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First THAB Off The Rank
NEW ZEALAND IS IN THE HABIT OF reinventing the wheel and, in our bloody-minded, NIMBY way, we have to discover our own particular culture of living closer together.1 Hobsonville, the most recent and, to my mind, the most successful suburban developme
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Lake Hayes Cottage
Location CENTRAL OTAGO Project team ANNA-MARIE CHIN, NGAIO HART, SAM AUSTIN, KRISTIN DARBY “A strong client–architect partnership underlies the design and construction of this seamless, well-proportioned addition to an existing (relocated) cottage. S
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Nzia Distinguished Fellow Award
TE KĀHUI WHAIHANGA NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE of Architects (NZIA) established the Distinguished Fellow Award to recognise members who have had exceptional influence on or have been exceptional contributors to architecture in New Zealand. The Distinguishe
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IN THIS TIME OF UNPRECEDENTED change amidst the Covid pandemic, not forgetting a transformational election result for Aotearoa, it’s not surprising that all manner of experts are making all manner of predictions about the future. See, for example, Lo
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Directional Dimensions
THE ARRIVAL AT THE 180M SILVERY-GLASS tower, topped with its distinctive curved foil, begins at the corner of Albert and Customs Streets, one of multiple entries to Auckland’s $1-billion downtown office and retail development known as Commercial Bay.
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Sawtooth Apartment
Location PARNELL, AUCKLAND Architect HENRI SAYES “This addition to an existing commercial base reveals an excellent understanding and control of light. An unconventional section provides a simple solution on a site where northern light is not availab
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Jury Convenor Comment 2020
OKAY, AS REQUESTED, SOME WORDS ON the experience of the 2020 NZIA New Zealand Awards jury. Easy. Great privilege. Check. Great projects. Check. Great jurors. Check. Minor differences of opinion. Check. But this most bizarre of all years was not all e
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Keeping The Queen Clean
I WENT TO A CLAMBAKE THE other day: a gathering not far under a Covid-mandated maximum crowd size. We were gathered to talk about Queen Street. Despite it being billed as a co-design session, it seemed only Tony van Raat and I represented designers t
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NZ vs NY
ONE IS A TAD GATSBY, THE OTHER A BIT Hotere. One was aiming to be fine dining without the fuss, the other feels comfortable towing the line between fine-casual restaurant chain and flamboyant cocktail bar. One of the challenges, however, has more to
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Bowden House
Location TUTUKĀKĀ COAST, NORTHLAND Project team BELINDA GEORGE, MANDENO DESIGN “As architects, we are rightly enamoured of geometry – the circle, the square, the diamond, the octagonal plan – but regular forms can bring their own problems. At this ho
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Recent Museums And Galleries
Sources: Words by Andrew Barrie and Julia Gatley. Photography by Julia Gatley, Andrew Barrie Jade Shum and Cass Goodwin. The ways in which museums and art galleries have evolved over the last generation can be seen from different perspectives. In one
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Parallel Education Systems
IN FEBRUARY, MY PARTNER and I shared a taxi from Wellington airport to the New Zealand Festival of Arts Talanoa Mau venue with a young artist from Northland, where they were both presenting. The conversation was riveting – Te Kaurinui Parata (Ngātiwa
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Surface Redefined
Alucci™ is a ground-breaking European innovation that utilises high-energy electrons to cure and create the ultimate smooth surface. An electronic beam curing process results in a superior abrasion, stain, heat and fingerprint-resistant product, whic
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10x10 House
Location KILBIRNIE, WELLINGTON Project team BEN MITCHELL-ANYON, SALLY OGLE “Defiantly perched on a Wellington cliff, this is a playful and optimistic house. A rigorous grid was the starting point for efficiency and spatial order, and a platform for c
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Every book about architecture should be like this: uncomplicated in its purpose, content and structure, beautiful to look at, and short. Indeed, it might be that most books intended for an architectural public don’t need great length; knowing that re
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Connecting Community
In response to the local iwi’s call to “bring the community together where the land rolls into the ancestral waters of the Rangitīkei”, Architecture Workshop’s new Te Matapihi Bulls Community Centre provides both a landmark structure for the town and
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2020 New Zealand Architecture Awards
The New Zealand Architecture Awards jury, led by Auckland architect Michael Thomson and including fellow architects Lynda Simmons, Fiona Short and Anthony Hoete, hit the road in September, shortly after the Auckland region came out of its second Covi
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Location WAIHEKE ISLAND Project team ANDREW PATTERSON, SURYA FULLERTON, DAVOR POPADICH, SAJEEV RUTHRA, CALEB GREEN, RATANUI FRASER, SHANE TAYLOR, HARRIET MILDON KING “Waiheke – the building, not the island – is the house manifest as roof. Consider a
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Wynyard Waterfront
A collaboration between Bossley Architects, Singapore-based ar+d and UK-based Conran + Partners, New Zealand’s first Park Hyatt hotel opened on 15 September at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. Built on the site of the old Team New Zealand sheds fronting o
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Nelson Airport Terminal
NZIA architect EVŽEN NOVÁK Project team JULIET BARKER, SARAH BERRY, SIMON HARDY, SAMANTHA ZONDAG MICHAEL THOMSON, LYNDA SIMMONS, FIONA SHORT AND ANTHONY HOETE When the building is approached by either air or road, the first view of it is of the strik
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Parnell House
Location PARNELL, AUCKLAND Project team NICHOLAS STEVENS, GARY LAWSON, KEVIN KAI MA, MARK MORRISON “Like the Smithson’s 1956 House of the Future, the plan form of the Parnell House attempts to liberate domestic facility from the prosaic orthogonal de
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Under The Arches
In its third joint venture with Marutūāhu iwi, following Tuatahi (Mount Albert) and Kōkihi (Waterview), Ockham Residential has announced the launch of Aroha – a 117-unit development, including 47 KiwiBuilds, to be built at the intersection of Great N
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Bathroom Pavilion
Location ASHBURTON Project team TOM ROSS, METHIN WONG “The history of architecture has always privileged rooms of grandeur: the chamber, the parlour, the library, the hall. The modest toilet never got a sniff in. With the Bathroom Pavilion in Ashburt
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Location REMUERA, AUCKLAND Project team PAUL CLARKE, BRETT GERRARD, ASH KUMAR, LEA KOCH “An architect’s own house can sometimes fall into the trap of being too overtly a testing ground for a myriad of ideas. But, on this private garden site, we have
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Auckland interior designer Rufus Knight has launched en-Abyme, an annual scholarship and mentoring initiative aimed at “strengthening the local interior industry from the bottom up”. The financial contribution is initially capped at $20,000 per year
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Fabric Warehouse 2
Location MORNINGSIDE, AUCKLAND Project team TIM HAY, JEFF FEARON, DOUG WEIR “This expertly handled project balances contrasting elements with ease: it is simultaneously both large and small, and precious and non-precious, and uses refined detailing w
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Material Focus: Ahi Restaurant
In your hospitality work, you have often tried to maintain a fairly minimal palette. How do you ensure there is vibrancy and tension within that? I tend to work with a limited colour palette, with variety in the material expression. So, at Ahi, there
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Jellicoe Towers (1968)
Location WELLINGTON Architect ALLAN WILD “Impossibly slim and elegant – somewhat like its architect – Jellicoe Towers has been an imposing presence on the Wellington skyline for the last 50 years. Allan Wild (1927–2019) was, for many years, Dean of t
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