Form and orientation of university building designed to minimise intense climate

CO Architects' design of the Health Sciences Education Building in urban Phoenix draws inspiration from surrounding mountains and canyons and responds to the intense desert climate Read more

This multiple-level office has a central, unifying wood spine

A sculptural ribbon of wood winds through this new office, establishing a design vocabulary that's in sync with the company's vision Read more

Infrastructure is an investment in communities Urbis chief economist Nicki Hutley

Community infrastructure, be it a stadium, playground, sports field or library, has many positive spin-offs Read more

College concert hall integrates architecture with precision acoustic design

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre at Iona College by Stevens Lawson Architects achieves world class sound in a concert hall with an asymmetric form Read more

Boutique hotel refurbishment with edgy, industrial design

Gritty, urban design with blackened steel panels, raw concrete and exposed services defines the new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in central Melbourne Read more

Residential building demand creates need for prefabricationt technology

Melissa Savage of Metrapanel discusses efficiencies and cost savings of prefabrication technology, which speeds up new home building Read more

New nurses teaching facility with glass-walled adaptable classrooms

Multi-purpose, transparent classrooms ensure the Health and Science Centre, Waiariki Institute of Technology, makes the best use of available space and empowers students Read more

Contemporary hotel on private island, Sunrise Hotel Kempinski has dramatic interiors

Sunrise Hotel Kempinski by Shanghai Huadu Architect Design Co has a sculptural facade and upmarket interiors by DiLeonardo Read more

Modern university campus with student building in gold perforated aluminium veil

Ngoolark student building at Edith Cowan University features sculptural gold aluminum veil and canopy with references to local fauna Read more

New office for Brookfield Multiplex in Melbourne features mobius-inspired circulation pathway

Acitivity-based, open-plan office for building contractor features light wells, spiral staircase, stringybark oak timber and veneer Read more

Hideaway Bins recycling stations in ASB head office fit-out

Soft close Hideaway Bins used for kitchen recycling stations at ASB head office in Wynyard Centre Read more

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