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Idealog—in the ideas business

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Architecture

Christchurch architectural ideas open for viewing and discussion

You might remember not long after the Christchurch earthquake, a group of young architectural graduates launched the ‘Ideas for Christchurch’ initiative as a means of encouraging as many groups or individuals as possible to submit ideas they had for the ... More …


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Innovation/Design

Looking for your WoJo?

Adding to the list of big name corporations applying a green lick of paint to their business ethos, Starbucks have taken a turn on the sustainability road and on the way they’ve found their WoJo, and it’s all ... More …


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Design Awards

Best of Best: Sons & Co talk age and quakes

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Before they ventured to the bar, Vincent Heeringa managed to sneak a moment with the young and old of Sons & Co—winners of the Purple Pin in the interactive design category at this years Best Design Awards, for their website ... More …


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Awards

Feast on some award-winning Nelson and Marlborough architecture

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It's regional architecture awards season—a time when the discerning eyes of judges scan the Enzed landscape for examples of architectural excellence. And if the results of the recent Nelson Marlborough Architecture Awards are anything to go by, we ... More …


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Awards

Crafty Kiwis win big at Pentawards with packaging prowess

Ah, packaging. You‘ve gotta love it for its all-carrying practicality and convenience. But add a splash of stylistic flair to it and you soon discover that practicality is only a tiny part of the packaging puzzle, as these winners ... More …



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Architecture

A team explosion (of size)

The First LightNZ team started with a design created by Victoria of University architecture students Anna Farrow, Ben Jagersma, Nick Officer and Eli Nuttall. They were put together by their lecturer based on shared interests, and over the past year ... More …


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Awards

The best in Kiwi plastic design

All things plastic fantastic were honoured on Friday as part of the 2010 Plastics Industry Biennial Design Awards, held at the Ellerslie Convention Centre in Auckland. This year’s awards attracted 37 entries and on the night—13 Bronze, 11 ... More …


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Events

Bright (s)park of an idea

This coming Friday Auckland’s Western Park is set to light up with creative ideas as part of the inaugural Art in the Dark event, aimed at exploring and exploding the ideas of ‘Community, Environment and Utopias.’ More …


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Architecture

Making the dream home real

Every client has their dream. But as many of us discover when building a home, dreams often don’t align perfectly with what is realistically affordable. That doesn’t have to be the end of the dream. David Ponting (Ponting ... More …


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logo/design

Eden Park’s new look and logo revealed

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The process of makeovers isn’t always pretty, as the plethora of road cones that have littered the surrounding streets of Eden Park during its redevelopment are testament too. But while it may have not been such a pretty affair ... More …


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Green architecture/design

Telecom’s greener addition

Telecom employees, currently scattered across five locations in Auckland, are set to unite in a greener space, with its new building—Telecom Place—being awarded a Five Star Green Rating by the Green Building Council, in partnership with building partners ... More …



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Events

small projects

At a time when rebuilding Christchurch is at the forefront of many people’s attention, the city is set to receive some fresh perspectives on architecture with a visit from architect Kevin Low, whose company ‘small projects’ concerns itself with ... More …


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Landscape Architecture

Celebrating the best in landscape design

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While some of the country's best design got to strut its stuff at the Best Design Awards last Friday, this week it was the turn of the landscape industry to celebrate with the 2010 Landscapes of Distinction Awards. The ... More …