Design & Interiors

You shouldn’t have! Seven Christmas gifts for the design-addict in your life

The festive season is well underway – there is a sense of excitement in the air as well as full bellies and sore heads floating around following countless gatherings and office parties. So with Christmas on the horizon, here are some superb gift ideas for the designer in your life.

Case Study: When a wine cellar isn’t the best option

As world leaders in wine storage, DesignBUILD exhibitor, EuroCave are often asked what is the best way to store a wine collection, and the answer is always the same. It depends.

How Technology is Changing the Rooms We Live In

The cartoon television series The Jetsons, screened in the 1960s, showed the characters jumping into helicopters to get to work. Conveyor belts met them on their return, propelling them into their favourite lounge chair.

The evolving functionality and design demands of the kitchen

The kitchen is generally thought of as the hub of any home – it is where we feed ourselves, our families and our friends – so is it fair to say that it is the most important room to consider when designing and building a residential property?

Aircharge powers new McDonald’s ‘Experience of the Future’ HQ restaurant

McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant chain (by revenue), serves over 70 million customers daily in over 100 countries. They continuously invest in technological and digital advancements in order to keep up with customers’ expectations, enhance the restaurant experience and improve efficiency.

Hassell Studio selects healthy timber for Allergy Medical

Allergy Medical in Sydney’s Double Bay is the first clinic of it’s kind in Australia, providing the most advanced and comprehensive allergy care available today.

Choosing tapware that looks good and lasts

The kitchen tap is one of the hardest working pieces of equipment in a residential property. From filling the kettle to washing up, it is used constantly throughout every day. Therefore it is essential for your next project to choose taps that not only look good, but are built to last.

The ambiance of a traditional wood fire, none of the hassles

Humanity has been fascinated by fire since we discovered it kept us warm and helped us to cook. Eventually, better fireplace designs transformed fire into not only a source of warmth but an aesthetic addition to a room.

From cubicles to collaboration: the evolution of workplace design

The evolution of our workplaces over the last century has seen functional offices of the past transform beyond recognition, to focus on collaboration and community, whilst incorporating cutting-edge technology.

Biophilic design: so much respect for nature we emulate it

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia wants “to bring nature back to the city”. His scaffold-like bamboo grid structure, Green Ladder (previously installed in Brisbane), is sprinkled with plants, and is the force behind a three-year program of architectural pavilions.

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