In six short years, Thinkerbell, a full-service creative agency, has become globally recognized with three offices across Australia and New Zealand. Concept Commercial Interiors are thrilled to have helped bring their vision to life for the expansion of their Melbourne workspace in Richmond.

Starting with an empty warehouse space, the transformation into an ideation playground was a collaboration between Concept’s workplace specialists and the creative genius of the Thinkerbell team, crafting effortlessly cool and interesting moments throughout the space.

The space overall feels open and collaborative, not taking itself too seriously but catering to all working styles. Entering through a hidden door on the building’s ground floor, visitors are welcomed by an inviting open-plan space in which team members have found their preferred working zone – whether it be on workbenches across from peers, in booths lined with acoustic paneling that cater to focus time or small meetings, or online or on the phone in the confessional booths that cleverly pay homage to those found in a church – lined with carpet and draperies to allow the user privacy in their call.

The industrial setting is creatively played with throughout the space – juxtaposed with generous pops of pink in soft and fluffy textures, and emphasized in detail like the contrasting extension cables and custom workbenches made of plumbing materials by local carpenter-turned-furniture maker Brendan from In the Thick of It.

Throughout the space, there is no doubt which company occupies the space. The branding elements of Thinkerbell are, as you can imagine with a creative agency, at the forefront. Booths lining the back wall mirror the graphic elements of their websites- punchy shapes lined in AcouFelt in custom Thinkerbell colours, while a double-sided sign upon entry encourages the team to “Think”– referring to the strategy arm of the business, and “Tink”, as the multi-disciplinary creatives in the team do.

Meeting rooms punctuated with funky décor encourage a playful culture that fosters creativity, while the moody theatre space transports users to a speakeasy-like atmosphere, acoustically insulated with hot pink AirLay carpet tiles and soft furnishings, that allows Thinkerbell’s Thinkers and Tinkers to review their award-winning campaigns.

A whimsical and practical workspace where their team can harness imagination and productivity, the Thinkerbell Melbourne office understands the needs of its users – crafting zones that work acoustically, creatively, and practically for the whole team.

Gapcomm Projects is proud to showcase the newly designed and delivered fitout for their client, Equifax. The fitout occupies three storeys of the boutique commercial development at ‘2 Blue Street’ in North Sydney. Equifax relocated its Sydney office into the exciting new space, which presented an opportunity to craft a positive, human-centric workplace experience tailored to its brand personality.

Gapcomm’s team of Interior Designers, Project and Site Managers has established a collaborative relationship with their client, working together from concept to completion, ensuring the resulting project exceeded expectations. Taking a holistic approach on the design, the finished space prioritises workday functionality but also promotes collaboration, increased wellbeing, and integrates a variety of both quiet and social spaces within the working environment to be enjoyed.

Entering the main reception space on Level Six, the Equifax brand is prominent, featuring sculptural signage and a striking, corporate red colour-pop, in an otherwise warm and natural finishes palette. Also in reception is a creative interpretation of a global network map, portrayed like a three-dimensional piece of artwork, fostering a sense of affiliation for employees within the global company. The company’s brand values and identity are ingrained subtly through the space using colour, shape, graphics and wayfinding.

A welcoming feeling is achieved throughout by use of textural materials and soft tones. Highlights of colour, using Equifax’s corporate colour palette, are featured sparingly and in muted variations, portraying a sense of comfort. Carefully curated furniture selections alongside hired and purchased artwork and décor accessories helps deliver a cohesive ambiance across the entire space.

Strategic spatial planning optimises the building’s location, with the aim of allowing all employees to access the panoramic Sydney Harbour views. The layout embraces natural light provided through the large windows, and makes the most of the furnished, open-air balconies. Sculptural dimension was achieved by integrating angles and curves into the interior layout, with the purpose of creating distinct zones, as well as introducing visual intrigue.

The design and fitout of the space has proven successful in delivering a workplace that allows its employees to seamlessly navigate between home and office. The adoption of a hybrid workplace model has played a pivotal role in fostering flexibility, which was a key element understood when establishing the design strategy. Attributing to its success was the delivery of more meeting areas, in a variety of sizes and a diverse range of collaboration spaces.

