What will we see in this year’s magazine?
One of the key themes is the influence of Japanese design as demonstrated in the work of Tane Cox and his Shibui House and Andrew Simpson’s Huru House which are both featured.
Sustainability is also front and centre. We interviewed Andrew Eagles from NZGBC on the top 10 reasons to build green and we also feature Julie Villard’s Lyttelton home and her views on building sustainably.
What story is your must-read in this issue?
That is a really difficult one. This year we had some pretty special content to work with. As always, I love the work of Tane Cox – the simplicity and elegance of the Shibui House is just beautiful. I also love the holiday home designed by Ben Brady at Magnet Bay – partly it’s the location, but also because it is such a well-executed design concept. My other absolute favourite is the story on architectural photographer Simon Devitt – I have admired his work over many years, and it is such a treat to have him featured in Defign.
Who do you visualise as the everyday reader of Defign Magazine?
Defign is for everyone with an interest in architectural design – those who just enjoy browsing and appreciating beautifully designed homes, through to those who are looking to build and needing inspiration or a good designer. It is also a great tool for our ADNZ members, as it gives them the ability to showcase their work to potential clients.
How many issues of defign have you been editor for?
This is my seventh issue of Defign. It has been a wonderful creative challenge on many levels. It has also most definitely been a privilege to work with the talented stable of ADNZ designers to showcase their work and tell some amazing stories.
When can we expect to see defign on the shelves?
Late October/early November