Bento box

Japanese cooking is an event in itself, so for this Hollywood restaurant the focus is on the chefs, while aesthetic design elements reflect a refined Japanese style Read more

Warm glow

Due to an extended flue system, Real Flame's range of fireplaces can be installed almost anywhere including high-rise apartment buildings Read more


The grand scale and dynamic, contemporary form of the new Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre reflect its international standing and the Government's visionary master plan Read more

Writing on the wall

The rich, distinctive designs of Arabic scripts and Bedouin carpets inspired the architecture of The College of the North Atlantic in Qatar Read more

The suite life

Using mid-century furniture and local products and materials, the owner/designer of this Wellington hotel has created a true New Zealand experience for his guests Read more

Leading light

The North Tower's facades of ecologically responsive, shining glass were supplied by G James Glass Read more

Reinventing Japan

This restaurant manipulates scale and colour to create distinct dining experiences for its patrons. The design evokes a Japanese sensibility without resorting to cultural cliches Read more

Ground control

Sporting a geometric shape your maths teacher never showed you, Adelaide's dynamic new Channel Seven building signals its purpose loud and clear Read more

Global positioning

Powerscape wall linings provide eco-friendly option Read more

Colonial flavour

Comfortable grandfather chairs, taxidermy and mounted trophy horns help to give this new bar an ambience similar to explorers' clubs in India and Singapore around the turn of last century Read more

The walls are alive

Demonstrating its dedication to sustainability with several innovations in its own office, Umow Lai are on a quest to become Australia's first 6-Star Green Star rated office interior Read more

Bright for business

Workplace functionality is assured with the Free desking system from Commerical Images Read more





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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. 34/2

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