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Interior Design

Wellington airport’s rocky road to global recognition

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Wellington airport’s bumpy addition may have received an equally bumpy welcome when it was first unveiled to the public last year, but the new international terminal, affectionately dubbed ‘The Rock’, continues to earn its keep, making the shortlist of ... More …


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Events

Design Assembly’s Spring Conversations

Spring is here and with it comes some fresh inspiration by way of Design Assembly’s Spring Conversations evening. Come along to mix and mingle with your fellow graphic designers and explore the weird and wonderful world of design. More …


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Events

Architecture Week Auckland launches this Saturday

In under one week the biggest event on the Auckland architectural calendar kicks off. From Saturday 24 September to Saturday 1 October, Architecture Week Auckland will bring together a variety of activities in a number of locations, including exhibitions, a ... More …




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Retrofitting

Tall, old, and very green

Proving that even the biggest and oldest buildings can fulfil the retofit design philosphy, New York’s Empire State Building, completed in 1931, has been awarded US Green Building Council LEED certification, making it the tallest and inevitably most well-known ... More …


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Interior Design

Does an open office design really benefit creativity?

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Office design has evolved over the years, spearheaded by the likes of Google, which has largely done away with the conventional closed-off cubicle style in favour of open, creative spaces. Locally, Telecom’s $280 million Auckland headquaters, which opened last ... More …



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Architecture

James Law’s desert-bound cybertecture

“Planet Earth embodies the very essence of the ecosystem that we live in,” wrote architect James Law in his project overview for his “cybertecture” building the Technosphere. That's why it comes as no surprise the Technosphere looks much like ... More …





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Architecture

First Light team travels the earthquake and hurricane road

Shipping a flat-packed house to the US and constructing it in mere days is a challenge in and of itself. But when the First Light team recently touched down in the U.S to compete in the prestigious US Department ... More …