Melbourne headquaters, seven floors and 800+ people have offered up a juicy challenge in exploring how design might create a sense of communal familiarity in a large-scale environment.

University of Sydney Business School by Carr, Woods Bagot and Kann Finch

University of Sydney Business School by Carr, Woods Bagot and Kann Finch

How might the agile working model influence the design of education spaces? University of Sydney’s new state-of-the-art Business School presents an interesting experiment.

Lonely Planet Melbourne by Siren Design

Lonely Planet Melbourne by Siren Design

Siren Design’s quirky and inventive design for Lonely Planet’s new iconic headquarters in Melbourne, is a veritable ‘world on a shoestring’. Let the interactive brand journey begin!

Indesign magazine #62 dissections directory

Indesign magazine #62 dissections directory

A full directory of the contact information for every company referred to in the project dissections of Indesign Magazine #62.