Interior Design - Modes of Working

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INTERIOR DESIGN - MODES OF WORKING



INTERIOR EXPERTISE “CAREFULLY CRAFTED SPACES THAT ENHANCE EVERYDAY LIFE”

Needs Analysis / Strategic Planning

Tender & construction Documentation

Space Planning

Consultant Coordination & Liaison

Accommodation Guidelines

Construction Supervision

Stakeholder Engagement

Contract Administration

Concept Design

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JOHN HOLLAND OFFICE NBRS are working in partnership with John Holland on the refurbishment of their Sydney office. The new Reception and Hub Area seeks to align with John Holland’s people focussed culture. The design promotes opportunities for collaboration, flexible work and agility, and tells the story of the John Holland’s commitment to creating an improved working environment for staff. The bespoke and finely crafted the design aligns with the John Holland approach to deliver quality outcomes for clients. The design is focussed on the use of natural materials where timber and stones combine with diffused lighting and calm, relaxed colour selections to create a sense of wellbeing. This collaboration with John Holland aims to enhance the everyday enjoyment of the workplace and to promote John Holland as a sophisticated and forward-focused brand. 3

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LEVEL 2 FLOOR PLAN HUB - 1:100 @ A3

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LEVEL 3 RECEPTION PERSPECTIVE

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LEVEL 3 FURNITURE RECEPTION

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TARONGA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & LEARNING OFFICES Sydney’s Taronga Zoo desire to be at the forefront of animal conservation, with a commitment to the importance of education and scientific discovery in the fight against wildlife under threat. NBRS collaborated with Taronga Conservation Society to create a building that would support this commitment. A building that assists with the protection of our natural environment and inspires future generations. Part of the success of the office spaces design is that there is a great balance between focused work areas, small team areas and collaborative environments and while some staff have a formal desk, others hot desk and there is freedom in how people chose to work. With an acoustic methodology to treat breakout sound at the source with careful consideration of finishes and furniture the correct balance can be found for different work styles and tasks. This was a bespoke design that was developed through a long stakeholder process. The open plan office areas, conference rooms, meeting areas, informal bump space, balconies, staff kitchen, café seating areas and large atrium provide opportunities for collaboration and office events. There are new opportunities for science staff to informally share knowledge with educationalists who can pass this knowledge onto next generation of conservationists. Almost every internal office space has access to filtered natural light, passive ventilation and magnificent views of the natural zoo site and the city.

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PARLIAMENT HOUSE MEDIA PRECINCT The Media Precinct, located on level 6 of NSW Parliament House, sets a new standard in the design of a multimedia facility. The precinct provides accommodation for Australia’s leading media outlets and broadcasters including the ABC, Nine Network, Seven, Ten and Australian Consolidated Press. The facility includes multiple recording studios, office accommodation, broadcast and presentation facilities as well as the Parliament House Theatre. The vision for the project was to create a space efficient contemporary workspace that respects the historical significance of the building. By locating the offices around an existing atrium garden workspaces are light filled and provide views out to the established landscape. A neutral palette allows the garden to become the focal point of the design, complimenting the heritage listed Andrew Andersons 1981 design.

“Incorporating state of the art technology around the mediums of studio recording, radio and print, the unique media precinct provides offices for the country’s leading news broadcasters such as ABC, Nine Network, Seven, Ten and Australian Consolidated Press.”

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PARLIAMENT HOUSE MEDIA OFFICES


UNSW CEPAR OFFICES NBRS Interiors successfully completed a refurbishment of the Cepar Offices at UNSW, working closely with the Cepar staff on the brief to create an agile forwardfocussed work environment. The flexible design assists Cepar’s unique vision which is to bring together academia, government and industry to address and research social challenges of an aging population. The collaboration space is key to the successful design which can be set up in different modes. Complete with state of the art AV systems, the space can be set up to accommodate presentations and allow an interface with a generation of researchers. The space is also easily converted to accommodate group workshops and everyday modes.

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NORTH SYDNEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS NBRS Interiors Studio is working with North Sydney Council on a strategy to upgrade the amenities throughout the North Sydney Council Chambers building. The Council Chambers Precinct is made up of two buildings; the first is Federation Arts and Crafts style ‘Kelrose’ c1926 and the second is the modernist ‘Wyllie Wing’ extension designed by Harry Seidler completed in 1978. Both buildings are both Heritage listed. The brief from Council was to create a quality and compliant design that responded appropriately to the two distinctive buildings. The concept for the upgrade is a considered response - a quality specification and level of finish which utilises texture and warm tonal features including Australian timbers and bronze highlights. The result is a timeless response which sits harmoniously with the distinctive architecture as well as providing an improved amenity to the occupants. The End of Trip Facilities, completed early 2021, has been the first in this series of amenities upgrades to be undertaken within the two buildings.

