NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 32/03C

Commercial Design Trends is aimed at our professional readers, and showcases commercial buildings. The book features regular sections on offices, hospitality, retail, education and apartments, as well as a host of other relevant topics. It also presents the latest products and services from designers and manufacturers.

Twisting facade of China's tallest building reduces sway and cuts construction costs

The design of Shanghai Tower's double skin facade cuts wind loads by 24% and contributes to the building's targeted 21% reduction in energy use Read more

Even the door and window hardware has a touch of luxury at this Millbrook Resort home

Upmarket getaway near Queenstown features custom Black Maire timber and matt stainless steel door and window handles and locks from Chant Hardware Read more

Fail safe waterproofing for all commercial applications

From cold-applied, high-performance SafeStick roofing to the best Mastic Asphalt around, Neuchatel is the go-to source for advanced construction waterproofing Read more

Office fit-out places a social kitchen at its heart to emphasise connectivity

Design of Fisher & Paykel Sydney offices by Custance features transparent meeting pods, while a curving, 3D plywood ceiling bisects the space Read more

New Christchurch building a model of efficient office design

The new Christchurch UniMed building comprises modern office and retail options the steel, glass and terracotta facade references the Isaac Theatre Royal Read more

Advanced ceilings add dynamic feel to Fonterra head office

Various Armstrong ceiling systems were introduced as features, as wayfinders, and to dampen acoustics in the new Fonterra building Read more

Operable louvre roofs make the most of entertainment deck for office staff

Staff at Fonterra's new headquarters can enjoy the sixth-floor deck year round thanks to LouvreTec's rain-or-shine 200 Super Roof Lite Read more

Rugged high-spec mortice lock brings peace of mind.

Strong, durable Selector 3700 Series Mortice lock by Assay Abloy is designed for quick and easy installation Read more

Permacolour coloured concrete is ideal for road safety uses

Colured concrtete offers a low up keep, high profile solution to tricky road situations available in a range of colours from Sienna to Red to Read more

Off-white wall surfaces bring lightness to Fonterra lift lobbies

Resene Double Alabaster wall finishes complete the lift areas and the exteriors of some meeting rooms at the new Fonterra office building Read more

Activity Based Working underpins the design of Fonterra's new headquarters

Working across architecture, landscaping and interior design, Jasmax has delivered an integrated design outcome for this new, seven-storey commercial building Read more

Contemporary fit-out dovetails with heritage-protected building

The new Lonely Planet offices in Melbourne feature destination inspired settings interwoven with and complementing the red brick heritage building it inhabits Read more





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