Form, function and finesse

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On Mt Pleasant Road lies a national winner in the 2017 ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards. The recipient of the Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award, the contemporary home, designed by Cymon Allfrey and Don Roy of Cymon Allfrey Architects, is an intersection of form, function and finesse.

Design and social media go hand in hand

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To inspire the masses is a hefty task - but with architectural and interior design dominating the pages of high-end magazines, lifestyle blogs and now Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms - it is a job that must be added to the role of architectural designer.

Defign Reads

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Defign Magazine Issue Five is out now. Here are the top reads defign magazine recommends for all lovers of design and architecture...

Character finds a home in the 21st century

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Bringing a 1950s bungalow into the 21st century and future-proofing it for the generations to come is no mean feat. Unless you're Jason Higham of Higham Architecture. In that case, you'll not only make it look easy, but your ability to modernise an architectural gem from yesteryear - without compromising its character - will win you the Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award in the 2017 ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards. And that's exactly how this story goes.

Waiawa Lane

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"I think that's bold. The house has got a voice," says Insight Architecture's Matt Hodson. Indeed it does, so much so that passers-by regularly pause to take photos. Set well back from the road, it's the skillion sawtooth roof line and long 4m high north face of dark stained timber and glass that's turning heads.