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Wrapped up

Spanish architects Clara Murado and Juan Elvira sought to establish a creative dialogue with the past when renovating the Murado Elvira Baiona Library

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World Architecture Festival 2018

Set to take place later this year, the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam is dedicated to showcasing inspiring and outstanding architecture

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No, that's not a real skyscraper

The star of the new blockbuster Skyscraper may not be Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, but the enormous Pearl tower around which the film is based

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Connecting past and present

The fully restored, heritage Crossing retail and office precinct features a quiet Resene palette

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Versatile furniture for any office

In the modern office, there's no such thing as as a 'one size fits all solution' – businesses demand flexibility. This is especially true when it comes to desks.

Trending commercial developments

How does a sky lobby work?

Navigating the world’s new supertall buildings requires an entirely different approach to elevators – the sky lobby system.

Industrial brief

Difficult site problems led to innovative and outside-the-box solutions in this new, decidedly industrial office for a Melbourne law firm

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Treehouse apartments

This apartment complex features double height communal spaces, a landscaped deck with resort style facilities and an infinity edge swimming pool

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Read the latest edition of Trends Commercial Design

Volume 34 No 1C

Discover what's new in the world of commercial design.

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Is this the future of paint?

Is this the future of paint? Resene CoolColour, you can specify dark colours that stay cooler than normal colours.

Buildings of the future

We need a new model for Return On Investment to account for the longer term value that intelligent building design provides, says Peter Greaves, Buildings of the Future Leader at Aurecon

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Out of reach

The eyeball-shaped auditorium within Tianjin Binhai Library is framed by an eye-shaped aperture in the double facade’s external wood louvres

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Latest commercial design videos

How to make an attractive city


How to make an attractive city

What happened to attractive city? This video from The School of Life explores the key principles for making visually appealing cities

The Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid 

If it's ever constructed, the Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid in Tokyo Bay will stand over 2,000 metres tall and contain enough living space to house 750,000.

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A book temple

Images of Tianjin Binhai Library have appeared everywhere – from architecture blogs to news broadcast. #donotsettle teamed up with architects MVRDV to show you what the space is really like. 

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