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14 January, 2020

2020 Pantone Colour of the Year: Classic Blue

Blue is a color with universal appeal—it’s a shade we’re naturally drawn to in uncertain times. Blue is a sure sign of trust and stability when everything else seems chaotic. It’s also a color that naturally makes us feel safe and secure. So when Pantone recently announced Classic Blue as its Color of the Year for 2020, we had to smile.

23 December, 2019

Richmond Hotel in Fukuoka, Japan, expertly crafted by the Takenaka Corporation

Established in 2004, RNT Hotels runs more than 40 hotels throughout Japan under the Richmond Hotels brand. The group also manages restaurants, cafeterias and coffee shops. Opened in 2019, the Richmond Hotel Tenjin Nishi Dori is a new construction in Fukuoka City on the north coast of Kyushu Island. RNT’s design brief for the interior…

13 December, 2019

Driving Change – Morphosa creates a new home for Daimler and Mercedes-Benz in Jakarta, Indonesia

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is one of the largest manufacturers of premium cars – and the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles – in the world. Its Mercedes-Benz C-, E- and S-Class cars and SUVs are manufactured in Indonesia at its factory in Wanaherang, one of only a handful of car plants outside Germany.  The Daimler…

20 November, 2019

Design with purpose meets Woodside’s ambitious goals

Situated in Perth’s CBD, Woodside’s new urban campus styled headquarters blends a world class work environment with the most advanced technology. The complex has earned recognition as one of the most unique workplaces, globally. Aptly named Mia Yellagonga in celebration of its culturally significant site. It is a Whadjuk Noongar Aboriginal  name referencing the elder…

6 November, 2019

Centred in nature: The Jetwing Vil Uyana Resort, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

An excerpt from Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia By Nirmal Kishnani This article is an excerpt from the book Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia, by Nirmal Kishnani (www.ecopuncture-asia.com), published by FuturArc and sponsored by Interface. The Jetwing Vil Uyana Resort is one of 16 projects featured that repair and regenerate. The…

6 November, 2019

Making friends with the flood: Yanweizhou Park, Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, People’s Republic of China

An excerpt from Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia By Nirmal Kishnani This article is an excerpt from the book Ecopuncture: Transforming Architecture and Urbanism in Asia, by Nirmal Kishnani (www.ecopuncture-asia.com), published by FuturArc and sponsored by Interface. Yanweizhou Park is one of 16 projects featured that actively repair and regenerate. The book traces…

29 October, 2019

Leaving Our Handprint on the Planet

One drop of water in a still pond transfers energy to surrounding water molecules and produces a series of rings or ripples. Much like this one drop of water, a human action also triggers an effect – positive or negative. For Interface, our goal to have zero impact on the planet by 2020 has had measurable results not only for our business, but also for others.

1 October, 2019

Investing in the Future

Pro-invest Group makes its Holiday Inn Express hotels an attractive investment   Boutique investment firm Pro-invest Group is currently working with InterContinental Hotels Group to roll out the Holiday Inn Express brand across Australia and New Zealand. The Sydney-based investment group specialises in private equity real estate and real estate asset management. Through its subsidiaries,…