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Have game lodges changed their spots?
When your neighbours are lions, tigers and elephants, a more immersive experience in your hunting lodge might not be your first request. But this development really does bring the feel of the jungle t...
Dedicated all rounder
Schools want to offer a wide choice of sports, but the right facilities require space and funding. TigerTurf’s short-pile multi-sport turfs produce outstanding performance for a wide variety of sports...
It's like a jungle sometimes
An immersive, pampering experience is in store for visitors to Beauty & Beyond's wild new premises on Broadway, Newmarket
Building a roadmap to a zero carbon future
Buildings make up 20% of NZ’s carbon emissions. Getting that number down to zero is ambitious and essential. The New Zealand Green Building Council believes it’s possible. Here’s how.
Technicolor Drip
Artist Jen Stark creates a visually striking mural on a parking building. Watch video of the process.


A touch of class
These curvaceous, award-winning legal offices, by Warren & Mahoney and fit-out by Impact Interiors, feature Resene Construction Systems ‘MarbleStone’ polished lime plaster finish, with the lime plaste...
Lyf – but not as we know it!
Ever wondered if we could live a more connected lifestyle where like-minded people live shoulder-to-shoulder in an atmosphere of mutual creative stimulation? As the largest co-living property in South...
Natural contours
Nature doesn't really work with straight lines and now with Muros Wall Panels you don't have to either. Muros panels offer complete versatility – they can be cut and jointed around symmetrical corners...
Leading by example
So what is best practice when it comes to your new office environment? Well, when prominent Dutch investment manager/developer Amvest seeks to make its own offices a great example of forward-thinking ...
Bridging art and nature
Completing the cultural route through northern Europe’s largest sculpture park, The Twist Museum by respected architect group Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) makes it look like you might need to pull on you...
Drawing on the past
Monash University's Chancellery by ARM Architecture puts a new spin on facade shading screens from mid-20th Century corporate headquarter buildings.
European wall panels that really stand out
Muros has launched a striking symmetrical range of European 3D wall panels, offering an eye-catching alternative to its long-standing trusted range of natural handmade wall panels.
Arguably the world's most famous museum, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) has been comprehensively renovated and expanded. And the result? A third more gallery space, a more welcoming air and better co...


Dress code: natural
So, just how sustainable is that sustainable cladding on your latest project? MVRDV has designed a small office and residential building on a corner lot in the Dutch village of Sint-Michielsgestel, us...
You're welcome
The culturally respectful, human-centric fit-out of the Treasury's new offices by Workspace Architects is all about inclusivity, right from its wayfinding Koru ceiling feature at reception and emphasi...
Stand-out performance
The graphic facade at Henning Larsen's Hangzhou Yuhang Opera references ice cracking on the frozen East Lake, while the two intersecting building masses appear as ice floes drifting apart to reveal th...
New beginnings
Previously a 19-storey office block, the 4½-star Four Points by Sheraton on Queen St capitalises on its prime CBD location and panoramic cityscape and harbour views


Going with the flow
Passengers at the Zaha Hadid-designed Beijing Daxing International Airport are guided intuitively towards the light-filled courtyard at the centre of its radiating form.
Telling stories
With formality no longer flavour of the day, Bates Smart approaches the design of hospitality venues as an art in subtle curation and engagement
Is there life on Mars ...
... if there was – or will be – the winning 3D-printed shelter in NASA's 3D Print Planetary Habitats competition would be a cool place to hang out.
Master class
Norman Foster – one of the most charismatic architects of our time – gives a glimpse into the early influences that set him on the path to architecture

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Home Trends Vol. 35/4
Real estate agents often say the kitchen is one of the major factors that sways potential buyers of a home. But these days, it's just as likely that the home's bathrooms will also influence a sale. So...

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