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HOME Magazine NZ

April 2019

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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home of the year

(Photograph Jackie Meiring) You might have seen the recent headline on Stuff about our awards finalists: Home of the Year Finalists Not Polite. “Don’t expect architecture with good manners,” the story opened.Cough. On behalf of the magazine, I should probably apologise to our winners and finalists for being a little glib in my comments – though the point was germane. If there’s a trend in New Zealand architecture I’d like to see less of right now, it’s politeness.Politeness is okay, of course – and our winner, a concrete house by architect Jack McKinney in an Auckland heritage street – is pretty considerate of its Victorian neighbours.All too often these days, architecture seems to have made politeness the point, retreating into detail as it does so. Maybe it’s the cost of…

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Patrick Reynolds The photographer and urban-issues activist shot our winning Home of the Year, p.70. What did you make of our Home of the Year? I love the in-situ concrete, much rougher than has been the norm lately, and its counterpoint to the smoother surfaces used throughout, especially the steel-clad hall. And certainly the drama of the slicing diagrid floating above the entire main floor. I also love the way the house orients to the street, almost the perfect balance of public/private. What are you working on at the moment? I’ve just released the first of a suite of four architectural guide books to New Zealand cities in collaboration with John Walsh. They’re pocket-sized walking guides to our urban architectural heritage. I’m loving shooting these gems from…

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home magazine

Editor Simon Farrell-Green Deputy Editor Jo Bates Art Director Arch MacDonnell Inhouse Design Senior Designer/Stylist Sara Black Designer Alex Turner Inhouse Design Head of Digital Michael Fuyala Digital Editor Lakshmi Krishnasamy Digital Producers Bea Taylor Olivia Day Video Editor Lana Byrne Contributors Jo ClementsGreg DixonJenny FarrellSjoerd LangeveldRobert LeonardDouglas Lloyd JenkinsClaire McCallBill McKayMatt PhilpAlex ScottImogen TemmTanya WongJiho Yun Photographers Simon DevittMary GaudinJackie MeiringToaki OkanoPatrick ReynoldsAndy SpainDavid Straight Chief Executive Officer Paul Dykzeul Managing Director Brendon Hill General Manager – Publishing and Insights Tanya Walshe Editorial Director Shelley Ferguson Commercial Director Kaylene Hurley Group Sales Director Premium Lifestyle Titles Stuart Dick Commercial Brand Manager Alice Harwood aharwood@bauermedia.co.nz Assistant Commercial Brand Manager Amelia Murray amurray@bauermedia.co.nz Advertising Account Manager Nicola Saunders nsaunders@bauermedia.co.nz +64 9 366…

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brick by brick

John the family cat on the stairs. A ‘Smart’ chair by Estudio Andreu for Andreu World from UFL at the custom dining table and built-in oak bench seat by Sophie Wylie of Artifact. Sophie Wylie, Artifact— “I live here with my husband and our three children – a five year old, four year old and two-and-a-half year old. The kids love to play outside so it was interesting having a really urban home for them – the courtyard works well, with enough surface area for them to play. We also have parks around us, which makes a difference. The kids colonise the sunken living room as their snug and playroom.It’s quite a big house, with four bedrooms on a small plot of land. There’s a neighbouring commercial building, two…

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come together

Architects Katherine Skipper and Daniel Thompson of Warren & Mahoney found themselves deeply engaged with local life when restoring and designing an addition to the Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre. What was the goal of the project? Katherine Skipper— The goal was to extend the life of the existing spaces and update the facility to meet the needs of the community, which was highly engaged in this project through fundraising and feedback. It was hugely important for us to reinvigorate this much-loved building in a way that respects its purpose and history. Daniel Thompson— The project maximises the original building’s functionality by linking it to a new modern extension and adding space for support services. The final stage is the redevelopment of the park in front of the building, which…

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chamber awaits

The hotel’s signage in backlit brass is by Luke Johnston at BrandAid. The ‘Caged’ wall light and ‘Heavy Metal’ pendant in the 60-square-metre ‘Pad’ are by Buster + Punch. The dining table and key shelf by NW Studio are made by Metalworks Otago. Breakfast is served in ‘The Loft’, a space carved out of an odd 60s addition to the building. The ‘Only U’ wall lights are by Volker Haug. The dining tables by NW Studio are made by Harrows. The brass stem vases are by NW Studio. The apartment-style ‘Lookout’ rooms each take up a corner of the building. The ‘Flynn’ sofa is by David Shaw and wool rug by Nodi. The ‘Lena’ dining chairs and table by NW Studio are both made by Harrows. The NW Studio-designed…