Prioritising employee well-being was important to our client and is reflected in the design. There is an emphasis on collaboration, with strategically designed areas throughout the floor plan aimed at enhancing teamwork and interaction. Wellness elements include balconies and gardens, as well as a combination of live and artificial greenery integrated through the interior. A dedicated wellness room includes yoga mats, reading material and a bookable massage chair. Both quiet zones and social spaces have been provided, shared across three floors, enabling accessibility to these for all employees. There are kitchens and break-out spaces provided on each level of the fitout, creating a sense of community and belonging.

Versitility was important, considering flexibility and future growth. This is exemplified by the Hub area on Level Six, which can easily transition from a day-to-day work zone into a large, hospitality space when required. This space, with its large balcony, barbecue, and café facilities, enables Equifax to host events from company-wide town hall style meetings or fully catered functions within their own premises.

From a functional perspective, and critical to the success of the project, was the integration of technology and consideration to acoustics which formed part of the design from the onset. Acoustics were meticulously addressed through both material selection and construction methods, ensuring both a highly functional and comfortably quiet workplace. Acoustically engineered solutions provide sound-proof meeting rooms and a quiet open plan office is delivered by providing designated quiet rooms, huddle spaces and a number of Square Bear retreats, to allow conversation to be removed from the open space.

Positive feedback from the client highlights the successful design and fitout by the team at Gapcomm Projects. The delivery of Equifax’s new space has been credited to reshaping office culture and enhancing overall happiness among their employees.

Emerging as a standout presence in Sydney’s bustling CBD, amid the revitalized MLC fashion district along Castlereagh Street, is the debut flagship store of esteemed fashion label Brunello Cucinelli in Australia. Handpicked for their esteemed reputation and a proven track record of delivering prompt and successful fitouts for numerous fashion outlets, TD Shopfitting (TD) was entrusted with this prestigious project.

The project involved amalgamating two adjacent stores, necessitating structural alterations and the creation of a new penetration opening for a bespoke lift installation. TD managed the project comprehensively, handling both design and construction aspects, adeptly adapting Brunello Cucinelli’s international design to meet local standards. With precise site measurements and meticulous workshop drawings provided by TD, the designated Italian fabrication team crafted custom-made, high-end display units, seamlessly installed by TD’s on-site crew.

As the final touch, the removal of protective vinyl from the shopfront glass unveiled the extraordinary flagship store of Brunello Cucinelli. Patrons were left captivated by its refined elegance and sophisticated ambiance, reflecting the seamless collaboration between TD and Brunello Cucinelli.

THE UNIQUENESS

Pioneering Luxury Retail Presence: This project serves as Brunello Cucinelli’s inaugural venture into the Australian market, making it a landmark event in the country’s luxury fashion retail landscape. It introduces Australian consumers to the brand’s renowned craftsmanship and style, establishing a new standard for luxury retail experiences in the region.

Architectural Innovation: The exceptionally high void/atrium within the store sets it apart architecturally, creating a distinct and captivating ambiance. This feature showcases innovation in design and construction, demonstrating a commitment to pushing boundaries and creating memorable spaces that resonate with customers.

Consistent Design Aesthetic: The consistent use of a special rendering in the same colour throughout the store contributes to a harmonious and visually striking environment. This attention to detail and coherence in design elements elevate the overall aesthetic appeal of the space, enhancing the brand’s image and reinforcing its identity.

Overall, the combination of Brunello Cucinelli’s debut in Australia, architectural innovation, and meticulous design execution makes this project truly unique and noteworthy in the realm of luxury retail.

THE CHALLENGES

The journey of the Brunello Cucinelli project was shaped by several significant challenges. Adhering to local regulations and securing the necessary approvals added complexity, requiring negotiation and meticulous attention to detail. The exceptionally high void/atrium within the store posed a formidable technical challenge, demanding precise engineering and construction expertise to realize. Maintaining a zero-tolerance approach to material selection throughout the project was crucial, necessitating rigorous quality control and meticulous attention to detail.

Coordinating with an Italian fabrication team for the custom-made high-end display units involved international collaboration and logistics management, requiring effective communication and coordination efforts to overcome language barriers, time zone differences, and logistical challenges. Addressing these hurdles demanded careful planning, collaboration, and expertise to ensure the successful execution of the Brunello Cucinelli project.

Longstanding luxury retailer, Mobilia, demanded nothing less than perfection when bringing their Richmond based showroom to life.

