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Interior Interior Sep/Nov 2017

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

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in this issue

2 min

By the time this magazine goes to print, New Zealand would have elected a Prime Minister. Regardless of the result, one thing that everyone agrees on is that the lack of housing in our main cities is and will continue to be one of the most challenging and urgent topics for those now in power. Of a lesser urgency but of more relevance to this magazine is the country’s lack of another form of accommodation: hotels. This issue of Interior began as a peek at what the hotel industry is doing to accommodate an increasing number of tourists to our shores. The sector seems to be in overdrive and forecasts point to an equally positive outlook. Colliers International, for example, recently stated that “strong market fundamentals together with high profile international events will…

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REBECCA ZEPHYR THOMAS Photographer Rebecca is a photographer, writer and digital content creative. She visited Auckland eateries Kiss Kiss and Happy Boy (page 62). WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WRITE AND PHOTOGRAPH THIS STORY? I have known the restaurant’s co-owner Celeste since she was a little kid and am really impressed with how she, Ludo and Jasper are making a fresh and exciting contribution to the Auckland dining scene. Their restaurants Kiss Kiss and Happy Boy are making innovative design (and food) an affordable option for Aucklanders. All three are incredibly hard-working as well as creative. what was your fave detail while shooting this piece? Probably all the little details that the trio add. For instance, the hand wipes at Kiss Kiss each come perfectly packaged, cute enough to want to keep as a souvenir;…

1 min
inside hotels

Inside is a three-day, global event (15–17 November) for interior design professionals and architects that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking opportunities. The awards section of the festival is expected to select winners in nine categories (Bars and Restaurants, Civic, Culture and Transport; Creative Re-use; Display; Health and Education; Hotels; Offices; Residential; Retail). Local firm Warren and Mahoney is a finalist in the Creative Re-use category for the interior of Mason Bros. (featured in Interior issue 23). Pictured left is our selection of the best hotel interiors from the festival. Inside is co-located within the World Architecture Festival (WAF) – a similar event focusing on exemplary architecture from around the globe. 14 New Zealand projects by nine architecture firms have been selected as finalists. insidefestival.com…

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co-working buzz

Businesses can rent a space within the building that is the exact size needed for their operation, and these spaces can then expand or retract with the growth of the business using custom-designed movable separators. Each floor has all the equipment needed to run a business, including break-out spaces, kitchen, a concierge, cleaning services, meeting rooms and private phone booths. All businesses can use the facilities on any floor, giving plenty of variation and opportunities for collaboration. Smales Farm CEO Paul Gunn says that co-working is not new but is growing exponentially, and he expects the B:Hive to make a large contribution to this growth. “The concept here is slightly different because instead of appealing only to early subscribers like tech start-ups, we’re offering something that works for corporates as…

2 min
think sleek

Sugar Lane Studio in Auckland’s North Shore suburb of Birkenhead could be seen as epitomising the modern workplace. Rather than being created for a specific mode of work, the office is highly flexible, with the capability to cater to multiple work environments and host social events. Created by Think & Shift for New Shoots Children’s Centre, which does architectural builds and high-design fit-outs for the childcare sector, the space features a long desk that allows for different users to work in an inclusive environment. This includes a standing desk that overlaps with the meeting table, explains Think & Shift Creative Director James McNab. “The bar leaner slides on a track system and the other table slots in underneath so that they can either extend from the kitchen and be used…

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interior awards

Designers, architects and commercial interior professionals were out in party mode at the 2017 Interior Awards night, held at the Metropolis Museum in central Auckland on 29 June. Over 350 people attended the sociable and highly entertaining evening, which featured award-winning Mt. Difficulty wines, Sawmill Brewery beers and delicious Blue Duck vodka and Black Robin gin cocktails. TV personality Jeremy Corbett emceed, accompanied by stunning visual effects by motion graphic artists Mulk. The big winner on the night was McKinney+Windeatt Architects for the design of Amano restaurant in Britomart, which was awarded the Supreme and Hospitality awards. For a full list of the award winners, see the website. interiorawards.co.nz…