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

Homes Trends Vol. 34/4

Whether space for your new bathroom is generous or modest, you'll want to create a room that not only looks good but is also a breeze to use. And that often means working around restrictions of plumbing locations, the po... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 34/2

Placing the kitchen at the heart of a home is not just about creating a convenient zone for easy food preparation and eating meals.Just as important is the way it's seen as an attractive place where family can spend time ... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 33/7

While we might all have ideas for the home design that we want, consulting a good architect or designer will also open us up to other design possibilities that we haven't thought of.To help get you started on creating the... Read more