quietly modern

Warm wood tones, a restrained palette, noted artworks and demure furniture all contribute to revamped hotel The George's comfortable, uncluttered ambience Read more


Facing the city's oldest buildings on one side and its newest on the other, this development is a vital new link in Newcastle's urban fabric Read more

future perfect

From its strategic design footprint to high-performance rooftop solar water heating, the new IAG Centre in Christchurch is the embodiment of far-sighted building design Read more

Challenging convention

Unexpected architectural elements distinguish this warehouse from other buildings in its industrial neighbourhood Read more

Tall order

The adaptive re-use of a historic Sydney brick-making kiln was a design challenge on several levels not least because of the planning requirements Read more

Sweet success

From mixed assortments to mixed use the Heards sweet factory in Parnell is now home to a collection of high-end apartments, boutique offices and retail outlets Read more

showcase in situ

This design company's new office space is a working display of its services, portraying aspects of its design philosophy and potential for collaboration Read more

Slide by slide

An oasis of modernity in a mostly innocuous industrial neighbourhood, this structure's layers of motif underpin a reputation for ingenuity and detail Read more

room to think

In the creative industries, an office space should help trigger great ideas. This Chicago ad agency has turned the industrial into the inspirational Read more

Open to inspection

A translucent canopy across the entire street frontage of this joinery manufacturing plant gives the impression of a slick, sophisticated company Read more

All boxes ticked

A focus on environmental sustainability influenced every aspect of the design of this community arts centre a brownfields development in the heart of Boston Read more

Inspiration station

The new offices of DDB Hong Kong are designed to make staff feel inspired and involved. Pared-back, expansive interiors inset with playful communal spaces set the scene Read more






Latest books

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

Home Trends 3307

While we might all have ideas for the home design that we want, consulting a good architect or designer will also open us up to other design possibilities that we haven't thought of.To help get you started on creating the home ... Read more

Home Trends 3306

Renovating a tired and dated kitchen will not only add to your enjoyment of cooking – it can also totally transform the way you use all of your living spaces, indoors and out. But where do you start and what's actually possible... Read more