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I’m just off to the airport for a holiday
The new Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects – with a rainforest and giant waterfall at its heart – is a gold star destination in itself
Installing artificial grass on rooftops and balconies
Artificial grass on rooftops and balconies is a hassle-free way to make the most of your small outdoor spaces all year around – but up front, the installation has to consider waterproof membranes and ...
Floating future
By 2050, 90% of the world's largest cities will be exposed to rising seas, displacing millions of people from coastal cities. Is this the solution to that looming problem?
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500 optic dendrites protrude from aLL's new Neuron Pod at Will Alsop's RIBA award-winning Blizard Building. But what exactly is it? Watch ... and all is revealed.
NABERSNZ Conference in Wellington and Auckland
Green-rated energy performance is the new gold for commercial buildings – this free seminar is an eye-opener.
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Zenith’s new Auckland showroom is bigger, better and more reflective of its growing portfolio of workplace furniture


Tall as the tallest tree

What's currently the World’s tallest timber building according to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)? Find out here. See more

From NY railyards to retail, restaurants and revitalisation

Now opening, Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in United States' history. See more

Plans afoot

Double leaf design for the replacement footbridge at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter is reminiscent of modern yacht masts or the wings of a large seabird See more

Grandest corner shop ever?

A thoughtful makeover of iconic T and G Building brings improved entries and laneway connections and a completely transformed atrium at its heart

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Luxury dovetails quality

Luxury apartments require a special building and project-management skill-set and Dominion Constructors more than delivered with the high-end St Marks Residences, complete with green wall, in Remuera, Auckland.

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Any chance of an instant?

Myriad coffee – and tea – options are offered at the recently opened Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Tokyo, a four-storey tribute to premium coffee quality, innovation and human connection ... and a first for Japan.

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Making time for people

Thanks to a transformative fit-out by MMoser Associates, global watchmaker Titan's new Bangalore headquarters features an eclectic interior mix of materials. The result is a warm, dynamic, highly staff-oriented environment.

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Hello, it's tomorrow calling.

So what does a smart building fit-out for a leading global telecommunications provider look like? Here's an overview. Created by Warren & Mahoney, the new Vodafone InnoV8 office reflects how the physical workplace has shifted from a passive place to operate in, to a dynamic and active tool. See more

Read the latest edition of Trends Commercial Design

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

Latest commercial design videos

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.
​Bloomberg offices walk-through – breathtaking!
The city's largest construction project since St Paul's runs the description of the new ​Bloomberg offices in the heart of London
What's happened to my carpark?
Imagine driving in to work to find your usual carpark has morphed into an urban farm? It might not be that crazy an idea as cities respond to changing technology and social preferences.

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