The sixties were a distinctive epoch, ushering in an iconic architectural typology and rooms furnished in the ‘contemporary’ style, heavily influenced by Scandinavian interiors and Danish design. Contemporising a sixties design with all its charming idiosyncrasies is no mean feat, but Colin Davis of Davista Architecture was up for the challenge with his ADNZ award-winning project ‘Motiti Reserve’, a major renovation project.
Sustainability is more than just a fad, it is becoming firmly steeped in our consciousness countering the devil-may-care attitude towards our environment of times gone by. Notwithstanding this fact, there is still significant work to do be done for it to become a way of life. Designers/builders like Brenton Stockman of Gaia Construction are leading the charge.
Preserving culture in artforms - including architecture - in a way that is meaningful, and enduring is more than just a box ticking exercise. It depends on collaboration and a creative dialogue to be exchanged between diverse contributors. These contributors come together to form a democratic, non-hierarchal and innovative community that is greater than the sum of its parts.