Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley

Eva Tilley Memorial Home

Eva Tilley by Studio Tate is an aspirational aged care environment that disrupts the established norms of ageing in place for Australia’s ageing population.

Located adjacent to leafy parkland in the enclave of North Balwyn, the studio’s pioneering design is characterised by community, independence and the right to dignity for all.

Inspired to provide an elevated aesthetic – both engaging and mindful of resident and staff necessity – Studio Tate’s highly personalised, agile approach is grounded by an understanding of the way in which the spaces will be used.

With the desire to benefit as many residents as possible, spatial planning, zoning and the importance for multifaceted spaces was implemented. Creating zones to accommodate the comprehensive lifestyle program, with multiple activities such as art and music classes being able to run simultaneously without disruption was imperative. High traffic areas such as the main dining and kiosk were designed with a key focus on adaptability and dual purpose, enabling a seamless flow for internal and external organised events.

With practicality and comfort key signatures, unexpected design gestures such as natural stone and vibrant pops of colour enliven. Colour and form provide individual character to each wing, while customisable features and decorative shelving encourages personalisation. A range of seating options were agreed, aimed to encourage movement and social exchange, whereas the ‘deep sea’ blue fish tank in the memory support wing, acts as an active installation to be enjoyed by those with limited mobility.

The kiosk – complete with shop, bar, communal coffee facilities and an internal post box fosters connection, the lively multi-functional zone perfect for Friday afternoon drinks and hosted events.

Tasked with reenergising an outdated offering in a timely manner, Studio Tate’s thoughtful narrative contemporises aged residential living. Communal spaces designed to encourage social exchange and vitalize – Studio Tate’s realisation positively contributes to the resident’s and their families experience, functionally and aesthetically.

Photography by Thomas Brooke Photo

Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley
Eva Tilley

Eva Tilley Memorial Home

Eva Tilley by Studio Tate is an aspirational aged care environment that disrupts the established norms of ageing in place for Australia’s ageing population.

Located adjacent to leafy parkland in the enclave of North Balwyn, the studio’s pioneering design is characterised by community, independence and the right to dignity for all.

Inspired to provide an elevated aesthetic – both engaging and mindful of resident and staff necessity – Studio Tate’s highly personalised, agile approach is grounded by an understanding of the way in which the spaces will be used.

With the desire to benefit as many residents as possible, spatial planning, zoning and the importance for multifaceted spaces was implemented. Creating zones to accommodate the comprehensive lifestyle program, with multiple activities such as art and music classes being able to run simultaneously without disruption was imperative. High traffic areas such as the main dining and kiosk were designed with a key focus on adaptability and dual purpose, enabling a seamless flow for internal and external organised events.

With practicality and comfort key signatures, unexpected design gestures such as natural stone and vibrant pops of colour enliven. Colour and form provide individual character to each wing, while customisable features and decorative shelving encourages personalisation. A range of seating options were agreed, aimed to encourage movement and social exchange, whereas the ‘deep sea’ blue fish tank in the memory support wing, acts as an active installation to be enjoyed by those with limited mobility.

Sheer window furnishings in the Salon filter light on graphic terrazzo stone, with dusty pink walls offset by dark blue laminate and the curve of individual arched mirrors form an inviting space for residence to take a moment for themselves.

The kiosk – complete with shop, bar, communal coffee facilities and an internal post box fosters connection, the lively multi-functional zone perfect for Friday afternoon drinks and hosted events.

Tasked with reenergising an outdated offering in a timely manner, Studio Tate’s thoughtful narrative contemporises aged residential living. Communal spaces designed to encourage social exchange and vitalize – Studio Tate’s realisation positively contributes to the resident’s and their families experience, functionally and aesthetically.

Photography by Thomas Brooke Photo