House of fashion

Contemporary features sit alongside period detailing in this 1930s Ottoman building, refurbished to create an international fashion studio that retains its sense of place Read more

Strength of vision

Originally a typical institutional workplace of the 1960s, this university building is now a testament to new technology and the innate appeal of raw concrete Read more

Inspirational spaces

Splashes of colour and a variety of textures forge an energetic environment in this design company's offices hopefully sparking light bulbs above the heads of staff Read more

Dynamic atmosphere

A village-style food and beverage precinct and extensive office space are part of a new development by Equiset, adding a lively dimension to Melbourne's Docklands Read more


For this architectural firm, a move to a former print factory was an opportunity to show how a flexible working space could operate Read more


This eyewear store discreetly demarcates between two areas of business. The look is modern but restrained Read more

Jewellery BOX

If jewellery could be expressed as an interior space, what would it look like? That was the question facing the interior designer of this Sydney showroom Read more

Literary expression

With a street facade reminiscent of giant books protruding from giant book shelves, the new Bishan Community Library combines exterior form with interior function Read more

Future perfect

By recognising the competitive advantage of using a sustainable design, Austcorp's latest project, 370 Docklands, commands higher rentals and costs less to maintain Read more


All dressed up this once-derelict Auckland landmark is now a glittering events centre, with a new design that references both its nautical location and its glamorous status Read more

Hardy exteriors

Sourced direct from Italy, these textured porcelain pavers have the aesthetics of traditional stone, but with far greater durability and are available locally from Rocks on Hard Surface Solutions Read more

Face of change

The building services design for the base building systems and integrated Electrolux fit-out were both undertaken by Connell Wagner Read more





Latest books

Commercial Design Trends Vol. 34/2C

Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, your hotel experience can either make or break your trip. Our market report in this issue looks at the changing world of hotel design – from five star establ... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 34/3

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... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 34/1

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 ofte... Read more