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Craft beer enjoyed in a non-craft beer bar setting
Former aviation parts factory becomes a relaxed hospitality setting for craft beer brewer Oh Yeah Brewery
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...
Technicolor Drip
Artist Jen Stark creates a visually striking mural on a parking building. Watch video of the process.


Zero carbon road map to a better future
Greta Thunberg: "We deserve a safe future. And we demand a safe future. Is that really too much to ask?" The Green Building Council has launched a zero carbon road map for Aotearoa’s buildings, alongs...
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...


Retirement homes and TigerTurf
TigerTurf synthetic landscape grass and sports turfs have been popular in retirement villages for over twenty-five years. Safe and stable with next to no upkeep, there are many options to chose from.
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
Outside in
This mega mall has been dramatically revamped with emphasis given to dramatic external stairs and escalators. As a result, the mall has taken on a second role – it's now something of a tourist attract...
Throwing new light on the lobby
Once tired, dark and uninspiring, the lobbies in this prominent building are now light-filled and highly attractive – thanks to Krueck + Sexton Architects' dramatic use of curved materials.


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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