The crinkled squares of aluminium mesh that cover this Minneapolis art gallery's new tower change in appearance throughout the day a reflection of the changeability of modern art Read more

Environmental integration

Singapore's new National Library is an exercise in ecodesign the built environment working as a system within the natural environment Read more

Sculptural form

An irregular architectural composition gives this apartment building the feel of a single residence, in keeping with its neighbours Read more

Generous spirit

Spacious interiors, a stepped facade and minimal shared walls ensure these park-side apartments have an inviting, house-like ambience Read more

Town planning

The street-like design of this law firm's offices provides plenty of informal meeting places, which help to establish a sense of community in the workplace Read more

Colour, drama, pulse

Vibrant elements such as phased lighting and textural wallcoverings make up an interior design kit that can be adapted for a variety of locations Read more

Well connected

Auckland's new ferry terminal at Piers One and Two is designed with the greater public transport system in mind Read more

Streets ahead

Offering residents their own slice of paradise, this central city apartment development is the winner of the Commercial Design Trends apartment award Read more

Fine details

For appliances that offer a contemporary look with a design advantage, consider the global perspective of Electrolux Read more

Claiming the spotlight

Success has many spin-offs. Doubling in size over four years provided insurance company Lumley with an opportunity to raise its profile, a highly visible presence on the Auckland skyline Read more

Southern belle

With Queenstown continuing to attract record numbers of tourists, more hotels are needed to keep up with demand Read more

Living for the city

Appliance solutions for compact kitchens that fit with urban lifestyles are available from Parmco Read more






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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 space... Read more

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