Commercial Design Trends Vol. 35/1C
A new commercial office building can sometimes be more than just a place to work – it can also be an integral component in future development of its surrounding area. That’s the projected outcome for No.1 Sylvia Park in Auckland and VicRoads in Melbourne, both of which feature in this issue of Commercial Design Trends.
Wasn't that wall straight when we arrived?
This load-bearing stone wine cellar wall at Delas Fréres Winery (complete with tasting rooms) is nothing if not eye catching. The thermally inert, porous walls create ideal conditions for wine.
This hotel champions nature's luxuries
As the world shrinks, resources tighten and health adversity threatens, are we waking up to the really important things in life? Space, privacy, sobriety, nature, and fresh air are the new five star luxuries as this spartan, sense-engaging hotel reflects
Stadium of the future
Populous senior principals Chris Paterson and Tom Jones consider the key themes driving the nature of entertainment venues and fan experiences today
The future for commercial interiors?
Hogan Lovells’ new office will serve as a truly diverse, inclusive and sustainable workplace to help attract talent, drive innovation and deliver the best experience for their employees and clients
VicRoads office tower features colourful wrap-around cladding
Not just a pretty pattern – the dynamic shapes of the white pre-cast façade on this building were inspired by the look of a circuit board and also offer a cryptic nod to the naming tenant
How do you ensure the mental health of your staff through your work environment?
Victoria Tavendale, Mirvac’s general manager of asset management, office and industrial, offers an informed perspective on what makes a workplace a well place
Office fit-out caters for continually changing work requirements
New premises for a media and entertainment production company establish brand identity through how its employees use and interact with the space rather than through overt brand messaging
Westpac head office fit-out reflects modern banking and its riverside environment
The contemporary fit-out for Westpac’s new head office within Christchurch CBD’s buzzing The Terrace precinct takes its design cues from the mighty Avon River
Striking facade treatments give commercial office building a prominent presence
As the first stage of evolving Sylvia Park from a retail and entertainment centre to a fully fledged mixed-use development, No.1 Sylvia Park office building has been wrapped in eye-catching facades – like a beautifully packaged purchase
State-of-the-art healthy air solutions
The Westpac head office at The Terrace achieves a highly coveted 5 Star Green Star rating – high performance air diffusion products from Temperzone played a key role
Fresh perspective – colour brings life and organisation to this office space
The rethink of an existing building for an accounting practice brings drama to the interiors and gives them life and colour – key surfaces are in Resene paint
New multimillion-dollar freshwater wetland designed by Iwi artists
A new multimillion-dollar public wetland, designed by local artists to improve water quality in South Auckland waterways, and support endangered native wildlife has opened.
An aviary powered by its occupants?
This dynamic project really is for the birds, and also by the birds, thanks to a complex engineering/power strategy. Fancy a visit to an aviary that animates in response to the flight patterns of our feathered friends? This fledgling project might be the answer
Biophilic apartments the way of the future?
What is biophilic architecture exactly? The short answer might be architecture shaped with your ergonomic needs and that of the planet's in mind. Find out what it means in this future-perfect apartment complex
Modern university architecture studio includes elements of vernacular tropical architecture in Southeast Asia
An innovative cooling system, 1225 solar photovoltaics and the sheer cleverness of the architecture make this the first new net-zero energy building in Singapore