Family-owned Australian company, Mobilia, curates and represents the world’s most iconic and innovative furniture brands, design masters and pieces. The flagship showroom represented a progressive approach to furniture retail, combining a series of distinct mono-brand spaces woven into the architecture of the building. A fitout of this scale was naturally complex, but the YVC team was up for the challenge, ensuring the turnkey project was seamless and that client expectations were exceeded.

High ceilings and grand volumes create “gallery-like spaces”, that offer a unique atmosphere to showcase each of the brands that reside within. The minimal aesthetic of clean lines, lofty ceilings and a palette of raw materials such as perforated metal and brushed aluminium provide the perfect backdrop to showcase the personality of Mobilia’s leading brands.

The fitout, collections, and design direction were inspired by the newest worldwide releases and mono-brand concepts. Interesting features include a footprint of the mezzanine floor that was crafted and installed both beneath and, in the ceiling, above. The LED-lit barisole ceiling structure from France adds European style and flair to one of the many unique spaces. A circular finish seen on some of the wall ends was achieved with a polished plaster applied and troughed to shape.

The most challenging aspect of this five-month project doubled as the project highlight. Such a huge amount of work and mindfulness became the challenge, resulting in the delivery of an effortless, minimal aesthetic – open space and clean lines being the highlight.
Notes from the Project Team

Design and quality were non-negotiable, and the Yarra Valley Commercial team delivered. Sarah Langley from Mobilia commented “We appreciated the team’s dedication to precision and craftsmanship” adding “the mindfulness Yarra Valley Commercial provided was second to none.”

Yarra Valley Commercial founder Scott Emery notes “The YVC team was committed to breathing life into this timeless design. It was a privilege to create a space that these premium international brands would be showcased in.”

The Yarra Valley Commercial team deliverables included CAD construction, and in-house production of all bespoke joinery items.

Serendipity is a hair salon based in the newly developed Newport Marketplace precinct IN QUEENSLAND. The client’s vision was to create a space that was clean, soft, modern and reflective of its coastal surroundings.

Spatial planning for the salon was determined by the two main entry points into the tenancy. The first entry point is located opposite the
esplanade and is highly visible from the external passageway. The second entry point is located towards the car park. Each tenancy in this zone was permitted an external blade sign and an opportunity to display non-illuminated signage on the shopfront glazing for both entry points. Illuminated signage was displayed behind the reception counter to provide additional signage which would be utilized with the high visibility through the shopfront glazing.

The reception counter is located opposite the entry and is near the waiting area. The counter is curved in form and cladded in a Tasmanian Oak dowl timber. On the back of the reception counter is the colour bar and back of house. This room was a challenge and required a thoughtful and creative approach to ensure that the room presented well aesthetically from the front of house, and performed functionally within. This room houses the kitchenette, services and storage. The room is curved in form and cladded in Tasmanian Oak down timber. The colour bar is built into the room and finished in a beige solid surface, neutral laminated and feature brass accents. The hair service zone runs along the edge of the salon and the hair washing zone and dressing areas are positioned on the opposite side, divided by a low height screen cladded also in Tasmanian Oak dowl timber.

The flooring is finished in a concrete look tile which was selected to ensure longevity and durability against dyes and salon products. A Tasmanian Oak laminate is applied to all feature bench work, shelving and joinery to match the dowl timber used throughout. Brass aluminium metal is used on the skirting for all feature joinery including BOH and colour bar. Brass curved handles and rounded mirrors were selected for continuity throughout the space. Tanned leather and emerald green velvet upholstered furniture pieces were selected to soften the interior and tie in with the modern coastal theme. Live planting and feature artworks are used to add the finishing style touches required to complete the design.

Ta-Kumi Madrid, the new culinary reference in the vibrant Spanish capital, further enriches the city’s gastronomic scene. Following the successful concept of its establishments in Malaga and Marbella, Ta- Kumi takes on the challenge of conquering Japanese cuisine lovers in this bustling setting.

The interior design studio, Paco Lago Interioriza, has captured the sober and minimalist essence of Ta-Kumi Marbella to transmit it to the heart of the capital.
The restaurant in Madrid unfolds in a three-story space, flooded with light and transformed into an intimate atmosphere that combines elements such as dark woods, cement and fabrics, enhanced by warm lighting. This fusion between the authenticity of Japanese tradition and a modern aesthetic creates a unique experience.

Inspiration from Japanese fabric prints is applied conceptually, giving the space a sense of movement and dynamism. Traditional elements take on new applications and the furnishings evolve into bolder designs, building a prelude to a playful and unique dining experience.

