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Tuesday 08 May 2012
The key concept behind this project was to create a workplace that emanates an honest and raw flair that nestles seamlessly into the surrounding neighbourhood.
"The concept developed in collaboration between Oxigen and Woods Bagot was to consider all aspects of the project as a chance to re-engineer traditional notions of what the workplace is. Its contribution to contemporary interior design has been manifested through the quality of the physical space and the non-traditional design and construction process," said Gavin Kain, Principal, Woods Bagot.
A fluid exchange of ideas between architect, interior designer, and builder were key to the realisation of the space that boasts individually crafted and considered spaces that are fresh and unique and speak to the client's character, professional values and ethics.
Reflecting a desire to be part of a neighbourhood and community, the office is revealed to the street, inviting visual participation by passers-by. Internally, the studio accommodates a number of alternative work settings including open lounges, a green courtyard, team tables and an upper level studio space created for meetings, model making and display, research, discussion and debate, entertaining, or just being alone.
Celebrating the finest in Australian interior design, Woods Bagot and Oxigen were awarded the Best of State Commercial Interior Design title, for Oxigen's workplace in Adelaide, at the annual Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA), held in Sydney.
"Collaborating with a fellow architecture firm to strengthen their voice through design was a fantastic opportunity for us to explore and utilise fresh ideas and create a truly innovative result," said Gavin Kain, Principal, Woods Bagot.