Benevolent Living Interiors | Deicke Richards

Our renewal of a seniors’ community in Rockhampton aims to enhance each resident’s experience of connection, expression, and wellbeing. Benevolent Living is an arts–themed, integrated residential care development offering elders the opportunity to age in place.

The new aged care building provides an alternative to traditional models of aged care bedrooms, offering light filled dining and living areas, self–serve kitchens, and suites which provide sufficient space for couples to live together as they age in a fully supported care environment.

Our interior spaces support this model. Sophisticated and respectful to elders, the contemporary palette and natural materials reference the surrounding gardens, thereby creating a calming environment. The interiors draw inspiration from the verdant subtropical climate, offering a fresh and modern colour scheme that seamlessly brings the outdoors inside.

Good Samaritan College, Polding Place | Speculative Architecture and Brammer Architects, architects in association

With a focus upon student wellbeing and community engagement, Polding Place at Good Samaritan College Toowoomba contains classrooms, Food Technology teaching spaces with a commercial kitchen, Cafe, and a Design Technology workshop. Each space is naturally ventilated with good access to breezes and controlled daylight. Outdoor learning spaces are located adjacent to traditional teaching spaces and are flexible for social activities. Materials and niches have been selected that are robust, with low maintenance, while providing continuity with the existing campus buildings to reinforce the identity and history of the College.

The main social space of the College is revitalised by the new building framing, and providing an active social edge to, a central courtyard. Integrated planting, through vines and shade trees, mediate the outdoor spaces to provide cool and social landscapes to be enjoyed.

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