In a short time of its opening Ta-Kumi Madrid has already been included in the recommendations of the prestigious Michelin Guide, demonstrating its culinary excellence. In this restaurant, diners will embark on a gastronomic journey where product and technique are the fundamental pillars.

Ta-Kumi Madrid has become a gastronomic must for lovers of Japanese cuisine in the Spanish capital. Here, culinary excellence meets a carefully designed environment to create a complete experience for all the senses.

BVN’s redesign of this heritage site in Brisbane features a varied range of functional spaces and long-term flexibility.

The University of Queensland (UQ) purchased state heritage-listed 308 Queen Street and 88 Creek Street in 2019, and its functional intentions were clear from the start: to establish its first official city location. This came, of course, with the most functional of demands for teaching and creative spaces, but it also represented a place to bring together students, staff, alumni and the wider community.

BVN’s approach centres on adaptive reuse in a building that has in fact three distinct layers of history. A 2008 annexe addition, designed by Donovan Hill, provides 450-metre open floor plates, while 308 Queen Street is a fine example of late nineteenth-century architecture that originally housed the National Australia Bank.

The oldest part of the site is now defined by a series of differentiated spaces designed to enhance the uniqueness of each setting. BVN principal, Brian Donovan, explains: “Essentially, we were able to leverage the heritage qualities of the building as well as the opportunities of the contemporary annexe to inform a characteristic architectural and interior design response. The brief sought a space that would engage and bring people together, and create communal areas to support teaching, learning, and postgraduate workshops and engagement. A fundament of that idea is to have variable spaces and choices for how they are to be occupied — the building facilitates that superbly.”

Three types of spaces are used as the organisational devices to meet the brief’s functional requirements: Teaching Suites, Creative Suites and Engagement Spaces.
The latter includes the primary gathering space located in the original banking chamber and, as Donovan notes, features “highly flexible furnishing arrangements conceived to facilitate a wide range of uses – concierge arrival, individual study, group meetings and intimate gatherings along with major speaking and engagement events.”
Above this arrival space are a set of heritage-listed rooms that have been newly adapted into contemporary Creative Suites, while the third type of space is the open floor plate with an emphasis on flexibility.

Just as adaptive reuse aims at a balance between the old and new, BVN’s project at UQ has designed spaces to be unique and differentiated at the same time as encouraging wider user engagement. Its city centre location allows for a certain cross-pollination as a variety of users come and go.

“The original intent of the project was to create a space that would be accessible and engaging for its community,” says Donovan. “When I walk through the site I see many different types of people, from younger students to elderly people, partners and alumni. We can see that the areas of the building that are open to the extended university community are genuinely being used as another communal space in the city, and by a diverse range of people — in my mind, that constitutes success.”

Illustrating the rich experiences on offer at the new UQ Brisbane City, Donovan concludes: “Our approach aimed to demonstrate how the vision [to design a space fostering engagement between students, staff, partners and alumni] could be brought to fruition through leveraging the opportunities that were already occurring inside the building – such as the utilisation of the more flexible, universal spaces within the annexe alongside the beauty and specificity of the heritage-listed rooms.”

In a veritable feast of recycled material, modular efficiency and functional flexibility, Studio Edwards has designed a zero-waste workplace for Today Design.

On Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung Country, Studio Edwards has reshaped, refitted and redefined 900 square metres of office space for digital agency, Today Design. The project is aimed at facilitating a workplace culture of collaboration and innovation, but it’s the sustainability angle of this project that really stands out.

More accurately, the sustainability emphasis is part and parcel of the programmatic design. All the walls, for example, are designed to be movable panels, allowing for the rearrangement of spaces according to changing needs. Meanwhile, modularity in terms of dimensions – all interior walls are a standard material sheet size of 2.4 metres in height – has minimised or removed the need to cut, and therefore waste, material.

Custom furniture continues the focus on movability and flexibility, with two-tone timber project tables, a built-in toolbox, oversized kitchen table with task lighting, raw cast aluminium studio chairs with custom fabric and quilted perimeter bench seating all designed to enable collaboration.

The list of intriguing materials goes on: magnets used to secure removable recycled denim panels, for instance, or the recycled sail cloth screens used to wrap informal lounge modules.
“Through studio testing, research and prototyping, we gained an understanding of how new, more sustainable materials could be used in more unconventional applications,” explains Studio Edwards Founder, Ben Edwards. “We sourced a recycled quilted denim that could provide much-needed acoustic insulation to the perimeter walls of the existing shell, adding tactility and softening the ambience of the interior. Then, by using heavy-duty magnets, we were able to attach the panels to the walls without the need for permanent fixings.”

