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Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne

Office in South Melbourne

The interior design of this space was driven by the client's needs, a large software development company specialising in educational tools. The space is designed and built with large glass partitions, allowing them to write on the walls. Part of the brief for agile programming and teamwork was for the client's teams to be able to write notes on the walls near where they worked. Two meeting rooms are set up higher in the space, one in green glass and one in blue. These rooms are lined with Barisol as a ceiling, and with concealed illumination above, they both glow.  

Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne

The space is detailed to hide lights in the meeting rooms. Outside, in the larger task area, the ceiling is made with perforated decorative acoustic plasterboard with lights by Darke intermittently puncturing them. The random lighting pattern helps the distribution of task lighting throughout the space while keeping it looking good.

Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne
Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne
Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne
Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne

The success of the design and the space as a whole is the play of light and reflection throughout. It is visually complex, bordering on an art installation in appearance and as a space to occupy, but above all, a beautiful space to sit in and work.

Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne
Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne
Paxton Architecture Office Design South Melbourne
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