Return to splendour

Designed in the Art Deco tradition of the '30s, this former post office building has been restored to its past grandeur with a contemporary interior that offers the best of both worlds Read more

Future living

The eyes of the world will be on Masdar City eager to see if fully sustainable living can be a reality Read more

Phoenix rising

Mount Stromlo Observatory, largely razed to the ground in Canberra's 2003 bushfires, has seen existing facades restored and a contemporary addition take centre stage Read more

High profile

To add visual impact to a new apartment building, fern-decorated perforated panels made by Locker Group were specified for side walls and gates Read more

IN the limelight

The NZ Central office in Shanghai displays the créme de la créme of New Zealand design, including ceramics, furniture and lighting from specialist design store Essenze Read more

Home Away from Home

Student accommodation takes on many forms in a highly competitive market finding that point of difference can make or break a building Read more

Game On

Teamwork transformed a derelict rugby league ground into a vibrant part of Auckland City, with a business precinct, retail shops and a serviced hotel Read more

Pioneering spirit

It takes an entrepreneur to develop a fully sustainable winery specialising in premium wine production on an unprecedented scale Read more

Taking the initiative

High-tech electronic entrance control for bank Read more

Dedicated to sustainability

A commitment to environmentally friendly development and recycling resulted in the upgrade and refurbishment of Hamilton's Kakariki House by Wise Trust Read more

Pure New Zealand

Carpets in the NZ Central office in Shanghai not only feature 100% New Zealand wools they're also eco friendly. CRONZ supplied wool and alpaca carpets and rugs to several areas Read more

Science fact

Looking like something out of a Science Fiction film, Beautiful minds is the brainchild of Shanghai-based architectural firm MAD Read more





Latest books

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 establ... 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. 34/1

If you're designing a bathroom for a new home or renovating your existing one, you'll quickly discover how involved the process can be.It's not only the challenge of how to fit the different functional zones into the ofte... Read more