Defign - Issue six

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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.

What a difference a year makes

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How has life changed for Mitchell Coll after the high of winning one of the most coveted architectural awards in the country? In this week’s defign blog we check in with 2017’s SUPREME ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Award winner to see what a difference a year makes.

FEASTA! Food and Architecture

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From Friday 19 to Monday 22 October, 27 venues across Christchurch city will host events exploring the ways that food plays an important role in our urban fabric. With 54 events forming FESTA’s 2018 programme – this year is the festival’s biggest event ever.

Back to basics

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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.