Six major Australian labels, two buildings, one unified workplace. Graydelviered David Jones and Country Road Group a stylish new Melbourne headquarters.
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.
An owner-occupier client with a program more diverse than most and a need for information sharing in a constantly evolving sector – led to an uplifting and pragmatic design outcome that supports healthcare professionals to ‘walk the walk.’
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.
When is a showroom not a showroom? Whenever Mercedes-Benz launches a new Me Store. Mercedes Me Melbourne inhabits a shell by Woods Bagot, as part of the Rialto Towers street level refurbishment.
Tecture has used humble and hardy breeze blocks and plywood to create a fresh, youthful interior with subtle references to Make Ventures’ brand identity.
A quick peek around Flack Studio’s new space in Fitzroy reveals no white boxy surfaces. Instead, the former electroplating factory is the outer embodiment of the inner workings of founder, David Flack’s mind. Or in other words, an outward look in to rethink the conventional design studio.
After 5 years running her eponymous multi-disciplinary design practice, Adele Bates takes a moment to relax, reflect and most importantly – celebrate!
What defines the luxury resort of 2017? As the goalposts of modern travel continue to shift, Mim Design offers up a vision of post-millenium luxe with the news Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas. Welcome to resort living 2.0. Determined to balance the exoticism of 1980s glamour with time-honoured contemporary design, Mim Design lobbied for elements of the original hotel to be preserved and even reinstated.
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.
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.
What does it take to redesign a tried and tested model? For centuries, the iconic Australian pub has shaped our country’s communities, quenching the thirsts of millions of Aussies and offering social solace at the end of a long, hard day. This side of the new century, our shifting lifestyles, played out in the concrete jungles of our capital cities, has bred a new brand of beer o’clock. But just how ‘refreshing’ is it?
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.