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Welcome to your latest Commercial Design Trends eNewsletter –

a selection of great ideas and top projects, both local and global. 

Commercial Design


Putting the student in the spotlight

Student society and wellbeing were the drivers for dynamic self-contained AUT student accommodation designed by Wingate Architects

Easy on the eye and the environment

A fluid facade and ergonomic build form optimise the look of this apartment complex by Brooks + Scarpa and the wellness of its inhabitants  More

A great resource for your commercial fit-out

The Tile Depot offers advice and product for commercial applications where aesthetics and hard-wearing, long-lasting performance are vital  More

Retail therapy with lake views

Set beside a lake, a giant mall by 10 Design optimises nature and traditional Chinese architectural forms merged with hypermodern forms  More

As big as it gets

The story behind 22 Bishopsgate, Britain's largest office building – 62 storeys designed to give 12,000 inhabitants the best possible work environment  More

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New Zealand Expo pavilion has a life of its own

The New Zealand Pavilion, designed by Jasmax, for Expo 20 celebrates people and connecting to nature based on kaitiakitanga, the environmental ethos of Māori – an innovative mesh design is part of its kinetic façade  More

Working with the land

Le Dôme Winery, by Foster + Partners, responds to its rustic setting with sympathetic form and credentials that are green as succulent grapes  More

Standout presence

Durable Kahrs wooden floors are ideal for giving commercial venues presence, as exampled in this beautifully floored inner-city office  More

Contemporary fare

A dynamic light-filled food hall and central gathering space result from this reinvention of a traditional cafe and food court by Taylor Smyth Architects  More

Fly me to the moon

Take a trip from Earth to the Moon and check in to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the European Space Agency’s Moon Village concept  More

Spectacular 'art depot' offers transparency

The Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, by MVRDV, is an accessible art depot, offering a glimpse behind the scenes while making all works accessible to the public  More

High efficiency, low anxiety

Medical consultations and procedures can be stressful – the MacMurray Centre by Warren and Mahoney exudes calmness and efficiency  More

Art for art's sake

With a limited footprint, Shepparton Art Museum by Denton Corker Marshall goes more up than out – showing how, with clever architecture, less can hold much more  More

New masterplan for a ’10-Minute City’ in Seoul

Too long to get to work? Feel life isn't built along wellbeing principles? Or is that we need a more organic way to approach retail, business and leisure? Project H1, by UNStudio, presents a master plan for all that  More

Is this the future of shopping?

Aedas chairman Keith Griffiths suggests shops must change from 'selling machines' to become destinations that interact, educate and entertain  More

The hotel that loves its city

With a facade that artistically evokes Dunedin's first discovery and literally reflects key heritage buildings, Ebb – Dunedin also has an airy, social atrium that connects hotel guests with retail and business on its doorstep  More

Hey, isn't that you over there?

Forest glamping just took a giant if invisible step forward with these forest cabins that reflect their surroundings and are even kind to passing birds  More

Becoming an architect in the 21st Century

Ten renowned architects give a personal view on the role of the architect in today's world – Renzo Piano, Anne Lacaton, Kengo Kuma, Norman Foster and more  More

Is this the transport system of the future?

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) will jointly design the next phase in Hyperloop's high speed, economical and sustainable public transport system  More

Collaboration, connectivity, and communication

The new Colliers workplace by Warren and Mahoney allows the business to realise its potential as a mobile workforce increasingly reliant on networking  More

Cultural vision

The Museum and Theatre Complex will create a new cultural hot spot and become the future architectural landmark in the cityscape of Kemerovo – this video explores its artistry  More

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