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LAW LIBRARY Set over two levels, the UNSW Law Library looks out on the University’s historic main walkway and is a hub of activity. UNSW approached NBRS to assist with the development of concepts to refurbish the Law Library which had become inefficient and unable to cope with the volume of users. In order to adapt and keep pace with the forward thinking campus the brief for the refurbished space was to new include five main zones. These zones included social, group study and individual study spaces, as well as consultation areas and a re-work of the Library Entry. An exhibition and events area was also to be a focal point of the reworked floor plan. The new design adapts to meet the role of the digital library while also retaining a strong connection to the library’s history and tradition as a Law institution. In order to achieve the requirements set out in the Business Case it was necessary to provide over 800 seats with power and data dedicated to each location. This, along with the sophisticated AV solution, has given the library a renewed relevance as a prominent student hub promoting collaboration as well as catering for more focussed study. The Law Library has a renewed energy and has become the social centre of the Law community at UNSW.

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UNSW GRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOOL The University of New South Wales Graduate Research School provides leadership and support to Higher Degree Research Candidates, their supervisors and the broader research community. Due to an increase in staff appointments to support the school’s strategic programs, an upgrade of existing facilities was required. The vision for the refurbishment was to develop a contemporary and space efficient working environment that promotes collaboration. New breakout spaces and areas for hot desking provide staff with a flexible environment that can be tailored to their specific requirements. Upgrades to the existing reception area, consultation rooms, storage spaces, and meeting rooms were also undertaken. A neutral palette was selected for furniture, finishes and fitments and has created a new minimal brand for the student facility.

“A strong visual identity and landmarks within the campus shine to the surrounding community.”

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360° INTEGRATED STUDIOS INTERIOR DESIGN

Our Interior Design Studio is passionate about achieving a seamless connection between interior design and the whole architectural concept. We deeply consider how interior spaces are used and create innovative design solutions.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Landscape Architecture is an amalgam of art and science. As designers, Landscape Architects are required to be careful interpreters of the natural and cultural conditions of a site. Our Landscape Studio seeks to create attractive, meaningful, usable, connected and equitable spaces that embody sustainable design principles.

HERITAGE

Our Heritage Studio has specialist expertise in providing conservation and heritage planning advice, in addition to adaptivereuse design. We have experience in the identification and management of built heritage items of all types and periods and in design documentation and project administration of projects for both government and private sectors.

EDUCATION

The Education Studio is committed to designing innovative spaces that nurture learning. By conducting research in to current and projected trends, NBRS have extensive knowledge in catering for the evolving future of junior, senior and tertiary education facilities.

LIFE & CULTURE

The Life & Culture Studio is a foundation studio at NBRS. Passionate about human centred design and creating spaces that engage people for civic, religious, cultural and recreational purposes.

JUSTICE

The Justice Studio is creating impactful, well rounded design solution to improve the lives of compromised people. With a wealth of experience across correctional facilities and other justice buildings, the NBRS seeks to create responsive facilities that service all who interact with these spaces.

WELLNESS

Through ongoing research and the development of future focused wellness spaces, the Wellness Studio continues to create impactful designs for a range of clients and communities.

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CORE VALUES SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE At NBRSARCHITECTURE we see that our purpose is to create life-changing environments for the people, communities and institutions we serve. Our user-centric, social architecture design skills help us to explore and positively transform the social and cultural forces which shape people’s lives. Our contemporary architecture is much more than simply buildings.

REAL INSIGHTS For NBRS design is the core of our practice. Our focus on thought leadership is an intentional journey to discover real insights; understanding and interpreting the needs and desires of the people and communities we serve. To do this we are committed to investing in the discovery of new concepts and applying these insights to guide our design thinking and solutions.

CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

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Through our investment in thought leadership, we believe that NBRS contributes to long-term and meaningful creative partnerships with clients and consultants. It is these creative partnerships which help to shape our communities to create life-changing environments.

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NBRS & PARTNERS PTY LTD Sydney 4 Glen Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061 +61 2 9922 2344 Melbourne Suite 704 / 575 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000 ABN 16 002 247 565 architects@nbrsarchitecture.com nbrsarchitecture.com @nbrsarchitecture NBRSARCHITECTURE is a people focused, research based studio that aims to enrich lives. By developing creative design partnerships our portfolio exhibits an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to design environments that will have positive life changing affect. Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRS global interdisciplinary design practice with expertise in Architecture, Heritage, Interior Design, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led architecture practice based in Sydney and Melbourne. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise.

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DIRECTORS:

STUDIO PRINCIPALS:

DIRECTOR OF DESIGN Andrew Duffin

EDUCATION STUDIO Jonathan West Macella Salzmann

Nominated Arch. NSW 5602, ACT 2450, NT 1160, QLD 5465, SA 3539, TAS 1160, VIC 20063, WA 2699, NZ 4897

Jonathan West DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY James Ward DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Rodney Drayton DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE & CULTURE Andrew Leuchars DIRECTOR OF STUDIOS Samantha Polkinghorne

LIFE & CULTURE STUDIO Andrew Tripet WELLNESS STUDIO Ian Gibson JUSTICE STUDIO Anthea Doyle INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO Sophie Orrock LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO Andrew Leuchars HERITAGE STUDIO Samantha Polkinghorne

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