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HOME covers the best New Zealand architecture, design and interiors. It features inspirational, ingenious and just plain breathtaking homes from all over the country – as well as new restaurants, exciting art and the latest furniture releases.

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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

Let me assure you that nothing is finer than sitting at home after dark when the heat has gone out of the day, with a glass of wine and a book, and a tufty sort of breeze wafts through an open French door. Oh, wait. There’s one thing better: sitting outside, long after dinner is finished, with a light on inside and maybe a candle outside, a murmur of conversation drifting in the dark. And yet: mosquitoes. They’re bad at our place, so each evening at this time of year, I spend a good 15 minutes roaming the house to set up The Perimeter. At minimum, that’s two mosquito coils, one on the front deck and one on the back, their smoke wafting through the house like some sort of Buddhist shield,…

2 min.

Thomas Seear-Budd The Wellington photographer journeyed to Belgium to visit Vincent Van Duysen, p.44. What took you to Antwerp to meet Vincent Van Duysen? I’ve been a fan of Vincent’s work for some time and I really wanted to experience his work in the flesh. I reached out to Vincent and quickly formed a good relationship with him and his team. He very kindly agreed to meet me at his home in Antwerp to conduct the interview and shoot. What did you most enjoy about Van Duysen’s home? The sense of calm. The soft textures, tones and beautiful smells create an extremely comfortable and contemplative environment. The varied nature of the spaces was also very interesting. The ground floor is very open and light, whereas the loft is dark and intimate. Also, his…

1 min.
in conversation: gloria cabral

Home of the Year judge Gloria Cabral is one of South America’s finest young architects. From her studio in Asunción, Paraguay, she designs buildings that are both rough and polished, shadowy and almost monumental, an otherwordly combination of earthy brick and breathtaking leaps of imagination. Please join HOME and Altherm Window Systems for a glass of wine and a bite to eat, as Cabral discusses recent projects and the joys and challenges of architecture in South America. Project Regeneration In Transit Urbanism New Opening Five of the Best Retail The Set-up One to Watch Products A Beautiful Thing Out Now Architecture for Sale Destination Abroad AKL 20 February 2019 6.30pm Objectspace 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby, Auckland Tickets $35 gloriacabral.eventbrite.co.nz Gloria Cabral Gabinete de Arquitectura…

3 min.
daily rituals

Peter— “It started with a very broad conversation with Nat [Cheshire] and Ian [Scott] about the types of spaces we responded to – a combination of natural light and materials used in intelligent ways that make you want to linger. Beyond that the brief was very open. We have a small tract bungalow and spaces become even more important in a small house. Kitchens can be quite chaotic and visually noisy. We wanted something more analogue; a space that felt like a favourite piece of furniture – whether it was one of us on our own, or with friends. We felt lucky to work with Nat and Ian, people of their calibre. They’ve created something quite exceptional; an extremely beautiful and restful space, but also one that’s highly functional. There’s a respect…

1 min.
plugged in

If cyclists are repeatedly found to be among the happiest of commuters, then riders of e-bikes must be ecstatic. For those with a long commute, the Maverick by Australia’s Michael Blast adds an extra element of on-road style. We love its raking lines – you can choose from a range of colours on the frame and tank, which hides the battery – and vintage touches, including leather-like grips and white-wall tyres. It’s also a breeze to ride, with 350kw of power, multi-stage assist and a thumb throttle. One for the wishlist. RRP $3490. Maverick e-bike revbikes.co.nz…

1 min.
beeched as

Adam Smith and Sam Chapman have brought you such treasures as the late and loved Golden Dawn and, more recently, Sherwood Queenstown – so-called ‘triple bottom line’ ventures that also intend to create community. Their latest enterprise, Treespace, takes things further. Together with backers, they’ve bought the 400-hectare Mt Dewar Station just out of central Queenstown, where they will replant 99 percent of the beech forest – cut down in the 19th century to create pasture for sheep. Through that, they’re planning 53 house sites, restricted to a modest 100-square-metre footprint, sold on a lease-to-own basis over 10 years, and creating 50km of public walking trails. “Mt Dewar is currently comprised of 1780 hectares of unproductive high-country farmland,” says Smith. “The project’s goal is to restore and rebalance 99 percent…