Perfect neighbour

Curvaceous and contemporary, the Asteron Centre responds to its immediate architectural surroundings and the needs of an energy-beleaguered planet Read more

heart of light

Iconic Maori images of voyaging and the spreading branches of the pohutukawa are all called to mind by the soaring Pou Manawa structure at Auckland Airport Read more

Engaging personality

A bold new tower and shopping hub, together with the rethink of an adjacent podium, create a new retail dynamic in the heart of Brisbane Read more

Inside out

A converted Japanese Army headquarters in Shanghai is transformed into a hotel that challenges the notion of private and public spaces Read more


Many modern airport terminals reference the nature of flight. This terminal building does the opposite, presenting three rock-like structures that are anchored to the landscape Read more

All Work and play

Getting down to the serious business of a day's work takes on new meaning in this office, which provides a lively, free-flowing workplace with an emphasis on transparency, collaboration and time out Read more

The Enigma code

A new museum housing some of the most important works of Salvador Dali takes the form of a glass jewel bursting out of a treasure box Read more

Endless possibilities

Like a beautiful mind writ large, RMIT's Building 22 celebrates the wonder of human consciousness beyond artificial intelligence Read more

Leading by example

Consolidation is an increasing focus for large corporations and banks. As well as streamlining customer services, it provides an ideal opportunity to tailor the workplace to the 21st century Read more

Pulling the plug on tradition

A working prototype office building outstrips the coveted carbon-zero rating, creating carbon-neutral architecture that gives back everything it takes Read more

à la mode

Tucked away down a quiet city lane, this restaurant in a heritage building recalls traditional Parisian brasseries and New York bistros and adds a touch of whimsy Read more

Combined assets

Campus-style working environments are a reflection of modern business thinking, which prizes open communication and transparency Read more





Latest books

Commercial Design Trends Vol 34/02C

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 3403

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

Home Trends 3401

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 often limi... Read more