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This Jewish community centre has social engagement at its heart

This Jewish community centre has social engagement at its heart

More than just a place to meet, DesignInc’s Anne and Eric Smorgon Active Living Centre celebrates community and culture.

Biophilia comes to the fore in this Gray Puksand fit-out

Biophilia comes to the fore in this Gray Puksand fit-out

For this Melbourne-based workplace, Gray Puksand has created an environment that exudes calm and balance. Soft, gentle Milliken flooring helps to craft the ambience and flow of the spaces.

Will biophilia help restore nature to our cities?

Will biophilia help restore nature to our cities?

From urban biodiversity to architectural microclimates, MK Leung pens an essay exploring what the urban biophilia movement could mean for our planet’s future.

10 landscape designs that promote mental health and wellbeing

10 landscape designs that promote mental health and wellbeing

The 2021 NSW Landscape Awards winners selection is a treasure trove of outstanding landscape design projects. Here are 10 in particular that do wonders for wellbeing.

Thomas Heatherwick transcends luxury living, in EDEN

Thomas Heatherwick transcends luxury living, in EDEN

EDEN eschews the shiny, enclosed tower typology of high-end housing in favour of a more humanistic approach that celebrates Singapore’s tropical setting.

Reinvigorating public spaces: Short Lane

Reinvigorating public spaces: Short Lane

Designed by Woods Bagot, Short Lane is a mixed-use apartment building that supports the creation of diverse and activated neighbourhood areas. It’s also an oasis providing people with the relief of green spaces in their apartments. No wonder, the project won the acclaimed INDE Gold in the Multi-Residential category partnered with Bosch.

Creating an island: Microsoft Place by Gensler

Creating an island: Microsoft Place by Gensler

In bringing 2000 Microsoft staff into a single location, Gensler has deconstructed the typical working model. Taking its client into unchartered territories, the design team envisaged a new working landscape that moves beyond the corporate norms to embrace ‘island’ life.