The Integrated Design Commission SA (IDC) concluded in December 2012. In addition to providing leadership and strategic advice on design, architecture and urban design, the Office for Design and Architecture SA (ODASA) now plays an important leadership role in taking forward, and embedding across government, the outcomes of the IDC and 5000+ (the Integrated Design Strategy for inner Adelaide).
For more information please visit odasa.sa.gov.au
Design touches every aspect of our lives.
We all interact with design every day. With appliances at home, in our cars and public transport, holding a fork or getting dressed.
Design is not just about appearance, but how something performs. Whether it’s a hand held appliance or an urban scale precinct, the shape, colour and material of something may catch our eye initially. But the benefits of good design are measurable. In reduced workplace injury, stress and illness, increased productivity and social cohesion, in crime prevention, micro climate comfort, better access, reduced building maintenance and lifecycle costs.
Design can also be a way of approaching difficult social, environmental or economic challenges. Increasingly, design is being understood as a means of delivering ‘break through’ thinking in health care, the challenge of successful aging in our community, retrofit for our cities in the context of a carbon constrained future. Read more >
Photography Sam Noonan 2012