Twisting facade of China's tallest building reduces sway and cuts construction costs

The design of Shanghai Tower's double skin facade cuts wind loads by 24% and contributes to the building's targeted 21% reduction in energy use Read more

Office fit-out places a social kitchen at its heart to emphasise connectivity

Design of Fisher & Paykel Sydney offices by Custance features transparent meeting pods, while a curving, 3D plywood ceiling bisects the space Read more

New Christchurch building a model of efficient office design

The new Christchurch UniMed building comprises modern office and retail options the steel, glass and terracotta facade references the Isaac Theatre Royal Read more

Activity Based Working underpins the design of Fonterra's new headquarters

Working across architecture, landscaping and interior design, Jasmax has delivered an integrated design outcome for this new, seven-storey commercial building Read more

Contemporary fit-out dovetails with heritage-protected building

The new Lonely Planet offices in Melbourne feature destination inspired settings interwoven with and complementing the red brick heritage building it inhabits Read more

Fit-out for merged companies features open-plan design

The interior design for two mergered insurance companies into AMGeneral features open-plan design, no managerial offices and a vibrant colour scheme Read more

Increasing focus on quality design for inner city apartments

Mark McGuinness, Willis Bond & Co's managing director, looks at the changing face of apartment developments at Auckland's Wynyard Quarter Read more

Are planned city hubs the answer to time wasted commuting?

Aedas chairman Keith Griffiths proposes a different mindset to planning where people live if we want our cities to operate more efficiently Read more

New library responds to its community and surroundings.

The new Rockdale Library combines advanced check-out technologies with light filled interiors that offer myriad visual references to the local environment Read more

Old post office and new theatre create performing arts centre

A culturally significant1930s post office has been repurposed and joined by a 500-seat theatre to create the Wallis Annenberg Centre for the Performing Arts Read more

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