A close and creative collaboration between Woods Bagot and Built, the new office fit-out was designed to reflect the company culture, represent its core business and support operational expansion within the Perth construction market. The project recently took out three awards at the Design Institute of Australia (WA Chapter) Design Awards, including Best in State, Award of Merit; Winner Interior Spaces – Corporate and a commendation for lighting solutions.
Woods Bagot Associate and design lead Eva Sue said the design exemplifies the bridging of hospitality and workplace design to deliver a space with a key emphasis on user experience.
“The design and detailing of bespoke joinery and the selection of furniture and finishes creates a hospitable residential feel, whilst the exposed concrete soffit, specialist lighting design and suspended ceiling framework adds a gallery-like drama which is complimented by a large scale painting by local WA artist.”
Designed as a series of freestanding and suspended elements within a raw building shell, the design celebrates contemporary design, workmanship and the base building form. The exposed soffit has become the emphasis of the design piece. The result provides an architecturally-detailed balance between industrial, raw and refined aesthetics.
A restrained palette of timber and natural stone provides a warm and grounding experience at low level beneath a dramatic multi-functional suspended ceiling framework.
Unique amenities include exposed bicycle storage, an open fully-equipped kitchen, sit to stand workstations and a communal break out bar for in-house entertaining, all reinforcing the focus on user experience.
Design: Woods Bagot
Photography: Stephen Nicholls