Defign Four

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Our annual architectural style guide is now on sale. Over flowing with exceptional New Zealand architectural projects, defign four is a sumptuous read of diversity, inspiration, beauty and outstanding design.

Exploring some of the award winning projects of the 2016 ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards, defign magazine goes behind the scenes of New Zealand's most coveted homes. A stand out example is Noel Jessop's floating boxes, cleverly designed to give the illusion of two boxes hovering above the ground, extending out to maximise the views from every angle - or conversely pulling the landscape in to the interior in a flawless execution. David Maurice's Lake House, is another fine example. Set on a lake amid 35 acres of orchard and truffles - the brief called for a home that was 'seamless, free and open' - the end result is all of that and more.

Defign editor Adrienne Anderson says Issue Four has focused on space and landscape.

"Here in New Zealand not only do we have the luxury of space but we also have a bounty of stunning natural landscape offering spectacular views - and when both are in the mix the design potential is limitless. In this issue we feature several homes that capitalise on both space and views with breathtaking outcomes," said Anderson.

Understanding the strong relationship between art and architectural design, defign magazine also takes great interest in New Zealand’s talented artists and craftspeople.

In this issue, fine furniture maker Nathan Goldsworthy and New Plymouth glass artist Katie Brown take us through the process behind their art and its place in the home.

ADNZ CEO Astrid Andersen says Issue Four of defign magazine is a reflection of New Zealand’s architectural talent and exuberance.

"This magazine is created to motivate and inspire designers, artists, architects and anyone with a love and passion of architectural design. We are very proud of the talent and innovation our designers possess."

Defign Four is available for purchase through Countdown, New World, Paper Plus and any good book stores.