Synapse Warner Street, Cairns
People Oriented Design with
Builder: Hutchinson Builders
The Warner Street accomodation project is an example of Indij Design working collaboratively with other design practices. Indij Design had roles in the community participation workshops, unit design and master planning, as well as interior design. Indij Design and POD worked on this project over 9 years.
The facility is supported accommodation for people with acquired brain injury. The interior design methodology focused on the stimulation of sensory memory reconnection to country through the use of colour, textures and smells. Country types referenced including freshwater country, saltwater country, dry eucalypt forests and tropical rainforests. The landscaping design team bought into the concept selecting plants eg signal planting and fragrant plants, from the residents intake area.