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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Retail

Foamy and icy retail funk

This new retail space doest require any cooling devices to retain its icy and all-round cool appearance. The Richard Chai store is a temporary installation courtesy of Snarkitecture—a collaborative practice between an artist and an architect—in conjunction with ... More …


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Books

Weaving together matauranga Maori and urban design

A seminal book full of “prototypes for a Maori sustainable future” has been launched this week in Wellington. Tāone Tupu Ora, meaning an urban environment where nature and culture are not separated, is the third joint publication venture between the ... More …


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Architecture

Community design for kids scores a hit

When the Sandringham Plunket and Playgroup facility burned down as a result of arson one Guy Fawkes night, the community got together to write a brief for a redesign that would be innovative, flexible, contemporary, cost-effective and energy efficient. Strachan ... More …


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Design/Brand

Design: Why it matters

This year's NZTE CEO Summit is all about design integration—one of the most significant transformational tools in global business. Companies that embed design create new opportunities, new markets and new value. The summit will explore the theory and ... More …



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Events

Transforming cities through light

New energy efficient, digital lighting technologies are being used to brand cities, revitalise public spaces, and deliver benefits including major cost savings, safer roads and lower greenhouse gas emissions. And a series of seminars in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington are ... More …


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Infrastructure

A National Spatial Plan?

The desire to see an alignment between Auckland’s Spatial Plan and the National Infrastructure Plan was just one of the messages gleaned from a recent meeting in Auckland, featuring over 60 leaders in the infrastructure sector. Representatives from central ... More …


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Urban Design

Wanted: Empty spaces for green spaces in the Garden City

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All going well, 650 of Christchurch’s youngins will be working together to regenerate sites left desolated by the Christchurch earthquake. Two schools— Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti and Discovery 1—are on the hunt for empty earthquake sites they can transform ... More …


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Architecture

Wellington’s rocky new addition surpasses rocky criticism

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No, it’s not a pair of giant pumpkins or even a piece of anatomy belonging to the nether regions—as some earlier murmurings might have suggested. This is Wellington Airport's new $60 million international terminal, officially opened by ... More …



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Design/Brand

What’s in a name?

With one of the 10 competitions in the Solar Decathlon 2011 being centered around communications, the First Light team tell us how strategic design company Designworks has produced the foundation for the positioning of the First LightNZ brand, as well ... More …


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Design Awards

Best of Best: Alt Group’s Dean Poole grows up

Alt Group’s award sweeper Dean Poole talks about a maturing design culture and tells us why New Zealand is on par with any other design culture in the world. And what’s with his t-shirt? More …


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Awards

Kiwis at pinnacle of design success

There were a hefty amount of entries hoping to bath in wining spotlight at this year’s 10th AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) National Biennial Awards in Brisbane. About 2000 to be precise, covering 18 categories, including Corporate Identity, Publications ... More …


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Events

Catch some Christchurch PechaKucha tomorrow

It might have had to take a momentary step aside in light of the Christchurch earthquake, but the good news is Christchurch’s PechaKucha night is all good to go. So good to go in fact, it’s happening tomorrow ... More …


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Events

Design play

The subtleties of gaming design are set to get a thorough look-in next month as part of the ‘Interactive Entertainment 2010’ conference in Wellington, dedicated to the science and art of designing ‘play’. More …


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