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COMMERCIAL DESIGN TRENDS Christchurch’s recovery from its two major earthquakes was never going to be a quick fix. But slowly and surely new projects are being completed and life is being injected back into the city. In this edition of Commercial Design Trends, we take stock of some of those projects – the Innovation Precinct, Vodafone, Kathmandu and Burwood Hospital. We also showcase two buildings that break out of the mould of how large commercial buildings are usually designed. Bjarke Ingels takes a ‘twisted’ approach to condominium design in Florida, while FJMT’s dynamic facade for Sydney’s new EY Centre helps the building stand out from the crowd. All Commercial Design Trends content – and much, much more – can also be accessed online at Head there now to use our extensive online resource of top local and international projects and products. HIGHLIGHTS Editor Paul Taylor – Sales Costas Dedes – Judy Johnson – 62 18 A dramatic cantilevered desk greets visitors at reception in the new VMS offices, designed by Aedas Interiors. Go to to find more great examples of reception desk design. 71 At Grove at Grand Bay, the two towers’ floor plates rotate 90cm at every elevation from the third to the 17th floors. You’ll find more of the latest in apartment design at The design of The Buffet restaurant breaks away from classic Korean decor – and Resene paints contribute to the dramatic result. See more projects featuring Resene finishes at Phone + 1800 129 162 Trends Publishing Australia Pty Ltd More ideas, information and inspiration, plus the full multimedia experience at Email ABN 38 052 148 599 ISSN 2230-6927 All rights reserved. Trends is subject to copyright in its entirety. The contents may not be reproduced in any form, either in whole or in part, without written permission of the Publisher. No responsibility is accepted for unsolicited material,nor for loss of submitted manuscripts, photographs or artwork. Opinions expressed are those of the contributors, not necessarily those of Trends Publishing Australia Pty Ltd. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of information, the Publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions or for any consequences of reliance on this publication. Trends proudly promotes great ideas, products and services on every page