It’s hard to believe that Defign Magazine is entering its sixth year. In six short years we are proud to have seen our magazine become an essential record of New Zealand’s top architectural talent. A gallery showcasing the ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Award winners, Defign Magazine is for anyone who loves New Zealand architecture and design, is thinking of building their own home or is an industry professional.
Modern architecture is getting back to basics with a burgeoning renaissance of historic, earth-centred building techniques and materials. Take clay, for example. Used in a myriad of ways for thousands of years, this humble building material has sheltered communities in the harshest of climates for generations. In fact, archaeological evidence suggests that clay tile roofing has been used since as far back as 10,000 BC.