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Gardens in the sky
With the city at your feet, why not introduce nature and well being above? Landscaping and building envelope combine in the mixed-use residential and retail development that is Sky Green Taichung, Tai...
The hills are alive
So what constitutes a smart city district? User-value technology and self-driving cars are two futuristic aspects of MVRDV's eye-popping competition entry for the new Tencent headquarters campus. Othe...
Close to nature
Luxury expedition yacht designed exclusively for Galapagos Island cruising blurs the boundaries between ship and nature.
Best office in the world
State-of-the art workplace B:Hive by BVN and Jasmax wins top architecture award at World Architecture Festival Inside. Take the video tour to find out why.


Luxury brands have a new address
No time to wake the chauffeur or call Uber Premium multiple stop? Fear not, all your luxury German appliances – Gaggenau, Neff, Bosch – are now offered in one luxurious, award-winning showspace – welc...
Impossible to separate the two winners
Projects in top student architecture competition combine optimism and protest
Colour makes this space
Athfield Architects’ design for Waterfront House in Lyttelton wraps colours of shipping containers into a winning workspace in the 2019 Resene Total Colour Awards
A long and rustic road
Cycle/pedestrian Chemin des Carrières, or quarries track, is a meandering trip through history, landscapes, towns and the odd arresting sculptural feature along the way. Much of the walkway is in Cort...
Riding high
Waimakariri District Council’s innovative approach to the Canterbury earthquake recovery planning takes top honours in an international award.
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...
Beam me up
Office design combines cues from the microscopic living environment with the macroscopic reaches of the universe
New tool helps decarbonise construction sector
Innovative new tool highlights the commercial and environmental sustainability of engineered timber in new construction.


Flight of fancy
A picnic under an aircraft’s fabric wing 30 years ago inspires influential Australian architect Glenn Murcutt’s design of the 2019 MPavilion
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...
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
Artisan Interior Plaster – the natural advantage
The Rockote Natural Materials range of plaster finishes draws inspiration from nature to provide beautiful, natural, hand applied plaster finishes that don’t compromise your health or the environment.


Changing points of view
Triangular shapes give this canoe base and hangar a dynamic form which changes in appearance depending on where it's viewed from.
Ready to fly
Just open for business – take a video tour of the brand new Novotel Christchurch Airport by Warren and Mahoney architects
Technicolor Drip
Artist Jen Stark creates a visually striking mural on a parking building. Watch video of the process.
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.

Read the latest edition of Trends Commercial Design

Commercial Design Trends Vol. 35/2C
The world of hotel design is changing, with a move away from bland repetition of a chain’s design template to giving guests a unique experience that reflects the location they’re visiting. In this iss...

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