Commercial Design Trends Vol. 33/1C

Christchurch’s recovery from its two major earthquakes was never going to be a quick fix. But slowly and surely new projects are being completed and life is being injected back into the city. In this edition of Commercial Design Trends, we take stock of some of those projects – the Innovation Precinct, Vodafone, Kathmandu and Burwood Hospital. We also showcase two buildings that break out of the mould of how large commercial buildings are usually designed.

Rejuvenation of Auckland's Orange Hall involved tricky building elements, all resolved by Dominion Constructors

The Orange Hall development includes strengthening and restoring the classic dance venue and the addition of commercial, residential and retail elements alongside Read more

Different wood species and treatments feature in this award-winning home

Point Wells Gables won the Carter Holt Harvey Residential Architectural Excellence Award at this year's NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards Read more

Flexible fit-out for technology-driven media hub creates an Activity Based Workplace

Zoned areas of noise levels, advanced technology connectivity and varied meeting and workdesk options mean Fairfax Media staff work in the best place for any given task Read more

Contemporary, atmospheric fit-out breaks with traditional Korean restaurant design

Key surfaces were painted in Resene Blackjack and Resene Black White in the interior design of this Korean restaurant The Buffet Read more

What do tenants want in the buildings of the future?

Developers need to be more in tune with what's really going on at the office if they want to future proof their buildings, says Unispace global design director Simon Pole Read more

Investment company offices have the look of a traditional club or a five star hotel

The interior fit-out of VMS Investment's Hong Kong headquarters has a gallery like feel in reception and a hospitality feel in other areas Read more

Kathmandu head office in Christchurch Innovation Precinct gains 5 Green Star Design rating

Glass and precast three-level building with semi-industrial interior is home to the Kathmandu head office and retail store Read more

Does current retirement accommodation really meet baby boomer expectations?

Developers need a bolder approach to designing for seniors living and aged care, says Blair Keenan, principal at Marchese Partners Read more

Its timber blind facade helps make this Sydney office warm and approachable

A Closed Cavity Facade and interiors that reflect the developer's advanced engineering prowess make the EY Centre a leading example for the future of Sydney office development Read more

Hospital extension for care of the elderly has comforting domestic feel

The Burwood Hospital Extension is a leading light for rehabilitation and care of the elderly that lets patients rehabilitate without stress Read more

Twisting twin residential towers put a new spin on condominum living in Miami

With its two turning tower forms, Grove at Grand Bay by architect Bjarke Ingels combines high-profile design with low-density living Read more

Drill core library achieves bold look with weathered steel and glass facade

Contemporary South Australia Drill Core Library features Corten steel cladding and large exhibition space Read more





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