Supreme Design of the Year

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It's an exciting time of year in the world of architecture - the chance for New Zealand's architects and architectural designers to see how they stack up among the best of the best that the industry has to offer.

Pages of Inspiration

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Some of the best architects and designers find their inspiration in books. Whether it's flicking through photos of artwork for ideas, or reading up on the latest trends and checking out the work of peers - there's plenty of great information and visual delight hidden between the pages of an ever-growing number of architecture-focused books.

Best of the Bathrooms

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The Bathroom is an integral part of any home - it is central to family routine and for some it is that special place to relax and unwind. Bathrooms are also a point of pride for many home owners - they're places where creativity in design can be expressed and often a lot of thought goes into every detail, from the fixtures through to the colour scheme.

An architectural perspective

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Lance O'Sullivan is an inspirational New Zealander, a GP and a father of seven. He is also the 2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. Passionate about bringing awareness to the importance of equal access to healthcare for all members of the community, this week in Defign we spoke to Lance about why he says well designed homes can be just as important to improving the health of all New Zealanders.

A family that plays together …

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A light, spacious home centred on optimising family time and togetherness, Pellowe House in Dunedin is that special type of home. It provides its owner with the joy of a contemporary design while also embracing that lovely, welcoming homely feel.