Waiawa Lane

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"I think that's bold. The house has got a voice," says Insight Architecture's Matt Hodson. Indeed it does, so much so that passers-by regularly pause to take photos. Set well back from the road, it's the skillion sawtooth roof line and long 4m high north face of dark stained timber and glass that's turning heads.

Beauty off the beaten track

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New Zealand has long enjoyed a love affair with rugged, handsome properties in off the beaten track locations. David Maurice of LTD Architectural Design Studio lives and breathes such architectural challenges and his 'Backcountry House' based in Puhoi captured the hearts and imaginations of this year's esteemed panel of judges overseeing the ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards.

A blissful marriage of old and new

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It takes a curious mind and a well-trained eye to become a genuine member of the green economy and to successfully repurpose raw or salvaged materials in a way that gives them new life.

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.