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 established chains to new lifestyle brands. Plus we see how some of these changes have influenced new hotel properties in Sydney, Auckland and at the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed Morpheus Hotel in Macau.

Custom furniture solutions supplied for advanced school environment

Given the King’s School Centennial Building’s flexible learning spaces, innovative furniture solutions were required – specialist Furnware was involved from the start Read more

New classroom and music studio building merges individual classes and open-plan learning environments

The welcoming new King’s School Centennial Building looks to its future with fresh architectural thinking in terms of student learning, cross-campus connections and pride of p... Read more

Fixed louvres bring shade and crisp detailing to the Centennial Building at King’s School

On a facade design where function and aesthetics go hand in hand, the powdercoated Sun Control Overhead Louvres on King’s School Centennial Building are a crowning touch Read more

Disparate collection of buildings and exterior facades combine into a cohesive whole

Waikoukou – the new home of Transpower – results from the merger of existing buildings, seismically upgraded and linked around a bright new six-level atrium Read more

New primary school building transforms educational experiences for its pupils and the community

Cascading terraces provide pupils at Chelsea’s Marlborough Primary School with light filled classrooms and expansive outside play and learning areas Read more

Hotel has cohesive design – from a faceted facade through to room interior detailing

Guests at West Hotel activate its facade as their movements, the opening or closing of drapes, or lighting choices animate the room-size windows Read more

New offices proved opportunity for a fresh approach to staff culture

When Suncorp New Zealand consolidated its companies over five consecutive floors in Auckland’s Vero Centre, greater flexibility, productivity and connectivity were key drivers for the fit-out Read more

New campus gateway building has distinct form for each of its two main functional requirements

With its X-shaped arrangement for workspaces and box-like form of the research laboratories, the new Synergy building makes an active contribution to organisational changes CSIRO was i... Read more

Complete refurbishment creates quirky, contemporary boutique hotel

New Zealand’s brilliant Tui bird provides inspiration for the art-focussed Naumi Auckland Airport hotel Read more

How do you design a hotel to successfully meet all the requirements of investor, operator and guests?

Aedas Interiors executive director Greg Farrell – project designer on Auckland’s M Social – gives a designer and frequent guest perspective Read more

Boutique hotel captures sheen of Tui in vibrant Resene colours

The Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel offers guests a private, niche environment that celebrates art, quirkiness and reflects the colours of the New Zealand Tui bird in Resene paints Read more

Form embraces function

When Suncorp consolidated its brands at one forward-looking office environment, the fit-out had to include equally forward looking furniture solutions. Read more

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Homes Trends Vol. 34/4

Whether space for your new bathroom is generous or modest, you'll want to create a room that not only looks good but is also a breeze to use. And that often means working around restrictions of plumbing locations, the po... 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. 34/2

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