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There are a few things to consider when choosing property, so your dream home doesn’t turn into a nightmare. ‘Location, location, location’ is advice you shouldn’t ignore. Make a checklist of your priorities based on needs and lifestyle. Consider infrastructure and proximity to work, school, shops, transport, medical facilities, leisure areas, entertainment, nature.
We found opportunities in waste during a recent redesign of our new open-plan office. By making the unwanted wanted, ‘waste’ materials have become an integral part of the design of our new premise.
Eating out is about more than just food. Often, the design of the venue is given just as much consideration (if not more!) than the meal itself. With the Eat-Drink-Design awards – an event which supports innovation and excellence in the design of hospitality premises in Australia and New Zealand – closing for entries on Friday, we decided to take a look at five noteworthy restaurant designs from across the globe.
Is it a result of limited urban space? Is it because earthquake damage in the region demands more frequent rebuilding? Or is it a reflection of Japanese culture? Whatever it is, Tokyo is home to some of the most unusual homes on the planet, home that those of us in other parts of the world might look at and think: ‘I’m not sure I’d want to live in that’. Here’s five buildings that the Zouk team might think twice about before relocating.
Practised in China for over 6,000 years, feng shui has played a significant role in shaping the country’s architecture. Despite attempted suppression during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, feng shui has not only remained prominent in its country of origin, but has become well known across the Western world too.