Commercial Design Trends Vol. 34/1C

Flexibility has become the keyword in the workplace – both as a business process and in the physical design of our work environments. In this issue of Commercial Design Trends, we look at examples of how interior architects and designers are interpreting the call for flexibility, from a commercial building which has built-in allowance for tenants to change their space requirements, to premises that break down the traditional compartmentalisation of space.

Mixed-use office, retail and hospitality hub takes design cues from railyard previously on site

New and adaptively reused old buildings comprise the new Platform mixed-use hub, which achieves harmony through a common palette of semi-industrial finishes Read more

Buildings of the Future provide non-financial as well as financial benefits

We need a new model for Return On Investment to account for the longer term value that intelligent building design provides, says Peter Greaves, Buildings of the Future Leader at Aurecon Read more

Does your commercial building meet all the requirements of Asbestos Regulations?

The danger posed by asbestos has to be dealt with swiftly and thoroughly by accredited professionals – Dominion Constructors has this approved skill set Read more

Otago student building incorporates sustainable design and provides a variety of accommodation options

Boasting sustainable, cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction and other strong green credentials, this on-campus, contemporary, polytechnic student village brings new meani... Read more

New Justice Precinct designed as anchor project in Christchurch rebuild masterplan

The Christchurch Justice & Emergency Services Precinct presents a more approachable face to the court system and facilitates cross-discipline efficiency and expediency Read more

Contemporary cultural centre contains spectacular atrium with contoured book shelving system reaching to the ceiling

The eyeball-shaped auditorium within Tianjin Binhai Library is framed by an eye-shaped aperture in the double facade’s external wood louvres Read more

Global giant’s cost-effective appliances now available in New Zealand

To fit-out a multi-unit development, or any project, it makes sense to choose advanced appliance ranges from global importer and distributor Midea Read more

Innovative use of wood for reception desk and screen helps signal construction company’s business approach

An organisational screening element at the heart of this building company office fit-out both reflects the firm’s creative skillset and its transparency in business Read more

Leading by example – interior design firm M Moser’s new Hong Kong head office

Group managing director at M Moser Associates John Sellery talks about the company’s new premises and where office design is heading Read more

Colour scheme accentuates building’s original architectural detailing in a contemporary way

Connecting past and present, the fully restored heritage building in a prominent position in The Crossing retail and office precinct features a quiet Resene palette Read more

Spatial organisation and a stripped back ergonomic efficiency underpin new office design

With a bold fit-out that promotes flexibility, collaboration and productivity, Z Energy’s new workplace also emphasises transparency and a friendly work environment Read more

Moveable meeting pods ideal for flexible leasing development

The B:HIVE flexible office-leasing business at Smales Farm benefits from moveable, fully serviced Urban Pods, supplied by furniture specialists Vidak Read more

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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. 34/2

Placing the kitchen at the heart of a home is not just about creating a convenient zone for easy food preparation and eating meals.Just as important is the way it's seen as an attractive place where family can spend time ... 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