15/02/2018

Contemporary, Modern and Classic all in one

The idea was to create a highly visual corridor, for one to enter and immerse themselves within, as they exit the lifts.

The Modern touch of graffiti art in collaboration with the Classic Jeffrey Smart inspired hazard stripes and road markings, all work cohesively to create a quirky Contemporary yet sophisticated concept.

Jeffery Smart

Born 26 July 1921 – Died 20 July 2013

Jeff Smart, as he was generally known for the first thirty years of his life, was born in Adelaide in 1921. He started drawing at an early age. He originally wanted to become an architect.

After studying at the Adelaide Teachers College and the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts in 1937–1941 he taught art in schools for the South Australian Education Department. In the early 1940s he accompanied local maritime artist, John Giles, in painting industrial landscapes in Port Adelaide. He joined the Royal South Australian Society of Arts and was elected vice-president.

Smart travelled to Europe, studying in Paris. He found he could paint the things he liked looking at, the slum streets behind the city apartments.

Smart departed Australia for London just after Christmas 1963, driving to Greece with fellow painter Justin O’Brien.   In 1965 he returned to Italy, and lived there for the rest of his life. His last work, “Labyrinth”, was completed in 2011, at which point he announced his retirement.

Smart died on the 20th June 2013, aged 91.

Smart is best known for his Landscape paintings.

(Information taken from Wikipedia)

22/2/18

EOT Facilities

End of Trip Facilities are a staple in modern buildings. An essential feature for attracting and retaining tenants; a modern, bright and inviting facility will fast become a key selling point for the building and well utilised. Gone are the days of riding to work, and showering in the dingy depths of the basement. End of Trip Facilities provide as essential; a bike storage area, shower cubicles, individual lockers, hair and make-up stations and ironing facilities. The entire experience of getting to work is transformed to an easy, user-friendly and encouraging practice. Once tenants are aware that these type of facilities are available to them they will be more inclined to ride, walk or run to work themselves and in turn fosters a much more sustainable approach to office commuting. EOT facilities allow all sorts of green-commuting to become a reality and in turn supports the longevity of a casual green commuter.

The EOT Facilities at 406 Collins St started life as an under-used and under-purposed space. Now a bright and friendly facility awaits all green-commuters to the building. A safe space to store their belongings and prepare for the day.