From start to finish, inclusive of design, documentation and construction, this job spanned a mere 2 months. As with many commercial fit outs, the constraints of moving dates, limiting downtime and budgetary restrictions all played a significant role in the design of this office for an audiology clinic at the Wesley Hospital.
Due to the extremely short timeframe for this project, the design process was highly collaborative, with very early involvement of the builder. In order to meet the construction timeframes, this project involved a lot of onsite resolution of construction detailing and rapid sourcing of materials to suit the project timeline, design intent and budget.
The approach taken was to utilise natural materials and neutral colours in order to create a space which is comfortable and will stand the test of time and changing trends. Hand built timber joinery is a unique feature of the office, giving it a boutique, personal feel, which is in stark contrast to the clinical, large scale atmosphere of the hospital overall.