An office design inspired by the comforts of home

Interior design practice Casework has designed a community-driven space for a digital product agency in Portland, US inspired by the warmth and comforts of home. Work & Co first approached Casework in 2017 having recently signed a lease on two floors of the Mason Erhman Building located in the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District of NW […]

Turning a car wash into a work of art

Russian design firm GretaProject was tasked with creating a unique carwash space that resembled an object of art. The carwash needed to have a ‘wow’ factor, but at the same time, GretaProject had to save the functionality of space and provide the proper work setting for the entire facility. “The difficult thing about this project was […]

ADR Workplace Design Trend Report: download now!

Covering current challenges, micro-trends, ergonomics and new perspectives, ADR’s Workplace Design Trend Report is a must-read for all designers and architects.  Launched at a breakfast panel event last week, the report provides a deep dive into the office design landscape now and in the future. Based on insight from a variety of design experts and academics the […]

Woods Bagot’s design for the Telethon Kids Institute

Woods Bagot’s design for the Telethon Kids Institute’s (TKI) office in WA aims to attract and retain the highest calibre researchers, practitioners, policymakers and funders. The relationship between client and practice began in 2011 when TKI engaged Woods Bagot to create a world-class progressive research workplace.  In developing the design narrative, Woods Bagot took subtle cues from […]

Audio accessory shop design celebrates the ritual of listening to music

Designed by Batay-Csorba Architects this high-end headphones, earphones and amps store in Toronto has an intimate, dark and tactile atmosphere.  Headfoneshop is located on the main floor of a 42 story mixed-use tower with direct subway access to Toronto’s Yonge and Sheppard station. The owner, a passionate audio expert, wanted to challenge the typical retail store […]

In pictures: ADR’s Workplace Design Trends breakfast event

ADR yesterday hosted a lively breakfast event where a panel of experts took a deep dive into our latest trend report on workplace design. Moderated by Carr interior design director Dan Cox, the panel featured Sarah Pazell, Humanscale consultant, Viva Health, Sonja Duric, principal of interiors, GroupGSA and David Constantine, director of design, Ellis Jones. The […]

How a school building steeped in history was given new life

Christopher Elliot Design has breathed new life into this Heritage school building where only minor structural changes were allowed.  St Michael’s Grammar School had a problem. It had an ageing facility, Marlton House, and a group of youthful, vibrant students who used the rooms of the building as their classrooms. To create a space more […]

Fujitsu’s new Melbourne HQ fuses Japanese heritage with a local flavour

When BLP designed Fujitsu Melbourne’s Headquarters, the brief was clear: to honour Fujitsu’s refined Japanese heritage and create a culture of ‘One Fujitsu’, while also incorporating the local Melbourne flavour into the design. BLP’s design took inspiration from Melbourne’s stylish population as a baseline, which manifests in the workplace in the form of crisp and […]

Zenith adds award-winning SEELA chair to its Lapalma line-up

Zenith has introduced Lapalma’s new SEELA chair range, which brings together two unlikely materials: polypropylene and wood. The new SEELA collection of stackable chairs, chairs with arms and stools by Lapalma is as unique as the company that created it. Designed by Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen, the versatile collection matches two extremely different materials, polypropylene […]

Lounges from the 1960s inspire design of new bar The Wednesday Room

Canadian architecture and interior design firm McKinley Burkart has designed an intimate and nostalgic space for The Wednesday Room, with a quirky twist.  Described as “the lovechild of a sophisticated lounge from the 1960s and a house party at your eclectic uncle’s home”, The Wednesday Room’s design creates a laid-back yet upscale lounge atmosphere that encourages […]

Davidov Architects designs studio to reflect its built work

Melbourne-based Davidov Architects’ new studio fit-out is the first purpose-designed space for the young practice. The team wanted to design a series of spaces that convey the architectural devices and general approach to space that is evolving in its built work. The interior is divided into two core spaces: a meeting room and a workroom, with […]