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The views go on for ever ...
Drag your eyes away from the sweeping city and ocean views and you'll find a comfortably contemporary penthouse that's at the peak of luxury interior design.


Wood and stone – natural friends
Tea and scones, bucket and spade – some things are just made for each other. Here, warm oak-look Melamine meets concrete-look engineered stone to create drama in this substantial family kitchen.



4 things to consider before buying a sofa
About to buy new sofa? Be prepared – check out our handy guide before you make this big ticket purchase.
How to design your home office for maximum productivity
Working from home comes with many benefits – but you need to to make the most of the design of your home office to avoid the downsides.


Top to bottom
You have the home you want ... but the look? Not so much. The owner of this home put thoughts into action – the result, a reinvented home perfect more modern living and modern sensibilities.

New in Outdoor Living

Ready, set, glow
Allied Concrete's Ready Glow can be used to add unique design elements and adds a functioning, self powering renewable light source for any type of decorative concrete application

New in Commercial Design

Container colour a winner
Athfield Architect's design for Waterfront House wraps colours of shipping containers into a winning workspace in the 2019 Resene Total Colour Awards
Five people-centric design principles that can be applied to workplace design
Putting people first in workplace design leads to better business results as well as more positive staff experiences, says Holly Campbell, senior associate at Warren and Mahoney.
Sitting pretty – self-contained solar-powered seating environments that care about people and the planet
There's a new seating kid in town for architects and designers addressing commercial outdoor environments or public venues. The ground-breaking (grid-saving) Sedi range is designed and shaped to optim...
Fresh perspective
How a poorly organised 15-year-old building was transformed into an attractive and highly functional commercial space that’s attuned to the new generation of office tenants.
Building a greener future now
As soon as you leave Singapore's Changi airport you know you're in a green city. Three of the city state's iconic buildings take the next natural step forward – into biophilic architecture
Evocative tones
The interiors of Sudima Christchurch City hotel connect with the Canterbury environment through texture and tone – the painted wall surfaces are Resene
No, let's take the stairs
Presenting as a giant skite element within engineering giant Arup's own offices, a substantial, sculptural concrete stair seems to float through the middle of the space.
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