AU Commercial Design Trends Vol. 31/7

Commercial Design Trends is aimed at our professional readers, and showcases commercial buildings. The book features regular sections on offices, hospitality, retail, education and apartments, as well as a host of other relevant topics.

LED lighitng resembles cascading strings of pearls in the Paspaley jewellery store, Brisbane

Luxury jewellery boutique in Brisbane by architect Eric Carlson of Paris features cascading LED pearl strings, with seductive, sensous detailing Read more

Community library for 21st century has a domestic scale, with crafted cedar wood exterior

New Devonport Library has veranda-style canopy, multiple entries, cedar exterior, soaring interior volume with exposed columns and beams, ply ceilings Read more

Restoration of historic Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch to full Edwardian splendour

Post-earthquake restoration of heritage Edwardian theatre with ornate decorative plasterwork in Christchurch by Warren and Mahoney, Naylor Love Read more

Waiheke Island library gives the community a new home that references past, present, future

New library building on Waiheke Island features timber batten exterior with organic curved forms reminiscent of trees, plus local cultural references Read more

Contemporary horseshoe-shaped office building in Singapore with dramatic curved facade and jagged ends

Modern Singapore office building with curved glass facade wraps around landscaped courtyard; elevation gives privacy, security and a civic dimension Read more

Community library in San Francisco on triangular site, set to achieve LEED Gold Certification

North Beach Branch community library in San Francisco by Leedy Maytum Stacy Architects with soaring interior, view corridors, ESD features Read more

Copper cladding drapes new suburban shopping centre in Merivale, Christchurch

Post-earthquake rebuild of suburban retail building in Christchurch by Thom Craig Architects, with copper cladding Read more

Property market proposal from PCNZ for high-quality, high-density housing in Auckland

High-quality, purpose-built homes will create employment and improve social cohesion in Auckland Connal Townsend, PCNZ CEO Read more

Smart, award-winning, artesian-based heating and cooling system designed by Beca

Energy-saving artesian-based heating and cooling system by Beca features in many Canterbury projects, including Christchurch International Airport Read more

T2 stores rolled out around the globe, defined by dark interiors, colourful packaging

T2 tea retail stores designed by Landini Associates feature dark interiors with raw and exposed materials, tea library, tea-making demonstrations Read more

Knox Church rebuilt after Christchurch earthquake with new exterior, copper cladding

Knox Church restoration following Christchurch earthquake new exterior protects Gothic Revival interior with design by Wilkie + Bruce Architects Read more

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