Issue Five

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The design hungry, and those with an appetite for projects that redefine innovation boundaries, will be ready to devour Defign Magazine’s issue five when it hits the streets in November. Ahead of its arrival, Editor Adrienne Anderson teases our imagination with a flavour of the magic we can expect to play out in the 2017 issue.

When less is so much more

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As the metamorphosis of Christchurch's commercial landscape continues with gusto, talented architectural designers like Mitchell Coll of Coll Architecture are helping the CBD's residential sector to keep pace, introducing extraordinary designs that showcase and celebrate Kiwi ingenuity.

A bold makeover for a Beazley

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Sentiments like 'my home, my castle' and 'there’s no place like home' talk to the fundamental role the family home plays in reflecting and indeed shaping our identity. Hence why a renovation or build project plan for a family home must be led first and foremost by the personalities, preferences and priorities of the people who will call that environment ‘home’.

Walkable neighbourhoods

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Privacy has, and always will be, a highly coveted commodity when it comes to our living environment. For quite some time, there has been a prevailing stereotype that medium density housing is the antithesis of privacy and, as a result, it has courted some degree of controversy. But as the shift towards sustainable living continues, the many virtues of these residential developments are being extolled by architects and inhabitants alike.