Client collaboration was also a key part of the project, as might be expected given the audacious approach to waste and materiality. “Through close consultation, inclusivity within the design process and responding to their thoughts, concerns and feedback, we were able to build trust and understanding.”

Edwards continues: “The clients were genuinely passionate about sustainability and, for us, it was a great project to collaborate on. Every suggestion was met with eagerness to test, allowing innovative ideas to flow naturally and creating opportunities to treat the space as a prototype for workspaces of the future!”

For Edwards, the approach is not a radical one: “As architects and designers, we must consider every project in terms of its impact to the environment. We must ask ourselves questions such as: How can we improve the building/fabrication process to reduce waste and improve efficiencies? What is the project’s lifecycle? How will the space be used in the future? Can it adapt to changing needs?”
Elsewhere, a kitchen and library sit off the primary circulation path which leads to a central spine and presentation area. Studio rooms are connected via a series of pivoting walls, allowing for flexible room configurations. Smaller work pods then surround a central stair, while a relaxed workspace made up pf scaffolded lounge modules is created along the northern perimeter.

This workplace has been constructed entirely from readily available materials without applied finishes. Timber-framed walls, for instance, use OSB board together with translucent corrugated sheeting. “In terms of aesthetics, we let the materiality speak for itself – expressed and visible without the need for applied finishes,” says Edwards.

Our joint sustainability journey

At the end of last year, Country Road opened their 14th 5 Star Green Star rated store in Frankston at Bayside Shopping Centre and ONE68 proudly delivered this beautiful sustainable store fitout for the group. This is the 6th Green Star rated store ONE68 has been involved with, having already completed Chadstone, Doncaster and Camberwell, and with the Ballarat and Highpoint stores due for handover soon. Here we’d like to share with you this new era of retail fitout and the positive impact this forward-thinking shop-fitting model is having on our industry…and our planet.

Committed to sustainability

Global GreenTag’s GreenRate certification is a Green Building Council of Australia recognised product rating system designed to meet the requirements of the Green Star ‘Sustainable Products’ credits. All certified products are examined for ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ and confirmed for Building Code compliance.

Last year ONE68 achieved a GreenRate Level C rating from GreenTag for the sustainability of our imported joinery products which are used in Country Road’s 5 Star Green Star rated stores. Based on Full Disclosure of Ingredients, this process reviews in detail Health and Ecotoxicity, and the other Priority Assessment Criteria. It also looks at different aspects of the joinery and its’ make-up at various stages and for various issues including: aspects of resource use (post-consumer recycled and rapidly renewable content), waste reduction, availability of greenhouse and water footprints.

Additionally, ONE68 is committed to continuously improving our Product Stewardship program to ensure that appropriate sustainability frameworks are applied to our fitout fittings and fixtures to achieve sustainability outcomes. We have adopted a clear Sustainability Vision and implemented several recycling practices with regard to the imported joinery we provide. These include: refurbishing products and allowing them to be reused by customers, and the disassembly of products at the end of their lifecycle and reusing their components.

Whilst ONE68 provided our Global GreenTag certified joinery to the Bayside store, there were many other premium sustainable store fittings and fixtures utilised in the fitout made from recycled materials that enabled this store to achieve its’ 5 Star Green Star rating.

Leading the way

The Country Road brand continues to redefine sustainable fashion and design in a bid to become a global leader in sustainability. Part of this commitment is via their store delivery and ONE68 are proud to support this quest not only by being a committed store fitout partner, but through obtaining our own corporate sustainability accreditation for the imported joinery, fittings and fixtures used in these fitouts.

ONE68 are proud to have been involved in the Bayside store project and to have contributed towards this store receiving its’ 5 Star Green Star accreditation for sustainability, signifying the commitment to our planet and heralding a new era in retail fitouts.

Working together towards a sustainable future.

CreativeCubes.Co is a hospitality company and platform that converts buildings into thriving coworking spaces and communities. The sites are located in Richmond, Hawthorn, South Melbourne and Collingwood. One of the more recent sites opened is in the heart of Carlton.

