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Inside The Yard, a vibrant Christchurch eatery in a former printing hall

A clever redevelopment revives a former printing hall in Christchurch In the past few years, Box 112 has redeveloped a series of heritage spaces around Christchurch into vibrant, city-making spaces combining offices, retail and hospitality. Collectively, they’re a charming bunch – warm, tactile spaces making

Step inside the pages of HOME at this year’s HOME Tour

You’ve seen the houses in the magazine — now visit them in person. Join HOME New Zealand at HOME Tour 2019. With special thanks to Fisher & Paykel and our official vehicle partner The Mercedes-Benz X-Class After a wonderful start in Auckland last year, HOME

4 Milan Design Week trends that Dulux colour expert Davina Harper noticed

Ahead of the annual Dulux® Colour Forecast, colour expert Davina Harper reviews her Milan Design Week highlights ‘International Klein Blue’ at Cassina. 1. Sustainable design Sustainability, repurposing and recycling has been an ongoing focus of the design community and this year it was even more

Inside a thoughtful and beautifully designed Spanish holiday home

In remote Spain, Mary Gaudin discovers architecture that’s worth travelling for Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen’s practice is intellectual and rigorous, emotional and playful in equal measures. Through their practice, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, they have an almost taxonomic approach to architecture. They

Architect Nicola Herbst reveals her favourite building

As a model of adaptive re-use, the Axis building in Parnell, Auckland, doesn’t get better, says architect and Home of the Year judge Nicola Herbst, who lived there for seven years “The Axis building was converted by Patterson Architects in 1991 from a Nestlé chocolate

How the Martinborough Community Centre got a new lease on life

A vibrant community inspires the merging of old and new Architects Katherine Skipper and Daniel Thompson of Warren & Mahoney found themselves deeply engaged with local life when restoring and designing an addition to the Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre. What was the goal of the

How this heritage Dunedin building got a sympathetic new look

Nikki Wilson of NW Studio works relevant rhythm into a heritage Dunedin building. See how she transformed this hotel by referencing its historic roots. What was the design brief from the client? The developers have done a lot of work in Dunedin over the years and know

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

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