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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

Get to know artist Michio Ihara’s sculptural life

Get to know artist Michio Ihara’s sculptural life It can take a while to find the perfect home. After nearly three decades as the most prominent artwork in downtown Auckland’s windblown Queen Elizabeth II Square, Michio Ihara’s 1977 sculpture ‘Wind Tree’ was taken down to

Our book of marvellous mid-century homes

UPDATE We’re very pleased to announce that our book Modern: New Zealand Homes from 1938 to 1977 won the Gerard Reid Award for Best Book at the recent Publishers’ Association of New Zealand Book Design Awards. It also won the categories of Best Illustrated Book

Presenting NZ’s best new furniture in our annual Design Awards

Every year we’re delighted to showcase New Zealand’s best new furniture and lighting in our annual Design Awards – and this year, we’re delighted to present the finalists and winner to you in conjunction with our new Design Awards partners, Fisher & Paykel. First, meet

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Lake Rotoiti house

Unfolding across two visually distinct levels, this holiday home on the shore of Lake Rotoiti is envisioned as a winter house — a concrete bunker of sorts nestled into the hillside.

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