Literary expression

With a street facade reminiscent of giant books protruding from giant book shelves, the new Bishan Community Library combines exterior form with interior function Read more

New kid on the block

The last piece of the World Square jigsaw, 52 Goulburn is in no way intimidated by its prominent neighbours. Rather, it uses a similar architectural language to forge its own identity Read more


A love of speed inspires a dynamic facade and creates a bold presence in a rapidly growing commercial precinct Read more

Read all about it

The meadow on the roof is probably the most readily apparent feature, but this new Seattle library is green to its very roots. It's also an educational tool for sustainable design initiatives Read more

TOO cool FOR school

A high school shows how buildings can adapt to climate change, by using tried-and-true principles of passive design Read more

Open-door policies

Large-scale glazing and a minimalist aesthetic have been adopted in the design of these offices, in order to reflect the principles of the company that inhabits them Read more

That's entertainment

Forget the big glass box and ranks of cars at this showroom it's all about the experience, the atmosphere and the promise of a lifestyle Read more

A sense of place

Libraries are no longer the austere, silent buildings of the past. The colourful facade of this new university library reflects its much more diverse role within the community Read more

Breaking the barriers

A flexible, transparent environment for this interior design consultancy encourages creativity and enhances collaboration between colleagues and clients Read more

Performance driven

Mercedes-Benz's new showroom nestles snugly into its niche locale. A glass insert encloses an internal street and houses signage visible from an overhead freeway Read more

For the text generation

Where X meets Y the vibrant fit-out of the new Yahoo!Xtra office in Auckland reflects the youthful focus of the company's latest branding campaign Read more

Business Class

Exterior of the Owen G Glenn Building at Auckland University: designed by architect Richard Francis-Jones from FJMT Read more





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