Art & Architecture

Interior INTERIOR_22_201612

Interior features New Zealand interior architecture and design across workplace, corporate, retail, hospitality, education, public, and other interior commercial environments.

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4 Issues

in this issue

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The ever-present ‘café’ is more and more a space not just for sustenance and relaxation but an interior representation of lifestyle – a gathering hole that caters to a community’s personality and represents it through its detailing. The coffee parlour is almost as sacred as the beard to the hipster generation. Health-conscious eateries have started incorporating yoga studios and other such activities central to the ethos of its consumers (think True in Auckland or the award-winning Aro Ha - in Glenorchy). The ‘hospitality precinct’ as a catalyst of urban revitalisation is now almost a cliché rather than a revolutionary idea. The trend is not giving any sign of abating. Take into account the fact that local cities are being forced to increase their density, making it more attractive for sardine-packed urbanites…

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JEREMY TOTH Photographer Auckland-based Jeremy specialises in photography for architecture, interiors, personal and commercial projects. He captured the Tantalus Winery for this issue. See pages 56–64. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT OF THE SPACE? I enjoyed the bar space downstairs. It is fully lined with intricate red brickwork, which sets it off as a very cosy space to get jovial. WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST MEMORABLE SUBJECT YOU’VE PHOTOGRAPHED THIS YEAR? I have just finished shooting a video project of a house designed by Peter Stutchbury in Sydney’s Blue Mountains. It is set in a very Australian landscape and offered a lot to explore visually. The house has bold, distinctive features and clearly keyed off the rawness of the landscape it inhabits. To be able to explore its visual and physical connection to the landscape was…

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interior awards 2017 jury

Dean Mackenzie Along with Hamish Monk, Dean is a director with Monk Mackenzie Architects. He has worked for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York. He has significant experience across large and complex infrastructural, cultural and commercial projects throughout the United States, Middle East and Asia. Key local projects Dean has been involved with include Appian Way, a high-density residential development which includes retail and commercial components, the neon-pink LightPath and he is currently working on a medium density residential scheme in Grey Lynn. Toni Brandso is one of the founding partners of Material Creative. She worked in the retail design sector for many years before collaborating with Liv Harper on their first project together, The Piha Café, which sparked a love of hospitality design.…

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architecture awards revealed

The New Zealand Institute of Architects’ awards for 2016 were revealed on 11 November at a well-attended event in Wellington’s ExecuJet Hangar. Twenty-eight buildings and structures have won honours in the architectural awards programme, which recognises the best work across all types of projects designed by New Zealand’s architects. For a full list of winning projects, visit nzia.co.nz. IN SITU: ARCHI-TALKS Global architects to bring ideas to New Zealand. Some of the world’s most exciting architectural voices are expected to speak at the upcoming in:situ conference in Auckland from 9–11 February 2017. The NZIA conference is expected to bring practitioners such as David Adjaye (responsible for the design of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture), Alison Brooks, Todd Saunders (whose architecture has been pivotal in the renaissance of Newfoundland)…

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suter gallery

The redevelopment was led by architecture firms Warren and Mahoney and Jerram Tocker Barron Architects. Occupying a tight triangular section, the original gallery and a theatre designed in the 1980s act as bookends on the site. “One key design strategy was to make a central focus of the public entrance and a forecourt, which gives recognition to the old gallery,” says Ralph Roberts, principal at Warren and Mahoney. A new foyer and internal walkway that now links the two existing structures contain a series of galleries on the west side, while to the east retail spaces and a café overlook a freshwater eel pond and the Victorian gardens. thesuter.org.nz ALL THAT GLITTERS Tiffany has recently opened its first Auckland store in the heritage-listed Australis House, overlooking Takutai Square. The design and lease of the…

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luxe in studio

If diamonds really are forever, as the song goes, then the act of purchasing them should be just as special as the jewellery itself. This is the idea behind the creation of Miramôr Studio, an independent, by-appointment-only jewellery studio situated in the old Magistrate’s Court in Auckland’s Metropolis building. Created by Nicola Morris in response to what she felt were lacklustre fine jewellery options in Auckland, the studio is designed to create a luxurious and sophisticated retail experience for its customers. Sophie Beever of Cavit & Co was given the inspiring task of bringing this idea to fruition. “There are so many light and bright commercial spaces trending at the moment that it was exciting to have someone want to go the other way. It is a look that can…