The creative process was very important during the design and construction of both spec suites located in Australia square. One of the challenges for this project was to create two spaces based on the works of Australia Square’s original architect and one of the Bauhaus figureheads for Australia, Harry Seidler. We felt it was important to continue his design principles within the suites to maintain the architect’s legacy.
Both suites were inspired around the 1950s modernism in design with functionality and the use of straight and curved pure lines. Each 170sqm space offers an open working area for staff to encourage teamwork and collaborative work areas, centered around a bright space boardroom, meeting room and break out areas for an office experience that flows seamlessly.
In the first suite titled Harry Seidler we selected finer materials such as dark timber veneer, raw textures and terracotta tiles tastefully incorporated in the space. Subtle natural brown colours and materials such as tan and black leather seating and acoustic baffles creating a sophisticated atmosphere to compliment the note of luxury. Touches of green are used within plants and soft furnishings to highlight key areas in the space. A feature wall frame with pot plants serve as a linking element to all the spaces in the kitchen, it separates the breakout area for staff so they’re able to rejuvenate, socialize and take a break.
The second suite titled Rose House is inspired by Scandinavian design with light timbers, blue and grey soft neutral colours and organic shapes mixed in with straight angles. The stand out features are the curved seating with built-in planters, exposed ceiling, pendant lighting and reflective services. The minimal yet warm combination of materials within this space fuse a creative yet sophisticated environment. These elements were carefully selected so that staff would feel excited and comfortable in their physical work.
The two workspaces share the same design principles but each with an atmosphere that is uniquely their own. Most importantly these spaces allow flexibility for the tenants to make the space their own.