Stirring the Imagination

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Defign is very excited about ADNZ's upcoming 'Stirring the Imagination' seminars with internationally acclaimed Melbourne architectural duo, Debbie Ryan and Robert McBride of McBride Charles Ryan.

This week we sat down with them ahead of their New Zealand tour to gain some insight into their residential projects.

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A Natural Beauty

A Natural Beauty add

Nestled into the hillside surrounds of Otago Peninsula, Broad Bay House blends in seamlessly with its natural environment.

This week, Defign sat down with the home’s designer, ADNZ member Richard Wilden, to hear about what makes this design so successful.

The truth about trees

The truth about trees add

The debate in Auckland over saving historic Kauri and Rimu trees got us thinking at Defign about some of the designs that talented ADNZ members have come up with to work around significant trees on site.

This week we sat down with ADNZ members Jason Walker and Robert Weir of WeirWalker Architecture to hear about a few of their tree-friendly designs and why incorporating trees into a design can be so important.

Clever Commercial Design

Clever Commercial Design add

Good commercial design provides solutions - it has to be as much about functionality as it is about aesthetic appeal.

This week, Defign sat down with award-winning ADNZ member Darryl Church to hear his thoughts on what makes a successful commercial design.

Designer Profile - Joseph Long

Designer Profile - Joseph Long add

Joseph Long is one of the faces behind successful Silverdale Practice LTD Architectural, and has enjoyed being a member of ADNZ for the last three years.

This week Defign sat down with him to hear about his career so far, and his work on the Hibiscus Coast.