Challenging the comfort zone

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There have been two prevailing narratives for some time now that unite women worldwide. Of course, there are many others, but these two in particular have seen many lend their voice to the cause. They are: women can do it all, but more importantly they certainly don’t have to in order to fulfil the definition of ‘success’, which is an arbitrary concept anyway. And, postnatal depression doesn’t discriminate.

Pushing the envelope

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There is a palpable sense of anticipation and excitement amongst this year’s Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) judges as they unanimously agree the 2018 entries - substantially higher in number than 2017 - have an impressive energy and quality.

A maker mentality

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Having King Country Highland to roam around and build underground huts and tree houses is a fitting introduction to architecture, or so it would seem. It’s certainly true in Will Tatton’s case.

ADNZ members wow timber awards

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The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards 2018 finalists were announced last week. Architectural Designers New Zealand was proud to spot that three out of six residential architecture in excellence finalists are professional members of ADNZ.

Living Architecture

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Depending on who you talk to, the concept of living architecture can represent different things. Its genesis in the Art Nouveau and Functionalism eras earned it the appellation ‘organic architecture’, which emphasises principles derived from living nature. From a technical perspective, it speaks to the idea that innovation can take an otherwise inanimate object and see it respond to its environment.