If the imagery here doesn’t grab your attention then I highly reccommend you check out the video below introducing the incredibly capitivating project by artist Ian Strange. “Final Act” was created in Christchurch, using homes destined for demolition post the devastating 2011 earthquake. As part of the RISE Festival presented by Oi You – Ian worked with renown NZ cinematographer; Alun Bollinger to add even more depth to this beautiful and emotionally charged body of work. For those able to get there, the exhibition is currently showing at the Canterbury
This Store Front post is an extension of the Creative HQ feature I did with Juliette Hogan back in October. I actually shot this beautiful shop the same day I visited her studio… but that post was going to be a monster if all was included so two parts seemed wise! While many of you reading will be familiar with Britomart and most likely the JHO store, for those of you not – this waterfront area of downtown Auckland has seen an incredible rejuvination over the last 6 years and
For architecture lovers down under this looks like a super interesting book for the collection. Edited by Jeremy Hansen; respected captain of HOME New Zealand magazine, it pulls together 24 case studies of New Zealand homes built between 1938 – 1977 when people were slowly seeking alternatives to the classic kiwi villa. I spotted this over at Clever Bastards.
I don’t think that you need to be green fingered to enjoy the technical and creative talent that goes into landscape design. The Auckland GardenFest 2013 is coming up this weekend over the 16-17th of Nov. A ticket takes you on a tour of some of the best residential gardens in the Auckland region including work by Trish Bartleet (above) and Jan Hart (pictured top) Check out all the designers here – for non garden afficiandos I am sure most of you will recognise the name Xanthe White who is included! More info on
An extra perk of my sister skipping the Tasman to spend the weekend in Auckland with me, was that she came bearing the October issue of Real Living magazine…not available on the shelves in NZ. My favourite feature ( to be fair there were a few) was a converted Sydney lolly factory which is home to Australian comedian Merrick Watts and his family. This is what urban living dreams are made of ….. You can check out the rest of the shoot in this gallery on the Real Living website.
I’ve become pretty attached to this project after following this gang of smart young architecture students and their process from conception, design, problem solving, model making and finally full scale set up! (click here to get the background on what I am talking about!) Last Friday they had access to the cavernous and white Flying Fish Studio where for the first time they could assemble the final product of months of work. I was LOVING it!!! Throughout the day they had boyfriends, family and friends dropping by to help and have
A sunken living area would be at the top of my list if ever designing my own home from scratch…but so would pretty much every other feature of this amazing Waiheke Island house designed by (my new favourites…remember this one?) Glamuzina Paterson Architects. Dream getaway right?! They explain their project so well themselves that I would recommend heading over to their site to learn more and check out more images and the plans.
To follow on from the first post and introduction of architecture student group; “Fifth” last month – I paid them another visit on Friday to check out their projects progress. (If it’s a total mystery as to what I am talking about I’d suggest you quickly refresh yourself with their work here.) They continued brainstorming, model making and sussing out how to “life size” their concept and then last week launched into the fabrication mode in the Auckland University’s Architecture School workshop. As you can see in the images below,
This is really a pictorial intro to a project which I am itching to head up and shoot in its completion for you all! The Whare in the Bush was initially a project dreamed up and then bravely implemented by 4 kiwi female architects. Take some time to look through the photographs that show the progression of their building from the start (minus the blood, sweat and tears I would say!) to its current form. I just LOVE this kind of pioneering spirit and particulary one that results in a
So I am stoked to be one of the first to give you all a sneak peek at this exciting new book project by photographer Larnie Nicolson and interiors writer and stylist; LeeAnn Yare. I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to check out New Zealand Interior Style myself and I can vouch for its weightiness, beautiful stock, delicious book smell (vital!) and most importantly – the terrific cross section of New Zealand homes featured. It takes you from the wildly bold Marlborough home of designer Alex Fulton, through