Mi casa es su casa (my house is your house): the principle behind Nous Group’s decision to open their doors to a new community. The result is a coworking space where you can make yourself at home and do your best work every day.
Young, energetic and respected in its industry, Nous Group is one of Australia’s leading management consulting firms. They decided to extend their offices in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to a new community – creating Nous-branded coworking spaces for professionals who share the Nous ethos.
A pilot was established in the tenancy next to the Sydney CBD office. The vision for Nous House was a premium top-tier professional office, with the comforts of home but none of the distractions. We developed a kit of parts for the Sydney pilot, including a matrix of spaces from hot desks to collabarative areas. By adopting an agile framework we met the short four week build time for the Sydney space while also providing a spatial analysis for Nous’ shortlisted property options in Canberra and Melbourne.
Nous wanted Nous House to be aesthetically similar but physically separate from the consulting offices next door – with the opportunity for cross pollination between Nous House and Nous Consulting in shared areas.
For Sydney, we designed a space with a shared kitchen and collaboration areas, without compromising the security of the consulting space. Technology-enabled meeting spaces, hot desks and private offices, allow for flexible working while writable surfaces generate idea sharing. Floor lamps, greenery and residential-style fittings and finishes fulfil the ‘homely’ part of the brief.
Nous House is a professional and flexible coworking community, and a workplace their team can be proud of. And it connects them with leading influential thinkers and a new network of coworking peers across Australia.