The Oxigen fitout was realised through an open and free collaboration between the client, interior designer, designer maker and builder where formal documents were minimised, with a preference instead for the fluid exchange of ideas and sketch details.
The project was an opportunity to re-engineer traditional notions of what the workplace is and how the physical environment can effect creativity, efficiency, and how good an environment the workplace can be.
Planning was arranged to connect the work area both with the street (‘shopfront’) at the front and a new courtyard to the rear. What is traditionally labelled the ‘boardroom’ became a transitional space between inside and out which opens up to welcome in the street.
Custom built timber benches replace traditional commercial work stations, providing an uncluttered open work environment, creating a natural touch point between staff and work space.
The studio accommodates a number of alternative work settings including open lounges, team tables and an upper level studio space created for meetings, model making and display, research, discussion and debate, entertaining, or just being alone.
Awards- 2012 Australian Interior Design Award for Best of State in Commercial Design SA- 2012 Australian Interior Design Commendation Award for Workplace Design- 2012 Australian Institute of Architects SA Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture- 2012 Australian Institute of Architects SA Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture - 2012 Australian Institute of Architects SA Commendation Award, City of Adelaide Prize- 2012 Australian Institute of Architects SA Commendation Award for Sustainable Architecture- 2012 Design Institute of Australia SA Gold Award for Built Environment- 2012 Australian Civic Trust Ian MacDonald Award for Best in Urban Category