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

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. 34/3

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... 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