Design News

Historic Christchurch buildings are born again

  The two buildings pictured above have now almost come full circle from their religious beginnings, providing solace of a different kind as a wellness centre and café. Here, Majka Kaiser talks to co-owner of Pascha and Hello Sunday Jonathan Spark about kitting out the two

An art gallery’s stylish new Auckland home

The new Michael Lett Gallery space in Auckland embodies elegance and grit, and so it sits comfortably on Karangahape Road, a gentrifying location with a dark side. Here, Michael Lett tells Jeremy Hansen about what attracted him to the new building, the architects’ brief, and

My Favourite Building: Mark Burke-Damaschke

  Mark Burke-Damaschke from Opus Architecture admires a low-key Auckland coastal icon. “Along the densely populated shoreline between Auckland’s Milford and Takapuna beaches lies this discreet and understated gem of modernist architecture. It was designed by architect Mike Austin in the 1960s and it’s refreshing to

Auckland Art Gallery’s dramatic new exhibition

From October 11, 2014 until February 8, 2015 Auckland Art Gallery hosts a luminous exhibition from Hayward Gallery. Here, the London gallery’s curator Dr Cliff Lauson tells HOME editor Jeremy Hansen about the ways artists have been using light as a medium since the exhibition’s starting point in the

Photographer Simon Devitt’s hit list

Our new issue features a selection of New Zealand architects’ own homes, all of them photographed and selected by photographer Simon Devitt. Simon is a regular contributor to the magazine, but this is the first time he’s shot all the main features for us –

A Cuba Street eatery brings new flavours to dining in the capital

When Marc Weir, co-owner of Floriditas (also on Wellington’s Cuba Street), decided it was time to launch a larger, more casual eatery, they enlisted the support of Parsonson Architects, conveniently located upstairs from their new premises, and created Loretta. The pared back space is enriched with small, perfect details,

My Favourite Building: Textile artist Vita Cochran

  “I love this building because of its inspired siting: a wonderful modern library, a building with personality, in the sandhills of New Brighton beach. It’s elliptical and aerodynamic, nautical without being heavy-handed, with a roof like folded insect wings and sunshades on one face

Inhouse Design: finalists in the 2014 Best Awards

  We are delighted to announced that the fabulously talented designers over at Inhouse Design are 2014 Best Awards finalists in the Graphic Design category for their work on our book Modern and the Best Effect category for their design work each month creating HOME New Zealand magazine. Inhouse

David Moreland brings new angles to lighting design

New Zealand designer David Moreland looks offshore with his new works. Here, he shares his thoughts on the experience of showing his work at Milan Design Week and DesignEx, discusses his latest releases and what he has lined up next.   HOME You’ve just shown your

Christchurch’s Cardboard Cathedral

Christchurch’s Cardboard Cathedral is arguably New Zealand’s best-known work of architecture right now, thanks to the prominence of its architect, Shigeru Ban, who recently won the Pritzker Prize for his body of work. Andrew Barrie is an Auckland-based architect and lecturer at the University of

NZ at the Venice Architecture Biennale

If you’re headed Euro way, there’s still time to visit the wonderful Venice Architecture Biennale, where New Zealand is making its first-ever appearance. The Biennale is on now and runs until November 2. The New Zealand exhibition, headed by creative director David Mitchell, responds to

Shaping the capital

The book edit…   Small groups can have outsize influences on the ways our urban environments develop, as a new book about Wellington’s Architectural Centre shows. Author Julia Gatley, who has previously edited the book Long Live the Modern and written subsequent tomes about Auckland’s

Karen Walker takes the helm

Every year in our August/September issue we take a look at the connections between fashion and architecture, but this year we’re doing things a little differently by inviting fashion designer Karen Walker to be our guest editor. The result? Our brand-new ‘Global Villages’ issue, on

Designing our Global Villages issue

Design geek alert! Our new ‘Global Villages’ issue (on newsstands from August 4 to October 5 2015) is guest-edited by Karen Walker, and we’ve also taken the chance to freshen up our look. For a start, the cover features not our customary single image, but