quietly modern

Warm wood tones, a restrained palette, noted artworks and demure furniture all contribute to revamped hotel The George's comfortable, uncluttered ambience Read more


Facing the city's oldest buildings on one side and its newest on the other, this development is a vital new link in Newcastle's urban fabric Read more

future perfect

From its strategic design footprint to high-performance rooftop solar water heating, the new IAG Centre in Christchurch is the embodiment of far-sighted building design Read more

Challenging convention

Unexpected architectural elements distinguish this warehouse from other buildings in its industrial neighbourhood Read more

Tall order

The adaptive re-use of a historic Sydney brick-making kiln was a design challenge on several levels not least because of the planning requirements Read more

Sweet success

From mixed assortments to mixed use the Heards sweet factory in Parnell is now home to a collection of high-end apartments, boutique offices and retail outlets Read more

showcase in situ

This design company's new office space is a working display of its services, portraying aspects of its design philosophy and potential for collaboration Read more

Slide by slide

An oasis of modernity in a mostly innocuous industrial neighbourhood, this structure's layers of motif underpin a reputation for ingenuity and detail Read more

room to think

In the creative industries, an office space should help trigger great ideas. This Chicago ad agency has turned the industrial into the inspirational Read more

Open to inspection

A translucent canopy across the entire street frontage of this joinery manufacturing plant gives the impression of a slick, sophisticated company Read more


Encouraging staff to interact outside of the constraints of the workstation was a key requirement for this investment bank fit-out Read more

greener pastures

Integrating environmentally friendly principles into the architecture of the Hume City Council building was the work of environmental engineering specialists Umow Lai. Read more






Latest books

Home Trends 3403

The design of our homes – new or renovated – should be an individualistic response to our lifestyle, family set-up and budget. But there are also common requirements we should all aim for – a balance of public and private space... Read more

Fowler Homes

These high-quality homes proudly designed and built by Fowler Homes are just the starting point for your own inspiration. They reflect the latest and best  ideas, materials and technologies to benefit your own home Read more

Home Trends 3401

If you're designing a bathroom for a new home or renovating your existing one, you'll quickly discover how involved the process can be.It's not only the challenge of how to fit the different functional zones into the often limi... Read more