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Invisible strings – tangible results
The business world is changing. Lockers booked and unlocked via smartphone, workstations with wireless charging and usage feedback – Vidak brings savvy, user-friendly connectivity to Vodafone's new Au...
Cultural ambassador
'Office culture' takes on quite another meaning in the new offices for Microsoft KL. The fit-out, by SL Group Design, eschews corporate convention to create interiors that reflect Malaysia’s vast dive...
After-hours visitors not encouraged
Looking like an unstormable castle, China's Tianjin Exploratorium museum by Bernard Tschumi Architects displays everything from modern technologies to giant space rockets. A massive cone-shaped lobby ...
Hong Kong's Kowloon Station – quite a departure
Bustling Kowloon in Hong Kong now has a fresh public sculpture, er, rail terminus, designed by Aedas. And while it's clearly grand in scale, project design director Andrew Bromberg says – "I don’t do ...
Historic by day, contemporary by night
So how do you let an elegant heritage facade stand out during the day, when the street is active, then ensure your modern addition steals the limelight by night? Lighting's only part of the answer. De...


Technology savvy in the workplace

Technology is now integral to our daily lives. Here's a guide to making sense of a tech-meets-work world.

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At one with the scenery

Ever feel your knowledge of nature is shaped by the odd David Attenborough video? This dome eco-escape lets you embrace things on a far more personal level.

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Well, it looks simple

Complex engineering underpins the award-winning Perry Bridge, created specifically for pedestrians and cyclists.

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New Sydney Fish Market to transform Blackwattle Bay

Out of the ordinary would be one understated way to describe the just-released concept for Sydney's new fish market.

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Green is the new vertical

Green walls and roofs result in fresher air, happier and healthier staff, and can reflect a company's green philosophy says Natural Habitats CEO, Graham Cleary

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Waving not drowning

Our planet’s limited energy resources are shrinking fast and architecture is one way of turning back the tide – as with this sea-powered hotel.

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Plastic is not convenient

Out of the factory, into the shop, into your hand, into the bin, and then into the sea. Here's one way to cut  use of single-use plastics.

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RIBA-winner Bloomberg

Winner of this year's RIBA National Award, Foster + Partners' new Bloomberg HQ is a sight to behold.

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Volume 34 No 2C
Discover what's new in the world of commercial design.

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Tunnel of light
MAD Architects add enthralling artistic spaces to the historic, 750m-long Kiyotsu Gorge lookout tunnel in Japan’s Niigata prefecture.
How Africa is Becoming China's China

As China's economy at home starts to slow, Africa is fast becoming a source of new opportunity for the burgeoning super power

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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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