Commercial Design Trends Vol. 32/3C
Commercial Design Trends is aimed at our professional readers, and showcases commercial buildings. The book features regular sections on offices, hospitality, retail, education and apartments, as well as a host of other relevant topics. It also presents the latest products and services from designers and manufacturers.
Civic & Institutional
Fail safe waterproofing for all commercial applications
From cold-applied, high-performance SafeStick roofing to the best Mastic Asphalt around, Neuchatel is the go-to source for advanced construction waterproofing
Permacolour coloured concrete is ideal for road safety uses
Colured concrtete offers a low up keep, high profile solution to tricky road situations available in a range of colours from Sienna to Red to
Are planned city hubs the answer to time wasted commuting?
Aedas chairman Keith Griffiths proposes a different mindset to planning where people live if we want our cities to operate more efficiently
New library responds to its community and surroundings.
The new Rockdale Library combines advanced check-out technologies with light filled interiors that offer myriad visual references to the local environment
Old post office and new theatre create performing arts centre
A culturally significant1930s post office has been repurposed and joined by a 500-seat theatre to create the Wallis Annenberg Centre for the Performing Arts
Twisting facade of China's tallest building reduces sway and cuts construction costs
The design of Shanghai Tower's double skin facade cuts wind loads by 24% and contributes to the building's targeted 21% reduction in energy use
Even the door and window hardware has a touch of luxury at this Millbrook Resort home
Upmarket getaway near Queenstown features custom Black Maire timber and matt stainless steel door and window handles and locks from Chant Hardware
Office fit-out places a social kitchen at its heart to emphasise connectivity
Design of Fisher & Paykel Sydney offices by Custance features transparent meeting pods, while a curving, 3D plywood ceiling bisects the space
New Christchurch building a model of efficient office design
The new Christchurch UniMed building comprises modern office and retail options the steel, glass and terracotta facade references the Isaac Theatre Royal
Advanced ceilings add dynamic feel to Fonterra head office
Various Armstrong ceiling systems were introduced as features, as wayfinders, and to dampen acoustics in the new Fonterra building
Operable louvre roofs make the most of entertainment deck for office staff
Staff at Fonterra's new headquarters can enjoy the sixth-floor deck year round thanks to LouvreTec's rain-or-shine 200 Super Roof Lite
Rugged high-spec mortice lock brings peace of mind.
Strong, durable Selector 3700 Series Mortice lock by Assay Abloy is designed for quick and easy installation
Off-white wall surfaces bring lightness to Fonterra lift lobbies
Resene Double Alabaster wall finishes complete the lift areas and the exteriors of some meeting rooms at the new Fonterra office building
Activity Based Working underpins the design of Fonterra's new headquarters
Working across architecture, landscaping and interior design, Jasmax has delivered an integrated design outcome for this new, seven-storey commercial building
Contemporary fit-out dovetails with heritage-protected building
The new Lonely Planet offices in Melbourne feature destination inspired settings interwoven with and complementing the red brick heritage building it inhabits
Fit-out for merged companies features open-plan design
The interior design for two mergered insurance companies into AMGeneral features open-plan design, no managerial offices and a vibrant colour scheme
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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 issue of Commercial Design Trends, we look at how that’s been implemented in three quite different hotels – the TWA Hotel in the iconic 1960s TWA terminal at JFK Airport, the Sudima Christchurch City and Montreal’s new Hotel Monville.