The building is among excellent company, in a prime location surrounded by some of Melbourne’s most interesting cultural venues, cafés and restaurants. The space can be found situated within the Lygon Court precinct, tucked behind the iconic Italian café and pasticceria, Brunetti’s, with Cinema Nova and the Italian museum and historical society in close proximity. The rear of the tenancy leads directly onto Drummond Street, allowing pedestrian access.

Lygon Court was an ex-pram factory, demolished in 1980 and later used as an alternative theatre. It has now been totally reimagined into a sophisticated, modern and lively co-working and events space, attracting a broad array of Melbourne’s top-notch entrepreneurs and business executives.

THE BRIEF

This vibrant and energetic 2,000 sqm coworking space was designed by the team at Corso Interior Architecture and spans over two levels. CreativeCubes.Co – Carlton is a diverse space that feels like an extension of the local area. With a spacious and relaxed cocktail lounge
atmosphere, the team at Corso has transformed this former inner-city, dated office building into a warm and welcoming oasis, complimenting the surrounding hustle and bustle of the lively suburb of Carlton.

Inside, the space is a collaboration of dark finishes, plush leather couches, polished concrete floors and an abundance of natural light. Greenery is generously used to create a sense of calm. The Happiness desk is the in-house concierge service that provides helpful and friendly assistance to CreativeCube.Co users. The bricks used on the Happiness desk located near the entrance on the ground floor mimic that of the facade of the building, bringing the outside in. The skeleton of the building had exposed brick walls which were retained in many parts in order to showcase the original look and maintain elements of the history and style of the original building.

Large murals featuring global themes, foods and flowers helps to create an international vibe. Art features emphasise the thriving diversity of the workspace and match that of the surrounding precinct. From colourful murals such as a Japanese cherry blossom tree to a world map featuring a variety of flowers, each piece brings interest and introduces vibrant colours into the interior space.

Colourful pops of neon are found throughout the interior and clever restroom signage helps to elevate the sense of playfulness in the space. This continues to be a theme throughout the ground floor meeting rooms from an African themed Hakuna Matata space with cheeky tiger print wallpaper, to the Super Mario meeting room with fun and quirky noughts and crosses gameboard wall, complete with gaming inspired flooring.

The floor levels are linked by a bespoke staircase. The modern black patina-ed structure winds up through the ground floor to the first floor and draws the eye as a focal point in the room. The main boardroom situated on the ground level features a herringbone white-wash wall,
complemented by industrial glass walls and pendants.

High quality goat hair carpets with simple, elegant patterns are used throughout the meeting rooms.

Positioned directly above the staircase to the east of the building is a large glazed opening that washes the interior below in natural light and filters deeply into the open plan area of the first floor. The client brief was to maximise natural light so the gable skylight roof was the perfect solution allowing for the offices to be designed around this central focal point

THE CHALLENGES

There were three key design challenges; spatial design to maximise the buildings use, allowing for an abundance of natural light, and acoustic considerations for users.

Firstly, from a project viability perspective, the client wanted to ensure that the office space was fully utilised whilst still creating a sense of openness and spaciousness. The team at Corso was able to maximise the space to ensure that every private office and open area has an abundance of light and spaciousness, and each area feels generous and roomy.

Secondly, it was equally important that the layout allowed for an abundance of natural light to filter in and throughout the venue, providing light and bright meeting rooms, offices and minimising the reliance on artificial lighting therefore reducing energy costs. This was achieved through the use of the central large gabled roof on level one. This large glazed opening allowed for generous amounts of natural light to fill the space and was supplemented by strategically placed catenary lighting.

Thirdly, all of the offices were designed with a wall type that minimises sound. Open and communal spaces were filled with a mixture of high-backed seating and booths as well as cleverly placed furniture arranged to create a sense of a semi private spaces.

UNIQUE SOLUTIONS FOR A CONNECTED SPACE

Soundproof phone booths that are acoustically lined are an innovative feature that minimises noise. Noise is often a complex aspect of collaborative work spaces, creating design challenges. To combat this, scattered throughout level one of the building are soundproof booths with vacuum sealed doors creating private little cocoons for important and sensitive business matters to be discussed. Choice of materiality such as acoustic lining in meeting rooms and carpeted floors also help to minimise noise pollution.

Melbournians are craving human connection, a sense of community and the revival of connectiveness. The space at CreativeCubes.Co – Carlton delivers all of these in spades. This co-working space fosters connection, collaboration and networking.