Design News

How the Deadly Ponies’ latest store makeover goes back in time

A rich artistic history lives on in Deadly Ponies’ new-old space Rather than make a modern shopfront out of a building that had been changed relentlessly over the years, the new Deadly Ponies store is more itself than it has been in decades. “The place

Why the Len Lye Centre is artist Shannon Novak’s favourite building

Auckland-based artist and trained pianist Shannon Novak returned to New Plymouth, his birth city, to riff on the physicality of The Len Lye Centre “How could you not love it? Long mirrored arms stretch into the sky pulling it earthward. Smooth, undulating curves trace visual music

See how Andiamo restaurant managed to go bold with beige

A neighbourhood classic in Auckland’s Herne Bay is brought back to life Late last year, Auckland’s Nourish Group reopened Andiamo, which had closed on the same site several years before. “Andiamo had been an instiution in our community for years,” says Nourish’s Paula Sigley, “and

Gloria Cabral named international judge for Home of the Year 2019

Leading South American Architect Gloria Cabral will be joining the judging panel for Home of the Year 2019  In conversation with Gloria Cabral HOME and Altherm Window Systems are delighted to announce Gloria Cabral, one of South America’s leading architects, as our international judge on Home

Award winning architect Jeremy Salmond says this is his favourite building

Known for his work conserving heritage buildings, it makes sense that architect Jeremy Salmond would choose old Gisborne Gaol as his favourite building Jeremy Salmond was recently awarded the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ 2018 Gold Medal, recognising his work in conserving heritage buildings. The

Resident’s Scott Bridgens reveals his favourite building

Managing director of Resident – and winner of HOME’s Design Awards 2018 – Scott Bridgens has a soft spot for London’s Granary Square precinct at King’s Cross My Favourite Building: Scott Bridgens  “For the past few years I’ve spent a bit of time in London.

New Zealand’s best 9 new designs from the 2018 Design Awards

HOME and Fisher and Paykel have searched and found New Zealand’s best new designs. Here are the finalists and winner of the 2018 Design Awards 9 of New Zealand’s best new designs from the 2018 Design Awards 1. ‘Curve’ wall shelf by Rowan Jackman for

The 2019 Dulux colour forecast is all about disconnecting from technology

Dulux’s 2019 colour forecast, ‘Filter’, is focussed on personal identification away from digital influences. The four key palettes below aim to encourage individuality and personal expression The 2019 Dulux colour forecast is all about disconnecting from technology It’s not just about colour. Each year, Dulux

Introducing the incredible winner of HOME’s Design Awards 2018

HOME and Fisher and Paykel’s annual Design Awards shine the spotlight on New Zealand’s best new designs. We’re proud to introduce the winner for 2018 Introducing the incredible winner of HOME’s Design Awards 2018 ‘Circus’ floor lamp by Resident Studio   Aptly named, the ‘Circus’

These architectural community houses promise to break the poverty cycle

Three architects come together to resourcefully design and build 10 community townhouses with rents that are only 25 percent of income Project ‘Triangle Road’ community housing Architects Strachan Group Location Massey, Auckland Brief Well-built, warm, dry homes with aspirational details. These architectural townhouses promise to

Meet the Fernmark 56: a home that can be assembled by two people

An enterprising trio develops the Fernmark 56; a new way to build, using simple tools and people power Meet the Fernmark 56: a home that can be assembled by two people With its prototype ‘Fernmark 56’ modular house about to spring from the ground in Wanaka,

Why Wellington’s Embassy theatre is such a special building

Chair of the New Zealand International Film Festival, Blueskin Films founder and film producer, Catherine Fitzgerald ONZM has had many memorable experiences at Wellington’s Embassy theatre Why Wellington’s Embassy theatre is such a special building I grew up in Dunedin and my first visit to the Embassy

These Ponsonby apartments are the affordable solution to inner-city living

With a geometric, undulating exterior, this apartment block delivers the architects’ pledge to always contribute things that are beautiful Project Aria Apartments Architect Toa Architects Location Ponsonby, Auckland Brief Affordable inner-city living on a challenging pocket of land. These Ponsonby apartments are the affordable solution