AU Commercial Design Trends Vol. 33/3C

The retail sector is in the midst of massive disruption as online shopping takes an ever increasing slice of the consumer dollar. So what’s the future for bricks and mortar? In this issue of Commercial Design Trends we look at how developers and architects are creating retail and showroom experiences that aim to keep customers coming through the doors of both large and small scale retail environments.

A-Grade office building now includes university campus as well as commercial tenants

Quality open-plan office floors translate seamlessly into open-plan, egalitarian learning spaces in the modern vertical campus for Western Sydney University at 1 Parramatta Square Read more

Retail pavilions, office tower and transportation hub integrate development into urban plan

Landscaped routes extend from the city into Shekou Gateway One's upper level terraces, sunken garden and event plazas, enriching the urban experience Read more

Mixed-use building combines premium car showrooms and servicing with three commercial office floors above

Three unique car brands are prominently displayed along the street frontage of this building establishing an identity for each within its own jewellery box-like showroom Read more

Innovative use of a sloping site provides new facilities for two university faculties

A sculptural new cornerstone building is only part of the University of Waikato's Law and Management Building the rest of the architecture heads underground Read more

Reinvented business hub animates busy inner-city street

Intelligent development, architectural ingenuity and smart adaptive reuse come together to create EMA's modern new office and conference hub all set on EMA's existing central location Read more

Fun, vibrant and dynamic workspaces reflect business approach of this fast growing company

New premises for My Food Bag encourage staff to work together collaboratively, plus give the company a development kitchen that's purpose-built for its needs Read more

Child centre designed with a child's perspective in mind

Catering for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers, Cosmokids provides a range of stimulating play and activity spaces inside and out right in the heart of the city Read more

How to create a successful, modern retail environment

Consumers expect customer-centric, high quality experiences, and smart developers and retailers are creating spaces that deliver those preferences, says Cooper and Company principal Jeremy Priddy Read more

Elegant historic villa forms base of new fashion house showrooms

The House of Grace Chen fashion brand has found a new home in a refurbished heritage villa accompanied by a new pavillion on this project by Kokaistudios Read more





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