Analogue is a lettable city central, multifunctional office, meeting and function venue with a studio apartment. This project, to provide a highly flexible work space and residence in an existing 1930s CBD building, was approached as a marriage of alterations to the existing base building structure and the insertion of an interior fit out. The vision that we shared with our client, was to create a work environment that went beyond a corporate paradigm to create a space that responded to human behaviours and provided choice for users. Or more simply, an inspiring, handsome workspace.
The challenging client brief was to make the space flexible enough to accommodate a variety of uses but without elements that looked flexible, ‘light-weight’ or temporary. Walls needed to be operable walls, but no visible tracks, meeting tables had to be reconfigurable, but no lightweight tops orfolding legs, technology had to be available but invisible. The integration of design and technology was paramount to create a unique environment for modern business.
The result is a series of spaces that can be easily transformed and adjusted to suit the users requirements. Robust, yet finely detailed, interior fixtures allow the space to be divided into a sequence of ‘rooms’. The fixtures take the form of fireplaces, display cases, full height bookshelves, and pivoting walls, demountable blocks that can become seats or plinths and even a secret bookcase door. These fixtures can be configured to segregate or open up the space to suit the occasion; the options are many and varied.
There is joy in the unexpected.
AIDA Awards Commendation 2009
Visy wanted their new offices to be bright, engaging and fun with emphasis placed on showcasing their products. Visy selected a floor of Freshwater Place in Southbank, with an existing generic fitout as their new head office.
The brief was to use as much of the existing infrastructure as possible, to be cost effective and minimise wastage, whilst injecting new life and vibrancy into the space. Our approach was to explore the extensive collection of Visy products and select items from each production sector to utilise as building blocks for the various interior built forms. The reception desk and banquette seating are constructed from corrugated card, dividing walls from cardboard tube and hanging privacy screens comprise of recycled plastics and PET bottles.
This approach showcased Visy products, whilst highlighting alternative uses for products not traditionally used for interior construction.
We worked closely with the Visy team to establish high quality details, such as finishing and junctions of materials that pushed the boundaries of production techniques.
In collaboration with JCB Architects.
MONASH INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL
IDEA Workplace Over 1000sqm 2015, Shortlisted Shaw Contract Group | Design Is...Awards: Global Winner (Education)
JCB Architects engaged Jackson Interiors to collaborate on the design & delivery of Monash's International Business School.
The new premises of Monash University International Bachelor of Business called for innovative space planning and a visionary design solution that explores and challenges the preconception of traditional tertiary teaching spaces. The brief called for a diverse facility that allows teaching and learning to occur in an innovative and flexible way. The design embraces the course’s international outlook and vision to be reflective of industry needs and provide “student centred” pedagogy. The recently completed design was delivered through a highly collaborative and streamlined workshop process that facilitated an extremely challenging programme of eight weeks from engagement to full tender documentation.
The site is a 3200mm square metre floor plate that spans a city block. The single floor tenancy had evolved over time by the connection of five individual buildings and was somewhat disjointed, subsequently the existing conditions presented several challenges relating to structure, services, maximising natural light and planning flow. These challenges were tackled in spirit of optimism and solutions intelligently resolved.
JCB Architects engaged Jackson Interiors to collaborate on the design & delivery of Monash College, city campus.