"The glass and framing for this eye-catching piece comprises all repurposed materials rescued from a previous fitout which occupied the tenancy before ISIS arrived," says Wallbridge.
While this is a strong green element, nearly every wall and surface throughout the ISIS offices likewise reflects the thought and care that goes into the stewardship of dwindling world resources. Carpets were taken out and the original concrete floors exposed and polished, and the timber decks are in recycled wood, as are the facades on the lift wall at the entrance to the offices.
Ceilings were also exposed saving on materials and contributing to the sense of honesty that ISIS projects as part of its company personality.
Everything has a simple finish that lets the natural material shine through. If the point needed to be made more strongly, a living wall of greenery forms a backdrop to the reception area.
"These attributes are common to all ISIS state offices, but we wanted to bring in a little of the character of the local environment to each of them as well," says Wallbridge. "Perth is very much an indoor-outdoor environment and to reflect this, outdoor spaces are part of the office make-up."
If the decor reflects an honesty and openness, then so, too, does the layout of the Perth office. A central core leads straight ahead from the lifts, encompassing the reception and fractured glass-clad volume. This leads straight through to the communal breakout area and outdoor spaces at the other end of the office. The open-plan, high-ceilinged nature of the volume makes it feel spacious and welcoming for all. ISIS wanted any visiting clients, sub-contractors or vendors to feel instantly at home here, and part of the team.