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Disparate collection of buildings and exterior facades combine into a cohesive whole

Waikoukou – the new home of Transpower – results from the merger of existing buildings, seismically upgraded and linked around a bright new six-level atrium

Form embraces function

When Suncorp consolidated its brands at one forward-looking office environment, the fit-out had to include equally forward looking furniture solutions.

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New offices proved opportunity for a fresh approach to staff culture

When Suncorp New Zealand consolidated its companies over five consecutive floors in Auckland’s Vero Centre, greater flexibility, productivity and connectivity were key drivers for the fit-out

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Architect in residence

How to get that work-play balance right? Adding an over-sized container fitted out as an architecture studio to your backyard is one way. 


Mpavilion 2018 by Barcelona’s Carme Pinós opens in Melbourne

Known for her community-focused design, Carme Pinós’s MPavilion is the first public work in Australia by a female Spanish architect.

Take A Break

From breakout areas to staff kitchens and cafés, tables, counters, bar stools and chairs from Harrows Contract Furniture can transform the workplace

Hotel has cohesive design – from a faceted facade through to room interior detailing

Guests at West Hotel activate its facade as their movements, the opening or closing of drapes, or lighting choices animate the room-size windows

New primary school building transforms educational experiences for its pupils and the community

Cascading terraces provide pupils at Chelsea’s Marlborough Primary School with light filled classrooms and expansive outside play and learning areas

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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Commercial applications of curved toughed glass


New Jucy Snooze pod hotel to open in Auckland on the back of highly successful Juicy Snooze Queenstown

Following on from the highly successful Jucy Snooze pod hotel in Queenstown, a new four storey pod hotel has been announced for Auckland.

It will be the largest pod hotel in the country and will accommodate up to 466 visitors per night when it opens in 2019.

The new hotel is expected to meet about 4% of the estimated 3000 room shortfall in the city and will be different from others in the Jucy Snooze chain in that it will also offer shared work spaces for out-of-town business people who need an office while they visit Auckland tourists.

Check out the video of the up and running and thriving Jucy Snooze pod hotel in Queenstown.

Opening of the V&A art museum in Dundee

V&A Dundee opened its doors for the first time to the public on 15 September 2018, when its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have been revealed for the first time.

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