Defign Editor Adrienne Anderson says in this issue, the magazine goes behind the scenes and breaks down the back end work and thought processes behind clever and creative solutions to design challenges.
"It never ceases to amaze me just how adept our architects and designers are at responding to tricky situations, and while budget and resource certainly helps, there is that element of the solution equation that looks like magic but clearly comes from passion and a love of good design."
Adrienne says Defign readers can look forward to an issue chock full of inspiring, dynamic and thought provoking content.
"I think this issue accurately reflects the subject material and talent we had the privilege of working with. From the clever and innovative work by Darryl Church on the Waiariki Institute of Technology Health & Science building to Reece Warnock's amalgam of old and new with his stunning new home created from the old blacksmith building in Dunedin. There's bound to be a project that tickles your fancy."
Great design on a modest budget also features in the line-up. Look out for the Kose House which shows with the right design and attitude it is possible to achieve great outcomes, "the Kose house is a standout example of outstanding bang for your buck", Adrienne says.
Also the Kiwi love affair with the New Zealand villa is alive and well - this issue of Defign Magazine features a breath taking award winning renovation and pays a visit to an old pub transformed into a stunning village centrepiece.
Architectural Designers New Zealand Chief Executive Astrid Andersen says she is thrilled to be part of the release of third edition,
"This issue we travel right through the country, visiting the award winning work from talented Architectural Designers and no two examples are alike. In saying that, we are also seeing a New Zealand style evident in the use of local materials, confident use of colour and a sympathetic response to context and surroundings. There is also the odd quirk which is bound to make you smile; proving a sense of humour is never lost from the design process.
"I think the award winners featured in this issue will agree, this issue makes a valid contribution to the dialogue of New Zealand architecture and design and summarises the very best on offer, right now. I do hope you enjoy it!"
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